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Posted Oct 23, 2013
BBC America Gets HD Launch On U-Verse
AT&T Renews Overall Carriage Pact With Network
By: Kent Gibbons Oct 23 2013 - 10:04am
BBC America Day of the Doctor promo

BBC America and AT&T U-Verse TV signed a renewed carriage agreement that includes launching the high-definition version of the channel.

BBCA’s HD channel joins AT&T’s U-200 package on channel 1188 as of tomorrow (Oct. 24) and remains on channel 188 in standard definition. On Nov. 19, the channel assignments move to 1122 for HD and 122 for SD, the network said.

The HD launch comes ahead of November’s programming related to the 50th anniversary of sci-fi classic Doctor Who. On Nov. 23, a special in the series, The Day of the Doctor, will be broadcast simultaneously to millions of viewers worldwide in a global simulcast. The channel also plans marathon airings of the series and related specials in November.

“AT&T U-verse TV is delighted to continue carrying BBC America and offering the shows that we know our subscribers want,” Richard Levine, vice president of content at AT&T, said in an upcoming release.

Sandy Ashendorf, executive vice president of network distribution at BBC Worldwide, America, said in the release: “We’re having a record-setting year and are very pleased to continue and expand our relationship with AT&T U-verse. Now, subscribers will be able to experience in high definition, as the creators intended, Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary festivities, as well as our lineup of award-winning originals, landmark natural history series and the very best in British programming.”

Overall, BBC America is distributed in 81 million U.S. homes, according to Nielsen.

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ACE - Master

Dang... a whole category of posters will now have nothing to complain about.  BBCA HD on U-verse... who'd have thunk it?

 

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Well, there is always Halmark to complain about! LOL

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I just have one thing to say: Yea!

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JefferMC wrote:

Dang... a whole category of posters will now have nothing to complain about.  BBCA HD on U-verse... who'd have thunk it?

 


Geez, Jeffer--they could complain about the channel change from 188 to 122!  :smileywink:  But seriously, it just goes to show that there can be a positive response to a request if there are enough requests and if a decent deal can be struck.  Plus, BBCA is a channel I do watch, so I'm happy, too.

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Alright our theory of HD coming in with the renewal was correct! U-Verse has been on fire the last 2 months with these new channels.

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Keep up the good work ATT.  We like.:smileyvery-happy:

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This is great!

 

I wonder what will be next. Perhaps Independent Film Channel HD?

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OK....I'll be the first to fuss! 

 

Here it is 6:30am on 10/24 and no BBCA-HD! 

 

:smileyvery-happy:

 

Edit:  It's there!  YEA!

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All I can say is YEAH!

Now Top Gear and DR.WHO will be on my recording list.

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How about BBC America HD (or SD) On Demand?

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I waited four long years for this.  And I was getting ready to switch to Time-Warner.  Thank goodness.

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I was VERY impressed with the picture quality. It was great watching The Doctor's Revisited in HD! 8)

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I found BBC America HD last night and yea the picture quality looks fantastic on my 59 inch plasma.  I feel like uttering the line from Agent Smith to Neo from the las Matrix movie "WE MISSED YOU."

 

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speedbird9 wrote:
How about BBC America HD (or SD) On Demand?

 

You never know...maybe it was part of the same negotiations that brought us BBCA-HD.

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About freakin' time!  Doctor Who is quite pleased.

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