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the DirecTV channel lineup update thread.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Willh, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. Dec 21, 2017 #1 of 107
    Willh

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    since there's a thread on the Dish Network section that is a thread about the lineup changes to Dish, i figured that the DirecTV section needs a thread like that here so i just started this thread to address any channel lineup updates to DirecTV, ranging from new channels added, temporary channel removals by DirecTV due to contract expiration/dispute, permanent removals due to channel being shut down or DirecTV deciding that it needs to be removed due to low viewership, and permanent package channel changes (free previews don't count). this thread will only be for the DirecTV satellite TV lineup, not AT&T U-Verse or the streaming version of DirecTV aka DirecTV Now.

    now to start this thread formally.

    Channel removal:
    Chiller, ch. 257, is being shut down by NBCUniversal on Dec. 31, meaning after that date, the channel is no more on every provider that carried it.

    Channel additional to come:
    according to the HD channel anticipation thread, the HD feeds of MavTV on ch. 214, Pop TV ch. 273, Great American Country aka GAC on ch. 326, and TV One ch. 328 are expected to launch on Dec 27, a belated Christmas gift from DirecTV to it's customers, in fact according to that thread the 4 new HD channels are in testing now.
     
  2. Dec 21, 2017 #2 of 107
    KyL416

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    The Cowboy Channel SD is coming to channel 603 also on December 27th

    On the locals front, expect some changes in January. This is a must carry/retrans consent election cycle year, so must carry channels that neglected to file for their status by the end of September 2017 could be dropped, while those that filed for must carry after missing the last election cycle could be added.
     
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  3. Dec 22, 2017 #3 of 107
    JoeTheDragon

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    so no TVG2 any time soon?
     
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  4. Dec 26, 2017 #4 of 107
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    That was my first thought when I saw that - I've been hoping 603 would be TVG2's slot if/when D* gets it.

    (Slightly(?) off-topic, I wish TVG would allow access to their new FireTV app to cable/satellite subscribers as well as their account holders.)
     
  5. Dec 27, 2017 #5 of 107
    JoeTheDragon

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    chiller still has data after dec 31 and no take down note will it be come a zombie channel on directv for some time?
     
  6. Dec 27, 2017 #6 of 107
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    The channel is shutting down completely at midnight ET the night of December 31st. Gracenote/TMS is just still showing the generic schedule after that. Notice that there are no episode titles and a lot of generic "Movie" and "To Be Announced" blocks.

    As for TVG2, they did clear space at channel 601 a while back after they moved that Audience Channel mirror to channel 71, so if they were to add it they still have a place to put it. (i.e. move TVG to 601 and put TVG2 on 602)
     
  7. Dec 27, 2017 #7 of 107
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    On that note, 33 WJLP SD and HD (MeTV) are in test mode for the NYC market, and 41 KBCA SD (Heroes & Icons) is in test mode for the Alexandria, LA market and should go live at 6am ET on 1/1


    Also, on January 18th Spike will rebrand to Paramount Network. The bulk of the schedule changes have already happened so the schedule will mostly be as it is now. MASH, Cops, Two and a Half Men, and Friends during the daytime, original series like Bar Rescue, Lip Sync Battle and Ink Master at night, and movie marathons on weekends. Along with some new original shows like Waco, Heathers, Yellowstone and American Woman joining the lineup.
     
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  8. Jan 1, 2018 #8 of 107
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    33 MeTV is a welcome addition, it was in the NY area at one time but got replaced by a religious channel, now back to Alfred Hitchcock Presents at 1am.
     
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  9. Jan 3, 2018 #9 of 107
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    For the Burlington, VT market 40 WYCI HD (Heroes & Icons) is in test mode.
     
  10. Jan 4, 2018 #10 of 107
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    Thanks for this KyL416. It's a channel I've been wanting dearly on Directv.
     
  11. Jan 7, 2018 #11 of 107
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    In Los Angeles,KAZA Channel 54 has become the new Me-TV affiliate taking over for one of KDOC Channel 56’s sub channels even though they’re still showing it for now. KVME will become a Heroes and Icons affiliate on January 15. KJLA,meanwhile,has taken Azteca America away from KAZA. And,even though there’s no air date scheduled,KTLA will add Sinclair’s TBD to their digital lineup.
     
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  12. Jan 10, 2018 #12 of 107
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    Would also be nice to get the cw and my tv channels
     
  13. Jan 11, 2018 #13 of 107
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    Found this by accident the other day. Definitely a nice addition. When nothing on and doing other things, I can flip on an old familiar show and enjoy.
     
  14. Jan 26, 2018 #14 of 107
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    last Thursday (not yesterday by the way), Spike TV ch. 241 rebranded to Paramount Network and all guides show 241 as Par for the SD feed and PARHD on the HD feed.

    this is the only lineup change in the last week and a half.
     
