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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Sep 23, 2009.
Wait for Comcast to buy NBC and Malone to remember how he handled D11.
Are you saying D11 did nothing?
Unfortunately, from what I can gather from Sixto's 2 MUST READ threads on this forum, I believe that's very unlikely. On Sundays, almost all the CinemaHD channels are already being used for part time sports programming. Also, while it's probable that D12 will go up sometime in the 4th Quarter of 2009 or the 1st Quarter of 2010, it doesn't seem to have even an approximate launch date anymore.
With that said, once football season has ended and assuming D12 has been launched safely, I do think it's possible that DirecTV will add HD channels before D12 goes live because then they will know there will be bandwidth to take care of their sports obligations down the road, but I don't see that happening before January.
Channel 461 right now. Cool stuff. (hadn't checked it out before )
I wouldn't be completely surprised if they used some of the HD bandwidth from D12 as Cinema PPV just until the spots are filled. I mean, why not be making money off of something if you can be? It doesn't bother me. They are going to add things when they are able to.
Nobody should be surprised at all if they do that, considering that's exactly what they did with D11.
GameMix for Soccer....those fans should be beside themselves.
Yeah but that won't stop people from whining and insinuating they're just wasting the space for no particular reason.
No force in nature will stop that...
They clearly have used D11 to near maximum capacity. The question should be whether they have used it in the right way. D11 has been used primary for:
1. Changing part-time RSNs into full time RSNs.
2. Changing legacy Mpeg 2 HD channels into Mpeg 4 HD channels.
3. Adding numerous HD PPVs so they can be taken down (instead of channels like TNT HD) for part time HD sports programming.
Certainly, they could have used the D11 bandwidth in another way that would have given us at least a few more new national HD channels. It's up for debate whether that's the way they should have went.
All 3 of those are very important, IMO.
Yup - and then they also added a myriad of new HD LIL channels, which were in great demand.
They also added some National HD channels, as well as moved some channels around on other sats.
Once D12 is up....only pricing of greedy providers will prevent a full stable of HD National Channels from becoming available.
We've gone from about 10 HD channels to over 120 in less than 2 years...I can somehow manage to survive waiting a couple of months to end up with over 150...HD life is good and getting better.
Poo poo to the negative posters and naysayers - your glass will always be half full, no matter what.
It's already been shown that even with D12, DirecTV will not have enough bandwidth available to provide every HD national channel available today. Not that they need to or should provide every channel.
Shown where, shown how.
Bandwidth allocation can change...so just how can that claim be made with any validity?
For example, if they drop their PPV channels, or reallocate bandwidth that is currently with SD channels, or something else.....
That kind of general statement has no merit nor supporting evidence behind it.
It boils down to are there more than 80 channels of HD left? Maybe, it's getting close.
Then again....how many of those "80 channels" will even be around in 6 months from now?
There are so many dynamics coming into play on this, that making generalization claims of what can and can't be done are simply short-sighted and opinionated speculation.
Gee, I remember before D10 was launched, and DirecTV was advertising that they'd have capacity for 150 national HD channels, folks were laughing saying who cares, there aren't 150 national HD channels.
More channels will be. You know more and more HD channels are coming. D12 is not going to hold everything that is possible. But DIRECTV doesn't pick up every channel that is possible in SD either.
Speculation and bullcrap! :lol: