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New Channels in 2014

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#41 OFFLINE   southsider

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 07:53 AM

It's on autopilot until the last of their contracts expire, Comcast is not making any new carriage deals for it and even they don't carry it anymore.
 
They only carry it in markets that don't have a local MeTV affiliate, if you live in a market where MeTV is carried on an OTA station they either carry the local affiliate's feed or they don't offer it at all.

I live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and MeTV is broadcast locally as a sub-channel.  The U-verse channel (136) that brings us MeTV is not the local sub-channel, though. 



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 09:47 AM

It's on autopilot until the last of their contracts expire, Comcast is not making any new carriage deals for it and even they don't carry it anymore.
 
They only carry it in markets that don't have a local MeTV affiliate, if you live in a market where MeTV is carried on an OTA station they either carry the local affiliate's feed or they don't offer it at all.

G4 is junk anyway..


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 10:58 PM

:hurah:  My area has METV  in it. we have the CW for a local but why is it we can;t have METV insted.



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 04:11 AM

As stated earlier, I believe Dish does not have the satellite space to add all of the sub channels in all markets. I think the only way at this time, would be to add the national feed of these channels that run the old TV shows like METV, RTV, THIS, and Antenna TV.But I have no idea how the licensing would go on something that is already used as an OTA sub channel.  But cable does it. But like others, I sure would love to have something like Antenna TV. Their lineup of old shows that no one else runs is amazing, like Burns & Allen, Jack Benny, and so on. No OTA channel we get the translators from has Antenna TV here.

Some sources show a channel 39 for Antenna TV here, but the Tribune station in  Portland (32) has never had the money to offer their station on the Oregon coast. There is no direct way, as the other stations use a pickup point between Portland and the coast. But we do have most Portland stations OTA here on translators. We can only hope 32 will add one in time. They are the WB station and their subs are THIS and Antenna TV.



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:03 AM

As stated earlier, I believe Dish does not have the satellite space to add all of the sub channels in all markets. I think the only way at this time, would be to add the national feed of these channels that run the old TV shows like METV, RTV, THIS, and Antenna TV.But I have no idea how the licensing would go on something that is already used as an OTA sub channel.  But cable does it. But like others, I sure would love to have something like Antenna TV. Their lineup of old shows that no one else runs is amazing, like Burns & Allen, Jack Benny, and so on. No OTA channel we get the translators from has Antenna TV here.

Some sources show a channel 39 for Antenna TV here, but the Tribune station in  Portland (32) has never had the money to offer their station on the Oregon coast. There is no direct way, as the other stations use a pickup point between Portland and the coast. But we do have most Portland stations OTA here on translators. We can only hope 32 will add one in time. They are the WB station and their subs are THIS and Antenna TV.

KRON in San Francisco has AntennTV on a sub channel.


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 01:02 AM

I found out today that KATU-2 Portland has added a second sub channel for Get TV. Their lineup is 2.1 KATU (ABC) 2.2 METV 2.3 Get TV. They are the only channel that has not changed their translator from analog to digital, so we are still waiting on that. They have the CP, but hasn't changed as yet. So at least some new channels will be OTA here.



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:21 PM

After seeing DISH Business with back-round music on channel 998, I googled Dish Business Info 998 and got this undated message:

 

 

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Friends,

To the best of our current knowledge ALL Western Video Market DISH Network broadcasts are going to be carried exclusively on DISH channel 998.  

DISH 998 is located on their HDTV (High Definition) satellite, called 129 for its place in the sky at 129 degrees West. This satellite carries all of DISH’s Hi-Definition programming. In order to watch any programming on Channel 998, you MUST HAVE the proper equipment for viewing that particular satellite.

If you are currently watching Hi-Def programming on DISH, you are probably OK, but you should check by going to Channel 998 to make sure. If you see a slate that says, “DISH Business”, you’ve found it. If the channel guide won’t take you to 998, you don’t have it.

If you are NOT currently signed up for HDTV programming, you will most likely have to upgrade your equipment so your receiver can find the correct satellite. Most DISH dealers will provide the equipment and install the upgrade for FREE….with a commitment to one of DISH’s HD packages.

 

To find out your status….or to locate a DISH dealer for an upgrade…. please give a call to DISH:
(800) 333-3474  

or...find a DISH dealer on the Internet at: www.dish.com

 Again …ALL WVM DISH broadcasts will be on Channel 998. This doesn’t allow much time for an equipment changeover, if it’s required, so you need to get ahold of DISH as soon as you can.

 We apologize for this inconvenience but it will allow WVM sales to maintain a consistent channel over the course of the next few years. If you have any other questions, please send us an email:wvm@wvmcattle.com …or give us a call at: (530) 347-3793.

Thanks for watching and we appreciate your participation in WVM auctions.

 

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:51 PM

"Cattle Country Video" is in the channel 998 EPG for next Tuesday from 11am to 6pm with a description of "Live Cattle Aution".
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Posted 02 September 2014 - 01:54 PM

Guide still says Rural on channel 232.

With the Rural & Family Net merger around 2012-2013, A lot of Rural schedule was on. Now today I noticed Hee Haw and many other rural scheduled shows were dumped. Family Net now occupies the schedule. Good shows like Fantasy Island, Barney Miller, I Dream of Jeannie, Good Times, and more shows are on. 

