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.. Roxanne Austin, president and COO of DirecTV, announced the company's new consumer program, the addition of a new high-def channel (making it three total)...
..DirecTV, as of Feb. 1, will be offering three new Total Choice packages ..
...Austin also announced the addition of a third high-definition channel. However, as to what the channel will be is anybody's guess, stay tuned. Aside from the high-def channels, DirecTV announced the addition of another interactive channel for Wink-enabled receivers. The NBC Virtual Channel will feature a number of options for consumers that will add to the already extensive list of interactive channels available to DirecTV subscribers with Wink set-tops.
Gunsmoke2 - GS2
2002-01-11, 06:21 AM
She made the annoucement at CES
2002-02-15, 08:19 PM
I'd like to see PBS programming as the third HD channel. Who else has the body of original HDTV programmes?
2002-02-16, 02:50 PM
On 2002-02-15 19:19, rorschach wrote:
Who else has the body of original HDTV programmes?
It'll probably be Showtime HD - mostly upconverts
2002-03-06, 09:50 PM
Here's the scoop for ya. :smile:
It is called the YES Network.
It is being billed as a sports network.
Showing among other things Yankee games exclusively in HD and pre and post games among other things.
Further info provided as acquired.
Start up date March 19
2002-03-06, 10:06 PM
I require to provide us with more info , RIGHT NOW !!!!!! :smile:
Actually can you provide us with a link ?
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Geoff on 2002-03-06 21:09 ]</font>
2002-03-06, 11:20 PM
Here are a few with some background on YES Network.
Sorry, I know this doesn't show what you after,but you gotta trust me :smile:
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2002-03-06, 11:25 PM
Thanks beerme .
Why wouldn't they discuss HD in the press release?
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Geoff on 2002-03-06 22:25 ]</font>
2002-03-07, 05:11 PM
I don't know.
You would think that at that time they would have been jumping up and down promoting it.
Perhaps my cable company is right, no one cares about HDTV :smile:
2002-03-07, 05:44 PM
So then what make you think it will be HD?
2002-03-08, 03:12 AM
Well,I could tell you that I have a high profile source at DTV But I wont.
Instead I will just tell you that I had a conversation with someone from DTV. :wink:
Those links are just to give you some background on YES.
I really can't explain why they wouldn't pump the hd aspect.
Big secret. Shhhhh :smile:
2002-03-15, 07:52 PM
Geoff, I like my crow served warm please. Dish it. :smile:
I spoke with someone YES Network today and was in fact informed from them that they are NOT going to be in HD.
I can't explain why I was mislead, but next time you can be sure that I will not accept this persons word.
Please forgive me.
This was legitimate. But I really started questioning something you said to me.
Why did they not mention it in their press release?
It nagged at me enough, so I decided to check with them directly.
The first person I spoke to, when asked if they will be broadcasting in HD said, In what? At that point I said well if you don't know what that means, you answered my question. :smile:
But they asked someone anyways and the answer came back that no, they will not be HD. Too bad. That would have been a lot baseball in HD.
I know they are going to carry The Mike and The Maddog radio show from Sports radio WFAN in New York.
It is an excellent show by the way, if you haven't heard it.
But when I saw that I wondered, are they really going to show a radio talk show in HD?
So I made a couple of calls.
I sincerely apologize for the inaccurate info to everyone.
And to Geoff in particular, can I get some fries with the crow please. :smile:
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: beerme1 on 2002-03-15 18:54 ]</font>
2002-03-17, 01:16 PM
Don't worry about it. :smile: