TNT & TBS West

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  1. Visman

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    This is news to me but it wouldn't surprise me (since AT&T owns both D* and WarnerMedia). U-Verse TV provides all their customers with separate east and west feeds of certain channels like TNT and TBS. Some channels like A&E is either/or depending on where you live. If D* has the space for these wouldn't shock me if AT&T begins to branch out and even add non-WarnerMedia west feeds for national channels.

    D* subs who use TV Everywhere apps for channels like TBS, TNT, truTV have been able to watch both feeds via the respective channel app. The test channels are also interesting as it seems they may make use of the "–1" for the West feeds instead of giving them a new channel number like they do on U-Verse.
     
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  3. inkahauts

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    I can see it for owned stations. I don’t see them paying others for east and west coast feeds beyond what they have already for non owned companies.
     
  4. techguy88

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    That's what I meant as the WarnerMedia channels like TBS, TNT, truTV are the few remaining channels that U-Verse offers the East/West feeds to all subs. Since TBS and TNT West HD are in testing it wouldn't surprise me if they later add truTV West HD and upgrade Cartoon Network West to HD since U-Verse offers the west coast feed in HD. Now for non-WarnerMedia owned national channels that is where I would be surprised if they add them.

    Also wouldn't surprise me if they add the rest of the West HD feeds for the HBO channels since U-Verse has them although I wish they would add OuterMax HD first since U-Verse has that as well.

    My thought on the matter is they are most likely doing this because they now own WarnerMedia, however I wouldn't be shocked if they are trying to harmonize DirecTV and U-Verse TV's lineups so that D* has everything U-Verse does plus more so when someone moves from U-Verse to DirecTV they won't be missing anything from U-Verse.
     
  5. James Long

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    As a premium service it would make sense to carry the west feeds. It gives west coast viewers the opportunity to see the shows at the same time of day as east coast viewers without needing to DVR programs to time shift. And it gives all viewers two chances to catch each show each night (without relying on the replay schedule).
     
  6. APB101

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    East- and west-coast feeds of Cartoon Network are also carried by AT&T’s U–verse. Although I know it is not most accurate, Zap 2 It has east- and west coast, and all available in HD, of TBS, TNT, Tru TV, and Cartoon Network.
     
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    Any further updates as to whether Directv will add TNT and TBS West?
     
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    Not at this time just that they are in test mode.
     
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    I assume that both feeds will be available?
     
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    Seems like a waste considering most have PVR’s. Having said that, I love the addition of HD channels. :)
     
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  11. dod1450

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    I also like more HD channels and East Coast feed.
     
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  13. dod1450

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    When will they be available?
     
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  14. techguy88

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    They will launch on 7/15/19 alongside the Viacom west feeds in testing for MTV, BET, Comedy Central
     
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    Is there a reason on why they are using sub channels? Will they have there own numbers like ION East and West have?
     
  16. JoeTheDragon

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    no room in the guide to have them like the other west channels.
     
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  17. jamieh1

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    TNT TBS and MTV west were only ones launched this morning.
     
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    Effective Monday, July 15, 2019: MTV—West HD, on ch. 331–1, is also available.

    So far:
    245–1 TNT—West HD
    247–1 TBS—West HD
    331–1 MTV—West HD
     
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  19. SamC

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    IMHO,

    Premium channels, like HBO, I get the need for a west feed. The type (and MPAA rating) of shows changes as the night goes on. Kids channles, I also get the need for a west feed. As the night goes on the channels show things for older and older children, and eventually adults. However, the need for a west feed for general rerun channels, like TBS, escapes me. A 20th or 30th time over off-network rerun is a 20th or 30th time over off-network rerun, whether it be 8 PM or 5 PM.
     
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    Effective Monday, July 15, 2019: Comedy Central—West HD and BET—West HD are also available but mapped to channels 901 and 902.
     

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