1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

DIRECTV to Offer Local Channels in 16 New Markets in HD

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Sixto, May 17, 2010.

  1. May 17, 2010 #41 of 208
    jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    6,629
    12
    Nov 7, 2003
    Yea! Finally DMA 157 gets some love!
     
  2. May 17, 2010 #42 of 208
    Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    9,094
    100
    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    I knew you'd be happy! :)

    ~Alan
     
  3. May 17, 2010 #43 of 208
    JustinBrown

    JustinBrown AllStar

    55
    0
    Feb 1, 2007
    why is CW the only local in Detroit that is not HD and is there anything i can do about it?

    my OTA reception is poor for CW...tons of audio cut-outs.
     
  4. May 17, 2010 #44 of 208
    Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    9,094
    100
    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    I'm right with you!

    The only reason for my impatience is because I know the local equipment is already installed (has been for around a month now), and when I first found out about it, I was told that they were hoping for July. I felt it was a little early, but I was hoping for it nonetheless! :)

    ~Alan
     
  5. May 17, 2010 #45 of 208
    Maruuk

    Maruuk Hall Of Fame

    1,951
    9
    Dec 4, 2007
    +1 on Salinas-Monterey. "No plans at this time to institute the service." RU kidding me?
     
  6. May 17, 2010 #46 of 208
    Racer88

    Racer88 Icon

    802
    1
    Sep 12, 2006
    Can't wait to see what their screwed up distribution of nets is going to be in Biloxi-Gulfport...seeing as how it only has ABC and FOX within it...and depending on which portion you're in your CBS and NBC could come from Mobile (me), Hattiesburg, or even New Orleans. NONE of which are currently, nor ever have been, available to anyone in Biloxi-Gulfport DMA even though they've been on the system for years.
     
  7. May 17, 2010 #47 of 208
    Coca Cola Kid

    Coca Cola Kid Hall Of Fame

    3,757
    19
    Jul 19, 2009
    Mt. Morris, MI
    Does D* have CW in HD anywhere? They don't even have the DNS feeds in HD for it.
     
  8. May 17, 2010 #48 of 208
    juventuz

    juventuz Legend

    222
    0
    Oct 15, 2007
    NYC has the CW in HD, on DirecTV that is. Heck they just launched the local Univision and Telefutura in HD as well.
     
  9. May 17, 2010 #49 of 208
    Avder

    Avder Hall Of Fame

    1,395
    0
    Feb 6, 2010
    No Fargo, ND still? FFS. I was hoping they'd at least get Fox, CBS, and NBC in HD out here in time for the NFL season. I dont want to have to consistently record a lot of Mpeg-2 HD stuff via my AM21 and also my CBS reception is spotty at best.
     
  10. May 17, 2010 #50 of 208
    RobertE

    RobertE New Member

    8,024
    0
    Jun 9, 2006
    Market penetration plays a part as well.
     
  11. May 17, 2010 #51 of 208
    dtbx

    dtbx Cool Member

    13
    0
    May 17, 2010
    You would think we would get whats on Cable One,I know that's not always the case. If that is the case I would CBS(WKRG) from Mobile and NBC (WDSU) from New Orleans. Being those two grant or deny DNS.
     
  12. May 17, 2010 #52 of 208
    Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    9,094
    100
    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    Albany, GA is a similar situation.

    We have a NBC and FOX affiliate, along with a statewide PBS station, and an independent station.

    There is a CBS station whose tower and station resides within the Albany, GA DMA, but it's licensed to Valdosta, GA, which is in the Tallahassee, FL DMA, and their broadcast signal doesn't even cover the City of Albany, but Dish provides them (in SD... not sure why Dish hasn't offered this station in HD yet) to the Albany, GA DMA, so DirecTV will probably offer them as well.

    However, ABC is a very different situation as no station exists in the DMA, and depending upon which county (among the 17) you live, your ABC affiliate might be either WTXL-DT (from the Tallahassee, FL DMA already carried by DirecTV in HD) which is "Significantly Viewed" in the majority of the counties, or WTVM-DT (from the Columbus, GA DMA... also announced today), or several other ABC stations from Macon, Dothan, Savannah, Jacksonville, etc...

    Since DirecTV doesn't offer GPB in HD anywhere in Georgia YET, I'm pretty sure that PBS will be SD-only here for a little while... though hopefully offering HD-LIL to every DMA in Georgia later this year will put a fire under GPB and DirecTV to come to a deal regarding HD.

    ~Alan
     
  13. May 17, 2010 #53 of 208
    Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    21,331
    246
    Nov 15, 2005
    The national channels are carried in another thread... :)
     
  14. May 17, 2010 #54 of 208
    Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    30,092
    3
    Nov 15, 2005
    It is available as a local station in several DMAs
     
  15. May 17, 2010 #55 of 208
    cyblet

    cyblet New Member

    4
    0
    Jan 3, 2008
    I second that for Charlottesville market. I don't get why they are adding HD to markets when there are quite a few markets that don't get even SD locals. I was holding out that we would get them with the new sat. My antenna OTA pixelates too much for me since I'm a ways from the transmitters and down in a valley. It looks like I am stuck switching to cable. I hate C*mc@st and really really hoped it wouldn't come to this. Oh well.
     
  16. May 17, 2010 #56 of 208
    garn9173

    garn9173 Icon

    530
    2
    Apr 4, 2005
    Nope. If you live in the Sioux Falls DMA, by law, Sioux Falls locals will be all that you will continue to receive via D*.
     
  17. May 17, 2010 #57 of 208
    Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    9,094
    100
    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    EDITED BY ALAN.

    ~Alan
     
  18. May 17, 2010 #58 of 208
    Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    9,094
    100
    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    cyblet, multiple markets announced today are getting locals for the first time.

    My market, Albany, Georgia, which was announced today has had SD-LIL from Dish Network available for over five years now, and HD-LIL for over a year (by the time DirecTV adds us), but this will be the first time DirecTV has offered any sort of locals here.

    Columbus, GA and Montgomery, AL are two first time markets as well...

    ~Alan
     
  19. May 17, 2010 #59 of 208
    Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    21,331
    246
    Nov 15, 2005
    Actually, I did re-read his question. A couple times before I noted the key difference.

    Alas, if you live in Sioux FALLS DMA, you will not be able to receive the Sioux CITY DMA locals under present policies.

    At some point, nearby locals from other DMAs might be included for some DMAs--though I haven't seen anything about that happening for a long time.

    Bigger antenna with an AM-21 is the best hope.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  20. May 17, 2010 #60 of 208
    bamaweather

    bamaweather Icon

    587
    0
    Jan 18, 2009
    By law up to this point, they couldn't provide significantly viewed channels from neighboring markets without first providing the local channels. Hopefully they will offer CBS and NBC from either Mobile or New Orleans. Otherwise, you'll have to opt for the New York feeds.
     

Share This Page