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post #16681 of 18580
To add to my above post, Smithsonian Channel could also be affected.

Given how this CBS thing will not last long if something happens, it's possible we could have Showtime/The Movie Channel, CBS Sports Network and Smithsonian Channel all come off of our MTM deals. We would have our shortest list in years.

I'm sure Kevin will be keeping us updated Wednesday night.

And then the next day Yimitz might have some good HD news for us.
post #16682 of 18580
Having a shortened list would be a wonderful thing. I am hoping it all get's worked out so Kevin won't miss any games! biggrin.gif
post #16683 of 18580
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Originally Posted by Nayan View Post

Having a shortened list would be a wonderful thing. I am hoping it all get's worked out so Kevin won't miss any games! biggrin.gif

Definitely and for us so people with Showtime do not miss any episodes of Dexter.

I am not getting Showtime again until Homeland premiers.
post #16684 of 18580
I've been playing catch up and just started on season two (yeah I know I'm late to the show) smile.gif. Working late/weird hours kills my TV time (and sadly, my love life :/ )
post #16685 of 18580
Hours can be rough.

I watched the whole first season in 2-2 1/2 days as it was addicting.

Season 2 is good and the show is so good I'll put down the extra money three months a year to watch it.

Hope BHN doesn't lose Showtime for a few days or weeks.
post #16686 of 18580
Oh man that would suck if we did lose it.

I am loving the show and trying not to binge smile.gif.
post #16687 of 18580
Hmm if this contract thing with CBS gets nasty we may see CBS losing rights to MLB games if it is true that they are trying to rip off customers. I could see the Texas Rangers shifting their games back to KDFI after their contract with KTXA ends smile.gif I have no idea who's stupid idea it was to yank Texas Rangers games and Dallas Stars games off of KDFI as they had just upgraded their network gear to handle the sports games in HD and then bam CBS yanks the games. I hope the Stars and Rangers take a hard look at deciding their next contract if this does get really ugly. Fox produces the games so could Fox yank them from CBS or could they provide them to TWC until the contract is settled hmm?

Oh and Nayan I am thinking that your friend in Greenville TX will be getting beIN sport HD smile.gif I going by the fact that there are areas in the Midwest-national cluster that don't have it and are getting it smile.gif the Dallas TWC notice last week was messed up I am going to assume that they might have been missing some channel info as I would assume that Sundance channel would launch in Greenville as they don't have it now also the notice was plagued with errors. Such as having beIN sport HD to be added to the HD tier on channel 809 for both Dallas and Greenville when Greenville has a channel on 809 HSN HD.

I having to wonder if TWC is waiting on the dust to settle for some of the contracts to add more channels to Greenville? I believe they just feed up more SDV bandwidth possibly about 2 months ago if they don't already have 24 SDV QAMs like the Dallas system.

These channels TWC could add in Greenville:
Hub HD
IFC HD
E! HD (month to month hold up)
Style HD (month to month hold up)
Bloomberg HD
Halogen HD
Fox Deportes HD
CMT HD (did the streaming issue between Viacom and TWC have something to do with this not being added as it was supposed to go onto channel 808 in Greenville but never did? I don't see it being added until CBS makes up with TWC as the owner of CBS controls viacom)
OWN HD
ActionMAX HD
ThrillerMAX HD
Showtime Beyond HD (could happen after the CBS spat is settled)
Showtime Next HD (could happen after the CBS spat is settled)
beIN Sport HD
TMC Xtra HD (could happen after the CBS spat is settled)

My real Question is what is TWC going to add in place of CBS/Showtime? there is going to be over 10 channels taken off so will TWC decide to just add 10 channels in their place and then move them after the fight is over?

CBS SD/HD (select Markets)
Independent station SD/HD (select Markets)
Showtime SD/HD
Showtime 2 SD/HD
Showtime Showcase SD/HD
Showtime Beyond SD/HD
Showtime Extreme SD/HD
Showtime Next SD/HD
Showtime Women SD/HD
TMC SD/HD
TMC Xtra SD/HD
Flix SD
Smithsonian SD/HD
CBS Sports Channel SD/HD

hmm what will replace them if they go dark more Starz/Encore SD/HD?

