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The above chart details national carriage agreements with the top television service providers in the United States for all presently available or announced non-exclusive HD channels. Providers listed include the two major DBS carriers and the top terrestrial providers, including Verizon and AT&T's fiber services. Other providers have been excluded because their footprint is simply too small.

A tip of the hat to all the AVS members who have contributed to the spreadsheet over the years, and a special thanks to CycloneGT, nataraj, sansri88, and Ken H for their prior work keeping this thread and chart alive.

Subscription Sports Packages
This chart also tracks subscription sports packages with HD coverage. All cable providers marked above and Verizon FiOS offer their sports packages through iNDEMAND's three HD channels; Team HD, Game HD, and Game 2 HD. As such, they offer a limited amount (one to five games) of HD coverage on any given night with their package. DirecTV broadcasts significantly more HD coverage to its subscribers, typically all the HD games available in each package.

iNDEMAND began offering nine total HD feeds for its subscription sports packages on September 16, 2011. Carriage of these additional feeds varies by provider and market. For more information, see here.

RSN Carriage
This chart does not presently track carriage of RSNs.

East & West feeds
Where a "West" feed is marked, that means the provider offers two separate feeds of the same channel, one on a three-hour delay from the other. A reader on the West coast should probably swap the words "East" and "West" on this chart, and assume that if a provider does not carry a secondary feed of a given channel, the feed missing is the East coast feed. Yes, like most sports coverage, this chart too has an East coast bias.

Wide vs. Limited Carriage
Since cable operators roll out channels on a market-by-market basis, my default selection is "limited availability" unless a press release or someone here indicates otherwise. Channels listed above as "wide" are available to at least 50% of markets/subscribers.

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Refresh to ensure you're viewing the most recent version, dated 11/03/2012. Any additions, suggestions, and corrections are welcome.

An Excel 2011 version is attached. Users of older versions of Excel can download the free Compatibility Pack to edit in Excel 2000, XP, or 2003.


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The latest update is complete. Let me know where you see errors.

As always, please update us as channels go from limited availability to wide availability on the cable operators. Since cable operators roll out channels on a market-by-market basis, my default selection is "limited availability" unless a press release or someone here indicates otherwise.
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The following channels have changed their names to it's initials.
Lifetime Movie Network HD to LMN HD
Oprah Winfrey Network HD to OWN HD
World Fishing Network HD to WFN HD
Yeah, I'm not going to bother with these kinds of nits unless it's a rebranding of the channel.
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And change to announced for Verizon
Legacy.TV HD
Source for this, or the announcement for RLTV HD? I ran a Google search and didn't see them.
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Well Done as always Matt.

I'll keep a list here of everyone's reports for the next update

BrightHouse

Wide

BBC World News HD
Jewelry TV HD
Military Channel HD
beIN Sport Espanol HD
EWTN Espanol HD 

Limited

TV Japan HD

Not Available

Ovation HD


Time Warner Cable

Wide

beIN Sport Espanol HD

Limited

BBC World News HD


Announced

Fight Now HD
Military Channel HD
One World Sports HD
Outside Television HD
Universal Sports Net HD

Not Available

Ovation HD

Comcast

Announced To Not Available

CatholicTV HD
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I see on this chart that has Dish listed for Pac12 as announced. Dish already has the Pac12 network and already has it in HD, however, it is in HD for live games only. Is that the reason it is listed as announced - because it isn't full time HD? Also, if Pac 12 Network is going to be on the list, shouldn't the Big 10 network be as well?
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Pac-12 is listed as announced because you're the first person to post in the thread that it went live. Or maybe I missed it, like I did with beIN Sport Espanol.

The Big Ten Network is BTN.
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Pac-12 is listed as announced because you're the first person to post in the thread that it went live. Or maybe I missed it, like I did with beIN Sport Espanol.
The Big Ten Network is BTN.

