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Prem. channel location changes 7/31

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by jamieh1, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. Jul 17, 2013 #21 of 103
    Satelliteracer

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    I was just providing the official information. The reason will come out in a few weeks. A new channel, plus movement of a few others into that space created.
     
  2. Jul 17, 2013 #22 of 103
    damondlt

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    Sounds Boring! :sleeping:

    I liked it better when we thought we were getting Epix or the Plex channels.
     
  3. Jul 17, 2013 #23 of 103
    mws192

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    I wonder if this means that some channels are moving packages. I'd like to see Ultimate and HD Extra merge into one package with a slight savings in my overall bill.
     
  4. Jul 17, 2013 #24 of 103
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    Thanks SR! New stuff (provided its in HD) is always welcome.
     
  5. Jul 17, 2013 #25 of 103
    inkahauts

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    Interesting
     
  6. Jul 17, 2013 #26 of 103
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    I'm guessing TCM and FXM are two of the channels that move.
     
  7. Jul 17, 2013 #27 of 103
    inkahauts

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    I'd expect it to be channels that are HD only, as I know there's at least one floating below the 500's. But I don;t know if its charged different. And maybe Dog tv?
     
  8. Jul 17, 2013 #28 of 103
    JimAtTheRez

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    Yes, thanks, as always SatRacer for any input!
     
  9. Jul 18, 2013 #29 of 103
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    dog tv 354
     
  10. Jul 18, 2013 #30 of 103
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    Another guess…

    • Chs. 558 to 563 (whatever exact order): Lifetime Movie Network HD; AMC HD; Turner Classic Movies HD; and Fox Movie Channel.

    Two more slots would remain.

    And, yes, this would be … lame.


    :rolleyes:
     
  11. Jul 18, 2013 #31 of 103
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    Another guess…
    • Chs. 558 to 563 (whatever exact order): Lifetime Movie Network HD; AMC HD; Turner Classic Movies HD; and Fox Movie Channel.

    Two more slots would remain.

    And, yes, this would be … lame.


    :rolleyes:


    Shouldn't the lifetimes stay near each other? Otherwise that is an interesting guess. Not so sure about moving AMC but whatever. Fox Movies isn't even in HD so it has no business up there unless they catch up with my mom and pop cable operator and make it in HD. That would be the only good to come out of it.
     
  12. Jul 18, 2013 #32 of 103
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    Creating space to possibly move (less the new HD channel) basic HD channels in the premier channel range?

    I can't remember DIRECTV ever doing that ....
     
  13. Jul 18, 2013 #33 of 103
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    It may be the fact that after AT&T U-verse and Comcast (with some of its channel remappings), there is the bright-eyed idea to place non-premium movies in a block near premium movies. (There are probably other operators who do this.) What I mentioned, yes, would be applicable along with Hallmark Movie Channel tossed in that category. (Its placement, remaining in HD Extra Pack from DirecTV, at ch. 565 is a segue just after Independent Film Channel.)

    AT&T U-verse has non-premiums AMC, Fox Movie Channel, Turner Classic Movies, Reelz Channel, and I think Sony Movie Channel in the channel ranges of the 790s. (Applicable HD are in the 1790s.) Hallmark Movie Channel (and parent Hallmark Channel) used to be carried but were dropped in 2010 by AT&T U-verse over contractual issue. HALMOV was on ch. 794 with its linear high def on 1794. These make the segue to the 800s/1800s, the locale for premium-movie programming.

    With Comcast, I notice that Detroit, Michigan is remapping HD to the 1000s. The idea is a parallel of linear high def with 1,000 added to SD locale of given programmers. Comcast has the non-premium movie programmers located in the 1800s. This includes Lifetime Movie Network, all Encores (which are not packaged as premium-movie programming with Starz), as well as FEARnet, Reelz Channel, Hallmark Movie Channel, Turner Classic Movies, et al. These non-premium programmers in the 800s/1800s segue into the 900s/1900s, locale for premium-movie programmers HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, and Starz.


    To answer another question: The Lifetimes (and/or the Hallmarks) are separate from each other by both AT&T U-verse (when it carried Hallmark) and Comcast. AT&T U-verse had HALMRK at ch. 176/1176 and HALMOV at ch. 794/1794. AT&T has kept Lifetime (chs. 360/1360) and Lifetime Movie Network (chs. 362/1362) together. And with Comcast, both programmers' movie-themed programmers are separate from the prime. Lifetime is placed in 300s/1300s and Lifetime Movie Network is in the 800s/1800s. Hallmark is in the 300s/1300s and Hallmark Movie Channel is in the 800s/1800s.


    This may be what to look for with DirecTV if it has this type of design in mind. Especially if Satelliteracer remains adamant that we can dismiss EPiX.
     
  14. Jul 18, 2013 #34 of 103
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    DogTV maybe getting its permanent home here?
     
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    Satelliteracer

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    Any hints?
     
  17. Jul 18, 2013 #37 of 103
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    I received my DirecTV billing a few days ago. It says that Dog TV will be placed on ch. 354. If DirecTV wants to debut a programmer on a certain channel number only to turn around shortly thereafter and reassign it elsewhere, well …
     
  18. Jul 18, 2013 #38 of 103
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    I wonder if there has been any consideration to moving the NEWS channels together?

    Currently they are fairly clumped starting at 350 to 362.

    I wonder CNN and HLN could be moved to that area without causing DirecTV to break their current agreement with them.

    To those who may not know it, when CNN first launched they wanted a low channel number.
    And I believe they gave DirecTV a cheaper cost for it.
     
  19. Jul 18, 2013 #39 of 103
    inkahauts

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    CNN isn't going to allow their channel to be moved to the others. I would think they'd be ok with a additional ramp of the channel there though.

    These channels in the prmium block must be more Hi Definition pack channels. That all I can think of. Unless there's another sun dance channel or something coming.
     
  20. Jul 18, 2013 #40 of 103
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    CNN's and HLN's positions actually predate the launch of msnbc and Fox News and it had the slot before the massive channel reshuffle in the late 90s after they merged USSB's lineup into DirecTV's when the other news channels moved from the 270s-280s to their current positions. At one point CourtTV when it was still a courtroom news channel had 203 and CNN SI had 205. ESPN also always had the their positions in the 206-209 range since at the time they were the only national general sports channels, although there was some shuffling in positions for ESPN2 after ESPNEWS launched and after ESPN purchased Classic Sports Network and it moved from the former niche and regional sports range, which was in the 300s at the time, to be grouped with the other ESPN channels. They basically wanted ESPN and ESPN2 to bookend the range with their newer channels in between.
     

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