I know it's been discussed in the past that Comcast had "trialed" SDV previously, but no one thought there was much of a future for it.
I know that Time Warner and Brighthouse use it very successfully (and in turn have over 200 HD channels - the most of any provider in the country). They also can add channels with the blink of an eye (see the recent NFL Network / Red Zone add).
So, since I haven't been able to get any peeps out of anyone - does anyone think Comcast is reconsidering it?
I mean, seriously - they are sitting on 15-20 open QAM's of bandwidth here in the DE/PA/NJ area (Freedom Region). Cable cos would die for that much capacity. Comcast also doesn't carry the 60-70 additional HD's that are out there today that, for example, Brighthouse has. They have no HD's for the In Demand sports packages (which in 2012 is a shock, seeing as they both offer 9 HD stations per sport now).
There has to be something in the works for all that space. If it's a proven successful method of delivery - it would be a no-brainer for Comcast to allocate say, 10 (or however many) of those QAM's for SDV and add a boatload of new HD's instantly.
It's been shown now they WON'T be using QAM's for the 305 Internet product, so that shoots down that theory. From watching CC and VZ over the years - i've never once seen so much bandwidth sitting idly. Someone is up to something - but what I do not know.
Not adding HD versions of recent adds like WFN, Goal Line, beIN, etc - when you have all this capacity at your fingertips (or not adding DIY, Cooking HD that ARE on in Center City Philly) - just makes it even more fishy...almost like they're waiting for a "new method" of delivery, so to speak.
One could guess about an IP method of delivery - but hell, Verizon's been trying that for the past 3 years without success.