 

FYI: Hee Haw still can be seen on RFD TV 231. Now my question is the Rural/ Family Net similar to what happened to FETV/ Cozi TV.? 



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Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:38 PM

I'm seeing a "fnHD" logo on a letterboxed black and white "I Dream of Jeannie" at the moment.
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Posted 04 September 2014 - 10:03 PM

Today there is a crawler on 232 saying FCC got 1000's of letters, RFD & Family Net will be basic channels within a few weeks. More details coming soon. The crawler ran once in each half hour.



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Posted 05 September 2014 - 10:04 AM

Today there is a crawler on 232 saying FCC got 1000's of letters, RFD & Family Net will be basic channels within a few weeks. More details coming soon. The crawler ran once in each half hour.

Oh boy!!


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Posted 19 September 2014 - 07:03 PM

3 channels and I found 3 spots that can fit!:)
Smile of a Child:SOAC:SD only:265 it's next to KTV so there can be 2 channels that are for kids and christian!available:all packages
JUCE TV:JUCE:269:SD only: we can have a christian rock channel oriented for teenagers!available:All packages
FUNimation Channel:FUNI:198:HD and SD:we need anime in this provider besides saturday nights on [adult swim]'s toonami! Most dish network customers are otakus!Available:Americas top 150,200,250 and everything pak! Dishlatino Dos and Max!
What do you think James? Pretty nifty right?:) hope you get them dish!:)
Also these channels should be on latino packages:
Nicktoons:NICKT:dos and max!
Teennick:TNCK:dos and max!
Science network:SCI:plus,dos and max!
SundanceTV:SUND:dos and max!
Disney Junior:DISJR:dos and max!
Nickjr:NKJR:dos and max!
H2:H2:max!
Msnbc:MSNBC:max!
TRU tv:TRU:plus,dos and max!
TCM:TCM:plus,dos and max!
Blockbuster at home:Dos and max!
:)

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 07:21 PM

Finding a channel number is the last step toward carriage ... finding money is the first.

Smile of a Child and JUCE may be able to pay their way on to DISH if they qualify as "Public Interest" channels like most of the channels in that neighborhood. If FUNimation is commercial then they would need prove their value to DISH. Even if a channel is free for DISH to carry it costs DISH money to receive and retransmit. Those costs are the base fees "Public Interest" channels are asked to pay.
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Posted 19 September 2014 - 08:22 PM

As for Latino, there's a reason why many English channels are excluded in favor of multiple Spanish channels. It's why the Latino packages are comparable to English packages in price vs the price of the English package + $17 for the Latino Bonus pack.

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 03:23 PM

As for Latino, there's a reason why many English channels are excluded in favor of multiple Spanish channels. It's why the Latino packages are comparable to English packages in price vs the price of the English package + $17 for the Latino Bonus pack.


Well there should be a latino package with both English and Spanish channels:Dishlatino Omega:85$ mo. Is that good? But BBAH would still be a paid package but these channels will return in the package:SundanceTV,Smithsonian Channel and SHORTS HD!:)

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 03:28 PM

Finding a channel number is the last step toward carriage ... finding money is the first.Smile of a Child and JUCE may be able to pay their way on to DISH if they qualify as "Public Interest" channels like most of the channels in that neighborhood. If FUNimation is commercial then they would need prove their value to DISH. Even if a channel is free for DISH to carry it costs DISH money to receive and retransmit. Those costs are the base fees "Public Interest" channels are asked to pay.


let's see:We have TBN,Enlace and the church channel! The only ones we need are Smile of a Child And JUCE TV!:) just call TBN networks to add them and you get them! As for FUNimation channel we need more anime in this provider! There's a lot of people who want FUNimation channel so just listen to them! 198 is nothing well it was Cloo until you dropped it so FUNimation Channel can be a great spot!:)

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 10:13 PM

Being part of TBN networks is part of the problem. TBN already has Public Interest channels on satellite ... in order to qualify for any more Public Interest channels available slots would be needed that no other qualified entity wanted to fill. A qualified entity with no channels currently carried that wished to have their content on would be in line ahead of TBN.  DISH could still carry additional TBN channels ... but their carriage would not help DISH reach their Public Interest quota.

 

Two other notes: I do not recall hearing about FUNimation before your post ... so it either has not been mentioned or is so unrequested that I completely forgot about the channel. Also, I didn't drop Cloo ... I am not DISH. I don't work for them. Moderators on this forum do not work for satellite carriers or other providers.


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Posted 21 September 2014 - 08:43 PM

Great I like RFD TV and Rural TV.


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Posted 25 September 2014 - 06:05 PM

Being part of TBN networks is part of the problem. TBN already has Public Interest channels on satellite ... in order to qualify for any more Public Interest channels available slots would be needed that no other qualified entity wanted to fill. A qualified entity with no channels currently carried that wished to have their content on would be in line ahead of TBN.  DISH could still carry additional TBN channels ... but their carriage would not help DISH reach their Public Interest quota.
 
Two other notes: I do not recall hearing about FUNimation before your post ... so it either has not been mentioned or is so unrequested that I completely forgot about the channel. Also, I didn't drop Cloo ... I am not DISH. I don't work for them. Moderators on this forum do not work for satellite carriers or other providers.

oh then ask dish TO ADD THEM!:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3:3




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