Oh and here is what the Dallas system has that Greenville doesn't HD wise:
BeIN Sport HD
Bloomberg HD
BTN HD
CBS Sportsnet HD
CMT HD
Cooking Channel HD
DIY HD
E! HD
ESPN Deportes HD
ESPN Goal line/Buzzer Beater HD
ESPNU HD
Fox Deportes HD
Fox Soccer Plus HD
GAME2 HD
GolTV HD
Halogen HD
Hub HD
IFC HD
MLB Network HD
MLB Strike Zone HD
MoreMAX HD
Nat Geo Wild HD
NBA TV HD
NFL Redzone HD
OWN HD
Oxygen HD
PAC 12 National HD
Reelz Channel HD
Showtime Beyond HD
Showtime Extreme HD
Showtime Next HD
Showtime Women HD
Sportsman Channel HD
Style HD
Tennis Channel HD
ThrillerMAX HD
TMC Xtra HD
TV One HD
TWC Deportes HD
TWC Sportsnet HD
Universal Sports HD (Soon! August 28th? likely smile.gif )

The Wichita Falls TX system is losing 5 analogs come July 30th so it will be interesting to see if the North Texas cluster starts to add more HD shortly after wink.gif I don't know why they are yanking 5 analogs unless they need more DOCSIS/SDV bandwidth wink.gif Greenville had 4 analogs removed as did Dallas back in March so we are set for now smile.gif I know Wichita Falls is at least 750MHz as they have what looks to be like 750MHz CCOR cable amps on the lines along with 1GHz Aurora nodes which is what TWC Dallas, Greenville, and Wichita Falls all seem to install I am betting they have the same tech head person that made that decision to go with that brand in all of these areas smile.gif . Wichita Falls lost like about 8 analogs earlier this year so year so yeah they are removing them there because they are likely 750MHz and need more bandwidth.
post #16688 of 18580
Kevin,

Nice catch on Flix also being affected and Halogen HD becomes Pivot HD August 1. I really wish I had that channel.
post #16689 of 18580
There's a few channels that they don't have and miss, but he said service-wise it's worth it. He's hoping for Universal Sports smile.gif.

That's a very good question as far as what will replace Showtime if it goes dark. Maybe Starz? Or maybe they won't replace them at all, in which case that would really suck as the premiums are pretty good money-makers. If that were to happen I would hope it wouldn't last long because that's quite a number of channels to go dark! It'll be interesting to see how it all plays out.
post #16690 of 18580
For those following the CBS-TWC stare-down, the deadline has been extended one day, to 9:00am July 25th, in order to cover the end of the sweeps period, per this Bloomberg article.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-23/time-warner-cable-cbs-extend-deadline-to-july-25-for-new-deal.html
post #16691 of 18580
Good find Yimitz!

The fact they even extended it a few hours for sweeps is a good sign. After all, we lost our NBC Affiliate during sweeps last year.

I do think a deal will get done or they will keep doing couple of hour extensions like TWC and Fox did a few years ago.

For us, the following are all at stake at least for a few days.

CBS Sports Network
Flix East and West (Movie Pass)
Showtime
Smithsonian Channel (HD Pak)
The Movie Channel

As always, I'd love to knock these off the MTM list.
post #16692 of 18580
Maybe just wishful thinking but when they reach a deal do you think they will finally add Showtime Anytime? Having access to that would be a huge plus.
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post #16694 of 18580
Nayan: Showtime Anytime will most likely be part of the deal. All those goodies come into play with a new deal.

That channel was added last week as scheduled although we have not gotten the OD duplicates in the HD section yet.
post #16695 of 18580
The OD duplicates are up in the HD section one week late.

HD Showcase still remains.

One thing they forgot is an OD duplicate of Free Movies On Demand as that is where Sundance HD content is housed.

Kind of funny that they are the only HD OD Content with duplicate in the OD section and are the only 24/7 channel available in HD that BHN has in SD but not HD.

Anyway, one more day before the Michigan notice.
Edited by HDOrlando - 7/24/13 at 11:11am
post #16696 of 18580
I am hoping the Michigan notice has some good news for us and I'm also hoping the love spat between CBS/TWC ends quickly. I hate having channels go dark.

I forgot about those channels being added down in the SD area (geez that makes me sound like a snob!). I did add them to my faves though smile.gif.
post #16697 of 18580
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Originally Posted by Nayan View Post

I am hoping the Michigan notice has some good news for us and I'm also hoping the love spat between CBS/TWC ends quickly. I hate having channels go dark.

I forgot about those channels being added down in the SD area (geez that makes me sound like a snob!). I did add them to my faves though smile.gif.

Hey your friend in Greenville Texas is not likely to get Universal Sports Net SD/HD this time around as it is going on the sports tier and they don't have it in Greenville along with a ton of channels that most systems do sorry frown.gif

That reason is why no:
NFL Redzone HD
MLB Strikezone HD
ESPN Goaline/Buzzerbeater HD
CBS Sportsnet HD
Tennis Channel HD
Fox Soccer Plus HD
Big Ten HD
PAC12 National HD
Sportsman Channel HD

in Greenville frown.gif

They are missing a lot though even in SD frown.gif :
Sundance Channel
Boomerang
Sprout
Nat Geo Wild
ESPNU
and many more.
post #16698 of 18580
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Originally Posted by kevin120 View Post

Hey your friend in Greenville Texas is not likely to get Universal Sports Net SD/HD this time around as it is going on the sports tier and they don't have it in Greenville along with a ton of channels that most systems do sorry frown.gif

That reason is why no:
NFL Redzone HD
MLB Strikezone HD
ESPN Goaline/Buzzerbeater HD
CBS Sportsnet HD
Tennis Channel HD
Fox Soccer Plus HD
Big Ten HD
PAC12 National HD
Sportsman Channel HD

in Greenville frown.gif

They are missing a lot though even in SD frown.gif :
Sundance Channel
Boomerang
Sprout
Nat Geo Wild
ESPNU
and many more.

