3 additional satellites slated to launch by end of 2007.
There won't actually <i>be</i> that many HD channels any time soon. :-)
09-10-2004, 01:18 PM
If they are not ahead of or right with them. If you think about it though, while competetion is good do we really need D* having x number of satellites up there, and E* also having x number of satellites up there both broadcasting the same thing? And on top of that, they are both going to broadcasting locals in both SD and HD. Talk about wasted/replicated bandwidth.
09-10-2004, 04:06 PM
09-11-2004, 06:28 AM
Areas have their own local channels (ie. NBC in LA has a different name than NBC in San Diego - KNSD - just so you know which town you are getting you NBC feed from, which as we all know is so we can watch our local news instead of theirs). Add all those towns in the US together and you have 1000+ channels.
I have just been clarifying the "capacity" issue because I've had dozens of less-than-informed friends come up to me with this press release, all excited that they'll have 1000 HD channels to choose from on D* in two years.
09-14-2004, 02:14 PM
Most content will still be NTSC transcoded to HD.