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HDOrlando's Avatar HDOrlando 04:05 PM 07-26-2014
Nayan: Me too especially since they seem to be showing more movies with the movies from FearNet already starting to come over.

R-U-Q-R-U: I actually do not think it is worth having any of HBO/SHO/MAX/STARZ anymore especially with what you get on basic and digital basic.

On HBO, I do miss Real Time with Bill Maher and Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. I would also like to see Last Week with John Oliver and some Documentaries but it's not worth $20 a month.

I have not seen any of Cinemax's new series and have no interest in Starz.

I'm leaning towards just ordering Showtime for two days durin the holidays to binge this season of Homeland. While Showtime is still an option with their Indy movies, The TMC split from the package further turns me off.

EPIX is actually a great value compared to other packages. You get nice OD and I love that Drive-In Channel.

At $5, it's also a better bargain than HD Pak $5 and the $10 soon to be FearNet-less Movie Pass when you mostly just get Encore and Plex.

I might just get EPIX after the trial.

Nayan's Avatar Nayan 05:24 PM 07-26-2014
The only Premium channel I have is HBO. It is expensive but I watch pretty much every show they have and use HBO Go to watch the ones I've never seen so to me it's worth the money. I will probably end up dropping the Movie Pass as I really don't watch it as much and with Fearnet shutting down there's no reason to keep it. I am definitely getting EPIX once the trial is over though.
HDOrlando's Avatar HDOrlando 08:26 PM 07-27-2014
It's notice week.

The notice will likely have SEC Network in there and word that FearNet is shutting down. It is indeed official that it all ends Thursday at midnight.

http://www.fearnet.com/videos/fearnet-farewell

The real question is if possibilities like LongHorn Network, Pac 12 Regionals or something like Pivot, Revolt or something new will be in there.

I get the paper Wednesday and Thursday and will see it at my barber's on Tuesday.

Anyone getting it Monday?
HDOrlando's Avatar HDOrlando 06:34 AM 07-30-2014
No notice today so it will be here tomorrow unless we missed it which hopefully we did not.

On the other site, The Birmingham Notice was posted and the only news from it is Jewelry TV might be off MTM's.

SEC Network was not listed but we know it's coming and they also formally announced the end of FearNet tonight.

As it stands, we might only get SEC Network this quarter. It shows how dried up those carriage deals really are.

We shall see if we get anything in the end of August notice.
Nayan's Avatar Nayan 10:00 AM 07-30-2014
I hope we didn't miss it! We have a pretty good track record when it comes to notices, so probably tomorrow.
dotsdavid's Avatar dotsdavid 05:03 PM 07-30-2014
Fear net is gone
Nayan's Avatar Nayan 05:39 PM 07-30-2014
Yes it is .
HDOrlando's Avatar HDOrlando 05:39 PM 07-30-2014
That sucks!

They did not even allow it to show FearNet's final movies tonight.
Nayan's Avatar Nayan 05:42 PM 07-30-2014
I hate it when they do that. I had planned on tuning in for the final hour after Sharknado 2 but I guess not now.
HDOrlando's Avatar HDOrlando 07:38 PM 07-30-2014
Nayan,

I was going to get Movie Pass for the final night.

It's been a long journey. I remember the VOD service, it getting dropped and then the shocking announcement that we would get the 24/7 channel.

R.I.P. Fearnet
HDOrlando's Avatar HDOrlando 03:24 AM 07-31-2014
Our notice is not much different from The Birmingham one yesterday.

The only real news............

It appears Jewelry TV and also Caracol TV are off the Month to month agreements.

This leaves only

Gol TV, NHL Network/NHL Center Ice, Outdoor Channel, Youtoo and Zap2it on the deals.


Other than that, there are some OTA channels changing frequency on or after August 19.

It only affects customers who receive programming through a digital-ready television (with a QAM tuner) and do not have a digital device. They will just have to re-scan their television sets to continuing viewing the channels.

And finally, they list the death of FearNet which happened yesterday.
Nayan's Avatar Nayan 07:43 AM 07-31-2014
I didn't think there would be much. At least the MTM list has dwindled down some more.

I remember all the FearNet drama and the cheers when it was announced we would get it. Yesterday was a sad day but not being able to see the final programming made it even worse. Let's hope Chiller goes HD quickly.
HDOrlando's Avatar HDOrlando 09:00 AM 07-31-2014
That was a damn shame about FearNet. I wonder if BHN will try to replace it On Movie Pass but I doubt it since they never do anything with the HD Pak.

