Possible Smithsonian channel move?

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Possible Smithsonian channel move?

Just out of curiousity, what would take for AT&T to consider moving a channel in the channel lineup?  Currently the Smithsonian channel is 118 and 1118.  I enjoy the channel.  I also enjoy the History channel, NGC and the Sci channel.  The latter channels are around the 1250 block in the lineup.  It seems to me that the Smithsonian channel fits into similar programming as those channels.  Why not move it to 250/1250?

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If we're moving channels, might as well move Discovery channel to that block as well. It's on 120/1120.

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While we're at it I have always thought that HDNet Movies and MGM HD would fit nicely in the upper 1700s with FXM IFC Sundance TCM and the Sony Movie Channel.

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ALL: Tuner positions are determined by the content provider and is contractual. They are where they are, because the stations wanted them there. U-Verse does not just decide to move around channels for fun, it's a lot of work and costly.

 

Hope this helps

 

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Fox Mulder wrote:

ALL: Tuner positions are determined by the content provider and is contractual. They are where they are, because the stations wanted them there. U-Verse does not just decide to move around channels for fun, it's a lot of work and costly.

 

Hope this helps

 


We don't have tuners.  Smiley Tongue Smiley Very Happy

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Fox Mulder wrote:

ALL: Tuner positions are determined by the content provider and is contractual. They are where they are, because the stations wanted them there. U-Verse does not just decide to move around channels for fun, it's a lot of work and costly.

 

Hope this helps

 


Thanks.  That very well may be true.  But I would be curious if AT&T makes a suggestion to the content provider.  I know for me, I enjoy the Smithsonian channel, but I sometimes forget that it's an option because of its position in the lineup.  Or, sometimes I'm just too lazy to luck for it.

 

I'd think that would be feedback that the content provider would appreciate.

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oufanindallas wrote:

If we're moving channels, might as well move Discovery channel to that block as well. It's on 120/1120.


Agreed!!!

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Is this not what the custom favorite is designed for...
the ability to create you own EDTV (educational) including multiview
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dhascall wrote:

Fox Mulder wrote:

ALL: Tuner positions are determined by the content provider and is contractual. They are where they are, because the stations wanted them there. U-Verse does not just decide to move around channels for fun, it's a lot of work and costly.

 

Hope this helps

 


We don't have tuners.  Smiley Tongue Smiley Very Happy


LOL!!!!! It sounds better than channel numbers!

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NormChar wrote:

Fox Mulder wrote:

ALL: Tuner positions are determined by the content provider and is contractual. They are where they are, because the stations wanted them there. U-Verse does not just decide to move around channels for fun, it's a lot of work and costly.

 

Hope this helps

 


Thanks.  That very well may be true.  But I would be curious if AT&T makes a suggestion to the content provider.  I know for me, I enjoy the Smithsonian channel, but I sometimes forget that it's an option because of its position in the lineup.  Or, sometimes I'm just too lazy to luck for it.

 

I'd think that would be feedback that the content provider would appreciate.


Norm,

 

The content providers may consider a change if it comes from the customers. Why don't you send them an e mail and suggest that?

 

 

 

 

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Beany wrote:

While we're at it I have always thought that HDNet Movies and MGM HD would fit nicely in the upper 1700s with FXM IFC Sundance TCM and the Sony Movie Channel.


I'm guessing that HDNet Movies is where it is because it's owned (is it still?)...either way, it USED to be owned by the same company that owned HDNet, now known as AXS.

 

 

All: Someone once told me that channel providers also negotiate for the spots on the lineup (in addition to tier and price.) Sometimes, they'll even pay the providers for better spots...hence, part of the reason why ESPN is 1602 and NBCSN is "buried" at 1640 and others are 1643 or 1634...

 

The above may or may not still be true, especially as how easy it is now to search for a channel or show by typing it into the on-screen guide.

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Beany wrote:

While we're at it I have always thought that HDNet Movies and MGM HD would fit nicely in the upper 1700s with FXM IFC Sundance TCM and the Sony Movie Channel.


I totally agree with your suggestion.

 


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baseballisback wrote:

Beany wrote:

While we're at it I have always thought that HDNet Movies and MGM HD would fit nicely in the upper 1700s with FXM IFC Sundance TCM and the Sony Movie Channel.


I'm guessing that HDNet Movies is where it is because it's owned (is it still?)...either way, it USED to be owned by the same company that owned HDNet, now known as AXS.

 

 

All: Someone once told me that channel providers also negotiate for the spots on the lineup (in addition to tier and price.) Sometimes, they'll even pay the providers for better spots...hence, part of the reason why ESPN is 1602 and NBCSN is "buried" at 1640 and others are 1643 or 1634...

 

The above may or may not still be true, especially as how easy it is now to search for a channel or show by typing it into the on-screen guide.


HD Net Movies and Axs TV are still owned by Mark Cuban owner of the Dallas Mavericks.

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Fox Mulder wrote:

NormChar wrote:

Fox Mulder wrote:

ALL: Tuner positions are determined by the content provider and is contractual. They are where they are, because the stations wanted them there. U-Verse does not just decide to move around channels for fun, it's a lot of work and costly.

 

Hope this helps

 


Thanks.  That very well may be true.  But I would be curious if AT&T makes a suggestion to the content provider.  I know for me, I enjoy the Smithsonian channel, but I sometimes forget that it's an option because of its position in the lineup.  Or, sometimes I'm just too lazy to luck for it.

 

I'd think that would be feedback that the content provider would appreciate.


Norm,

 

The content providers may consider a change if it comes from the customers. Why don't you send them an e mail and suggest that?

 

 

 

 


Well...that wasn't very productive.  But I guess I'm not surprised.  AT&T tells me it's the content provider's decision.  Smithsonian tells me it's at the distributor's discretion.  Smiley Frustrated  Below is the short response that I got from Smithsonian.

 

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Hello NormChar,

 

The placement of our channel is at the discretion of our distributor partners.  We appreciate your enthusiasm for Smithsonian Channel!

 

Sincerely,

Smithsonian Networks Customer Service

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Norm: I'm sure that in some cases, the channel dictates or negotiates where the channel is at.  To ensure that your request reaches a manager at AT&T, I would recommend that you send a private message to the escalation team at AT&T Customer Care, and someone will get in touch with you.  They may not be able to move mountains but that way your suggestion would be heard at a higher level.

If you ask me (and I know that you didn't, lol), I think that 118/1118 is a good fit given DSC at 120/1120.

 

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