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DNS, waivers and HD

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by kandor, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. waynebtx

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    I have spoken to the GM at KZTV and she infored me that the owners are the ones that say no DNS will be granted for there station. Plus with the sale of the station pending they have no idea when or if they will ever do HD.
     
  2. paulman182

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    It might be time for a change from our point of view, but forum postings indicate that vast numbers of people still watch local channels.

    That really surprised me when I joined the forum, because I virtually never watch them.

    But as long as the stations are being watched by satellite and cable customers, as well as over-the-air, the system is probably still working from the network's point of view.
     
  3. jdspencer

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    Other than local news, sports and weather, there really isn't a need for DirecTV to provide every local station.

    I think that a regional feed for the networks based on time zone would be sufficient. I'm sure that technology exists to be more efficient in providing local news and weather. Maybe something similar to how The Weather Channel does your local weather on the 8's.
     
  4. David MacLeod

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    or how they block sports according to location. perhaps something like this could be utilized for nat/local feeds.
     
  5. Brian Hanasky

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  6. kandor

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    I know there is a DNS waiver dept at D*...anyone have their direct phone number?
     
  7. EricRobins

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    And commercials......

    A local Hundai dealer does not want to pay to reach all the viewers in a region when he only has a single location.

    By eliminating local commercials, small businesses will be priced out of televised commercials, unless the "Weather on the 8's" solution is used. Talk about complicated!
     
  8. jdspencer

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    Then the small businesses should change the way in which they advertise.

    In the auto dealer example, all of the dealers in a region could pay for a national ad and at the end of it either give an 800 to call for your local dealer or a "on the 8's" style of insert is put on.

    I also wonder how effective a local TV ad is for a product that everyone uses anyway?
    Like toilet paper.
     
  9. Brian Hanasky

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    Don't remember the last time I saw a local toilet paper ad. :lol:
    Just messin' couldn't resist the line you threw out.
     
  10. waynebtx

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  11. Brian Hanasky

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    Good luck. I've been submitting CBS for a couple of weeks now and no luck. Never know mabye somebody will hit the wrong key and give it to my by accident.
     
  12. kandor

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    Sorry, but KZTV just denied my request last week.

    I just did an evaluation of CBS affiliates in Texas. Out of 17 stations, only 3 do not have HD: CC, Laredo and San Angelo. Laredo and San Angelo are the two smallest DMAs in Texas; there are 7 stations with smaller DMAs than CC who have HD.

    :mad:
     
  13. joshjr

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    CBS and FOX wont grant me a waiver either. GRRRRR!!
     
  14. B. Shoe

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    Does anyone know if this happens automatically, or do you have to contact DirecTV and ask to have them automatically turned on? I checked the status of my waiver requests tonight on DirecTV's web site and my two requests are still pending a month after being submitted. Plus, is there a date that the waivers have to be responded to? Thanks for any help!
     
  15. joshjr

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    D* will tell you their policy is 45 days. If you call the Vice President of Customer Services Office then they can help you more. When I talked to them they told me that if it hit 30 days and there was no response to call them back and they would see about activating them. The use some report from the FCC named SHVIA or something like that. I read it and it states that after 30 days of waiting for an approval DNS feeds can be turned on.
     
  16. DBSooner

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    I've been granted ABC and FOX DNS channels but the channels aren't on. It's been exactly 30 days since I sent the request. Do I need to make a call?
     
  17. David MacLeod

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    yes, I had to for NBC.
     
  18. B. Shoe

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    Would you happen to have a link to this that I could read? I contacted DirecTV about waiting a month for an approval and was told that stations have between 40-60 days to approve a waiver. If I've got that information, it'd be very, very helpful! Thanks!
     
  19. Shades228

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    It's the SHVERA (Stallelite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act) policy.

    You can see it here: http://www.fcc.gov/mb/policy/shvera.html
     
  20. inkahauts

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    Ah, we know have weather on the 8's on a national channel for locals... so that is not a valid argument anymore... And frankly, has never been the main reason... It maybe one of the FCC's, but the true reason is tha broadcasters wanting to protect their revenue...


    Generally, this only happens in O&O areas... and a lot less of that now as well...


    This will never happen because someone somewhere would sue someone saying they have a right to access to free OTA tv.... :D


    Not going to happen either, at least not in my lifetime... Hollywood would loose way to much money if they went to that kind of system, because to many niche channels would go under immediately, that are now paid for by not having a la carte... Just look at how Disney and the other bigs sign contracts... They base there contracts on all of their stations getting carriage, not just one.... a la carte is a bad idea... also, I dont think the FCC would ever go for it either.. it would create a massive monopoly for a few broadcasters...
     

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