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Uplink Activity for the Week of 2-18-9 ...Local HDs

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by JohnH, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. DAFTEK

    DAFTEK Cool Member

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    Station Local Channel Number Dish Channel Number CEDAR RAPIDS
    ABC-KCRG 9 9155 CEDAR RAPIDS
    CBS-KGAN 2 9156 CEDAR RAPIDS
    FOX-KFXA 28 9158 CEDAR RAPIDS
    ION - KPXR 48 9162 CEDAR RAPIDS
    MNT-KWKB 20 9159 CEDAR RAPIDS
    NBC-KWWL 7 9157 CEDAR RAPIDS
    PBS-KDIN 32 9161 CEDAR RAPIDS
    CBS-KGAN IN HD 2 5251 CEDAR RAPIDS
    FOX - KFXA IN HD 28 5253 CEDAR RAPIDS
     
  2. TUKIN18S

    TUKIN18S AllStar

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    ?

    In the uplink a few weeks ago KCRG was listed as 5250. Maybe they haven't gotten an agreement yet with them. I know that KFXA and KGAN are owned by the same company and have the same news anchors for their nightly news.
     
  3. JohnH

    JohnH Hall Of Fame

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    Slate with different colors is up on 374.
     
  4. TheFoxMan

    TheFoxMan AllStar

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    Here's a repeat of my posting on AVS Forum regarding KCRG-HD and Dish.
    KCRG is trying to get Dish to retransmit their HD feed. Here's the response I got from John Phalen, KCRG Station Manager.

    About a month ago I had heard that Dish Network was telling people that they would launch local HD service here on 2/18. I have left several messages for David Moskowitz, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, who’s signature is on our current analog retransmission agreement. He has never returned an of my calls.

    Earlier this week we received a copy of an email from a Dish Network employee sent to their local distributors indicating that they were launching HD here and it included KCRG. I responded to the person who had issued the email and asked how they were able to do that without our consent. She admitted that they had misinformed their distributors and that KCRG should not have been included. When I asked her why I had not heard from anyone regarding our digital signal she referred me to another person. This individual stated that they were launching only with the stations with whom they had already negotiated digital retransmission agreements (KGAN, KFXA) and that they would wait to negotiate with the rest of us until our current analog agreements expire. In our case that is December 31, 2009. When I asked if they would be interested in negotiating with us now, they said no.

    I also plan on continuing the dialog with Dish Network regarding not waiting till December. I am ready and willing to negotiate now.

    Regards,
    John Phelan
     
  5. TUKIN18S

    TUKIN18S AllStar

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    That sucks, I hope Dish gets them going. Thanks for that info. At least I now know what's going on. What about KWWL?
     
  6. david_jr

    david_jr Godfather

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    It's live and lit up now!!:D
     
  7. no one in particular

    no one in particular New Member

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    WSYR Syracuse show'd up yesterday.

    Good thing too, at 50 miles away, OTA signal is real weak. Normally only aobut 55%. It wasn't in time for the Oscars, but in plenty of time for this week's Lost.
     

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