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Tiny Festivus Pole

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Satelliteracer, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Coca Cola Kid

    Coca Cola Kid Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2009
    Mt. Morris, MI
    Isn't Comcast Network Philadelphia just a general interest local channel though? D* doesn't carry local/regional cable channels other than RSN's. I bet they would just put overflow games from it on a separate part time channel.
  2. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    rcn cable does not get CSN + games on Comcast network so it looks like there they don't do over flows the same way that other CSN's do it.



    CSN Chicago HAS had CSN + on CLTV (comcast only) AND MOJO HD (cable only) and the games where on all area systems + DISH / DIRECTV. We also got CSN + 2 that used Comcast network 101 and a other comcast channel. Was added to D* guide in 08 (was near needing it in 08 but the bulls did not make it to round 2) first used in 2010. But it helps that the teams own 80% of the channel.
  3. mws192

    mws192 Godfather

    Jun 17, 2010

    I'm new to satellite, but on the cable side of things these channels have always come in waves from what I've experienced with Charter and Cablevision (and read about elsewhere), and typically only come and existing agreement is about to expire. Very little typically happens mid-contract unless there's a huge demand for a new channel.

    If DirecTV really wants to add AMC-HD, you can bet that Rainbow is going to want to bundle it with IFC and WE. Otherwise they've got no leverage to get those channels carried. Same goes with Turner, Disney, A&E and everyone else.

    Look at all the news with Disney and Time Warner. Disney wants cash for ABC, but is threatening to pull just about everything. Package deals.
  4. oldcrooner

    oldcrooner Godfather

    Feb 23, 2004
    I'm hoping that "shaking out" brings results REALLY soon. I personally am finding this delay in getting more national basic, non-premium, non-sports, channels quite discouraging after all these months. Others can label this however they wish, I'm just stating how I feel about the situation and probably echoing how many others are feeling also.
  5. sum_random_dork

    sum_random_dork Icon

    Aug 21, 2008
    I wish I can remember where I had read it but I think sometime this year NBC hoped to take US full time HD. They had purchased a studio in the LA area if I recall correctly that was already set up for HD but had never been used. The bigger issue there is NBCU and DirecTV can't seem to come to an agreement on US anyway.

    As was mentioned earlier, FOX College Sports has said they plan to broadcast all their football games in HD and The Mtn also plans to have all their games in HD this fall. I haven't read that either channel will be going full time HD as of yet.
  6. Coca Cola Kid

    Coca Cola Kid Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2009
    Mt. Morris, MI
    D* carried US last year in wake of the Versus controversy but removed it after a month.
  7. rkish

    rkish Legend

    May 8, 2008
    I know that I won't get Fox Soccer, but with Total Choice Plus, will I get GolTV?

    The Magic 8-Ball says check with DBSTalk. ;)...Though I doubt it. :(
  8. ejuer

    ejuer Cool Member

    Feb 28, 2010
    No. GolTV like FSC is on the Sports Pack and Premier (since it includes Sports Pack). I also believe that GolTV is part of the Spanish programming package.
  9. adkinsjm

    adkinsjm Icon

    Mar 25, 2003
    DirecTV's Twitter feed said they are looking to carry FS+ live matches in HD, but not have a full-time HD channel.
  10. swans

    swans Legend

    Jan 23, 2007
    DirecTV does not know how to "TANGO!":lol:
  11. slimoli

    slimoli Hall Of Fame

    Jan 27, 2005
    Sounds like more PPV to me.
  12. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    The process is more like dodgem.... :D
  13. jerrylove56

    jerrylove56 Godfather

    Jun 14, 2008
    North Alabama
    Soccer sucks and is a waste of bandwidth. Anything but soccer
  14. bcampbell

    bcampbell AllStar

    May 31, 2005
    Starting to look alot like the tease of D11. Feed us a very few National HD channels and load the rest with PPV and Specialty sports. Then nothing. hmmm
  15. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    No tease, nor was D11. We wouldn't have the bandwidth for doing all the new content now if it wasn't for the D10, D11, and D12 combination.

    We got some new HD National Channels, and more around the corner. Starting 7 PPV channels is hardly "loading". Quite the misrepresentaiton there...
  16. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    You know what a better title for this thread wouldve been:

    Tiny Toothpick. :D
  17. Santi360HD

    Santi360HD Icon

    Oct 6, 2008
    New York City
    anyone confirm if FOX Soccer & +plus HD lit up today?? Im at work and didnt check b4 I left the house today?

    no sooner did i post this that the horse's mouth actually confirmed the channels lighting up
  18. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    FSC is....FSC+ has a -1 channel added, but no programming yet. Looks to be part time HD.
  19. iceturkee

    iceturkee DINFOS Trained Killer

    Apr 1, 2007
    suppose to be part time for just live games in hd. this afternoon....england vs hungary.
  20. PPW

    PPW Mentor

    Apr 1, 2008
    Yawn, wake me when we get channels that the majority care about...

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