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The CW On DishNetwork.

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Buzzdar, Sep 18, 2006.

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  1. Buzzdar

    Buzzdar Mentor

    Sep 18, 2006
    What CW network is everyone receiving? Do you have one of the superstations too? Well me for one have WPIX one of the superstations and now i am getting KTLA Free on channel 252. Am i getting channel 252 because i already have the east coast feed? just curious. would i be getting a different channel besides channel 252 if i didnt have the WPIX channel?
  2. James Long

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

    Apr 17, 2003
    We're still trying to figure out what is going on in the Uplink Activity thread.

    Apparently the abrupt change of 251 and 252 to related Superstations is only the first step. New CW and CW-W distant network channels are coming to 254 and 255. Details have not been announced.
  3. odbrv

    odbrv AllStar

    May 12, 2006
    I have the superstation package. There are 3 CW stations WPIX,KWGN,and KTLA. There is also one MY network station, WWOR. WSBK and WGN still seem to be independents. The 3 CW stations will make it convenient for recording. It reminds me of C-band days when I received east, mountain , and west coast networks. I hope CW gets sucessful and gets some sport's contracts.
  4. alebowgm

    alebowgm Hall Of Fame

    Jun 12, 2004
    Sports on CW would be nice, but I think all contracts are locked up across the board. I think the first contract of a major 4 sport that is due up is NHL at the end of this year with NBC. NFL is locked up for a while, and I believe MLB is as well. NBA may be in a few years.
  5. Geronimo

    Geronimo Native American Potentate DBSTalk Gold Club

    Mar 23, 2002

    WGN is not really a superstation. But is the OTA WGN a CW affiliate? Just wondering.
  6. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Doctor Whom Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    Kind of a non-issue for me here in Raleigh as our WB became CW and our UPN became My Network... and Dish already carried both locals before, so it was an automatic thing. Plus I get them both OTA as well, and my CW is in HD... no HD on My Network though, but I haven't seen anything on there worth my interest thus far anyway.
  7. joblo

    joblo Godfather

    Dec 10, 2003

    The local version is carried on Bell ExpressVu.
  8. cobra2225

    cobra2225 Legend

    Feb 4, 2006
    no c.w in owensboro,ky

    i think it because it's a low power station,and dish won't carry it
  9. alebowgm

    alebowgm Hall Of Fame

    Jun 12, 2004
    There are 2 WGN stations (Well 3 if you count the radio station in Chicago). WGN9 is the local CW station in the Chicago area. If you live in the Chicago DMA you get this station. Superstation WGN is a national station that is not affiliated with any network. WGN9 is a OTA station in Chicago.

    WGN 9 and WGN Superstation draw from the same schedule when it comes to sporting events. There was a point when the two stations aired the same content, however that changed in the mid to late 90's.

    It should be noted that if you live in the Chicago DMA, local cable providers do not actually have WGN Superstation in their lineup, so it is only available via DBS providers.
  10. midwave

    midwave Cool Member

    Jun 20, 2004
    I pay the $1.50 for the WPIX-CW11 Superstation.
    I'd LOVE to get the local digital-only WCWB Ch.20, but no one but the local cable companies offer that...which is the same predicidemt as the new MyYTV (MY-Network affiliate) that is ONLY on digital cable.
    On top of this, EVERYONE gets frequently-viewed Ch.43 WUAB on cable in the entire try-county area for the past 25 years, and even as far away as Columbus, OH...yet DishNetwork still doesn't offer this channel to my area.
    I think the entire frequently-viewed local channel proposal was a scam, and was never intended to be fair to satellite subscribers.
  11. shadalert

    shadalert New Member

    Nov 10, 2005
    251 - CW from New York
    252 - CW from Los Angeles
    254 - CW from Miami
    255 - CW from San Diego
  12. Sparkman87

    Sparkman87 Legend

    Apr 27, 2002

    All of this is true except fot one thing. They do not have the exact same schedule for sporting events. The NBA limits to 14 I believe the number of Bulls Games that are available to Superstation WGN. There are an additional 10 games that WGN 9 will show & another 6 that WGN will produce, but air locally on WCIU. BTW, 5 of the WGN 9 games will also be airing on ESPN or TNT so the Bulls will be getting pretty good national exposure this year.
  13. kstuart

    kstuart Icon

    Apr 25, 2002
    The whole thinking behind this is very dubious.

    The idea was the same as a corporate merger, but the boat anchor was not that WB & UPN competed with each other for the same ratings points, but rather the whole "network affiliates" concept.

    So, since we still have the same number of network affiliate stations as before, we still have the same number of networks - CW and MN instead of WB and UPN.

    The only thing that CW has going for it is continuation of a few mildly successful shows which will eventually die out. In contrast, the MN idea of telenovellas in English and other low cost programming has more long-term future.
  14. sunfire29841

    sunfire29841 New Member

    Jul 24, 2006
    I have the superstations too 2/5/11

    Before I had to move (I'm one of "those" people) I also had the CW East (WBZL Miami) in lieu of the Charleston CW affil which is on a DT subcarrier of the NBC affiliate.

    Had to move because we always lost the locals between 10AM and 5PM even though we were well within the spotbeam. Now ours comes out of Atlanta.
  15. James Long

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

    Apr 17, 2003
    Augusta GA locals are now on 20s7 on 110° ...
    Charleston SC is on 4s2 ...

    Were Augusta locals on 110 when you were having problems?
  16. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    You'll won't see anything of interest on Mntn because thats all they have. Its for women I guess.
  17. kstuart

    kstuart Icon

    Apr 25, 2002
    This makes me wonder why no one has started the Things Blowing Up Channel. :D
  18. lionsrule

    lionsrule Godfather

    Nov 25, 2003
    The following message was on the website of our local cw affiliate "westmichigancw":

    Echostar's Dish satellite network has come to an agreement with The CW to carry local CW affiliates. We expect an official announcement soon.

    See it for yourself: http://www.westmichigancw.com/
  19. James Long

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

    Apr 17, 2003
    Cool. That would be another DT.2 station on Dish (since the CW is WWMT's 3.2 feed).
  20. rasheed

    rasheed Godfather

    Sep 12, 2005
    Also, the SOON HD channels could be NBC HD East and West. There had been talk in the past I thought. CW is most likely though. Based on the satellite locations, I am hoping for MPEG2 and that KTLA will be one of them (or at least O&O access like CBS HD on 148/61.5).

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