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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
This will be the new thread going forward that is a comprehensive chart of all providers' HD offerings nationally. The chart includes major cable, satellite, telco, IPTV and streaming offerings. The previous thread can be found HERE.

Channels are broken down by category so that you can compare offerings between providers for networks (standard television channels), premiums (HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz), international channels (channels either being in another language other than English or marketed to international audiences), and PPV channels (either by subscription service or one-time rental fee).

In the case of cable providers, some channels may not be carried in your market due to bandwidth or perceived lack of interest. You should always check with the provider before signing up for service if you are looking for certain services. As always, channels are subject to change with carriage disputes and format changes. If you have any questions about what is available in a certain market, please ask me and I'll try to get that information for you. Channels marked wide are carried in at least 50% of possible markets from that company.

Regional sports networks are usually only offered in their respective territories. DirecTV offers the Sports Pack that allows you to access these out-of-market. Essentially, use the regional sports network chart as a way to determine what might be seen in your area if you're a sports fan. Note that some providers don't carry all regional sports networks available, and that what you can get in a certain area may vary from providers.

Premium channels, and some networks, are available with East and West feeds. They are only marked on this chart if a provider offers both. For most premium channels, only one feed will be offered in an area. Some providers do offer both feeds, and prioritize the native area feed on their respective coast.

If you're wondering about your local market, you can see your area, down to your specific cable/satellite system, included with channel numbers and what's carried in standard definition HERE!
 

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I've started the following chart of what channels are not transmitted via IP that we can confirm through Comcast's system. I will keep this updated separately from the chart. This is sorted by the MCLU channel numbers. More universal channels are largely in HD throughout the entire system, so these are confirmed mostly by partially HD systems throughout the country and the holes they still have. Some of these are largely HD everywhere, others of these are not HD in Comcast's footprint anywhere. The moment these go IP, they likely light up in HD for those neglected systems, and the ones that aren't in HD anywhere will join them. Some of these numbers may very slightly in time zones (especially with the movie channels), and some may not be present on all systems.

(varies by location): QVC
(varies by location): HSN
(varies by location): HSN2
(varies by location): ShopHQ
1096: SonLife Broadcasting Network
1099: Gem Shopping Network
1102: The Weather Channel
1111: CNN
1113: MSNBC
1114: Newsy
1121: CNBC
1122: Bloomberg
1123: Fox Business Network
1210: ESPNEWS
1216: NFL RedZone
1217: NHL Network
1218: NBA TV
1219: MLB Network
1223: Golf Channel
1224: Tennis Channel
1231: ESPN Deportes
1236: Outdoor Channel
1246: TVG
1247: TVG2
1301: ESPNU
1303: CBS Sports Network
1313: Big Ten Network
1314: Big Ten Network Overflow 1
1315: Big Ten Network Overflow 2
1321: SEC Network
1405: AMC
1412: Paramount Network
1418: BBC America
1428: WE TV
1430: truTV
1435: Comedy Central
1436: Vice
1438: IFC
1439: Logo
1444: Investigation Discovery
1445: Crime & Investigation
1451: Science Channel
1455: Lifetime
1456: Lifetime Movies
1457: UP
1458: Hallmark Channel
1459: Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
1464: Oprah Winfrey Network
1465: Oxygen
1472: National Geographic Wild
1480: American Heroes Channel
1487: Destination America
1488: Travel Channel
1606: MTV
1607: VH1
1608: CMT
1620: Great American Country
1625: BET
1626: TV One
1656: Cowboy Channel
1657: Daystar
1673: BYU TV
1682: Impact Network
1707: Universal Kids
1709: BabyFirst TV
1715: Disney Channel
1716: Disney XD
1728: Nickelodeon
1742: Freeform
1755: Turner Classic Movies

