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EchoStar 2 activity............

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by JohnH, May 13, 2004.

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  1. JohnH

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    Tps 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 and 30 are fired up with digital, but no apparent channels, yet. First time in many years for some if not all of these Tps.
    Of course, Tps 2-16 even are still in operation.
     
  2. TonyM

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    maybe they'll be moving small town locals to the wing so they can keep the NAB happy with the "all locals on one dish" solution.
     
  3. Adam Richey

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    Tony, your avatar is AWESOME. LOL. I have been predicting this for a LONG time. I have no doubt that the one dish solution is at least a PART of why those transponders are firing up.
     
  4. Geronimo

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    But unless they have additioanl licenses how can they do this?
     
  5. Darkman

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    John - Which location it's beaming to.. that EchoStar 2? :)
     
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    148
     
  7. Mike123abc

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    Dish owns all the transponder licenses for 148
     
  8. JohnH

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    32 is up now.
     
  9. TowJumper

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    I have been curious about this, from a political point of view, why should E* not load up the wings with locals?


    I mean force these politicians (who are listening to cable co.s) to hear from even more constituents who would loose locals service if the bill is enacted.

    E* should put up even more locals is on wings if they have the bandwidth, might cost them more to install a customer's second dish - but how much is the cost of losing the fight in congress and having no wings?

    Politics is lovely.


    Edit: I spelz berry good.
     
  10. Darkman

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    ya.. i bet some more locals will be coming now to 148...
     
  11. gary s

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    I have the Los Angeles locals. I believe they currently have the extra must carry locals on 148. Maybe they are planning on moving all the L.A. locals to 148. And perhaps there are other western cities with the same split between 148 and another satellite for locals where they could move them all to 148. I already have a dish for the must carries on 148. Wonder what percentage of other subscribers already have the extra dish for locals?
     
  12. Geronimo

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    So DISH simply has unused capacity at 148 all this time?
     
  13. TowJumper

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    They must have run out of shopping channels to carry! :lol:

     
  14. Geronimo

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    I would have thought that they would load up on western locals. Why not?
     
  15. Richard King

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    They can't move all of LA to 148 since the networks are sold as distant nets all over the country. What they SHOULD do is move the locals in those areas represented by congressmen who have criticized Dish for having a two dish solution. :D
     
  16. Un-lucky

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    How mant transponders would they need for VOOM -west?
     
  17. Un-lucky

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    How many transponders would they need for VOOM -west?
     
  18. TowJumper

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    Wow! Interesting question... .

     
  19. Jacob S

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    I also think the transponders at 148 will be used for locals. I think the smaller markets that are at 110/119 will be the ones going to the wings.
     
  20. Geronimo

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    They cant move LA there but there are a lot of cities in the Western US besides LA. I think Jacob is right. Why not use the side sat for small market locals?
     
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