Originally Posted by HDOrlando
We definitely are OM. Charter is making strides though.
Once Starz HD and Nick Jr. HD/Nick Toons HD are added, it clears out the major stuff. Hopefully, they will offer a free preview of Movie Pass.
Of course, HD holdouts like Chiller, Discovery Fit and Health, Viacom Channels and ESPN Classic could launch but it will soon become those or new additions like Pivot, Revolt, etc.
Movies have been gone almost 4 1/2 years. You have to think they will eventually make concessions as AXS.Tv does seem to be having any luck getting back the systems they lost years ago. EPIX would be a big add as well but do not think anything is cooking there.
HD should keep coming though as we get closer to that all HD lineup.
BTW: No notice for Orlando today. This was not a surprise given I could not pull Indiana's notice off The IndyStar this morning. I'm betting it comes Friday but do have channel number estimates based on the SD channels on the HD list in my sig.
Epix could come in a Viacom deal. DirecTV's deal gave them the option to add Epix, an option they have not yet taken. Their last Starz/Encore deal was supposed to bring the Plex channels, perhaps they will launch with the new D14 satellite next year. I'm hoping when that happens, DirecTV gets everything Bright House has.
HDNet Movies is a great channel, they air a lot of great movies. There are some days, like yesterday, where I almost recorded every movie they aired.
ESPN Classic will likely not launch in HD, it's rumored to be used as a tool to create the SEC Network next year. ESPN Classic had a lot more value when they had the rights to more things, but as each professional league started their own network, that content dried up. Each of those networks air old content, especially NBA TV.
Discovery Fit & Health is basically a clearinghouse for all other Discovery programming, so just about everything on there is HD anyway, so there's no reason it can't launch. Considering TWC's deal, I don't know why you guys don't have Revolt already.