1771: Flix
1772: Flix (Pacific)
1774: Starz Encore (Pacific)
1775: Starz Encore Action
1776: Starz Encore Action (Pacific)
1777: Starz Encore Black
1778: Starz Encore Black (Pacific)
1784: Starz Encore Westerns
1785: Starz Encore Westerns (Pacific)
1802: HBO
1803: HBO (Pacific)
1804: HBO2
1805: HBO (Pacific)
1806: HBO Signature
1807: HBO Signature (Pacific)
1808: HBO Family
1809: HBO Family (Pacific)
1810: HBO Comedy
1811: HBO Comedy (Pacific)
1812: HBO Zone
1813: HBO Zone (Pacific)
1814: HBO Latino
1815: HBO Latino (Pacific)
1820: Cinemax
1821: Cinemax (Pacific)
1822: MoreMax
1823: MoreMax (Pacific)
1824: ActionMax
1825: ActionMax (Pacific)
1826: ThrillerMax
1827: ThrillerMax (Pacific)
1828: MovieMax
1830: 5StarMax
1832: OuterMax
1834: Cinemax Spanish
1841: Showtime (Pacific)
1842: Showtime 2
1843: Showtime 2 (Pacific)
1844: Showtime x BET
1846: Showtime Showcase
1847: Showtime Showcase (Pacific)
1848: Showtime Extreme
1849: Showtime Extreme (Pacific)
1850: Showtime Women
1852: Showtime Family Zone
1853: Showtime Family Zone (Pacific)
1854: Showtime Next
1860: The Movie Channel
1861: The Movie Channel (Pacific)
1862: The Movie Channel Extra
1863: The Movie Channel Extra (Pacific)
1868: Starz
1869: Starz (Pacific)
 

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Here's what is appearing to be the final verdict for the latest Comcast update:

Africa Channel HD - not carried to wide (Many areas that didn't have the channel at all have it on 1629 now HD IP)
Disney Jr HD - limited to wide
FXM HD - not carried to wide
INSP HD - not carried to wide
TV Land HD - not carried to wide

I've been checking some of the Comcast oddities that are only in a smaller amount of markets like Cowboy Channel, NASA, BYU TV to see if those areas got them in HD; no further changes.

For my local charts, I've used yellow for channels carried in SD but not in HD. The yellow is really dwindling for Comcast. I've also updated our IP channels listing as the first reply. No changes for some of the more neglected systems to fill their HD holes. As an example, some of these areas just getting Disney Jr HD and FXM HD were missing Disney XD HD and FXX HD. They still are. And there's still no change in the NBCU channels. A few stray systems are missing CNBC HD and MSNBC HD, some larger ones are missing Oxygen HD and Universal Kids HD in major areas of the South.
 

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It's all getting a little messy again, but the chart has been updated. I've seen enough of Comcast to make the following determinations:

Africa Channel HD, Disney Jr HD, FXM HD, INSP HD and TV Land HD are now wide for Comcast. I can't imagine the areas that already have the channel in SD won't be upgraded to HD. All areas that didn't previously have the channel now have it in HD only on 1629.

The additions have been made on YouTube TV for the Viacom channels.

I've also added ShopLC HD and subtracted Living Faith Network HD from DirecTV.

I've added PTL Network HD to the chart as wide for Verizon Fios, and deleted Living Faith Network HD from them.
 

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I can't imagine the areas that already have the channel in SD won't be upgraded to HD. All areas that didn't previously have the channel now have it in HD only on 1629.
FYI, I just checked & it's still SD-only here (maybe because we're ex-Insight :rolleyes: ) - I'll keep an eye on it though...along with the few remaining other SD's ;)
 

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The Africa Channel's still in SD here too.[Chicago area]
 

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FYI, I just checked & it's still SD-only here (maybe because we're ex-Insight :rolleyes: ) - I'll keep an eye on it though...along with the few remaining other SD's ;)
The Africa Channel's still in SD here too.[Chicago area]
It all seems to stem from the fact that you actually had the channel previously. DIY was like this when it launched via IP out west where it remained SD only, and according to lineups, this is still an issue with Pac-12 Network in Minnesota, Wisconsin and New Mexico. Other than some smaller neglected systems, every other system in Comcast that never had the channel before have it now. Even some of those neglected systems in PA with strange holes got Africa Channel HD.

The good news for Illinois systems regardless is that all the wide channels for Comcast are now present there with the exception of this Africa Channel glitch since GSN was added. Discovery Life is missing from some of the former Insight systems (but not all, the Quad Cities have it). That seems to be a regional thing there, as Indiana doesn't have the channel, and neither does most of Michigan. Detroit lacks Discovery Life in any form, while much of Western Michigan has it. But Western Michigan lacks AXS TV that Detroit has, along with Ovation and Tennis Channel generally. And there are a lot of missing SD only channels in Western Michigan for Comcast that allow me to know those channels aren'tt transmitted via IP above. None of that touches that Michigan generally kept its HD premiums that other areas lost or never had. And I actually do believe all of those are going to show up in IP HD eventually. I really do. I suspect we're not all that far from Comcast continuing to shut off QAM channels and forcing people to go X1 or through their apps.

