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DISH Network Brings Local Channels to Cheyenne, Wyo., Area; Rollout of Service Marks

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  1. JohnH

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  2. Geronimo

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    THe home of the DISH uplink center---and Laurie Farkas---- now has locals.
     
  3. TonyM

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    Here is something interesting:

    I thought if all your locals were on the wing, Dish wasn't supplying the dish for free. Has this changed??
     
  4. JohnH

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    Since they are offering KUSA NBC as part of the package to eligible subscribers at no extra charge, it would create a 2 dish solution anyway. Probably best to do it the way they are.
     
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    Why punish the subscribers for E*'s decision to put the locals on another bird? Besides, they give away free SuperDishes for a year locals committment ... and that is MUCH more equipment cost than a Dish300.

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    When they rolled out locals on a wing, it was the same rules as the Superdish promo (1 yr of AT60+locals)

    Now it looks like they're giving the dish free of charge and no commit (like the "extra dish for must carry")
     
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    But why no CBS affil? And what about KDUH (ABC), Scottsbluff? Its a different state.....
     
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    If no CBS affil----no Laurie. Mildly ironic. And I would think that the rights negotiation would be easy.
     
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    Locals entirely on a wing slot are handled exactly the same as a must carry dish. This has been the case since the first market went up on a wing slot, which wasn't too long ago.
     
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    If there is no local CBS affiliate in the area, why don't they qualify for distant CBS as well as NBC??
     
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    CBS has a retrans disagremment. Unless there is no CBS in the market available, then they could get distant. There is no NBC (yet) in the DMA, so they are allowed to get NBC Denver for free.
     
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    No it hasn't

    When Grand Junction, Co went live (they were the first with all locals on a wing), on the Charlie Chat, they said you would need a 1yr commit to AT60+locals to get the 2nd dish since all the locals were on one dish.
     

  13. Heard this from a friend in Cheyenne, Laurie works for the local CBS affiliate which isn't being carried by DISH. And the station is the only one in Cheyenne that does local news!

    Early word from folks in Cheyenne is not good, as the CBS station is the only truly local station.

    S'up with that?

    -Earl
    Yankee born Southern bred and just telling you what they tell me from Cheyenne.
     
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    There is a CBS in the market, KGWN5, the first TV in WY and the only one, I believe, in Cheyene with local news. They also have a satelite in Scottsbluff NE, KSTF10. KDUH4, in Scottsbluff also offers local news. How ironic that DISH is offering the locals for Cheyenne/Scottsbluff and none of them have news operations!
     
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    Speaking of CBS affiliates in WY, does anyone know what happened to the affiliate in Rock Springs, KGWR? I always wondered why that station wasn't available to Salt Lake City viewers since it was (is?) in thier DMA.
     
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    Read this article on the Salt Lake City DMA:

    http://www.tvtechnology.com/features/Masked-Engineer/f-MO-market.shtml
     
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