  15. Jan 31, 2018 #15 of 107
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    WYCI is now live
     
  16. Feb 2, 2018 #16 of 107
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    There is no My TV in the Burlington, VT market. I assume you mean 5-3 MeTV.... don't hold your breath! It is shocking to me that The CW isn't on Directv yet.
     
  17. Feb 7, 2018 #17 of 107
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    Music Choice is replacing SonicTap on 2/10

    Also during the Olympics there will be an Olympic Mix Channel (that repurposes the Sports Mix) and mirrors of CNBC, Olympic Channel, NBCSN and USA in the 700s.
     
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  19. Feb 10, 2018 #19 of 107
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    The DirecTV Music Choice Lineup:

    # Sonic Tap -> Music Choice
    801 Big Band/Swing -> Big Band *
    802 Malt Shop Oldies -> Malt Shop Favorites *
    803 60's Revolution -> '60s Movement *
    804 70's Hits -> '70s
    805 80's Hits -> '80s
    806 90's Hits -> '90s
    807 Rat Pack -> Singers & Swing
    808 Traditional Country -> Classic Country
    809 Hit Country -> Country Hits
    810 Red, Rock and Blues -> Americana
    811 Honky Tonk Tavern -> Honky Tonk *
    812 Bluegrass -> Bluegrass
    813 Folk Rock -> Folk
    814 Modern Country -> Today's Country
    815 Holidays & Happenings -> Sounds of the Seasons
    816 Today's Hits -> Hit List
    817 Y2k Hits -> Y2K
    818 Hottest Hits -> Max
    819 Love Songs -> Love Songs
    820 Beautiful Instrumentals -> Contemporary Instrumentals
    821 Adult Contemporary -> Pop Hits
    822 Silver Screen -> Movie Scores *
    823 Showtunes -> Broadway *
    824 Groove Lounge -> Lounge
    825 Hot Jams -> Hip-Hop and R&B
    826 The Spirit -> Contemporary Christian
    827 Gospel Glory -> Gospel
    828 Hallelujah -> Gospel Hallelujah *
    829 Hair Guitar -> '80s Rock
    830 Full Metal Jacket -> Metal
    831 College Rock -> Indie
    832 Adult Alternative -> Adult Alternative
    833 Classic Rock -> Classic Rock
    834 Alternative -> Alternative
    835 Ink'd -> Hard Rock *
    836 Singer-Songwriters -> Coffee Shop Cuts *
    837 Classic Hits Blend -> Rock Hits
    838 Reality Bites -> Classic Alternative
    839 Flashback/New Wave -> New Wave
    840 8-Tracks -> Pop & Country
    841 Spike -> Rock
    842 Classic R&B -> R&B Classics
    843 Silky Soul -> R&B Soul
    844 Old School Funk -> Funk
    845 Retro Disco -> Classic Dance
    846 The Boombox -> Rap
    847 Hype -> Mainstream Rap *
    848 Coffeehouse Rock -> Throwback Jamz
    849 Soft Hits -> Soft Rock
    850 Classic Jazz Vocal Blend -> Jazz Vocal Hits *
    851 Smooth Jazz -> Smooth Jazz
    852 Jazz -> Jazz
    853 Metro Blend -> Easy Listening
    854 Blues -> Blues
    855 Great Standards -> Jazz Vocal Standards *
    856 New Age -> New Age *
    857 Zen -> Soundscapes
    858 SubTerranean -> All Xmas
    859 Dance -> Dance/EDM
    860 Modern Workout -> Workout *
    861 PUMP! -> K-Pop
    862 Classic Rock Workout -> Retro Workout *
    863 Reggae -> Reggae
    864 Symphonic -> Symphony *
    865 Piano -> Classical Masterpieces
    866 Light Classical -> Light Classical
    867 Be-Tween -> Teen Beats
    868 The Playground -> Kidz Only!
    869 Bailamos! -> Toddler Tunes
    870 Fiesta Tropical -> Romances
    871 Latin Hits -> Pop Latino
    874 Salsa -> Tropicales
    875 Hurbano -> Musica Urbana
    876 Mariachi -> Mexicana
    877 Carnaval Brasileiro -> Brazilian Pop
    878 Rock en Espanol -> Rock Latino
    879 Latin Jazz -> Latin Jazz
    880 Familiar Favorites -> Party Favorites
    881 Italian Bistro Blend -> Taste of Italy
    882 Italian Contemporary -> Italian Favorites *
    883 Irish -> Irish Favorites *
    884 Tranquility -> Nature Sounds *
    885 Music of the Americas (872) -> Filipino
    886 Regional Mexican (873) -> Vietnamese *

    * Not currently on Music Choice for any other provider
     
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  20. Feb 10, 2018 #20 of 107
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    Locals in test mode:
    WZME HD (SBN) for NYC
    KLEI (Telemundo) and KKAI for Hawaii
     

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