I suspect every month now we're going to see some more of these smaller SD channels go HD. If Discovery Life comes to the missing areas, it will likely happen where there's no SD equivalent, it's in IP HD only via 1497, and American Heroes HD and Great American Country HD come along with it. With the constant push on those channels for Discovery+, I'm not sure how committed they are to their linear platforms as many new shows are only available through the new streaming platform (which I think could really start becoming a problem in contract negotiations).

Since we're seeing movement on the Disney front, I suspect we're going to see Comcast's hands forced on ACC Network.
 

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And on the Longhorn Network as well???
That one is a bit more complicated. Comcast only has one system in all of Texas. It just happens to cover almost the entire Houston area. I could see something similar to the deal with Spectrum on Longhorn Network. It's in the base tier in Texas, and otherwise nonexistent on their systems with a few exceptions (all on the legacy Charter end). Altice has a similar deal with Suddenlink where it doesn't really play outside of Texas. Cox is the only major cable company that carries Longhorn Network well outside the footprint, and they don't have any systems in Texas to begin with, which probably made it an easier add for them. Anything they had in the state was sold to Suddenlink years ago, like some of the more rural systems in Louisiana (Cox controls the main systems in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette).

ACC Network pretty much has to come when a new agreement is made with Disney. Comcast is the dominant provider in a ton of ACC markets. They're literally running networks to 8 of the 15 ACC schools (if you count Notre Dame, who is a member in all sports but football). Then you add in that they have a large presence in Charleston with lots of Clemson fans.

I see it ending up like Marquee. A big hike in the RSN fee for ACC areas, although it's a little harder to carve out the preferred tiers in what you'd call ACC states. Outside of immediate Pittsburgh, there really aren't any Pitt athletic fans outside of some alumni. I can't imagine it will be popular to make ACC Network accessible to Philadelphia, and make them pay extra for it. They also likely wouldn't be able to put it as an IP channel except for those areas getting it in the Sports & Entertainment Pack.
 

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IP channel may be out for any sports channel still most of the main lineup is on IPTV and they have X1 in all bars with cable tv.
If they've already got X1, then they're fine with IP channels. Plenty of lower sports channels already are. Not that people are gathering at bars to watch Sportsman Channel HD. SEC Alternate HD, Pac-12 HD outside the footprint and Fox Sports 2 HD are already IP HD only.

On another note, Mediacom has added Newsmax HD.
 

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Bally sports Ohio Plus HD seems on directv

But both Ohio and Cincinnati are still part time feeds.

There seems be an plus 2 Arizona Feed in HD (3 live games at the same time) (not an subfeed)

COX Communication’s and DIRECTV


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Bally sports Ohio Plus HD seems on directv

But both Ohio and Cincinnati are still part time feeds.

There seems be an plus 2 Arizona Feed in HD (3 live games at the same time) (not an subfeed)

COX Communication’s and DIRECTV


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Cox is just using Yurview for the "Bally Sports Extra" channel. I'm not all that motivated to add something to the chart that's merely due to the limitations of DirecTV. This is only going to be an issue in April due to the Coyotes, Suns and Diamondbacks seasons all going at once.
 

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MASN looks to be leaving Dish today as well, leaving just NESN and the AT&T SportsNet channels for RSNs there. Whenever those agreements expire, they'll be gone too.
 

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Optimum has dropped MGM HD. I presume this also applies to Suddenlink, but I'll confirm before updating the chart.
 

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Cox is just using Yurview for the "Bally Sports Extra" channel. I'm not all that motivated to add something to the chart that's merely due to the limitations of DirecTV. This is only going to be an issue in April due to the Coyotes, Suns and Diamondbacks seasons all going at once.
Bally Sports Extra AKA PLUS 2 seems to be as real as NBCSN / CSNSN Chicago +2 (now will Comcast Finley get off there ass and at the very least put on X1 IPTV in HD)
It's nice to keep track of over flows in HD.
 

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Why even bother to include streaming services when you don't update them? Streaming channels that went away five years ago still are listed on the chart. They say streaming services are the future and a chart like this could be useful if it was actually updated.

btw, Verizon just added a whole lot of foreign language channels too and they dumped those porn channels two years ago. Thought you might want to know.
 
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