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DISH Network Local Channels List

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by James Long, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    From this afternoon's Uplink Report ...
    7666 WALBD ALBANY, GA (ABC) (17) (110° 25s3 (South Georgia) SD Albany, GA market *TEST* Hidden)
    replaces 7666 WTXL TALLAHASSEE, FL (ABC) SV* as the channel being tested for ABC.

    This is a subchannel ABC ... and according to the WALB website the subchannel is becoming "THIS"? Perhaps an ABC/THIS affiliate subchannel or a third subchannel coming?
     
  2. runner861

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    From a quick count, there are 26 markets with one or more HD stations uplinked and not available. I might be wrong on the count. We will see how many of those, if any, are turned on by tomorrow.

    I also note that Lake Charles, LA, has no SD stations offered, only HD. Why is that?
     
  3. James Long

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    Some of them may be disputes where DISH had permission to carry the SD feed but could not obtain permission to carry the HD. The important threshold for DISH is that they offer HD carriage to all stations in 30% of markets ... not that stations accept carriage.

    A small market with no non-SD channels to carry. It appears they only have three stations, one apparently in dispute.
     
  4. bnewt

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    When does Dish plan to add other HD locals? In my area, the local CW & WMYO + PBS is available via OTA in HD, but not on Dish.
     
  5. James Long

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    How about 16 of them?

    Channels Now Available
    8169 WBPH (60 Local) 119° 4sB17 (New York) SD Philadelphia, PA market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    8169 WBPH (60 Local) 61.5° 13s4 (Washington DC) SD MPEG4 Philadelphia, PA market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5256 WUFT (5 HD Local) GAINESVILLE, FL (PBS) 129° 13s53 (SC Florida) HD Gainesville, FL market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    8259 NVUE (33 Local) (KVUE) AUSTIN, TX 119° 4sB11 (San Antonio) SD Austin, TX market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5274 KQET (25 HD Local) WATSONVILLE, CA (PBS) 129° 13s32 (WC California) HD Monterey, CA market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5278 KSMS (67 HD Local) MONTEREY, CA (UNIVISION) 129° 13s32 (WC California) HD Monterey, CA market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5154 WKPD (29 HD Local) PADUCAH, KY (PBS) 77° TP 12 HD Paducah, KY/Harrisburg, IL market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5265 KPXJ (21 HD Local) MINDEN, LA (CW) 119° 1sA13 (Shreveport) HD Shreveport, LA market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5276 KUFM (11 HD Local) MISSOULA, MT (PBS) 129° 6s11 (NW Idaho) HD Missoula, MT market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5256 KAID (4 HD Local) BOISE, ID (PBS) 129° 4s11 (NW Idaho) HD Boise, ID market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5156 WRLK (35 HD Local) COLUMBIA, SC (PBS) 61.5° 5s8 (Charleston) HD Columbia, SC market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5266 KDCU (31 HD Local) DERBY, KS 119° 4sB09 (Oklahoma City) HD Wichita, KS market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5266 WPSU (3 HD Local) CLEARFIELD, PA (PBS) 129° 12s26 (SC New York) HD Johnstown/Altoona, PA market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5266 KISU (10 HD Local) POCATELLO, ID (PBS) 129° 7s12 (NE Idaho) HD Idaho Falls, ID market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5255 KSIN (27 HD Local) SIOUX CITY, IA (PBS) 129° 16s14 (Central Minnesota) HD Sioux City, IA market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5256 KXNE (19 HD Local) NORFOLK, NE (PBS) 129° 16s14 (Central Minnesota) HD Sioux City, IA market Hidden - AVAILABLE
    5255 WGTE (30 HD Local) TOLEDO, OH (PBS) 129° 16s23 (NW New York) HD Toledo, OH market Hidden - AVAILABLE
     
  6. RasputinAXP

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    Everyone else gets HD and I get a SD station out of Bethlehem? *sigh*

    Edit: Theoretically that means that if they've added a station to Philly, we may get both PBSes and 57 in HD sooner rather than later, right?
     
  7. runner861

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    Good news!
     
  8. phrelin

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    So KQET is available in HD for the Monterey DMA, but the station it is a repeater for, KQED, is not available in HD here in the San Francisco Bay Area DMA. Somehow I knew I'd get screwed by PBS.

