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HD Report | August 19, 2017

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The newest streaming channels on Roku

August 4, 2017 |

Roku has a great selection of streaming channels to watch, and recent additions to the lineup include popular networks such as Boomerang, Destination America GO, Discovery Life GO, and DirecTV’s internet TV service DIRECTV NOW. Here are some of the … Read More

DIRECTV adds HD channels Sprout & El Rey

July 7, 2017 |

DirecTV has added Sprout and El Rey Network to their HD channel lineup .

Owned by NBCUniversal, Sprout offers kids’ programming geared more towards younger children and pre-schoolers. The network broadcasts some of its shows like Dot., Maya the Bee, and … Read More

New Roku channels include Draw, Epic Meal Time, tpsy, & The Sweet Spot

May 7, 2017 |

Roku has added five new free channels to their streaming lineup. Those new channels include the foodie network Epic Meal Time, the old Westerns channel Draw, documentary baseball channel The Sweet Spot, and the informative channel tpsy. They also added … Read More

Vintage Film Channel Launches On Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV & Roku

December 12, 2016 |

A new channel that streams vintage films such as Kansas City Confidential (1952), Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940), and The Vampire Bat (1933) has launched on the Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku platforms.

The channel, named The Film Detective, restores and distributes classic … Read More

DirecTV Finally Launches Oxygen HD Channel on 251

November 22, 2016 |

New HD channels are few and far between these days, but there remain some networks that just aren’t available in high definition through certain TV service providers.

Oxygen has been broadcasting in 1080i since 2011, but up until now the … Read More

Sling TV Adds Sling Kids, Cheddar, & TheBlaze To Lineup

November 3, 2016 |

Sling TV joins other streaming services such as Netflix with a dedicated channel for children called Sling Kids. The on-demand channel is part of the Kids Extra add-on pack (unfortunately not part of the base package), that costs an extra … Read More

Sling TV Adds NHL Network & 2 Hallmark Channels

October 19, 2016 | 1

Sling TV has been steadily adding new channels to its lineup, and today is no exception with the addition of NHL Network, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. In fact, Sling TV is the first over-the-top television service to offer NHL … Read More

DIRECTV Launches One World Sports Channel HD

September 5, 2016 |

DirecTV has added One World Sports HD to its lineup, bringing more international sports to subscribers such as cricket, the 2016 World Cup of Darts, NASL Soccer, Bundesliga Soccer, and more.

The channel also broadcasts many popular American sports that … Read More

DirecTV Subscribers Get Preview Of HD Extra Pack Channels

August 31, 2016 |

Every so often DirecTV provides a free preview of their HD Extra Pack, a bundle of hi-def channels that usually costs $4.99 per month and includes networks such as HDNet Movies, MGM HD, Sony Movie Channel HD and Universal HD. The high-definition … Read More

AT&T Subscribers To Get U-Verse Premium Tier For 1 Week

August 29, 2016 |

Starting on September 1st AT&T U-Verse TV subscribers with HD service will get one week free of the Premium HD Tier. The tier adds quite a few regional sports networks to the channel lineup from providers such as Comcast and Fox … Read More

12 New Channels Launch On Sling TV

June 13, 2016 |

Sling TV announced a deal with Viacom that adds 12 new channels to the streaming platform. Those channels include Comedy Central, BET, Nick Jr., NickToons, TeenNick, MTV, Spike, MTV2, LOGO, CMT, TV Land and VH1.

The new channels are available … Read More

DIRECTV Offering Preview of 220 XTRA Channels

May 27, 2016 | 1

DirecTV is currently offering a free preview of the XTRA service package with over 220 channels — many of them in HD. The package includes about 45 more channels than the CHOICE service below it, and about 75 more channels … Read More

beIN SPORTS Adding Conference USA College Sports Coverage

May 25, 2016 |

beIN SPORTS has announced they are adding Conference USA coverage to their English-language channel. Starting this fall, the network will air 10 college football games (both in-conference and non-conference) and 10 men’s and women’s basketball games.

The multi-year deal also includes twelve 12 baseball games, 12 women’s softball … Read More

Sony’s Crackle Launching on Comcast Xfinity TV

April 19, 2016 |

On Weds., April 20th, Sony’s streaming network Crackle will launch on the Comcast Xfinity TV platform. The availability of the channel through a TV service provider will be a first for the network, as it was currently only offered on PCs and … Read More

DISH expands getTV & adds Cine Sony Television channels

March 19, 2016 |

Dish Network has expanded the reach of the classic movie channel getTV to be nationwide, as well as adding Cine Sony Television to the DishLATINO lineup. Unfortunately, neither of the Sony television channels are available in HD resolution — only in 480i (SD).

The expanded and … Read More

NBC UNIVERSO HD launches in Comcast Xfinity western markets

September 14, 2015 |

NBC UNIVERSO has launched in HD for Comcast Xfinity TV customers in western markets including the cities of San Francisco, Seattle, Houston, Denver, and Portland among other locations. The channel offers a lineup of movies, TV shows, and sports programming … Read More

Newest app channels on Roku

July 12, 2015 | 1

Roku frequently adds new app channels to their lineup, some of which are free but others require a premium subscription. Of note is the addition of the over-the-top SHOWTIME service that offers complete access to Showtime programming and on-demand content … Read More

Dish Network offers preview of Showtime channels

July 10, 2015 |

This weekend, July 10th through July 12th, Dish Network is offering a free preview of the Showtime suite of channels. On Dish, Showtime offers a total nine channels, with five of them in HD resolution. The feeds can be found on Dish channels … Read More

Comedy Central app channel added to Roku lineup

July 9, 2015 | 3

In addition to adding the new SHOWTIME streaming service this week, Roku has also added the popular Comedy Central app channel. The channel provides full episodes of shows such as “South Park”, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “Chappelle’s Show,” … Read More

Sling TV adds Turner Classic Movies & Polaris+ channels

June 23, 2015 |

Sling TV has added a couple new channel options to their internet-based TV service, including Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and the Sling TV-exclusive channel Polaris+.

Polaris+ is new to the service’s “Best of Live TV” core package, bringing the total number of … Read More

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