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post #17611 of 18580
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Originally Posted by Nayan View Post

Probably some guy in his 'man cave' will be grunting in joy, but I agree with you it is kind of a waste, especially since there's things that we should have had by now like Showtime Anytime.

What bringing the WatchESPN app to Roku does is take the TV to the computer back to the TV. Sure, there might be some additional ESPN3 content, but that stuff is so obscure that it's not being featured on any of the ESPN Networks, so the viewership clamoring for it is very, very small.

It mostly goes to college sports, and TWC/BHN has launched those college football extra channels on many systems that would have this content.
post #17612 of 18580
I'm watching the ESPN app right now on my iPad! Knights vs Seminoles so I can keep an eye on the score while I watch something else on TV. I also have used it on my phone when my son has a game and there is UCF football game on. I am very glad we have it available! Go Knights! smile.gif
post #17613 of 18580
BHN has been a tad behind on the premium stuff. We do not have Showtime Anytime yet but also only one Starz HD Channel.

The aps will come with renewal deals but other than that, this has been a quiet week and our notice is likely just under two weeks away.
post #17614 of 18580
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Originally Posted by oriolesmagic View Post

What bringing the WatchESPN app to Roku does is take the TV to the computer back to the TV. Sure, there might be some additional ESPN3 content, but that stuff is so obscure that it's not being featured on any of the ESPN Networks, so the viewership clamoring for it is very, very small.

It mostly goes to college sports, and TWC/BHN has launched those college football extra channels on many systems that would have this content.

Like the BH Sports Network that never shows UCF games even though their name is plastered on the stadium? Often they will be showing high school football during a UCF game, so there is no way to even watch it on TV. Go make sense of that sponsorship irony...So yes, Watch ESPN is sometimes the only way to see a game and not redundant at all to existing channels. Having the addition to Roku doesn't change anything on BH or ESPN's end, it just makes it easier for the consumer to enjoy the stream on a TV.
post #17615 of 18580
I can't wait to see what our last notice holds. Better be something good smile.gif.
post #17616 of 18580
I think we might get Al-Jazeera America HD announced for December 6. TWC is rolling it out that day and BHN probably will too.

Other possibilities include Aspire HD and of course the 5 other HD Starz networks with possibly the main West Coast feed in HD, The 4 available Encore networks in HD, Indie Plex HD and Retro Plex HD for those who do not already have it and MoviePlex HD if available.

Our December Notice is already going to have Ovation HD and Univision El Ray HD. If The Viacom deal gets done, Nick Jr. HD and Nick Toons HD could be a part of it for the first Quarter.

Hopefully, Bright House adds The Starz HD with the preview at the end of the month as that would give them a better shot at getting more subscribers. Once those Starz/Encore/Plex Channels are out of the way, it clears a path for other stuff to be added like Chiller HD when it comes out and Pivot HD.
post #17617 of 18580
Hi guys,

Just received a letter from BHN saying Smithsonian is moving to Basic Digital. I am still one of the few who pays for HD Pack. I assume there is no longer any reason to keep this after 12/31 when the change occurs.

Q: If you have a promo deal of any kind will dropping a service cancel the deal? How is BHN these days on giving promo deals to keep customers?
post #17618 of 18580
Sadly yes it will. I am pretty close to the end of my deal and have asked nicely, only to be told nothing is available deal-wise for me. With costs the way they are and a rate hike coming in a couple months I will probably cut the cord. I hate to say that, as you guys know how much I do love BH, but I just see no value in it for myself anymore. I would call or visit the office as they might have something for you, but for me I think this is the end.
post #17619 of 18580
R-U-Q-R-U: I'm glad Smithsonian is moving packages. This coupled with NBC Universal no longer airing Charlie's Angels re-runs in HD also gives me no incentive to have the package. Apparently, they are replacing it with beIN Sport which will still be available on Sports Pass. There really is no reason to have HD Pak anymore and it would if BHN would merge it with Movie Pass which could use a boost. Of course, adding those 4 HD Encore and 2 or 3 Plex HD's (If Movie Plex HD is available) would solve a lot of problems there.

Nayan: That would suck but times are tough.

The only thing I'll be cutting is the free HBO for 3 months promo on December 6, Showtime After Homeland ends this season and Sports Pass after The NFL ends.

Given how much you get from Basic and Digital Cable, it's not worth it to me to pay extra.

I would love to get FearNet and Vutopia back but do not see it happening.
post #17620 of 18580
Discovery Contract done!

http://variety.com/2013/tv/news/discovery-moves-toward-tv-everywhere-with-time-warner-cable-deal-1200850273/
post #17621 of 18580
Kevin: Awesome! That's one we don't have to worry about now smile.gif.

HDO: It does suck, but after taking an honest look at what I actually do watch and what are considered as must-watch (for me anyway) I only have two on that list, both I can get either streaming or on disc. I would miss sports, but the cost isn't really worth it to me anymore.
post #17622 of 18580
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Originally Posted by Nayan View Post

Kevin: Awesome! That's one we don't have to worry about now smile.gif.

HDO: It does suck, but after taking an honest look at what I actually do watch and what are considered as must-watch (for me anyway) I only have two on that list, both I can get either streaming or on disc. I would miss sports, but the cost isn't really worth it to me anymore.

yeah the only thing we have to worry about is WGN America and the Viacom channels.

My area I thought was not going to get the international channels that were on the last notice as the rest of the state had them not listed on this notice this week and instead my areas still listed them whew! Oh and We TV SD and We TV HD are moving to expanded basic according to my legal notice which was not reflected in the rest of the states notices as well for some reason. We are not going to lose Cozi TV after as that was taken off of the notice mentioning that it was to be removed.

