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DNS Getting Waivers Approved


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Posted 30 November 2004 - 12:15 PM

I have ABC/CBS distant services and have my locals on a second dish with E*. I switched from D* to E* in September and previously had East/West coasts feeds of Fox. My waivers were approved for ABC and CBS but declined for Fox. I called Dish yesterday to apply for a waiver a second time. My question is have any of you had any luck contacting your local affiliates to ask them to approve the waiver? If you have gotten them to o.k. the request what did you tell them. Thanks.

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 02:13 PM

I have ABC/CBS distant services and have my locals on a second dish with E*. I switched from D* to E* in September and previously had East/West coasts feeds of Fox. My waivers were approved for ABC and CBS but declined for Fox. I called Dish yesterday to apply for a waiver a second time. My question is have any of you had any luck contacting your local affiliates to ask them to approve the waiver? If you have gotten them to o.k. the request what did you tell them. Thanks.



Several years ago I e-mailed NBC and Fox local stations personally to ask for waivers. I didn't ask Dish to request them because they never get them approved. I explained my situation where I lived and the line of trees around my house preventing decent reception. I reminded them what the Satellite Home Viewer Act was truly about and that waivers should be granted for those that honestly couldn't pick up decent reception. I was granted a waiver by NBC and Fox. They sent letters in the mail and I faxed them to Dish.

The local CBS station never would give waivers no matter what the case because their signal was the strongest. Still I had bad ghosting in the picture on CBS but no waiver would be given, so we just never watched CBS.




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