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  1. SeaBeagle

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    I do want any pony even though those are smaller than horses. They are still big and I do not like animals that are bigger than me.

    I would not subscribe to a channel that is dedicated to horses.


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  2. James Long

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    So channel 248 is not your groove.

    "I want a pony" is an expression. Perhaps from before your time.
    In general, it is wishing for something unreasonable. Such as the ability to watch any local channel from any market via a satellite service.
     
  3. SeaBeagle

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    No. Not really. Never knew DISH has that station. Never knew anything about the pony thing though. Nothing is impossible.


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  5. Blowgun

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    You've got your peanut butter in his chocolate. :)
     
  6. shadough

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    I do believe the CW affiliate on Directv is from Wash. DC. WDCW.

    just throwin that out there.
     
  7. Michael P

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    If you are in "CO" you get Denver locals. The Denver market covers parts of 3 states.
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  9. tampa8

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    What Distants? DISH provides no Distant Networks, what is there to be in charge of?
     
  10. James Long

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    DISH offers distant networks but they do not offer them as a package of channels.

    DISH offers distant network stations of DISH's choosing to fill in short markets where one or more affiliate is missing. DISH usually chooses a nearby affiliate (on a spot beam that covers the short market) and provides that station. Sometimes they will carry a more distant affiliate.

    By the legal definition the channels are distants and are carried and paid for under the framework described in the distants legislation.

    There is no additional charge for the distants that DISH provides.
     
  11. tampa8

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    In a broad sense they are Distants I suppose, in reality they are not. They are imported stations allowed because there is no network for that market. A Distant would meant that there is a local too. Splitting hairs.
     
  12. James Long

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    No, they are distants. There is a legal definition that makes the channels carried as distants "distant" channels.


    Apply that definition to DIRECTV's distant delivery to markets without an in market affiliate. Does that mean that DIRECTV doesn't sell distants in that market?

    There is a legal definition of the term. That is the definition that allows DISH (and DIRECTV) to deliver the channels. That is the definition I am following.

    There is a difference in marketing between DISH and DIRECTV, but the channels are still distants.
     
  13. scottchez

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    Now that the Hopper 3 has great internet streaming hardware I wish Dish would add an app that just showed local news for every local that agreed. They would not need Sat space as it would come over the web. Kind of like what the Roku does today.
     
  14. Wilf

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    I assume you are referring to NewsON which you can watch on iOS, Android, and Roku.
     

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