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Cablevision Adds 5 More High Definition Channels
« on: October 01, 2008, 02:17:47 PM »
This just in to the www.CableRant.com newsroom...

Cablevision will be adding 5 additional HD channels to their lineup.  This brings the total to 65 HD channels.

The new additions are as follows

VH1-HD
MTV-HD
Fuse-HD
CMT-HD
NHL-HD

Our sources tell us that Cablevision will use their traditional 3 day rollout, starting on Tuesday, October 14th.

Stay tuned to CableRant for more information.

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Re: Cablevision Adds 5 More High Definition Channels
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2008, 02:57:00 PM »
That's pretty weak.  NHL-HD would be the only one that I am remotely interested in if they have their highlight show in HD.  Of course that would require me to order the SportsPak.

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Re: Cablevision Adds 5 More High Definition Channels
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2008, 07:40:45 PM »
Maybe the Nhl Network will become available to everybody when they add the HD feed. They did that with the golf channel when they added versus/golf hd.
 

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Re: Cablevision Adds 5 More High Definition Channels
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2008, 11:01:12 PM »
Are music videos even recorded in HD?
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Re: Cablevision Adds 5 More High Definition Channels
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2008, 02:14:02 PM »
I'm surprised they would pick these 5 in particular - from what I've seen, VH-1, CMTV and MTV have very little HD programming - the old MHD (or now Palladia) would have been a better HD music choice. I'm not sure about FUSE.

Personally, I would prefer more watchable channels in HD - USA, History, A&E, Sci-Fi, CNBC+ (especially given the recent market turmoil), Fox Business News, HD Net (& HD Net Movies), Smithsonian, MGM and the Premier Movie Channel suites (ie: HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax etc.).

Having said that, any HD addition is good news - I just hope the programming is in HD more than not.

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Re: Cablevision Adds 5 More High Definition Channels
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2008, 02:19:33 PM »
SUCKY additions.

No NBCU Suite?  No HBO/MAX Suite?  Still no BBCAmerica?

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Re: Cablevision Adds 5 More High Definition Channels
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2008, 03:45:23 PM »
How do they decide what is next in line to make it onto the HD lineup?

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Re: Cablevision Adds 5 More High Definition Channels
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2008, 05:45:52 PM »
How do they decide what is next in line to make it onto the HD lineup?

1) Price
2) Price
3) CV owns it
3) Fios doesn't have it

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Re: Cablevision Adds 5 More High Definition Channels
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2008, 07:41:17 PM »
How do they decide what is next in line to make it onto the HD lineup?

A lot of it has to do with contracts for a group of channels owned by the same company, because they will get better rates if they show more than one from the same company.
VH1-HD, MTV-HD, CMT-HD are all owned by Viacom.
They also own Nickelodeon-HD and Comedy Central-HD which means it is probably not a coincidence they are picking up these three more channels from them.
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Re: Cablevision Adds 5 More High Definition Channels
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2008, 08:20:16 PM »
Maybe the MTVHD will be there  Palladia that would be good

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Re: Cablevision Adds 5 More High Definition Channels
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2008, 10:16:02 AM »
Another example of Charter falling behind other cable companies.
65 HD Channels?

I can only wish.   >:(
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Re: Cablevision Adds 5 More High Definition Channels
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2008, 09:32:01 AM »
I'm starting to question the validity of this press release.
At this moment, NOBODY has confirmed it or reported it.  People within Cablevision tell me that they never heard about it.  And the only 'talk' has been more HBO channels in HD prior to Christmas.

We'll have to sit and wait.

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Re: Cablevision Adds 5 More High Definition Channels
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2008, 10:20:06 AM »
On the digital guide channel there is a panel ad that says 5 new HD services will be added on 10/16/08.  It doesn't say what they are though.

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Re: Cablevision Adds 5 More High Definition Channels
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2008, 10:41:04 AM »
Also, MOJO could be gone by 12/1.  So we may have  net gain of 4 channels.

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Re: Cablevision Adds 5 More High Definition Channels
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2008, 11:43:38 AM »
Yeah but you can't fault CV for MOJO closing up shop.  The channel simply won't exist.

Also, here's confirm for the MTV suite and NHL HD additions

http://www.dpuc.state.ct.us/DPUCUndocketed.nsf/88f12116235902e185256a860056babb/85256a63004def96852574db005291c4?OpenDocument


Effective Wednesday, October 15, 2008, Cablevision will launch 5 High Definition (HD) services: VH1 HD, MTV HD, Fuse HD, CMT HD and NHL Network HD.  All video customers subscribing to Family Cable and above with HD equipment will be able to enjoy VH1 HD, MTV HD and Fuse HD.    All video customers subscribing to the iO Package or above with HD equipment will be able to enjoy CMT HD.  All video customers subscribing to iO Sports Pak or NHL Center Ice Seasonal Sports Package with HD equipment will be able to enjoy NHL Network HD. 

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« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2008, 02:32:48 PM »
I don't get the Sprts Pack.  So I won't be getting NHL HD.  That's 4 channels.  MOJO is gone ... so that's a net gain of 3.

MOJO, of course isn't Cablevisions fault.  But they beyyer replace it with another channel.

They are commited to adding MLB Network SV and MLB NetworkHD on 1/1/09.

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Re: Cablevision Adds 5 More High Definition Channels
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2008, 02:41:01 PM »
I don't get the Sprts Pack.  So I won't be getting NHL HD.  That's 4 channels.  MOJO is gone ... so that's a net gain of 3.

MOJO, of course isn't Cablevisions fault.  But they beyyer replace it with another channel.

They are commited to adding MLB Network SV and MLB NetworkHD on 1/1/09.

That sucks.  I actually liked a few shows on MOJO.  I think not having a Standard Definition counterpart may have hurt them.
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Re: Cablevision Adds 5 More High Definition Channels
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2008, 10:39:20 PM »
I don't get the Sprts Pack.  So I won't be getting NHL HD.  That's 4 channels.  MOJO is gone ... so that's a net gain of 3.

MOJO, of course isn't Cablevisions fault.  But they beyyer replace it with another channel.

They are commited to adding MLB Network SV and MLB NetworkHD on 1/1/09.

my guess is when versus/golf split they will continue to carry both, some time in december

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Re: Cablevision Adds 5 More High Definition Channels
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2008, 07:53:47 AM »
Many of the channels added in the last three months have little or any actual HD pogramming. This has allowed Cabelvision to claim increases in HD without giving up additional bandwith space. You should never judge a book by its cover.

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Re: Cablevision Adds 5 More High Definition Channels
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2008, 09:54:08 AM »
I'm starting to question the validity of this press release.
At this moment, NOBODY has confirmed it or reported it.  People within Cablevision tell me that they never heard about it.  And the only 'talk' has been more HBO channels in HD prior to Christmas.

We'll have to sit and wait.

Also, here's confirm for the MTV suite and NHL HD additions

http://www.dpuc.state.ct.us/DPUCUndocketed.nsf/88f12116235902e185256a860056babb/85256a63004def96852574db005291c4?OpenDocument


Effective Wednesday, October 15, 2008, Cablevision will launch 5 High Definition (HD) services: VH1 HD, MTV HD, Fuse HD, CMT HD and NHL Network HD.  All video customers subscribing to Family Cable and above with HD equipment will be able to enjoy VH1 HD, MTV HD and Fuse HD.    All video customers subscribing to the iO Package or above with HD equipment will be able to enjoy CMT HD.  All video customers subscribing to iO Sports Pak or NHL Center Ice Seasonal Sports Package with HD equipment will be able to enjoy NHL Network HD. 


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