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Press Release - DISH Statement on passage of Satellite Tv Extension & Localism Act

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Jason Nipp, May 12, 2010.

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  1. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    The FCC's list as linked earlier in the thread
    Most stations are SV by county, then by township or city if further definition is needed. Being listed does not mean that any satellite carrier will carry the channel as SV - only that they CAN carry the channel as SV (with all other provisions of the rules still in place).
     
  2. JTBenson

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    Is there any list of the markets that Dish is planning to add and when?
     
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    I don't get the SV list. I am in Harford County, MD and in the Baltimore market. It only lists some of the Baltimore stations and WTTG in DC. It doesn't list WBFF or WUTB in Baltimore. I would expect it not to list stations already in the market but just the imports.

    The cable system in Northern Harford County carries some stations from the Harrisburg/York/Lancaster market so I expected to see some of those stations on the list. I at least expected WGAL & WPMT on the list.
     
  4. Jhon69

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    Our situation on this is kinda weird:
    We live in a county that has a northern cities channels and a southern cities channels.Both cities channels are on Dish,by our zip code we are considered to be in the northern cities locals area(even though we are right in the middle).Will this law give us both cities locals? both cities locals are on the county's list.This has been an advantage that cable has had for many years.:confused:
     
  5. Bigg

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    Thanks for highlightling that link. DirecTV doesn't carry WABC as SV- is it related to the insane rates WABC wants to charge that led them to the massive dispute with one of the NYC cablecos?

    Also, how is PBS governed? It's not on that list at all.
     
  6. Bigg

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    That list really highlights the insanity of the system, given that it lists individual towns for some exceptions! Satellite should be allowed a complete free-for-all like cable is, switch on those CONUS beams (although, ironically, my SV's are CONUS, but anyways...)!
     
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    this all sounds good and all, but i wold like to know when or if i can get my locals in my earea, the 155 market like Bluefleld and beckley WV market 150 155 155 Bluefield/Beckley/Oak Hill, WV. This is the way it has it listed on the web site, i would hate to swetch to direct tv for the same thing lol.
     
  9. James Long

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    They just have not made the commitment to do so ... their new commitment is about 38 markets shy of 100% market coverage:
    DISH remains the only satellite provider to commit to 100% market coverage.
     
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    I hope one of the providers does actually do it but I will still believe it when I see it. What is the DMA count up to thus far for E*?
     
  11. James Long

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    180+ with more than a dozen more uplinked but not available.
     
  12. Ohioankev

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    So it looks like with the passage of STELA that DISH is launching the two channels that are in my market on June 3rd with two out of market channels. (according to my local NBC). I was curious if I would be able to keep my distant east/west coast feeds of CBS, FOX, ABC through AAD when DISH adds my locals. I can still see the west coast feeds coming in handy to resolve some timer conflicts on my DVR, or if we lose our DVRs then it could aid me in being able to record my shows the old fashion way, VHS.
     
  13. James Long

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    AAD is a separate company. Your subscription will remain unaffected by anything DISH does to your DISH Network subscription channels.

    Do you have a link to your local news story on their website?
     
  14. Ohioankev

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    Posted the article/link in this thread

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=177083
     
  15. James Long

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    Just a note ... the "uplink activity" this evening added mapped channels for significantly viewed channels in several markets (remapping the outside market channels - the locals in those markets need to be added). There are now 206 markets uplinked with around 178-180 markets available.
     
  16. Bigg

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    The real question is, when's PBS coming? Their LIL's are rather pointless atm with only 4 of the 5.
     
  17. joshjr

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    I guess PBS is important to some. I never watch it and could care less if it is offered. I qualify currcntly for the distant feed of it but would never watch it.
     
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    PBS in HD is the one thing that is keeping my cable service going. Nova, American Experience, Frontline, Secrets of the Dead and Neil deGrasse Tyson in fuzzy vision just doesn't cut it after watching in HD for so many years.

    I'd rather have PBS than Fox in HD if I could vote.
     
  19. joshjr

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    Never heard of any of that.
     
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    You're missing some quality stuff. Nova, for starters, is currently in it's 37th year. You can basically describe it as "The Discovery Channel before it existed".

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is this generation's Carl Sagan.
     

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