My apologies if these are extremely common questions, but I did a quick search of the forum and didn't find any posts that directly applied.
I recently had Dish service started at my home and it's the first time I've ever had satellite service. Due to some line of sight issues (hill with large tract of woods directly behind my house), the tech had to point the dish at a satellite that does not offer the local channels/networks for my area. My family is a big consumer of content on the networks, so it's an unfortunate situation.
According to my discussions with Dish, ideally I would have been pointed at the orbital 129 satellite, but I had to be pointed at the 61.5W satellite.
I have tried the OTA route, but due to hills and trees around my home, I cannot receive a good signal.
My question is: Is there any hope that my situation will change in the future, such as Dish adding my local networks to a satellite I can access? Can I make a request of Dish that could ultimately lead them to do this? Or do I just have to get used to this situation? DirecTV doesn't have any access to local networks in my area, so that isn't an option, and I have no cable service where I am located.
End of my sob story. Thanks.