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New NewDirecTV policy concerning locals that seems awfully bad!


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#21 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 01:47 PM

But you are likely breaking the law. US and Canadian laws both prohibit receiving signals across the border, typically arranged by illegally supplying a false address of the receiver.

DBStalk prohibits discussion of falsely receiving satellite signals in that manner.

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I'm told I need to correct this.

In the US receiving the signals is not illegal for the individual. But providing a false address to the provider so you can receive is still a violation of the provider's terms of service and against DBStalk rules.

My apologies for my mistake,
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#22 OFFLINE   Maui

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 02:07 PM

I begged D to allow me the CBS national feed before it became available and they denied me three times because the local would not allow it. This even though my house is in a hole with a mountain between me and the tower. I would have needed a huge antenna to even begin to pick them up. My guess is they won't give you the national unless the local allows it.

#23 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 02:17 PM

I begged D to allow me the CBS national feed before it became available and they denied me three times because the local would not allow it. This even though my house is in a hole with a mountain between me and the tower. I would have needed a huge antenna to even begin to pick them up. My guess is they won't give you the national unless the local allows it.


Indeed, the FCC is thems that set these rules. DIRECTV has likely learned from DISH's legal battles over this.

Too bad the burden of getting the waivers approved is so burdensome to the home owner now. While I completely understand the locals' right to be protected too, as with all regs, there must be a reasonable balance.

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#24 OFFLINE   Jhon69

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 04:28 PM

The ironic part about this is if they(The National Networks) don't provide the programming I want when a local network goes down then I'm forced to watch other local programming.Programming I may find out I enjoy better never to return to watch the programming I normally watched.I guess they have not figured that one out,but they will when the ratings come out.:rolleyes:

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 04:42 PM

From what I understand about the rules the fcc has put down, even the networks don't have carte blanche power to approve the distribution of out-of-market signals. Something about accurate reporting of the viable advertising market for local advertisers. So the actual network can get in trouble if they approve distribution for a customer who does not meet the criteria set by the FCC.




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