The possibilities are slim from here on out and unless an HD holdout goes HD, the pickings are even slimmer than the possibilities list.
Nayan's Avatar Nayan 10:25 AM 07-31-2014
They really need to do away with the HD Pak. Four channels that really don't offer much for $6/month is a waste. At least with the Movie Pass you get a whole slew of channels for $4 more. Even EPIX is a much better value.
dotsdavid's Avatar dotsdavid 12:05 PM 07-31-2014
Encore is still on the movie pack, so it's worth it
yimitz's Avatar yimitz 12:32 PM 07-31-2014
The Michigan notice pretty much echoes the others. Just mentions of the same MTM's (except Zap2it which we don't have) and the demise of FearNet.
dotsdavid's Avatar dotsdavid 01:41 PM 07-31-2014
Here is indy notice it has nothing to be happy about

NOTICE TO BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS CUSTOMERS This notice is to inform our Bright House Networks customers of upcoming changes to their cable programming lineup. From time to time our agreements with cable channels and television stations come up for renewal. While we do not anticipate any loss or disruption of service, regulations require us to notify you of the possibility of losing programming. Therefore, please be advised that our agreements with Gol TV, NHL Center Ice, NHL Network, Outdoor Channel, and Youtoo remain in effect on a month-to-month basis, but we may have to cease carriage in all formats if our authority to continue is withheld. We are working diligently at this time to come to acceptable and fair terms with all of these channels. On July 30, 2014 , Fearnet has ceased operations and will no longer be carried on the following channels: •FearnetChannel 611 •Fearnet HDChannel 1611 For more information on Bright House Networks programming, please call 1-800-753-2253 or visit our website at www.brighthouse.com (S - 7/31/14 - 6157777) - 07/31
HDOrlando's Avatar HDOrlando 08:18 AM 08-02-2014
Nayan: They should merge HD Pak with Movie Pass. Since Hallmark Movie Channel is already on there, they would just have to add NBC Universal and MGM Movies to the package.

Mav TV could come over or be exclusively on Sports Pass.

dotsdavid: Not to me although I do miss Vutopia a little. Movie Pass did take a bit of a hit when IFC and FXM moved to Digital basic.

Yimitz: Thanks for the report. I wish we did not have Zap2it. It's a pest on the MTM's.

Dotsdavid: Thanks for the report.
HDOrlando's Avatar HDOrlando 08:38 AM 08-02-2014
I took an in-depth look at the possibilities list and the possibilities are much slimer than the list itself.

The only things I see us having a chance to get are........
- Aspire HD - If available like website says. No one has it and BHN likely would have picked it up already.
- DayStar HD- Could be a single addition or maybe thrown with a Family Channel update like Q2 of 2013.
- LongHorn Network HD- Could be a future Sports Pass addition.
- Pac 12 Regional Channels- Maybe added for Football season.
- Univision Telenovelas HD (Not sure why we did not get this with SD Channel)

Here are why the other things on the list are unlikely at this time.

Nuvo TV- We will actually get this when it and FUSE are merged. Translation, no new channel.
RFD-TV- On MTM's and only in Bakersfield. Gary has indicated BHN is unlikely to add it outside of Bakersfield.
West Coast Premiums- They did not give anyone Starz West or EPIX West when they were added. It's unlikely any are coming.
Fox Sports Regionals- Multiple channels are close to worthless with no team documentaries or pre/post game shows.
Africa Channel- On MTM's for TWC and I doubt BHN is looking to look it anyway especially with the merger pending.
NHK World- Think it is on MTM's and you have to wonder why they did not add it to their International Channels already.
Pivot- Does not appear to be any traction here.
Revolt- Did not pick it up with TWC. there is a reason why Diddy bid $200 million for FUSE. Indy's struggle to get carriage.


Conclusion

The pickings are simply very slim.

If BHN wants to pick up a new channel, we could get something but those potential channels are indy's and with the Comcast-TWC merger looming, BHN might want to put off adding new stuff from non-conglomerates.

The good news is if some of the HD holdouts like Discovery Fit and Health, CNN International, Teen Nick, Centric, Logo, Chiller, etc. go HD, unless that channel or something in it's conglomerate has MTM issues, you can bet that we will get it pretty quickly.

Like I've been saying, the big HD updates are going to end and it seems that is starting to become a reality.
Nayan's Avatar Nayan 10:10 AM 08-02-2014
I think it's going to be very, very quiet around here. And you're right, there's really nothing earth-shaking in general except the personal wants, like Chiller if it goes HD or Pivot. I wonder how well BHN will do if they have to get deals on their own if the merger goes through? It'll be interesting to watch.
HDOrlando's Avatar HDOrlando 11:51 AM 08-02-2014
The merger will probably be the big story.

In filings, it shows BHN has not decided if they will have a relationship with Comcast if the merger goes through.

This merger also probably puts off some new additions that we don't already have SD versions of.

If the merger happens, BHN might go to that co-op Charter and those small cable companies belong too.

In the end, I hope the merger fails.
Nayan's Avatar Nayan 01:06 PM 08-02-2014
I hope so too as there is no way that's it's good for consumers. It would mean even less choices all around and most likely higher prices.
HDOrlando's Avatar HDOrlando 11:26 PM 08-03-2014
More reason for all of us to go to the fcc website and speak out against this merger.
kevin120's Avatar kevin120 03:10 AM 08-04-2014
hmm looks like the SEC Network is hitting even the smallest of smallest cable providers lol! Northland Communications put out a notice about it being added in SD and HD in Texas along with the LHN in SD and HD which I though was odd because I thought their systems didn't have room for more HD channels let alone 2 HD channels lol! and they may even be adding the SD channels in analog the legal notice only mentioned channel numbers and not if they are going to be digital only.