Kevin,

What would you say are the main SD channels that Bright House Orlando is missing? I'm just curious.
post #16699 of 18580
Oh man that sucks frown.gif. That's one he really wanted too.
post #16700 of 18580
CBS and Time Warner Cable have agreed to an extension until Monday.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57595415-93/cbs-time-warner-cable-agree-to-brief-contract-extension/

This is a good sign and I bet a deal gets done. The best news is for BHN Orlando Customers with Showtime/TMC who could have missed "Dexter" this weekend.

So, no showdown today but hoping for some good news from Yimitz. I'll be stunned if we do not get HD announced.
post #16701 of 18580
I am hoping for some good news too.

It's very encouraging to see them extend the contract a few days (and awesome news for Dexter fans!). Hopefully sometime between today and Monday they'll reach a deal.
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post #16703 of 18580
Here's the Michigan notice. As always, please don't shoot the messenger. smile.gif

(click on the image to see a larger version.)

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post #16704 of 18580
Yimitz,

This is awesome.

The Starz/Encore/Plex HD channels might not be coming but we are FINALLY getting Sundance HD.smile.gif I knew that IFC/WE deal would help us get it.

Were also getting three other HD channels.

Inspiration HD
QVC Plus HD
NBC Universal Sports HD

It furthers shows Bright House will add the HD version of a channel when it comes available as long as there is not a contract dispute/there is room in the update as Sundance HD could have been added earlier but more channels were ahead of it.

On Digital Basic, the only two channels that might be available and both are questionable as to availability that we have in SD but not HD are Aspire TV and Chiller.

I bet we get Starz/Encore/Plex HD in the 4th quarter but this is a nice update.

Thanks so much Yimitz.
post #16705 of 18580
Oh awesome!! Universal Sports AND Sundance! That's great news thank you Yimitz smile.gif.

/awkwardhappydance
post #16706 of 18580
Still more Starz HD for me! wink.gif

BHN is basically creating channels now. QVC Plus? Really?

I'm glad you guys got Sundance HD.

It's Starz/Encore/Plex HD and nothing left but table scraps for you guys now.

In terms of things even remaining for Bright House, the list is very thin. The following HD channels exist, but are not carried in any form:

3net
Africa Channel HD (on MTM with TWC NYC, the only place it's carried. If long-term carriage is renewed, it will probably show up for you guys)
AXS.TV HD (On the Insight systems in OH/IN/KY.)
The Blaze HD
Cartoon Network West HD
eScapes HD (Only MCTV in Massillon, OH carries this in HD, only Buckeye Cable in OH beyond that even carries it.)
Fight Now HD (Not sure if this even exists, it was announced last year for TWC Midwest. Cablevision is the only one to carry it, in SD only).
Funimation HD (Only AT&T U-Verse carries this in the first place.)
Halogen (Pivot) HD
Havoc HD (Only AT&T U-Verse carries this in the first place.)
HDNet Movies (see AXS.TV)
Longhorn Network HD (This won't come until a new carriage deal with Disney/ABC/ESPN)
NHK World TV (On TWC NYC and Oceanic TWC in Hawaii).
One World Sports HD (Announced last year like Fight Now, not sure if an HD feed exists yet for this.)
Outside Television HD (Announced last year like Fight Now and One World Sports, not sure if an HD feed exists yet for this.)
Ovation HD (You all know what happened here. You had it.)
Pac-12 Regionals in HD (I could see these coming for football season)
PixL HD (Only Dish Network carries this movie channel from Discovery)
Shorts HD (Only carried on the dishes.)
Sony Movie Channel HD (Only carried by the dishes, AT&T, and Frankfort Electric Power in Kentucky).
SWRV HD (If a Music Choice deal is renewed, this will probably come.)
TBS/TNT West HD
Univision Deportes HD (I'm surprised this wasn't included in the Univision/Galavision deal recently.)
Veria TV HD (Only GCI in Alaska carries this in HD to my knowledge. Cablevision, Verizon FiOS and RCN have it in SD, and that's it).
Wealth TV HD
The 7 .TV channels only Verizon and AT&T will touch.