    Of course it's personal to me! Why would you think otherwise?:sure:
     
  9. James Long

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    The stations are licensed separately ... is KQET an exact copy (same on screen logos etc) or separately produced? (The websites are separate and the digital signals are different.)

    Carrying WQET gives DISH another 100% HD market (KMCE does not have a HD signal as far as I can tell). Carrying WQED doesn't.

    Yep. They checked your account information and said "that's phrelin's market - don't carry the PBS". I kind of feel the same way about my market's PBS and CW at times ... so close to 100% carriage and yet so far away.

    Maybe next year. :nono2:
     
  10. runner861

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    Maybe you should look at purchasing a local channels only package from your cable company or from DirectTV. I think probably either of those would get you KQED in HD. That could be a supplement to your Dish subscription. I think Dish has fallen behind on HD in the San Francisco market.
     
  11. RasputinAXP

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    Just checked and I don't have this anyway. Weird.
     
  12. Grandude

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    I thought it was me that they didn't like since I refuse to watch them during pledge weeks.:grin:
     
  13. phrelin

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    Supposedly after the merger of KQED and KTEH in 2007, KQET switched programming sources from KTEH to KQED and KQED's programming is just "simulcast" on KQET. However, I assume they do whatever the minimum would be required to maintain the appearance of a separate broadcast station to protect the asset value.

    Since my mother died in 2005, we haven't spent any time in the Monterey Bay area so I don't know. I'd guess they don't produce any special programming. Maybe someone who lives in the Watsonville area would know.
     
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    I have been in Monterey recently and watched their programming. Their schedule does match KQED at all times that I watched. I could toggle between KQET and KQED on the tv I was watching. KQET even had the KQED logo on their program in the lower right corner.

    Their website states that they have an office at Cal State Monterey Bay. Their subchannel is listed as a mirror of KTEH. Check out kqet.com.

    In Monterey, KQED, KQET, and KTEH are all widely viewed, although only KQET is carried by Dish. KQED and KTEH are carried on cable. Also, in the 1960s and 1970s both KTEH and KQED had translator facilities serving Monterey. The translator stations were located on Mt. Toro.
     
  15. James Long

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    The spotbeam KQET is on (129° 13s32) should be large enough to cover KQED's market ... my thought is that DISH could use the same feed to provide that PBS to both markets. As long as there was no difference in the feeds I don't see where any law would prevent DISH from using the same feed twice. Although that would require creative thinking on DISH's part.
     
  16. rtd2

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    James,
    First my apologies if this has already been answered but is there a Rule for short markets in regards to HD? DN has my locals for south Miss. and we use NOLA or Mobile,Al (depending on location) to complete the market. Dish obviously carries NOLA Channels in HD but I only get them in SD?... Is this because they are *SV?? I can easily get the 3 Miss stations in HD via OTA but NOLA is a stretch for antenna-(Before DN had any of my locals I tried several different antennas and could never get NOLA on OTA that was reliable) I know Dtv offers complete market in HD using same channels so maybe its coming....

    Biloxi/Gulfport, MS
    4-00 WWL NEW ORLEANS, LA (CBS) SV* - 6591 SD 110° 23s12 A
    6-00 WDSU NEW ORLEANS, LA (NBC) SV* - 6592 SD 110° 23s12 A

    13-00 WLOX BILOXI, MS (ABC) - 6590 SD 119° 2sA14 A
    16-00 WMAH BILOXI, MS (PBS) - 6594 SD 119° 2sA14 A
    25-00 WXXV GULFPORT, MS (FOX) - 6593 SD 119° 2sA14 A
     
  17. James Long

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    DISH is using those channels to fill in for two networks that are not available via affiliates in your market. Since your in market affiliates are not carried in HD, DISH doesn't import HD channels.

    I don't see any law preventing DISH from carrying those out of market channels in HD but there isn't one requiring it either. It is a simple business decision. If they would have chosen the HD feeds we'd be reading posts questioning why out of market stations were in HD and in market stations were not.
     
  18. scooper

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    And since they are offering them in SD - more subscribers can see the SVs
     
  19. rtd2

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    Very True...I was just hoping i could get the Local channels avail in HD like any other channel in my pkg. thanks to you and scooper for the info.
     
  20. James Long

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    Eventually DISH will have all markets in HD. (No conversion schedule has been made available, so please don't ask when.)
     

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