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DirecTV Locals - City By City (v3)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Alan Gordon, Jul 12, 2012.

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  1. Tubaman-Z

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    To be clear:

    I have an HR20-100 and the guide shows two 15-2's. One of them is the D* satellite broadcast (listed as KSMQ2) and the other is the OTA broadcast (listed as KSMQDT2). The D* provided 15-2/KSMQ2 is their carriage/rebroadcast of the OTA KSMQDT4/15-4. Does that make sense?
     
  2. Alan Gordon

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    Thanks... that clarified my question better.


    I gotta say... I really like the whole KSMQ2 label better than what they've done with my locals.

    • Instead of labeling my PBS as the station call letters (WABW), it's labelled GPB (Georgia Public Broadcasting).
    • Instead of labeling my ABC with call letters (WALB2) like they did your second PBS, they labelled it ABC.
    • Instead of labeling The CW affiliate with call letters (WSWG3), they labelled it CW.

    [​IMG]

    To make matters weirder, when my locals launched, we had a neighboring market's ABC and The CW affiliates... ABC on channel #25 and The CW on channel #17. When DirecTV added the local NBC's sub-channel of ABC, they added the ABC affiliate on channel #11 (NBC's on #10) and deleted the neighboring market's affiliate, but when they replaced The CW, they left it on the same channel (#17) instead of moving it to channel #45 or #46.
     
  3. jamieh1

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    I have several stations that way.

    my cw station is a sub channel of our cbs station.
    Listed as CW instead of WNCT2

    My PBS station WUNK is listed as
    UNC

    My pbs also offers a 2nd channel WUNK2 on Directv,
    listed as
    UNCEX
     
  4. Alan Gordon

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    Yeah... I don't like it that way.

    I'd prefer WALB2 to ABC, WABW to GPB, and WSWG3 to CW.

    Some people might prefer them to change all the major networks to this way, but not me.
     
  5. doctor j

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    Fargo, ND HD LILs are ACTIVE this AM

    Doctor j
     
  6. I WANT MORE

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    Available ChannelsNetwork Affiliate Local Channel # 3-Digit Channel #
    (older receivers)
    HD Channel
    CBS KXJB 4 4
    ABC WDAY 6 6
    ABC WDAZ 8 8
    NBC KVLY 11 11
    PBS KFME 13
    CW CW 14
    FOX KVRR 15 15

    The D* on line tool shows no PBS in HD. Is this correct?
     
  7. sprouts

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    What a great way to start the day!!! :)
     
  8. rmmccann

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    I checked this morning and PBS was in HD. CW was not.
     
  9. I WANT MORE

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    Cool. Thanks
     
  10. redfield99

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    Dr J's original post made no mention of CW being in HD in Fargo. Can I hope that it actually will be HD?

    I am not home to check or verify listings, but a friend just reported that the guide shows the channel name twice with odd names for the HD channels (such as A3 instead of Fox). Hiding the duplicates does not make a difference.

    Also reporting no sound on channel 4 (cbs).
     
  11. Newshawk

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    The map has been updated. While doing it, I noticed that there are only three light blue areas (no locals-HD locals announced) waiting to go live. That leaves only thirteen markets unserved by DirecTV as well as one market in SD only (Zanesville, OH) and three areas where they receive SD locals but are outside of the HD spot beam.
     
  12. twiseguy

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    I believe the Big 4 + PBS HD are available in Youngstown Oh.

    Check zip code 44444 (Mahoning County)
     
  13. Newshawk

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    D'Oh! :bang I meant Zanesville, OH! First post corrected.
     
  14. I WANT MORE

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    Can any of you Fargonians verify that the networks are all broadcasting in DD 5.1?
     
  15. Gary Toma

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    The attachment is one tab (page) from the TPN Map Excel, which is updated at least weekly. You can see all the DMAs and the percentages in detail.

    EDIT 2/28/13: PLEASE go to the TPN Map thread and use the most current DMA Listings and Data. Thanks!
     
  16. I WANT MORE

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    Would a MOD be so kind as to start a Fargo thread in the HD Locals Broadcast Issues Forum? Thanks
     
  17. RML81

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    A correction for the data: WRBU-TV in the St. Louis area is carried by Directv.
     
  18. Alan Gordon

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    I've been sick... will try and do updates tonight or tomorrow.

    Thanks for your patience. :)
     
  19. Alan Gordon

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    Here you go!
     
  20. I WANT MORE

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    Thanks.
     
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