the DirecTV channel lineup update thread.

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

  1. JoeTheDragon

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    well mpeg2 is ending soon
     
  2. KyL416

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    Discovery still considers it an HD only channel from the Discovery HD Theatre days, so Discovery doesn't even offer an option to launch the channel in SD on their launch forms.
     
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  3. KyL416

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    A new Spanish language MPEG4/SD P/I channel will be added on 12/10, currently in test mode from D14:
    456 *ESNE
     
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    KyL416

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    DogTV is moving to channel 562 on December 9th. (It's still going to be a standalone premium and not part of any tier packages or packs)

    Perhaps CNN International is on the way since it frees up 354 in the middle of the news/info block? For those who don't remember, last time we had CNN International as part of the time share with the now defunct CNNfn, it was on channel 358.
     
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    Speaking of Spanish channels any info on
    Television dominicana returning to D*
    Or a HD national feed of Telemundo

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    KyL416

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    NBCU has no plans to launch a national HD Telemundo feed anytime soon.

    Unless Television Dominicana comes back with a better offer or they start seeing a mass exodus of subscribers because of the lack of the channel, it's likely not coming back anytime soon. Especially since Television Dominicana's last statement about the impass back in September 2017 complained about its access continuing to be "limited and more expensive for the community", even though it had the exact same placement package and satellite wise as the rest of the non-major and non-sports channels in the spanish tier.
     
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    Thanks for all your information !



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    KyL416

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    564 Hallmark Drama HD will be added on 12/14

    The package placement is not known yet, and just because it's over there doesn't necessarily mean it will be HD/Movies Extra only since Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is also in Premiere and some other alternative packages.
     
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    Who would of thought we are actually getting an legitimate HD channel addition in the month of December. Now hurry up with those missing Encore HD channels please! :)
     
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    354 is going to be home to the Cheddar TV app that has been in test mode for the past few months.
     
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    I have seen Cheddar TV being display at my local college student union building. From what I can tell it gives the news in a quick broadcast.
     
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    What you see on campuses is a different channel called CheddarU that took over the on campus distribution of mtvU this past summer. That channel only carries quick news bites. The main Cheddar channel focuses on business news.
     
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    So is DirecTV adding the channel itself (the way WOW did a couple months ago) or an app related to it?
     
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    It's a Genie only internet app similar to the Santa Tracker, iHeartRadio, Music Choice TV or Entertainment Extras. They all point to the same logo slate screen on D11, TPN 3, VPID 1070 while the actual content comes over the internet.
     
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    It seems to be both - the actual channel presented over the app. Am I correct?
     
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  18. Willh

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    as confirmed now, Cheddar has lauched as a VOD App channel on 354, meanwhile DogTV, previously on 354 has moved to channel 562, also Halmark Drama HD has launched on channel 564 and is only in the HD Extra package, and also, a Spanish language religious channel devoted to Spanish speaking Catholics called El Sembrador Nueva Evangelizacion TV has launched on channel 456.

    these channels will be displayed as:
    Cheddar: 354, CHDR
    El Sembrador Nueva Evangelizacion: 456, ESNE
    Halmark Drama HD: 564, HLDRM

    channels moved will display old name on new number:
    Dog TV: 562, DOGTV.

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    So how is Cheddar supposed to work? If I tune to ch 354 I get a blank screen with a bubble top left corner of the screen that says LIVE. Eventually I'll get a popup saying to press the red button on the remote for more info (and the diagram of the remote is the old, pre RC7X models), which if I press I get a screen with a bunch of different categories and videos. I can select one of the videos but all I get is a blank screen, no video/audio.

    If it's supposed to be a TVApp it is not showing up with all the other apps that are listed when I hit the right arrow on the remote. It also does not show up under the APPS section of the menu's.

    This is on an HS17-500 and I've tried on C61K, C61W and C41W.s
     
  20. cdh8585

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    Currently I just get this on my Genie 2 system for CheddarTV:

    “To add this channel now, text ORDER to 223322.........”
     

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