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since there's a thread on the Dish Network section that is a thread about the lineup changes to Dish, i figured that the DirecTV section needs a thread like that here so i just started this thread to address any channel lineup updates to DirecTV, ranging from new channels added, temporary channel removals by DirecTV due to contract expiration/dispute, permanent removals due to channel being shut down or DirecTV deciding that it needs to be removed due to low viewership, and permanent package channel changes (free previews don't count). this thread will only be for the DirecTV satellite TV lineup, not AT&T U-Verse or the streaming version of DirecTV aka DirecTV Now.

now to start this thread formally.

Channel removal:
Chiller, ch. 257, is being shut down by NBCUniversal on Dec. 31, meaning after that date, the channel is no more on every provider that carried it.

Channel additional to come:
according to the HD channel anticipation thread, the HD feeds of MavTV on ch. 214, Pop TV ch. 273, Great American Country aka GAC on ch. 326, and TV One ch. 328 are expected to launch on Dec 27, a belated Christmas gift from DirecTV to it's customers, in fact according to that thread the 4 new HD channels are in testing now.
 

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The Cowboy Channel SD is coming to channel 603 also on December 27th

On the locals front, expect some changes in January. This is a must carry/retrans consent election cycle year, so must carry channels that neglected to file for their status by the end of September 2017 could be dropped, while those that filed for must carry after missing the last election cycle could be added.
 

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so no TVG2 any time soon?
That was my first thought when I saw that - I've been hoping 603 would be TVG2's slot if/when D* gets it.

(Slightly(?) off-topic, I wish TVG would allow access to their new FireTV app to cable/satellite subscribers as well as their account holders.)
 

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since there's a thread on the Dish Network section that is a thread about the lineup changes to Dish, i figured that the DirecTV section needs a thread like that here so i just started this thread to address any channel lineup updates to DirecTV, ranging from new channels added, temporary channel removals by DirecTV due to contract expiration/dispute, permanent removals due to channel being shut down or DirecTV deciding that it needs to be removed due to low viewership, and permanent package channel changes (free previews don't count). this thread will only be for the DirecTV satellite TV lineup, not AT&T U-Verse or the streaming version of DirecTV aka DirecTV Now.

now to start this thread formally.

Channel removal:
Chiller, ch. 257, is being shut down by NBCUniversal on Dec. 31, meaning after that date, the channel is no more on every provider that carried it.

Channel additional to come:
according to the HD channel anticipation thread, the HD feeds of MavTV on ch. 214, Pop TV ch. 273, Great American Country aka GAC on ch. 326, and TV One ch. 328 are expected to launch on Dec 27, a belated Christmas gift from DirecTV to it's customers, in fact according to that thread the 4 new HD channels are in testing now.
chiller still has data after dec 31 and no take down note will it be come a zombie channel on directv for some time?
 

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The channel is shutting down completely at midnight ET the night of December 31st. Gracenote/TMS is just still showing the generic schedule after that. Notice that there are no episode titles and a lot of generic "Movie" and "To Be Announced" blocks.

As for TVG2, they did clear space at channel 601 a while back after they moved that Audience Channel mirror to channel 71, so if they were to add it they still have a place to put it. (i.e. move TVG to 601 and put TVG2 on 602)
 

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On the locals front, expect some changes in January. This is a must carry/retrans consent election cycle year, so must carry channels that neglected to file for their status by the end of September 2017 could be dropped, while those that filed for must carry after missing the last election cycle could be added.
On that note, 33 WJLP SD and HD (MeTV) are in test mode for the NYC market, and 41 KBCA SD (Heroes & Icons) is in test mode for the Alexandria, LA market and should go live at 6am ET on 1/1

Also, on January 18th Spike will rebrand to Paramount Network. The bulk of the schedule changes have already happened so the schedule will mostly be as it is now. MASH, Cops, Two and a Half Men, and Friends during the daytime, original series like Bar Rescue, Lip Sync Battle and Ink Master at night, and movie marathons on weekends. Along with some new original shows like Waco, Heathers, Yellowstone and American Woman joining the lineup.
 

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On that note, 33 WJLP SD and HD (MeTV) are in test mode for the NYC market, and 41 KBCA SD (Heroes & Icons) is in test mode for the Alexandria, LA market and should go live at 6am ET on 1/1

Also, on January 18th Spike will rebrand to Paramount Network. The bulk of the schedule changes have already happened so the schedule will mostly be as it is now. MASH, Cops, Two and a Half man and Friends during the daytime, original series like Bar Rescue, Lip Sync Battle and Ink Master at night, and movie marathons on weekends. Along with some new original shows like Waco, Heathers, Yellowstone and American Woman joining the lineup.
33 MeTV is a welcome addition, it was in the NY area at one time but got replaced by a religious channel, now back to Alfred Hitchcock Presents at 1am.
 

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On that note, 33 WJLP SD and HD (MeTV) are in test mode for the NYC market, and 41 KBCA SD (Heroes & Icons) is in test mode for the Alexandria, LA market and should go live at 6am ET on 1/1
Thanks for this KyL416. It's a channel I've been wanting dearly on Directv.
 

