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DIRECTV to add 16 new HD local markets

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by RAD, Apr 11, 2011.

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  1. dclarke

    dclarke AllStar

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    Ya mean there are people in the US of A that live without HD locals in 2011? how can that be?
     
  2. antzona

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    Only some Directv customers...
     
  3. Gary Toma

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    For those of you who don't follow the TPN Maps (where this chart is included), the attachment details what the overall Local-Into-Local mapping looks like. Sort the excel sheet by column 'D' (Nielsen DMA #) and it will begin to make good sense.
     
  4. TEN89

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    I guess Elmira, N.Y. for you. If I'm right. why don't you have Buffalo NY locals?
     
  5. hibapress

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    Finally!
     
  6. adkinsjm

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    And some Dish Network customers.
     
  7. Herdfan

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    Teays...
    On the other side, the Parkersburg, WV market is just going to get the Huntington/Charleston locals opened up to them. Unless it has changed, the only "station" in the market is a satellite station of the NBC affiliate out of Huntington. This is a 3 county DMA that quite frankly, should not even exist. So very little bandwidth needed there.
     
  8. trainman

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    Much of that is covered -- the market is Santa Barbara-San Luis Obispo, not just Santa Barbara.

    North of that is the Monterey-Salinas market, which doesn't get HD locals, but that's not a particularly big swath of the coast. (North of that, and you get into the San Francisco-San Jose market, and north of that is Eureka and then Chico-Redding.)
     
  9. SPACEMAKER

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    Having looked at the chart I still don't know what we are supposed to be seeing.
     
  10. Sharkie_Fan

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    I think much of this stems from the negotiations to carry HD. Monterey-Salinas was among the last to get SD Locals on DirecTV. Just a month or so ago, there were threats that some of our SD locals were going to get pulled because they couldn't renegotiate their carriage.

    I don't have any inside information, but I've long suspected that the stations in our DMA have previously, and continue to presently, play hardball in negotiations with DirecTV, leaving us to be among the last DMA's added.

    That's purely conjecture, of course, but the pieces seem to fit.
     
  11. dhines

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    would yuma, az include el centro, CA? i think they are the same channels, but i am not sure.
     
  12. Gary Toma

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    Yes, El Centro and Yuma are part of the same DMA. They are DIRECTV Network #721. See the chart posted in this thread yesterday for all the details - HERE
     
  13. Tubaman-Z

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    Tango-related is part of it for sure. Also factoring in can be whether they can leverage other, already HD-served areas. As an example, Mankato, MN has HD locals and Rochester, MN does not. But 2/3 of Mankato's HD LiLs are also from Minneapolis/St. Paul. The point being that D* could add 1 HD LiL and claim adding a new DMA.
     
  14. waynebtx

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    same here no love for corpus still dma 129::(
     
  15. Avder

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    Fargo gets passed over again. I'm really sick of having to use the AM-21 for all my network HD. I havnt been able to put up a rooftop antenna, and the indoor once ive got has to be moved to pick between some of them and if I move the thing it can take a long time to get it adjusted back to the way it needs to be to pick up Fox, which is the majority of my network TV viewing. Its gotten to a point where I dont dare move the thing since its in position now that it gets Fox great, but that means I have to watch NBC in SD, which ticks me off cause I like Hockey.
     
  16. grassfeeder

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    thank goodness I'm in the one market in Oregon that has local HD channels!!
     
  17. scotte992

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    Yes Elmira for me. Im about 3 hours from Buffalo so im assuming thats why
     
  18. CCarncross

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    I live in the Lansing, MI DMA(#115) and we are still waiting as well...while we wold all like to have our locals provided via sat in HD, it may never happen. I still use an AM-21 and the tuners in my HR20, truthfully its the best PQ you can get, so as long as I can get them OTA I am pretty happy. You might want to look at it as glass half full instead of half empty. It isnt alot of money to put up a decent antenna, well worth it...
     
  19. Annihilator31

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    Are you kidding me? Still nothing for the Fargo Market?!!! This is crazy, get with it Direc
     
  20. boilerjt

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    I wonder how much the Rochester DMA ranking will climb this year because of the 24% population growth in the latest census. Since Dish how has HD locals here and I'm out of contract, I'm thinking about making a change.
     

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