Northland Communications
Legal Notice
On or after August 14, 2014, the following channels will be added to: Corsicana, Crockett, Marble Falls: SECNetwork to 75, SECNetwork HD to 453, Longhorn Network to 76, and Longhorn Network HD to 454. Fairfield: SECNetwork to channel 75, SECNetwork HD to 453, Longhorn Network to 76, Longhorn Network to 454, KERA-PBS HD to 113, KXTX-TMD HD to 135, and KXTX-EXT to 136. Lamesa: SECNetwork to 63 and Longhorn Network to 64. Mexia: SECNetwork to 75, SECNetwork HD to 453, Longhorn Network to 76, Longhorn Network to 454, KERA-PBS HD to 113, and KERA PBS World to 118. Stephenville: SECNetwork to 75, SECNetwork HD to 453, Longhorn Network to 76, Longhorn Network HD to 454, KXTX-TMD HD to 103, KTVT-CBS HD to 111, and KXTX-EXT to 135.

http://www.mypublicnotices.com/dalla...e&AdId=3567574

I am surprised that the Corsicana TX system isn't getting KXTX HD or KXTX Exitos as they are closer to Dallas where KXTX is based than Fairfield may be a typo or Corsicana doesn't have room after SEC and LHN? Also Lamesa is 450MHz so maybe the channels are going to be analog? as 64 is about 465MHz center carrier\ I know that Northland hasn't been rushing to remove analogs maybe because they serve small towns and they don't want to make customers angry? hmm the KTVT HD issue probably has something to do with the fact that Stephenville TX is over 60 miles from where the broadcast antennas are and they had to find a way to get a better signal? or contract with CBS was renewed as they lost it several years ago for some reason? KERA is likely being added due to bandwidth becoming available or they figured a way to get KERA HD to the distant rural areas finally? sorry if I elaborated too much lol.
Aries1973's Avatar Aries1973 01:10 PM 08-05-2014
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Originally Posted by HDOrlando View Post
I took an in-depth look at the possibilities list and the possibilities are much slimer than the list itself.

The only things I see us having a chance to get are........
- Aspire HD - If available like website says. No one has it and BHN likely would have picked it up already.
- DayStar HD- Could be a single addition or maybe thrown with a Family Channel update like Q2 of 2013.
- LongHorn Network HD- Could be a future Sports Pass addition.
- Pac 12 Regional Channels- Maybe added for Football season.
- Univision Telenovelas HD (Not sure why we did not get this with SD Channel)

Here are why the other things on the list are unlikely at this time.

Nuvo TV- We will actually get this when it and FUSE are merged. Translation, no new channel.
RFD-TV- On MTM's and only in Bakersfield. Gary has indicated BHN is unlikely to add it outside of Bakersfield.
West Coast Premiums- They did not give anyone Starz West or EPIX West when they were added. It's unlikely any are coming.
Fox Sports Regionals- Multiple channels are close to worthless with no team documentaries or pre/post game shows.
Africa Channel- On MTM's for TWC and I doubt BHN is looking to look it anyway especially with the merger pending.
NHK World- Think it is on MTM's and you have to wonder why they did not add it to their International Channels already.
Pivot- Does not appear to be any traction here.
Revolt- Did not pick it up with TWC. there is a reason why Diddy bid $200 million for FUSE. Indy's struggle to get carriage.


Conclusion

The pickings are simply very slim.

If BHN wants to pick up a new channel, we could get something but those potential channels are indy's and with the Comcast-TWC merger looming, BHN might want to put off adding new stuff from non-conglomerates.

The good news is if some of the HD holdouts like Discovery Fit and Health, CNN International, Teen Nick, Centric, Logo, Chiller, etc. go HD, unless that channel or something in it's conglomerate has MTM issues, you can bet that we will get it pretty quickly.

Like I've been saying, the big HD updates are going to end and it seems that is starting to become a reality.

Brighthouse adds MundoFox

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/enter...0,4873371.post
Nayan's Avatar Nayan 04:52 PM 08-05-2014
I'm sure there will be some happy folks with that addition .
HDOrlando's Avatar HDOrlando 04:47 AM 08-08-2014
SEC Network might turn out to be the most successful channel launch ever.

Aries: I believe MundoFox was announced in another notice but do not think 909 is a HD channel as reported as I have seen no HD on it.
Nayan's Avatar Nayan 07:32 AM 08-08-2014
I agree HDO! Even DirecTV has now picked it up, so I think it is available on just about every provider.
Nayan's Avatar Nayan 06:20 AM 08-09-2014
So last night RedZone was up and running for a free preview (and it will be live 4 more times during preseason, just so ya know). What pissed me off is that BHN killed the HD feed of it though, so it was only in SD . I hate watching things in SD! Grrr....
HDOrlando's Avatar HDOrlando 08:26 AM 08-09-2014
Nayan,

I had no idea there was a free preview. If it was only SD, I missed nothing.

Thanks for letting me know.
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