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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Dec 15, 2008.
Of, if you don't want to do that?
Are you implying that DirecTV considers a Hindi movie channel so important to its bottom line that it HAD to take precedence over everything else?
Or…could it be that DirecTV is/was in negotiations with several entities simultaneously and reached an agreement relatively quickly on this one and per that agreement needed to get it on the air because after all they are paying for it?
BTW, those reasons I listed were hypothetical. I was trying, unsuccessfully it seems, to make the point that there isn’t a simple answer.
It's not black and white. Anyone who thinks that it’s an issue where DirecTV either signs a contract and broadcasts the channel or doesn’t is over simplifying how a multi-billion dollar company operates.
Further, I’m of the opinion that it’s not possible to say that adding a foreign movie channel to the lineup has any significance to the channels that aren’t added.
IMHO the two are unrelated and provides no insight as to what’s going on with the rest of those channels.
So? Is this thread a private discussion or can anyone join in?
Yes, DirecTV has been in negotiation with the Travel channel for almost a year, and while virtually all other providers have been able to reach an agreement to get this network on the air, DirecTV just can't seem to close the deal. DirecTV was the first to announce they would add HBO and Cinemax HD, and yet they are the last to actually do so.
But a Hindi channel comes along, and it gets top priority, and an agreement is hammered out right away, even while DirecTV was negotiating locals. What an important landmark channel this must be.
So wait one second... DirecTV doesn't have Travel HD?!?
What's a DirecTV subscriber to do? :shrug:
I just wasn't sure with all the witty banter going back and forth that it would be an interruption to the well thought out responses and counter responses.
Watch the same two baseball highlight reels over and over and over on an MLB channel launched in the dead of winter?
I'd just like a serious answer to my question, as therein lies the solution to all of these mundane, repetitive, and nauseatingly-similar threads.
Sure they do... if you put your TV on 1080i and into stretch mode, it'll look just like 50% or more of the other HD channels. :sure:
No only DISH has The Travel Channel in HD at this time. Directv is Negotiating a better deal so they can save money and spend it on the Hindi Channel.
Only Dish has it?? I thought man_rob said that virtually all other providers except for DirecTV had it??
Just depends on how GREAT a SCALER you have on your display device!!!:lol:
No, virtually every provider except DirecTV has it.
According to The Travel Channels Website, only Dish has it.
Well then the statement "virtually every provider except DirecTV has it" is not true.
No, TWC, FiOS, CableVision, Cox, etc all have it too.
Watch the Travel Channel shows that are shot in HD, in letterboxed SD, I guess.