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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by susanandmark, Feb 2, 2012.
You also get the better WGN on Bell TV
Remember if a channel is commercial free then that means it only generates revenue from subscriber payments. Given the cost of programming you can bet this channel will have a steep asking price from the beginning and depending on demand get close to other Disney owned top named channels.
People are still complaining about a $4 price increase and this could turn into a $4 channel quickly. As the old saying goes be careful of what you wish for.
I would say it meant no one would see it
The only thing I will be looking forward to on this channel will be the Magical World of Disney Junior which will show classic Disney movies at night. I bet we won't get it at launch on Directv but we will get it maybe a month or two after while we still get a looped Soapnet. I was in real doubt that we were going to get Nat Geo Wild when they showed Fox Reality for the longest time but we eventually got it. I can't see Directv skipping this channel out as it is more known then even Nat Geo Wild.
Fingers are apparently faster than my brain at the moment.
maybe they will to get a better ESPN deal or maybe even get ESPN 3 (Live game feed) and espn goal line / buzzer beater.
I want this channel (especially for the magical world of Disney mentioned earlier).
We're hoping for a return of Disney's series Bear in the Big Blue House. It hasn't been on TV for years. It used to be on the old Playhouse Disney block years ago.
SoapNet is supposed to end on Thursday March 22 and Disney Junior begins on Friday March 23. However, DirecTV's guide is still showing SoapNet programming on Friday March 23, so we'll have to see how this plays out.
Here is Disney Junior's schedule for their Canada station. It should give a good idea of what to expect on the US version.
I wonder if this will be like the transition from Fox Reality to Nat Geo Wild. Fox Reality stuck around on Directv for several months (re-runing the same content over and over) before it finally flipped over to NG Wild.
TV guide is reporting that an Automated version of SoapNet will play until agreements are finalized with certain carriers on carriage of Disney Junior...
I hope DTV is quick... and really... I'd swap Spout for it... (ugh, some of the shows on that channel are creepy!).
I hope DTV stands up to ESPN / Disney and takes up time so they can run out of HD room so they are not forced to take Disney Junior HD.
If we get another fracking Disney channel before BBCAHD, thats some BS. Period.
I used to love BBC America a decade ago when they ran episodes of Casualty and Holby City. I only watch it now for Doctor Who since SyFy dropped it and Law & Order UK. Torchwood going to Starz also put another nail in the BBCA coffin for me.
Luther, primeval, top gear...
I doubt it's over a "lack of bandwidth".
I had BBCAHD on my IPTV carrier, and while I like BBCA... they didn't have much HD content. (Top Gear and Dr. Who was about it... although good ones, a couple HD shows does not make an HD channel).
I'd be okay with Disney using the same SD as Soap, at least for now... then the "bandwidth" issue is moot.
although I have a feeling, that some of the reasoning behind making a Junior Channel is that currently they have to slip it in the morning, getting rid of it in the morning would allow them to condense the east/west into one channel, as the timing won't be as big of a deal. Be interesting what they do.
As for COST, Disney makes a TON off these channels, and non-commerical means nothing.
I have no CLUE why DTV moved Baby First from pay to free... I was fine with it as pay (I even paid for it for awhile).
I too would love to have BBCA in HD BUT, and it's a big but, I do not want a non-channel, i.e. a loop of SoapNet programming, of any kind vs. a newly available original channel, no matter what the programming niche it fills. That's just a completely bogus fill on DirecTV's part to boost channel count. If you don't want to pay for Disney Jr., at least step up and admit that to your customers--that you're dropping their channel count less than four weeks after raising their rates--in lieu of force feeding them looped programming and calling it a "channel."
If they want a looped kids channel they should just add Qubo
I never took into account how many HD programmes are actually on BBCA, perhaps that is why its HD feed has never been added after all this time. If it rings true, I may have to withdraw my support for its addition.
Well FWIW, on D* there isn't a Disney West HD, thus I would welcome a combining of resources so there wouldn't be a net loss of HD Channels but with a gain in West Coast primetime viewers. It will be an entirely different issue if Disney wants Junior in full time HD