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Comcast Deleting Secondary Premium Channels

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by aindik, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

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    When I get home tonight I'll check to see if I still have it. If I do, I'll take a picture of it with my phone and post it.
     
  2. rrrobinsonjr

    rrrobinsonjr New Member

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    Thanks!
     
  3. mlsnyc

    mlsnyc Member TCF Club

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    I was worried this was a trend so I checked if there was any chatter about TWC or other providers doing the same thing. So far Comcast looks like the only offender.

    http://forums.comcast.com/t5/Channels-and-Programming/Comcast-dropping-some-HD-channels/td-p/988533
    http://forums.comcast.com/t5/Channe...premium-channels-with-no-warning/td-p/1332109

    And sometimes there are movies and programs the main channel doesn't broadcast. Like others have already said, Comcast should be expanding HD programming, not taking it away.

    So not cool.
     
  4. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

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    In fairness to Comcast, most of those movies and programs are probably available On Demand that month.
     
  5. mlsnyc

    mlsnyc Member TCF Club

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    I suppose. It's been years since I've been on Comcast, but I remember that on top of the Premium OnDemand content they also offered a lot of HD movies for free to their customers through OnDemand.

    But that won't help much if you don't have their STB (i.e. just your TiVo box) or if a movie they're showing on the other channels aren't on OnDemand.
     
  6. sharkster

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    I, too, like having both feeds. I hope Charter doesn't start taking away channels. We pay enough for cable that we aren't getting any more than we pay for, that's for sure!
     
  7. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

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    Let me know if you can see this.
     

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  8. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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    Which means squat to most TiVo owners, right?
     
  9. dbranco

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    Probably, if you live in the Boston area. I live north of Boston and can get VOD on my Tivo Premiere when it's in the "HD Menu" mode.
     
  10. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I don't have Comcast, but I hate the idea of them giving you less for the same money or more. I hope this isn't a trend. Yeah, I know a lot of what they show on the various channels is redundant, but I still like the idea of choice. The thing is, I don't find a clear definition of what the other HBOs are supposed to be in some cases. HBOE and HBOW I get. HBO Signature? What is that supposed to be? How about HBO Zone? I think they need to scope those channels out better so that they just don't seem redundant and give the providers an excuse to cut them. Maybe change HBO Signature to show only HBO produced content. HBO Zone could be something else...not sure what.
     
  11. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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    I never pay any attention to which HBO I'm watching. All I know is at any given moment, HBO is showing about 15 different programs. The only one that is special is the first in the list because that's where brand new content shows up first.
     
  12. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I can't even remember the last thing I actually watched LIVE on HBO. I'll normally go through the guide and see what I want to record, then record it and watch when I can. The beauty part of multiple showings is that I can record it during off hours and it doesn't interfere with my network recordings.
     
  13. lambertman

    lambertman To see you, Nice

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    I would be stunned if all six regionals were made available nationwide in SD, let alone HD. I'm in the heart of Big Ten country and the extra BTN football channels are SD only here.
     
  14. rrrobinsonjr

    rrrobinsonjr New Member

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    This was incredibly helpful and cleared up a lot!

    Do you not have multiple HD options on your service? In my market (MD/DC/VA) we have THREE HD versions of main HBO, SHOWTIME & CINEMAX and TWO each of all their other premium options.

    If my service opted to drop one, it would affect me in no way except that I might have to change some of my Season passes if they were programmed for the deleted HD channel. I could just choose the remaining one instead.

    As for the West coast options and HBO Latin being deleted....well I could totally live with that. The former rarely affects me and the latter....well...I don't speak Spanish.
     
  15. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

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    We won't have those channels at all. They are not duplicated elsewhere in the lineup.

    The only premium channels left in HD are:
    HBO HD
    HBO2 HD
    Cinemax HD
    Showtime HD
    Starz! HD
    HBO West HD
    HBO Signature HD
    Cinemax West HD
     
  16. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

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    I actually got the flyer twice in two different formats. Here's the other one which shows what channels they are keeping in addition to the ones they are removing.
     

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  17. aindik

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  18. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    So the question I would have....is ALL the content from the channels being removed available On Demand? For instance if HBO Signature is showing Forrest Gump (just pulled a movie out of my butt for this), and it is not being shown on any of the HBOs you are getting, can you get them OnDemand? If you can, it's really not a big deal. If you can't, I would want a rebate.
     
  19. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

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    HBO Zone is showing Crooklyn tonight. Crooklyn is not available on HBO On Demand. So, the answer is no. It's not all available On Demand. I have no idea how much of it is or isn't.

    Crooklyn is, however, available to me on HBO Zone in SD.

    Problem with a rebate is, this is the same service I was paying for 2 years ago, and the same service much of the country is still paying for. Much of the country never got these channels in HD in the first place.
     
  20. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

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    If it's a Premiere-only feature, then I'm out anyway. I have a TivoHD.
     

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