Why Did DIRECTV Lie about 200 HD Channels?

Fringe Reception

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200 HD Channels: Why Did DIRECTV Lie?

From Swanni's article:

"On July 28, 2008, DIRECTV issued a press release to announce that it was launching a new satellite to expand its HD programming. The release stated:**** "With the launch of the DIRECTV 12 satellite next year, DIRECTV will have the capacity to deliver 200 national HD channels."...

... "Now in July 2011 -- some three years after that first press release -- DIRECTV offers roughly 130 HD channels, not 200, although it tries to claim that it has 160 by including PPV channels and other part-time channels." ...
 

MrPogi

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DIRECTV will have the capacity to deliver 200 national HD channels.
They COULD serve up to 200 HD channels. They just choose not to. (and I think they would probably have to compress the signals more to get to 200)

Why would anyone pay extra for HD?
 

chicangelique

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"Now in July 2011 -- some three years after that first press release -- DIRECTV offers roughly 130 HD channels, not 200, although it tries to claim that it has 160 by including PPV channels and other part-time channels." ...
I have also seen a site that says Direct TV has 160+ HD Channels.
 

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