09-30-2010 01:49:35 PM
Here in San Diego, I use Titan TV listings as my schedule guide. Today I notice that Sony Movie Channel is listed in the guide on channel 1791 HD http://www.titantv.com/profile/channels.aspx?lid=f
09-30-2010 11:14:38 PM
In Dallas, I notice a new channel in the Guide which is now live:
1791 - Sony Movie Channel HD
10-01-2010 12:25:14 AM
Nothing in Houston.
Hmm...someone has been busy with the Oct. 1st launch! Shows 1791 for UV in Wikipedia.
Sounds like this may be another HD Premium Tier addition?
...the Sony movie channel would not compete with premium channels like HBO or Showtime, but would rather be built into a paid service package much like Universal HD and MGM HD...
10-01-2010 12:57:15 AM
edit--disregard above link as it goes to this same thread now; deleted my other post that was a cross-reference as well.
10-01-2010 05:43:19 PM
I am seeing it listed now in Houston, but it appears to be on the HD Premium Tier (not subscribed message).
Are you actually viewing it?
Sony Movie Channel is up and running here in San Diego on channel 1791.
10-01-2010 06:08:58 PM
It is in the HD Premium Tier.
10-01-2010 06:10:19 PM
Thanks, what I expected from the article I read (earlier post).
Question: Why has there been no official Announcement of the addition of this channel? Or did I miss it?
10-01-2010 06:15:58 PM
Usually, there is a press release or some mention on Multichannel News. I have seen nothing.
10-01-2010 06:17:36 PM
Yes, why I was wondering. Somebody is asleep at the wheel?
10-01-2010 06:18:55 PM
10-02-2010 07:12:19 AM
I wonder if they re-purposed the Hallmark slot?
I dont think IPTV has "slots" like traditional cable.
I think each channel does have it's own dedicated encoder. But I'm not sure how much capacity the video office has vs what it supports.
10-03-2010 06:47:13 PM
I stumbled upon the channel a couple of hours ago. I checked out its upcoming schedule, some pretty good flicks on there. Das Boot was on so I clicked over there to see how it looked. It looked great, except.......covering the upper right corner of the screen is about as gaudy an on-screen logo as you will see on any channel. I know that networks want to burn into your brain that you are watching their channel, but when the on-screen logo is so obtrusive that you are watching it instead of the programming......I hope that since it's a new channel, they will eventually tone it down if not remove it.
10-03-2010 07:06:01 PM
Yeah, the onscreen logo could be better. You can contact Sony Movie Channel using the link below with any suggestions that you have.