Indeed, and that's quite perplexing. WPVI certainly is popular in Ocean County, but so are several other Philadelphia stations.
WPVI 6 did make the significantly viewed list.
While I'm fairly certain that DirecTV and Dish Network would jump at the opportunity to offer Philadelphia stations within Ocean County, I doubt that they'll bother adding WPVI alone (a decision that wouldn't draw many new customers, but probably would generate a great deal of confusion among both existing and prospective subscribers).
It is up to the providers to offer it. I expect the providers won't really be responsive though.
I already have "moved" to a white area in the New York City DMA (allowing me to receive the four Los Angeles DNS stations while retaining DirecTV's complete New York City channel assortment), so this situation doesn't apply to me at the present time. If, however, I end up losing the Los Angeles stations, I fully intend to maximize my viewing options. I need to remain within the New York City DMA (to ensure qualification for its sports channels), but I would select a county in which a decent selection of out-of-market stations have been deemed "significantly viewed" by the FCC (assuming that DirecTV opts to provide them). Ideally, this would be my own county.
If you want more Philadelphia stations in Ocean County one day without "moving",
And of course, numerous friends and acquaintances of mine are either stuck with Comcast or stuck without the Philadelphia stations.
I fully intend to, and I'll urge the aforementioned friends and acquaintances to act in kind.
I'd suggest everyone in the county to write letters
Sister station WPSG-TV shares the same headquarters and management.
to the FCC, GM and Head of Engineering at KYW-TV,
WHYY-TV is popular in my area, and I suspect that a few of the other Philadelphia DMA stations might be popular in southern Ocean County.
WCAU-TV, WTXF-TV, WPHL-TV, telling them about cable viewership being extended on cable, and not in satellite for Ocean County.