BBC America HD?

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BBC America HD?

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

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Scholar

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Not available in HD yet.

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Mentor

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When/if it arrives, it will be 1188.  My fingers are crossed it won't be too long.  My understanding is that while BBC America HD has been available for over a year, only Dish Network and Time Warner (and Time Warner's carriage, I think, is only for New York) carry it.

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Re: BBC America HD?

Go here and add a request.

 

http://uversechannels.att.com/

 

You'll have to do a write in as they don't distinguish their omission of HD channels when it's available in SD.  

 

If enough of us voice interest they might listen. I'd also give a call.

 

On an interesting side note, DirecTV had BBCA briefly listed as BBCA HD in their guide last week.  Got everyones hopes up but it appeared to just be an accident.

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Scholar

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How about BBCA On Demand?   We just switched to U-Verse and BBCA On Demand was one of the things I thought I was getting.  I verified that BBCA was in the channel lineup and all of the literature said On Demand was included.   On Demand is important with BBCA because the shows on the broadcast are not the same as the original programs in the UK.  There are no ads on BBC so when the shows are broadcast here, 10-12 minutes are removed to make room for the ads.   On Demand shows the full programs as they were broadcast in the UK

 

Why isn't BBCA On Demand available to U-verse subscribers?

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I've wondered why none of the carriers seem to do a good job with the BBC network.  Are they asking too much money?

 

Outside of anything sports related it's one of the most complained about channels for access/availability.

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Guru

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athenian wrote:

 

On Demand is important with BBCA because the shows on the broadcast are not the same as the original programs in the UK.  There are no ads on BBC so when the shows are broadcast here, 10-12 minutes are removed to make room for the ads.  


 

That's not strictly true.  BBC shows often are not 60 minutes long (for example), or even close (e.g. Doctor Who and Torchwood run about 46 min, usually), so in an hour timeslot little or no editing is required to fit the commercials.

 

But I do agree that having BBCA on demand would be nice.  I, however, would consider BBCA HD more urgent (but hey, to each his or her own).

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U-verse doesn't carry much on-demand.  If we did get BBCA HD I doubt the VOD would come with that.

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ACE - Master

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BBC HD is one of the most asked for channels that I have read about.

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Tutor

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Ok, it is 1 year today since Dish, Time Warner and Cox got BBC America HD. Come on AT&T it is time for Uverse!!

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Expert

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You can make a channel request using the link below.

 

http://uversechannels.att.com/

 

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Expert

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WowSmiley Surprised

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Professor

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right now BBC HD is only available in Latin America or so I am told

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Scholar

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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.

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Professor

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It is no big deal

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