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In Los Angeles,KAZA Channel 54 has become the new Me-TV affiliate taking over for one of KDOC Channel 56’s sub channels even though they’re still showing it for now. KVME will become a Heroes and Icons affiliate on January 15. KJLA,meanwhile,has taken Azteca America away from KAZA. And,even though there’s no air date scheduled,KTLA will add Sinclair’s TBD to their digital lineup.
 

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33 MeTV is a welcome addition, it was in the NY area at one time but got replaced by a religious channel, now back to Alfred Hitchcock Presents at 1am.
Found this by accident the other day. Definitely a nice addition. When nothing on and doing other things, I can flip on an old familiar show and enjoy.
 

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last Thursday (not yesterday by the way), Spike TV ch. 241 rebranded to Paramount Network and all guides show 241 as Par for the SD feed and PARHD on the HD feed.

this is the only lineup change in the last week and a half.
 

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Would also be nice to get the cw and my tv channels
There is no My TV in the Burlington, VT market. I assume you mean 5-3 MeTV.... don't hold your breath! It is shocking to me that The CW isn't on Directv yet.
 

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Music Choice is replacing SonicTap on 2/10

Also during the Olympics there will be an Olympic Mix Channel (that repurposes the Sports Mix) and mirrors of CNBC, Olympic Channel, NBCSN and USA in the 700s.
 

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The DirecTV Music Choice Lineup:

# Sonic Tap -> Music Choice
801 Big Band/Swing -> Big Band *
802 Malt Shop Oldies -> Malt Shop Favorites *
803 60's Revolution -> '60s Movement *
804 70's Hits -> '70s
805 80's Hits -> '80s
806 90's Hits -> '90s
807 Rat Pack -> Singers & Swing
808 Traditional Country -> Classic Country
809 Hit Country -> Country Hits
810 Red, Rock and Blues -> Americana
811 Honky Tonk Tavern -> Honky Tonk *
812 Bluegrass -> Bluegrass
813 Folk Rock -> Folk
814 Modern Country -> Today's Country
815 Holidays & Happenings -> Sounds of the Seasons
816 Today's Hits -> Hit List
817 Y2k Hits -> Y2K
818 Hottest Hits -> Max
819 Love Songs -> Love Songs
820 Beautiful Instrumentals -> Contemporary Instrumentals
821 Adult Contemporary -> Pop Hits
822 Silver Screen -> Movie Scores *
823 Showtunes -> Broadway *
824 Groove Lounge -> Lounge
825 Hot Jams -> Hip-Hop and R&B
826 The Spirit -> Contemporary Christian
827 Gospel Glory -> Gospel
828 Hallelujah -> Gospel Hallelujah *
829 Hair Guitar -> '80s Rock
830 Full Metal Jacket -> Metal
831 College Rock -> Indie
832 Adult Alternative -> Adult Alternative
833 Classic Rock -> Classic Rock
834 Alternative -> Alternative
835 Ink'd -> Hard Rock *
836 Singer-Songwriters -> Coffee Shop Cuts *
837 Classic Hits Blend -> Rock Hits
838 Reality Bites -> Classic Alternative
839 Flashback/New Wave -> New Wave
840 8-Tracks -> Pop & Country
841 Spike -> Rock
842 Classic R&B -> R&B Classics
843 Silky Soul -> R&B Soul
844 Old School Funk -> Funk
845 Retro Disco -> Classic Dance
846 The Boombox -> Rap
847 Hype -> Mainstream Rap *
848 Coffeehouse Rock -> Throwback Jamz
849 Soft Hits -> Soft Rock
850 Classic Jazz Vocal Blend -> Jazz Vocal Hits *
851 Smooth Jazz -> Smooth Jazz
852 Jazz -> Jazz
853 Metro Blend -> Easy Listening
854 Blues -> Blues
855 Great Standards -> Jazz Vocal Standards *
856 New Age -> New Age *
857 Zen -> Soundscapes
858 SubTerranean -> All Xmas
859 Dance -> Dance/EDM
860 Modern Workout -> Workout *
861 PUMP! -> K-Pop
862 Classic Rock Workout -> Retro Workout *
863 Reggae -> Reggae
864 Symphonic -> Symphony *
865 Piano -> Classical Masterpieces
866 Light Classical -> Light Classical
867 Be-Tween -> Teen Beats
868 The Playground -> Kidz Only!
869 Bailamos! -> Toddler Tunes
870 Fiesta Tropical -> Romances
871 Latin Hits -> Pop Latino
874 Salsa -> Tropicales
875 Hurbano -> Musica Urbana
876 Mariachi -> Mexicana
877 Carnaval Brasileiro -> Brazilian Pop
878 Rock en Espanol -> Rock Latino
879 Latin Jazz -> Latin Jazz
880 Familiar Favorites -> Party Favorites
881 Italian Bistro Blend -> Taste of Italy
882 Italian Contemporary -> Italian Favorites *
883 Irish -> Irish Favorites *
884 Tranquility -> Nature Sounds *
885 Music of the Americas (872) -> Filipino
886 Regional Mexican (873) -> Vietnamese *

* Not currently on Music Choice for any other provider
 
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