DMA: Rochester-Austin MN-Mason City IA
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HD Locals: Rochester-Austin MN-Mason City IA
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:38 AM
I live in Minnesota but am in the La Crosse/Eau Claire DMA. All of my local news has a Wisconsin bias. Is there any way I can get the locals for both? I'd love to watch KTTC's evening news instead of the stations I get.
Rochester is only 60 miles away from me. By comparison, Eau Claire, where WEAU, my DMA's NBC station, is located, is 90 miles away.
Edited by Carl Spock, 09 November 2012 - 09:19 AM.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:32 AM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:07 AM
I have to thank Alan Gordon for his help in educating me in this area. He introduced me to the FCC's Significantly Viewed List and those stations that the government recognizes are watched within a DMA but are broadcast outside of the DMA. For Winona County, the two stations on the Significantly Viewed List are KTTC and KAAL, the ABC affiliate out of Austin, MN.
If you want to see what stations might be significantly viewed in your county, here's the list. DirecTV does have a program, which Alan also first told me about, to act on these issues, called Neighboring Local Channels. Here's the page on DirecTV's website. According to Alan, DirecTV is loath to add stations from outside the DMA if there are alternatives within the DMA. I will have to push against that.
And bjlc, even if I am eventually successful, this wouldn't include La Crescent, MN, as it is in Houston County.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:54 AM
According to Alan, DirecTV is loath to add stations from outside the DMA if there are alternatives within the DMA. I will have to push against that.
For the record, I'm sure DirecTV would be fine offering these stations.
Unfortunately, by DirecTV offering these stations, DirecTV risks ticking off the local affiliates, so it's not necessarily worth it for them to add these stations and then experience an issue with the local station.
DirecTV SUBSCRIBER since 1996!
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Albany, Georgia, DMA #150, Network #513, Market #2 -
Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:34 PM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:38 PM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:41 PM
in the know bob ..