Nothing new on the notice other than WGN America being on the hot seat.

Nayan is Willow Cricket called Willow or Willow Plus in your area? My notice just mentions Willow as being added to international package channel 1400 something.

TVB1 to International Premium Channel 1422

TVB2 to International Premium Channel 1423

TVBe to International Premium Channel 1424

TVBS to International Premium Channel 1425

Time Warner Cable will add Al Jazeera America to Digital Cable Channel 219 (Dallas)

Time Warner Cable will add Al Jazeera America to Digital Cable Channel 155 (Greenville)

CCTV 4 to International Package Channel 1433

Filmy to International Package Channel 1436

ITV Gold to International Package Channel 1435

NDTV 24x7 to International Package Channel 1434

SBTN to International Package Channel 1431

Sony to International Package Channel 1439

TVBV to International Package Channel 1430

UTV Movies to International Package Channel 1437

Willow to International Package Channel 1438
post #17623 of 18580
Nice find Kevin!

I knew a deal would get done especially with some TWC notices mentioning Investigation Discovery and Destination America moving to Basic.

Hopefully, this will clear the way for more HD OD content too.

I did not see WGN America on the notices but did see YES Network and Jewelry TV. YES could get ugly but if WGN America is on the notices, it might clear the way for Bakersfield to finally get it.

If WGN America is on the notices, it could have a drop dead but then it's only YES Network and Viacom. I do love seeing that MTM list shorten.

Update: The deal apparently runs through the end of the decade and includes more VOD which likely means more HD OD. I'd really love this for I.D.
post #17624 of 18580
A lot of areas lack ID HD and Destination America HD so this deal should take care of those for TWC. OWN HD and Military Channel HD are missing too, so a lot of TWC markets will get something from this deal. I'm curious if Discovery's movie service PixL was included in this deal. Only Dish Network and CenturyLink Prism have added it thus far.
post #17625 of 18580
I would not be surprised if it was if others got the rest of The Discovery Suite. However, I thought PixL was an indy?

Regardless, I'm excited about the VOD stuff mentioned and having this one out of the way for 7 years.
post #17626 of 18580
Kevin: Here it is just Willow.

Having the Discovery deal done is a very good thing, as those are a lot of channels some folks could be getting.

I've never heard of PixL but it looks very family-friendly so I'm sure there would be a few folks who would watch it.
post #17627 of 18580
PixL was spun off, it's no longer a part of Discovery Communications.
post #17628 of 18580
Got ya.

It's an exciting deal though.

Our notice will be coming next week so it will likely show everything that is up at the end of the year.

Where has everyone seen WGN America in the notices?
post #17629 of 18580
I think maybe they are confusing YES with WGN? I haven't seen it on any notices.
post #17630 of 18580
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Originally Posted by Nayan View Post

I think maybe they are confusing YES with WGN? I haven't seen it on any notices.

I am pretty sure that WGN is on the notices as it is only on the notices where WGN is available on TWC. The last round of noticed for the midwest had it and then this weeks notices for Texas had it on them.
post #17631 of 18580
Ah, I must have missed it then. I need to read more slowly next time smile.gif.
post #17632 of 18580
WGN America HD is limited throughout TWC. NYC has it, Syracuse has it, but no one else has it in the Northeast. Only Rochester carries the channel in SD. The Carolinas and most of TWC Midwest have it, but in SD only (with the exception of Lincoln, NE). Out west, San Diego and Desert Cities have it, but Southern California (LA) is divided depending on whether it came from Comcast or Adelphia. TX is equally as messy going from areas not having it at all to some carrying it in HD.

This problem with WGN America exists with a lot of providers. Comcast is equally a mess with it, as is Charter. Cox pretty consistently has it.
post #17633 of 18580
I looked on the back pages and only found it as moving channels. I guess we will see in the notices tomorrow. It would be great if Bakersfield got it. The fact they do not have it baffles feb1003.
post #17634 of 18580
I saw the TWC NYC and NC notices.

- WGN America expires on January 1. Interesting, it might only be for certain parts of TWC as on The NYC notice, it was only for the Mount Vernon area. I do believe I saw WGN America on notices a year or two ago in certain areas so this could be scattered. More than likely, the deal expires for everyone.

- Encore On Demand is being added to Movie Pass in January. Hopefully, this leads to more HD Starz/Encore/Plex for everyone.

- Ovation and Univision El Ray SD/HD are being added on or after January 1. These were already announced via the press.
post #17635 of 18580
Interesting how the TWC Northeast notices don't mention Aspire in HD anymore.

I guess we'll still have to wonder if an HD feed really exists for that one.
post #17636 of 18580
That it is surprise. Those could have been typos too.
post #17637 of 18580
Anyone have a good ideal when Smithsonian will move from HD Pack to the Digital Tier? Our mailing said on or before December 31st but was hoping someone had a better idea.
EDIT: Central Florida area, 34761
post #17638 of 18580
Property33,

I am not sure. You could ask Gary.

I'm waiting for this as well. It would be nice if we had this for The Kennedy stuff this week.
post #17639 of 18580
I asked in the other forum (username D-CELL), I imagine he'll respond sometime this evening. Smithsonian is the only thing I watch in the HD Pack.
post #17640 of 18580
I'm not sure Gary even knows. These on or after dates are getting annoying.

Two channels announced but not up yet

1165 Willow Cricket HD (punch it in and you get a blank screen.

224: HSN2 (I think this is delayed).

I'll never watch either but you like to see everything come through.

We also get GAC HD on or December 1.
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