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#1 OFFLINE   dbodle

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 12:33 PM

How do you get a PBS Waiver to recieve the national PBS? I tried the website and the have a form for the regular networks but not PBS. Also what are the chances of getting granted. I was able to get granted for the other networks!

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#2 OFFLINE   scooper

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 01:17 PM

Do you have PBS available from your locals via your DBS provider ? If so, you are not eligible, period.
You CAN put antennas on your owned and/or controlled property...

http://www.fcc.gov/mb/facts/otard.html

#3 OFFLINE   EricD

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 11:48 AM

Are the cable companies supposed to follow the same rules as Dish for PBS? In RI, Dish only offers channel 36 (Providence PBS), while Cox offers channel 2 and 44 (Boston WGBH) in the "basic" package in addition to 36.

#4 OFFLINE   dishrich

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 11:49 AM

Are the cable companies supposed to follow the same rules as Dish for PBS?


No (not for ANY local channels) - they always have had significantly viewed, which DBS is now just starting to get... ;) ;)

#5 OFFLINE   TonyM

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 01:07 PM

Do you have PBS available from your locals via your DBS provider ? If so, you are not eligible, period.

the areas that have no PBS have a mirror of the Nat'l PBS already.

Rule is if A PBS station is available, even if you don't want locals, disqualifies you from Nat'l PBS




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