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I talked to a friend in Southern California last night and he verified that Direct TV does indeed have BBC World. Maybe, we will get it. I think he said it is in HD.
 

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I talked to a friend in Southern California last night and he verified that Direct TV does indeed have BBC World
Why would you need verficiation? It was added back in March and there's been multiple official announcements about it:
http://www.dbstalk.com/topic/200951-transponder-maps-domestic-dla-data-refresh-482015/page-29#entry3345016
https://www.directv.com/Channels/BBC-World-News-HD-346
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/worldnews/2015/world-news-milestone
http://news.directv.com/2015/03/06/catch-balanced-in-depth-reporting-on-bbc-world-news-now-on-directv-ch-346/
http://news.directv.com/2015/03/16/bbc-world-news-lead-anchor-katty-kay-talks-womens-rights-and-the-current-news-cycle/

As for Dish, hopefully they'll get it when their contract with AMC Networks is up for renewal, since the only official stream for the channel isn't allowed to be viewed in the USA:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-radio-and-tv-14563857
BBC World News is available via a high quality stream on Livestation worldwide (excluding the UK, US, China, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia due to rights restrictions)
 

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The last "multi-year deal" with AMC was announced October 21st, 2012.
 

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Bbc world news has nothing to do bbc America they are owned by different companies
While they're programmed seperately, the affiliate relations and ad sales in the USA are now handled by AMC Networks:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/worldwide/2014/amc-networks-bbc-worldwide-partnership
Also included in the partnership is representation of BBC World News in U.S. distribution and domestic advertising sales.
BBC Worldwide still owns 50.1% of BBC America along with all of BBC World News
 

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Yeah because it's not like Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Walking Dead or Mad Men are big hits or anything...

I guess being number one is considered poor:
http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2015/04/03/live-3-ratings-cable-top-25-the-walking-dead-tops-adults-18-49-total-viewers-for-the-week-ending-march-29-2015/384467/

You want to know what they got themselves into with this agreement? Expanded distribution for BBC World News:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/worldnews/2015/world-news-milestone
The expanded distribution is due in part to new carriage deals secured by AMC Networks, which represents BBC World News in distribution, as part of a broader partnership announced in October 2014, and means that the network is now available on a full-time basis in all television markets in the U.S.
 

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Some people like their programming ... for the rest of the subscribers there are other channels to watch.
 

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Yeah because it's not like Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Walking Dead or Mad Men are big hits or anything...
At the same time, it must be remembered that Breaking Bad has morphed into Better Call Saul and Mad Men has a month to go. I'm not convinced that these so-called "companion series" (such as Fear the Walking Dead) are guaranteed to be as good as their parents/predecessors.

As I said previously about A&E back in the days of Longmire, a single show at any one time does not a network make.
 

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As I said previously about A&E back in the days of Longmire, a single show at any one time does not a network make.
All a network needs is ONE "must watch" show ... and it doesn't need to run year round. Carriage contracts arr multi-year, not month to month. Satellite and cable providers do not want to be the provider without the top show(s). A little leverage goes a long way.
 

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All a network needs is ONE "must watch" show ... and it doesn't need to run year round.
I don't agree (although it may be true). I see a situation where most wait for whatever it is to come out on disc or streaming service.

The AMC stuff can be viewed on their website for those that want to keep up with the latest.

I'd much rather my support go to a show than a network that carries it.
 

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I do get BBC World via the Roku, but the pq is not all that great. Sky News on the other hand is better in pq. It would be nice to have an HD feed on BBC World. I have not watched AMC since they started running ads in the 90s. For years I liked them a lot, but I do not generally watch movie channels with ads.
 

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I see a situation where most wait for whatever it is to come out on disc or streaming service.
If that were the case, their shows wouldn't be number one in the ratings, beating March Madness of all things.

The AMC stuff can be viewed on their website for those that want to keep up with the latest.
Most of the full episodes on AMC's website require provider authentication.

I'd much rather my support go to a show than a network that carries it.
Said shows wouldn't exist if it wasn't for the network commissioning it and renewing it for new seasons.
 
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