Thread title is basically the question. (I’ve got Dish Network, so can’t check, heh.) I’m copyediting a novel in which a character is channel surfing on DirecTV and stops at channel 51 because there’s something interesting there. I looked at DirecTV’s online channel lineup, and they all seem to be three-digit numbers (even PPV) except for the HD channels, which I don’t think these characters would subscribe to. Is there a non-HD channel 51, and if so, what is it? I’d like to be able to query the author if it’s an unlikely choice, because the audience for this book is likely to know.
I’ve gotta return this on Monday, so quick answers appreciated. Thanks much!