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Directv locals from two markets

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jackm, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. joshjr

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    Below is the list of locals in a neighboring DMA that DirecTV can provide you. Not sure on the east vs west Oneida but there it is. That is where you can start. Due to it being incredibly difficult to get with someone at DirecTV who has interest in this and that can do something about it, I find it easier to deal with the GM's of the stations I want added to my market. Its always an easy sell to call them and say hey we want your station in this near by county and the law allows you to do so without worry about being blacked out. Also DirecTV will likely pay them something for the feeds. The hard part is that it only adds these stations for a specif county so there is not always a great reason for DirecTV to do it.

    Oneida East
    WKTV, 2, Utica, NY
    WUTR, 20, Utica, NY
    +WFXV, 33, Utica, NY
    WSTM-TV, 3, Syracuse, NY (formerly WSYR)
    WTVH, 5, Syracuse, NY (formerly WHEN)
    WIXT, 9, Syracuse, NY (formerly WNYS)
    +WSYT, 68, Syracuse, NY

    Oneida West
    WSTM-TV, 3, Syracuse, NY (formerly WSYR)
    WTVH, 5, Syracuse, NY (formerly WHEN)
    WIXT, 9, Syracuse, NY (formerly WNYS)
    +WSYT, 68, Syracuse, NY
    WKTV, 2, Utica, NY
    +WFXV, 33, Utica, NY
     
  2. Lord Vader

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    With you being so close to Utica, wouldn't your OTA capability be excellent?
     
  3. joshjr

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    Nice to know. There are always exceptions to the rules. It could also be that the channels you speak of that were added out of market were considered significantly viewed for your county as well.
     
  4. Alan Gordon

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    My county has an ABC and CBS that is SV... I get CBS in HD from my market, and ABC in SD (at this time from my market), but it'd be great to have the SV channels regardless... especially considering my county has a GREAT signal from those two channel's transponders.

    The CBS affiliate MIGHT be interested in attempting to get SV status, but I have to wonder about the ABC affiliate? They're owned by the same group (Raycom) as the local ABC affiliate which is currently SD only. They might not want to cannibalize the local affiliate's viewership. Perhaps once the local affiliate is added in HD, they might be interested...
     
  5. Alan Gordon

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    Yeah... I think DirecTV's moving away from using the DNS feeds to fill out short markets. At least, that appears to be the case...

    I suspect WDCW (CWe DNS, channel #394) and PBSnet (PBS DNS, channel #389) may be the two DNS channels most commonly used now in short markets.
     
  6. joshjr

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    Can you clarify? To be considered significantly viewed, it has to come from Neilsen. Now if they are already then year it is somewhat easy to persuade them as long as they dont feel disloyal for stealing viewers from another affiliate airing the same programming since there are no blackout restrictions that can be enforced. That being said sometimes non-corporate affiliates have contracts that prohibit this. Just depends but is worth a call to find out. Additional stations and options on sports are nice and well worth the time not to mention that it makes it nice for everyone in that area. I like helping others in my area with tv stations. Someone has to do it. Might as well be me.
     
  7. Alan Gordon

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    I meant take advantage of their SV status (re: DirecTV).


    Here's the list from the FCC doc for my county:

    Terrell
    WRBL, 3, Columbus, GA
    WTVM, 9, Columbus, GA
    WALB-TV, 10, Albany, GA
    +WFXL, 31, Albany, GA


    WALB (NBC) and WFXL (FOX) are local channels currently carried.

    WRBL (CBS) and WTVM (ABC) are SV channels from Columbus, GA not currently carried in my market, but offered in Columbus, GA from a transponder that gives me a higher signal than my locals' transponder. WRBL (CBS) has no relation to WSWG (CBS), my "local" CBS affiliate, but WTVM (ABC) is owned by Raycom who also owns WALB (NBC 10.1/ABC 10.2).
     

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