H.R. 2821 Adjacent markets considered local

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  1. Jul 6, 2007 #41 of 105
    machavez00

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    will Phoenix get Tucson and vice versa?
     
  2. Jul 6, 2007 #42 of 105
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    The way I'm reading it, yes. also since a small bit of the Albuquerque, NM market goes into Apache county You would possibly get that as well.
     
  3. Jul 6, 2007 #43 of 105
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    The way I'm reading it, yes. also since a small bit of the Albuquerque, NM market goes into Apache county You would possibly get that as well.

    Tucson would only get Phoenix, as Yuma locals are not on dish network yet. I don't know about Directv however.
     
  4. Jul 6, 2007 #44 of 105
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    also upon reading the DMA map, I here would also be able get the Qunicy, IL DMA as well should dish provide them to me.
     
  5. Jul 6, 2007 #45 of 105
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    Of course my dream here is that if this does pass (yeah I know it's unlikely to get that far let alone anything else, but it's my dream soooooo......) that Dish would/could start selling a "regional net package" where they'd sell you a package that included all the nets in your neighboring DMA's for an extra $5 to $10 dollars a month. Yeah I know there's a million reasons why it'll never happen (and the NAB knows them all and will shout them loudly and repeatedly at congress) but wouldn't it be nice.....:p
     
  6. Jul 6, 2007 #46 of 105
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    I personally think it has a chance to pass, as it has gained 4 addional co-sponsors of the bill to add with the original 2. but it is a long shot still. also I don't think it would cost extra money to get them, but that's up to dish and direct of course.
     
  7. Jul 7, 2007 #47 of 105
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    Hello Jhamps10,

    I just wanted to make sure this is if that's true Albuquerque TV viewers will for the first time that we may get out of town TV stations from El Paso, Denver or Colorado Spring, Tucson and Phonix and some other citys?

    I like to hear your inputs, and put my wondering mind to rest.:)

    Thanks!!!

    7-7-07
     
  8. Jul 7, 2007 #48 of 105
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    IF
    1) another market adjoins (borders) your market,
    2) a portion of your market and the adjoining market are in the same state,
    3) your market has it's own locals available, and
    4) this law passes without changing the above or adding more restrictions
    THEN
    Satellite providers will be permitted (not required) to deliver stations to you from the adjoining market.

    Albuquerque ...
    This market borders Phoenix AZ, Amarillo TX, El Paso TX, Midland TX, Denver CO and has a portion of the Albuquerque market in the same state as a portion of those markets. A satellite/cable provider could deliver any channel from any of those markets to any subscriber in the Albuquerque market IF this bill passes.

    This market also borders Salt Lake City UT, Tucson AZ, Colorado Springs CO and Lubbock TX. No portion of the Albuquerque market is in the same state as Salt Lake City or Lubbock markets ... you could live a mile from these two markets in the Albuquerque market and this bill will not help you. By definition I believe that Tuscon and Colorado Springs WOULD be included, since part of the Albuquerque is in Arizona and Colorado respectively, even though Albuquerque does not border those markets in the same state. (The border is the state line, not a line in the same state.)
     
  9. Jul 7, 2007 #49 of 105
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    Well if that's the case, I will be a happy camper for that citys that I am interested are..... Denver, El Paso and Phoenix since that they are a bigger matket and has more local news and any live local sports coverges.

    Other small markets are a nice bonus too.

    BTW, What is proposed bill number, so that I can write to my congress critters?:D

    Thank!!:)

    7-7-07
     
  10. Jul 7, 2007 #50 of 105
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    Never mind I found the proposed bill number.........:p

    7-7-07
     
  11. Jul 7, 2007 #51 of 105
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    Really? Is it somewhere obvious like the thread title? :lol:
     
  12. Jul 7, 2007 #52 of 105
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    KWBM is licensed to Harrison, AR. Therefore, its technically and legally an Arkansas Station.
     
  13. Jul 14, 2007 #53 of 105
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    So what would this mean for the Tallahassee-Thomasville market? Would Jacksonville & Tampa locals be allowed for delivery to us here on the Florida side under this proposal?
     
  14. Jul 14, 2007 #54 of 105
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    BTW, if find it bizarre that your DMA continues to somehow include half of Nevada. I can't figure out the logic in legally forcing satellite customers in rural Nevada into a 6pm primetime by sticking it in a DMA in a different timezone. This particular legislation might have some wacky consequences, and as much as you'd hate losing some viewers, would you agree that sort of legislative fix would be helpful for the extreme cases?
     
  15. Jul 16, 2007 #55 of 105
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    Any latest news on H.R. 2821 proposed bill?:) Just hoping it would move a little faster......:hurah:

    7-23-07
     
  17. Jul 23, 2007 #57 of 105
    James Long

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    It is now up to 12 co-sponsors, but so far no real action.
     
  18. Jul 24, 2007 #58 of 105
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    If by some miracle this does go through would this trump the ruling against Dish not allowing them to deliver signifigantly viewed signals? Or would Dish not be allowed to offer these adjacent markets because they're not allowed to offer distant signals?
     
  19. Jul 24, 2007 #59 of 105
    James Long

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    This makes the current SV language moot (although what happens when two sections of code offer competing rules for the same service is a job for lawyers).

    H.R. 2821 is a change to the locals legislation, not the distants legislation. E* will be able to take full advantage of this if it passes.
     
  20. Jul 24, 2007 #60 of 105
    N5XZS

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    Don't forget Directv too.....:D

    7-24-07
     

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