the DirecTV channel lineup update thread.

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

  1. Jul 27, 2018 #81 of 248
    Caleb Schoneman

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    Does anyone have any information about them replacing WeatherNation? That's the channel I have on the most, I'm a little upset about that.
     
  2. Jul 27, 2018 #82 of 248
    KyL416

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    They did sign a long term deal back in 2014, but in the time since they made that deal they started streaming online for free with their various OTT apps for Android, iOS, Roku, PS4, Xbox and other platforms, which probably didn't help their case come renewal time. Stations that stream online for free rarely get carried unless they pay for their place on the lineup or are a P/I channel that's carried to fulfil a quota.
     
  3. Jul 28, 2018 #83 of 248
    richall01

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    New VOD channels
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  4. Jul 28, 2018 #84 of 248
    Caleb Schoneman

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    I clicked on 1117 and it just brings up the DirecTV logo and music
     
  5. Jul 28, 2018 #85 of 248
    Caleb Schoneman

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    Nvm it took a minute to load
     
  6. Jul 31, 2018 #86 of 248
    KyL416

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  7. Aug 1, 2018 #87 of 248
    DBSSTEPHEN

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    Accuweather went live also but for some reason DirecTV did not add it to DirecTV Now even though that they removed WeatherNation from it

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  8. Aug 1, 2018 #88 of 248
    Willh

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    possibly a contract dispute with WeatherNation.
     
  9. Aug 1, 2018 #89 of 248
    DBSSTEPHEN

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    WeatherNation is no longer available on DirecTVNow so now DirecTV now as without it Weather Service Channel
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  10. Aug 1, 2018 #90 of 248
    oriolesmagic

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    I would think an internet-driven TV platform would have absolutely no value or use for a weather channel.

    DirecTV would have to be idiotic to spend money for carriage for one on DirecTV Now.
     
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  11. Aug 1, 2018 #91 of 248
    JoeTheDragon

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    weatherscan could of worked on directv if it went HD.
    The old local on the 8's was cool
     
  12. Aug 1, 2018 #92 of 248
    KyL416

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    470 Spectrum Deportes is shutting down on August 15th
     
  13. Aug 1, 2018 #93 of 248
    inkahauts

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    The channel everywhere or just on DIRECTV?
     
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    dtv757

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    Nice hopefully one day we can get hillsong HD. :)

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  16. Aug 2, 2018 #96 of 248
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    “Lakers broadcasts had 12 times as many Spanish-speaking viewers on SportsNet than on Deportes during the 2017-18 season,” the company said.

    Yep.
     
  17. Aug 4, 2018 #97 of 248
    inkahauts

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    The only way that channel would have been a success is if it also had carried the Dodgers games.. then it would have had a real chance... but then Hey, that means DIRECTV and everyone else will save a buck a month now with this channel gone!
     
  18. Aug 8, 2018 #98 of 248
    CraigerM

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    I was looking at all the sub-channels in my area and a lot of them stink anyway and would be a waste of bandwidth. So I was thinking could DirecTV just carry the popular ones? Maybe they could just carry METV, Heroes and Icons, CoziTV, AntennaTV, Bounce, Comet, ThisTV, GritTV and Buzzer? I guess those are the most poplar ones out of all the available sub-channels? However, in areas that already have METV as a main station they could just use that and use the METV subchannel for areas that don't have METV as a main station. Or would all those stations might be considered niche channels and DTV still wouldn't carry them and consider them a waste of bandwidth?

    I also now think that the UVerseTV channels that DTV doesn't have are not really worth adding to DTV after looking at those again. I guess some DTV customers would still probably like DTV to add the PAC 12 and Epix that UVerseTV has?
     
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  19. Aug 8, 2018 #99 of 248
    JMCecil

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    That's the issue with these types of discussions. For me every subchannel you listed stinks. I don't want any of them. the 'stinks' monicker is going to be person to person. The only channel I wish they had, but understand completely why they don't (and even support their position) is PAC 12.
     
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