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No Disney Junior?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by susanandmark, Feb 2, 2012.

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  1. Mar 23, 2012 #81 of 115
    prospect60

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    It sounds like maybe a little, but not that much

    I actually think we got our first Color set in late 1967, but we only could get 2 stations reliably even then. I always remember ABC and NBC shows since CBS was on a weaker UHF station and it wasn't always available on any given night depending on the weather. I think we also got a partial broadcast day of PBS though as a kid i'm sure I would rarely have watched those.

    A little back on topic -- Disney Jr would be OK, though I'd certainly rank it significantly lower on my personal wish list than BBC and TCM specifically.
     
  2. Mar 23, 2012 #82 of 115
    espnjason

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    I'll favor Disney Jr. in SD. Simply because SoapNet was never in HD.
     
  3. Mar 23, 2012 #83 of 115
    mreposter

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    Nothing against cartoons (I love Scooby Doo) but, personally, I don't think it's all that important if they're in HD or not. Most of them are drawn with very simple color palettes and look very good in SD. It's not like major Hollywood movies with subtle gradations and extensive use of lights and shadows.
     
  4. Mar 23, 2012 #84 of 115
    richall01

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    I think that Directv will carry Disney Jr in HD. The cost is lower than adding another HD channel (BBC America). And then Directv can say "see we are adding more HD channels". Some will be happy (I will) and some will not.
     
  5. Mar 23, 2012 #85 of 115
    rlj1010

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    I couldn't disagree with you more. Comparing the quality of SD to HD on animated programs, I find the difference far more striking, than doing a comparison on live action programs.
     
  6. Mar 24, 2012 #86 of 115
    Paul Secic

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    Soapnet is still on Dish. But the Dispute keeps going on.
     
  7. Mar 30, 2012 #87 of 115
    Jtaylor1

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    SOAP is still on DirecTV as well.
     
  8. Mar 30, 2012 #88 of 115
    susanandmark

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    SoapNET no longer exists. What's on Dish and DirecTV (and possibly others) is a programming loop of past content. They are basically playing, and replaying, a previously recorded amount (maybe a week's worth) of past programing over and over again because they are contractually obligated, to Disney (parent company) to carry that channel but have yet to agree to terms to carry the replacement offering (Disney Jr.).
     
  9. Mar 30, 2012 #89 of 115
    hasan

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    If that's true, why is General Hospital listed in the guide for 8 to 9 p.m. tonight with a new show "First Aired: 3/30/2012", which, incidentally is today?

    How can they create a programming loop (implying the past), that contains the future? (tonight):)

    Is the Guide wrong?
     
  10. Apr 3, 2012 #90 of 115
    DLP2008

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    Hm, hopefully it doesn't take the back seat while they work out the WGN dispute...but I would like to see it added for younger family that visits.

    When I was a kid, like someone else posted, Disney was a premium channel. We used to have Communicom cable, and it was in the channel block right after HBO. :grin:
     
  11. Apr 3, 2012 #91 of 115
    fleckrj

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    Back in the 70's, when Louisville first got cable TV, the only way to get the Disney Channel was to buy the package that also included Playboy TV. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Apr 3, 2012 #92 of 115
    rlj1010

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    That's pretty good, considering Disney Channel didn't launch until 1983.
     
  13. Apr 4, 2012 #93 of 115
    housemr

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    Trying to keep everyone in the family happy? :)
     
  14. Apr 5, 2012 #94 of 115
    jerbear4

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    I am in agreement with you. Don't get me wrong for I am not against Disney Junior but often wonder if Disney will use this channel as a leverage tool for satellite or cable providers to pay more to carry their other channels because they will throw this one in the deal. This whole thing reminds me when Nickelodeon offered Nick Toons. Although this is a directv post I do have to say that the Nicktoons vs Echostar feud got ugly.
     
  15. Apr 5, 2012 #95 of 115
    MrMars

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    Soapnet is not dead or a "loop"

    They issued a press release 3 days ago for the launch of Veronica Mars...

    "VERONICA MARS" KICKS OFF ITS DEBUT ON SOAPNET WITH AN 11-HOUR MARATHON AIRING SUNDAY, APRIL 15 FROM 8AM - 7PM

    Beginning April 16, Episodes Will Air Monday Through Friday At 5PM And 6PM, Saturdays 1PM - 4PM And Sundays 10AM - 1PM

    "Veronica Mars" is coming to SOAPnet. To kick off the show, SOAPnet will air an 11-episode marathon, Sunday, April 15th, from 8AM - 7PM (ET/PT). The series will move to its regular time slot Monday through Friday at 5PM and 6PM, starting Monday, April 16 with weekend marathons airing Saturdays from 1PM - 4PM and Sundays from 10AM - 1PM. This is the first time the show has aired since it ended its run in 2007.

    Smart, wise-cracking high school student Veronica Mars has a penchant for solving mysteries, while helping her father with his struggling detective agency. Despite his warnings, Veronica's determined to uncover the biggest mystery of all: who killed her best friend and created a scandal that cost her father his job, his home and his wife - and turned Veronica into an outcast at school.

    The series stars Kristen Bell (House of Lies), Enrico Colantoni ("Just Shoot Me!"), Teddy Dunn ("The Manchurian Candidate"), Jason Dohring ("Ringer") and Francis Capra ("SLC Punk!"). Produced by Joel Silver and Rob Thomas.

    SOAPnet owns the world of character-driven soapy drama. The network features same-day episodes of popular daytime dramas "Days of our Lives," "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless" as well as classic episodes of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live." Plus favorite primetime series "Gilmore Girls," "One Tree Hill," "Veronica Mars," "Brothers & Sisters" and "Beverly Hills 90210." Wrapped in a 24-hour environment, SOAPnet is the one destination for stories focused on real emotions and revealing truths about intriguing yet flawed characters.

    I don't think "dead" networks issue press releases about upcoming new (to the network) programing.
     
  16. Apr 6, 2012 #96 of 115
    Paul Secic

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    SoapNet will continue for a long time.
     
  17. Apr 6, 2012 #97 of 115
    fleckrj

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    Late 70s - early 80s, it all runs together ;). The point is, when Disney Channel first came out, the only way to get it in Lousiville was to also subscribe to Playboy TV. Not only was Disney Channel a premium, it was only available in a premium package that made no sense.
     
  18. Apr 9, 2012 #98 of 115
    NewForceFiveFan

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    The good old days of CATV. I remember when HBO was it's own converter box.
     
  19. Apr 9, 2012 #99 of 115
    tonyd79

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    Home Box Office.

    Complete with Indians baseball.
     
  20. syphix

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    It makes tons of sense: make your family (...or discard your potential family in tissues... ;) ), then entertain your family. :D
     
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