The only things carried in SD that could be added are the following:
BTN Alternates in HD for Michigan and Indianapolis. They're not carried in Bakersfield or Birmingham.
Disney Channel West HD in Tampa and Indianapolis. It's not carried in Orlando, Michigan or Birmingham.
EWTN HD not carried in Tampa, Indianapolis and Birmingham.
Military History Channel HD. This was announced for Buckeye Cable and then pulled. It may not exist right now.
Music Choice HD.
PBS Kids Sprout HD. Not carried in Orlando, Michigan or Indianapolis in SD.
TBN HD. I'm surprised this one hasn't appeared yet.

And of course, if Michigan gets Spanish language channels.
Edited by oriolesmagic - 7/25/13 at 2:10pm
post #16707 of 18580
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Originally Posted by HDOrlando View Post

Yimitz,

This is awesome.

The Starz/Encore/Plex HD channels might not be coming but we are FINALLY getting Sundance HD.smile.gif I knew that IFC/WE deal would help us get it.

Were also getting three other HD channels.

Inspiration HD
QVC Plus HD
NBC Universal Sports HD

It furthers shows Bright House will add the HD version of a channel when it comes available as long as there is not a contract dispute/there is room in the update as Sundance HD could have been added earlier but more channels were ahead of it.

On Digital Basic, the only two channels that might be available and both are questionable as to availability that we have in SD but not HD are Aspire TV and Chiller.

I bet we get Starz/Encore/Plex HD in the 4th quarter but this is a nice update.

Thanks so much Yimitz.

I wish TWC would move these channels in my area down to channels below 100:
Channel Desired Channel #:
ShopNBC 82
Shop Zeal 83
Shop Zeal 2 84
Shop Zeal 3 85
Shop Zeal 4 86
Shop Zeal 5 87
Jewelry TV 88

add:
HSN2 89
QVC Plus 91

this would free up some space above 100 to rearrange channels to allow more channels from 167-174 for more channels.

I really don't understand why TWC hasn't started using the 1000s for HD here yet? The channels are all open above 1000 and the only 1 channel above 1000 taken up is 1411 an TWC employee channel that is only available on the Navigator boxes that is hidden and you have to manually tune to it. iGuide and Navigator both support channels in the 1000s so they should have added a lot of channels by now smile.gif TWC Wichita Falls is Motorola based and they have channels in the 1000s!

I want to see:
Sundance HD
QVC HD
MTV2 HD
TV Land HD
WGN America HD
Disney Jr HD
BBC America HD
Fuse HD
Starz Comedy HD
Starz in Black HD
Starz Cinema HD
Encore Action HD
Encore Drama HD
NHL Network SD/HD
GAME 3-9 HD
TEAM 2-9 HD
QVC Plus HD
Inspiration HD

I have a feeling we may see more HD channels before the year is up besides Universal Sports HD smile.gif
post #16708 of 18580
Oriolesmagic,

You still got us there probably until year's end.

Landing Sundance HD and Universal Sports HD were two small holes in the lineup. QVC Plus HD and Inspiration HD is just BHN running up the score.

It is insane how we keep getting HD no one else has. Last quarter it was FamilyNet, Pentagon Channel and Blue Highways TV which has HD programs. Heak, not many systems have BYU HD.

As for other stuff besides Starz/Encore/Plex HD...................

There will be more digital cable channels going HD, AXS.TV/HDNet Movies, EPIX, Sprout, etc. is still out there. It's so spoiling but BHN seems like they would add the .TV channels to keep adding HD.

your list is pretty impressive.
Edited by HDOrlando - 7/25/13 at 7:19pm
post #16709 of 18580
Out of everything we don't have the ones I would like are:

Africa Channel HD
Al-Jazeera
CNN International HD
Epix HD
Military History HD (if it exists)
NHK World HD
Ovation HD (I'd love to have this back either way)
Sony Movie Channel HD

I think you're right Kevin, we'll probably see more HD before the year is out smile.gif.
post #16710 of 18580
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Originally Posted by Nayan View Post

Out of everything we don't have the ones I would like are:

Africa Channel HD
Al-Jazeera
CNN International HD
Epix HD
Military History HD (if it exists)
NHK World HD
Ovation HD (I'd love to have this back either way)
Sony Movie Channel HD

I think you're right Kevin, we'll probably see more HD before the year is out smile.gif.

Well I was meaning in Texas TWC systems as they have seemed to be getting ready to add more HD channels as they are freeing up more bandwidth for SDV in areas that need it. I think one on the major pushes right now for TWC is the 6 tuner gateways and DOCSIS 3.0 8 channel bonding launch on the downstream I am thinking TWC is trying to get everyone on 8 channel bonding so they can use 8 downstream channels for faster internet tiers along with having the newest Motorola and Cisco boxes locking onto the 8 downstream channels as the gateways have a 8x4 DOCSIS 3.0 modem smile.gif the current ODN boxes have a DOCSIS 2.0 cable modem in use for guide data and signals sent from the headend to the box and back to the headend from the box smile.gif
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