BBC America HD?

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BBC America HD?

What channel is BBC America HD on for U-verse?

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dian1950 wrote:

Not only does COMCAST have BBCHD, now they are getting BBC WORLD NEWS:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/13/business/media/bbc-world-news-to-be-available-through-comcast.html...

 

U-verse continues toi fall behind.


Not really AT&T's fault. Besides, Comcast only added BBC America HD within the past year -- they dragged their feet to make it available.

 

Understand, also, that BBC America and BBC World are distributed/managed here in North America by Discovery Networks. Up until Comcast agreed to do wide distribution, BBC World was only on Cablevision in NYC, and even the satellite guys didn't pick it up. Only recently has it popped up on some Time Warner/Brighthouse systems.

 

The BBC is becoming less and less of a powerhouse worldwide than they were years ago. Cable companies across Europe have dropped a number of their channels or made them part of their own top-tier. Outside of the UK, BBC has to get funding through advertising and merchandising. And here in the US, BBC Worldwide makes most of its money by selling their programs to PBS. Have you seen how hard it's been for PBS stations to raise funds/get viewers in recent years?

 

There are a few more international news channels that are better than BBC World that would be better (and probably cheaper) adds: EuroNews, SKY News, France 24. All of those are available in English and paint a better picture of what's going on in the world than BBC World or the significantly watered-down CNN International we currently get.

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jbdet313 wrote:

dian1950 wrote:

Not only does COMCAST have BBCHD, now they are getting BBC WORLD NEWS:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/13/business/media/bbc-world-news-to-be-available-through-comcast.html...

 

U-verse continues toi fall behind.


Not really AT&T's fault. Besides, Comcast only added BBC America HD within the past year -- they dragged their feet to make it available.

 

Understand, also, that BBC America and BBC World are distributed/managed here in North America by Discovery Networks. Up until Comcast agreed to do wide distribution, BBC World was only on Cablevision in NYC, and even the satellite guys didn't pick it up. Only recently has it popped up on some Time Warner/Brighthouse systems.

 

The BBC is becoming less and less of a powerhouse worldwide than they were years ago. Cable companies across Europe have dropped a number of their channels or made them part of their own top-tier. Outside of the UK, BBC has to get funding through advertising and merchandising. And here in the US, BBC Worldwide makes most of its money by selling their programs to PBS. Have you seen how hard it's been for PBS stations to raise funds/get viewers in recent years?

 

There are a few more international news channels that are better than BBC World that would be better (and probably cheaper) adds: EuroNews, SKY News, France 24. All of those are available in English and paint a better picture of what's going on in the world than BBC World or the significantly watered-down CNN International we currently get.


Dish network carries both BBC HD and Euronews.

Direc tv added BBC HD to Latin America subs only.

I guess they are saving money??? Silly not to make it available stateside.

 

As far as the ohter News stations. Most of them can be seen on Roku. Id perfer satelite or

Uverse but it seems the only way to get them as of now.

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Before this gets more confusing, BBC HD is NOT available anywhere outside of Europe.

This Wikipedia link shows all of the BBC's international services.

BBC World News is available everywhere around the world except the UK. BBC World News is NOT currently available in HD that I have seen -- even in their close-to-home markets in Europe.

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People also have to realize that there is a difference between BBC and BBC America.

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Of all the rather marginal channels on UVERSE HD, I would like to request that BBC America HD be added quickly!  It has more original content than many of these channels that just constitute up rezzed old TV shows.  Thank you.

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sotolux wrote:

Of all the rather marginal channels on UVERSE HD, I would like to request that BBC America HD be added quickly!  It has more original content than many of these channels that just constitute up rezzed old TV shows.  Thank you.


Make your request using AT&T's channel request web site.

 

http://uversechannels.att.com/

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I've been requesting BBC America HD for months. Good luck with that.

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ACE - Master

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According to Wikipedia :

 

"BBC America HD, a 1080i high definition simulcast version of BBC America, is carried nationally by Dish Network and regionally on Time Warner Cable, Cox Communication and some smaller providers."

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sotolux wrote:

Of all the rather marginal channels on UVERSE HD, I would like to request that BBC America HD be added quickly!  It has more original content than many of these channels that just constitute up rezzed old TV shows.  Thank you.



Marginal?  What marginal channels?  AT&T UVerse has more HD channels than ANY other provider.

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Dish has been carrying BBC America HD for almost 4 years now, that I know of--and I know, because I had their HD package for 3-1/2 of those recent years, and I chose that package over everyone else's because of the inclusion of BBCA-HD, and SpeedHD.

There is absolutely NO reason for AT&T to not carry ANY HD channel available or requested--and given the explosion of popularity of BBCA-HD, especially TopGear in Hd, it should be an absolute no-brainier for AT&T to add them to the channel line-up, immediately,

Had I known I'd be without TG in HD, I would've found a way to get Dish again instead.
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Jandmp wrote:
Dish has been carrying BBC America HD for almost 4 years now, that I know of--and I know, because I had their HD package for 3-1/2 of those recent years, and I chose that package over everyone else's because of the inclusion of BBCA-HD, and SpeedHD.

Wow!  Your information is so incorrect.  First, BBC America HD did not come into existence until July 2009 (i.e. 2 years and 9 months ago).  Second, Dish Network did not add the channel to it's lineup until February 2010 (i.e. 2 years and 2 months ago).

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Comcast Now Carry BBC America HD and the SF/Sacramento/Northern Calfiornia Markets. ATT need get on Board and add BBC America HD

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I will note that DirecTV also does not carry BBC America HD.

 

 

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BBC America HD

When will ATT- Uverse add BBCA to the HD channels?  I almost changed to Cox Communnications so I could have BBCA in HD.

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Please use the link below to make your channel requests.

 

http://uversechannels.att.com/

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