Thanks for clarifying - I completely read over BTN. And yes, Dish does have PAC 12 network live and in HD, but the HD feed is only turned on when live games are on.
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Knology currently has MLB Network in HD, but I believe WOW does not. Not sure if/how this will change once the two companies are merged.
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Directv no longer carries GolTV in HD. The Spanish version is sd only.
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DirecTV carries the HD feed of ION-East nationally. I didn't see it listed anywhere.
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AT&T U-verse has added the following channel: Oxygen HD
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Cablevision will launch ESPN Goal Line/ESPN Buzz Beater in HD this week.
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DirecTV carries the HD feed of ION-East nationally. I didn't see it listed anywhere.

Because the guy(s) here doing the chart consider it a local, broadcast network like ABC, CBS, etc. - regardless of the fact that it's "national" feed is also carried by various satellite (& cable) carriers as well.

Already been down this road with the (national) HD feeds of Univision, Telefutura, etc...
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Galavision HD announced for Cablevision.
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I appreciate the effort in maintaining the spreadsheet - I can only imagine the time it takes.

I can't help but wonder if it wouldn't be easier to have channels listed as "Yes," "N/A," or "Limited" versus having the color codes. It must certainly be nice for those that have access to a color printer, but those of us using B&W have a hard time distinguishing between the colors.

Never mind, I didn't realize there were #'s in the cells that format to the colors and help with the counting.

Easy enough to manipulate once I figured it out. Again, thanks for maintaining this information.....seems that the providers want to make it impossible to easily compare their offerings.
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Any news on when/whether Verizon FIOS is going to get TCM or DIY in HD?
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BBC World News HD is getting it's first carrier.

Announced for Time Warner Cable Rochester NY on Dec 27.
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BBC World News HD is getting it's first carrier.
Announced for Time Warner Cable Rochester NY on Dec 27.

add:

NYC
NC/SC

to the list as well.
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Kevin found these in the TWC KC Notice including three HD channels not currently on the chart that are in bold

Announced for TWC KC Dec 12

Fight Now HD
One World Sports HD
Outside Television HD

Universal Sports Net HD
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Got an email from Verizon Fios stating that on about Dec 31 they'll be dropping Mav Tv SD/HD
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Matt and AVS FORUM,

Outstanding job on the latest update and newer updates as they come in. I took a month off from AVS FORUM on behalf of SUPERSTORM SANDY. I lost all my power for eleven days and am still strugling to recover. I have been havin a hardtime wth my internet and have had a hard time typing my latest post. Gotta go now I'm stil strugling.
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There is a rumor on another forum that Discovery launched Military Channel HD on Saturday.
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HRTV HD coming soon??

I just got a email with a Special Offer if you can't get HRTV on your television!


in in it say AND, you can Watch HRTV.com in HD quality Anywhere!

So if there web feed is in HD will the TV feed soon be going HD as well?
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AT&T U-verse has added ES.TV HD
I have no idea what you are talking about.
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1166 - Justice Central HD is new network from ES.tv it basically all syndicate courtroom tv shows.
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TV guide channel HD now on Verizon
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Galavision HD announced for Cablevision.

This will be wide on Cablevision this week.
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Hello Matt and AVS FORUM! I'm back and feeling better with my next update. There is a rumor that CABLEVISION will sell its west coast systems to CHARTER. If this is true then the following will be unavailable for Cablevision.


Hallmark Channel HD
Hub HD
RFD-TV HD
Sportsman Channel HD


And the following will be limited for Charter.


CBS Sports Network HD
Disney Junior HD
GMC HD (Bresnan and Cablevision never carried it)
National Geographic Wild HD
NBA TV HD
RFD-TV HD
MLB Extra Innings HD
MLS Direct Kick HD
NBA League Pass HD
NHL Center Ice HD




Nothing is confirmed yet. So stay tuned!
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1166 - Justice Central HD is new network from ES.tv it basically all syndicate courtroom tv shows.
I assume you mean syndicated shows, not shows by a syndicate. Looks like they are all repeats from years ago. That's just what we need, more reruns on cable.
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