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Ktla,wsbk,wwor,kwgn,wpix ever on directv?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by churdie, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. billyinlasvegas

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    Even though I grew up in South America (80's and early to mid 90's) all we had was C Band and that's how I became familiar with all the superstations. They used to have great content but I don't think they're relevant anymore.
     
  2. sunfire9us

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    naw not ever since they became affilitated with WB then CW. If you could see them now they all show the same programming and for the most part they dont show the sports except maybe WPIX does some but the others no longer do.
     
  3. Jon Ellis

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    Actually, The CW network is only on the air for 25 hours a week, leaving 143 hours of local news and syndicated programming. My Network TV is only on 10 hours a week, and WSBK is completely independent.
     
  4. n3ntj

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    I agree that having these Superstations would be nice.. not sure if D* will ever offer them, though.
     
  5. sunfire9us

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    I would say if it was ever going to happen, it would have happened a long time ago. I even once said something to DTV about this and to this day they dont appear to be interested in doing it.
     
  6. deanconst96

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    I would pay extra for a superstation package.
     
  7. buist

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    I would pay a reasonable amount extra ($4.99 would be just right with me) for a superstation package on Directv.. It seems like it would be easy to do since they already carry the channels..
     
  8. RAD

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    While they carry the channels they're on spot beams, they'd need to find space on a CONUS transponder to carry them. They might just figure there isn't a large enough customer base that would want them.
     
  9. Jon Ellis

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    I would think that if DirecTV were interested in offering this service, they would already offer it, since the laws regarding SuperStations have not changed since DirecTV started. If you want them, get DISH!
     
  10. fluffybear

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    I've been asking for a Superstation package since 1994 and still nothing :mad:
     
  11. SPACEMAKER

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    Every time you ask they delay it another 2 years just to spite you.
     
  12. Rob

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    Superstations are 10 years past their prime. At one time they were in my "must have" channels. But now they are a shell of their former selves as MLB and other leagues try to neuter these stations as much as possible. What's left? Jerry Springer and repeats of Cheaters. Time to move on.
     
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    I may be crazy, but I enjoyed the package when I had dish (with only the superstation package). I would still have it if the cost was more reasonable (read pay the 4.99/5.99 for the package without an extra "service charge").

    I mostly watched the local news programs when something was going on there..

    Tim
     
  15. deanconst96

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    That's just YOUR opinion. I don't care about most of the channels people are always asking for but to each his own. If there was no interest then DISH wouldn't carry them either.
     
  16. Msguy

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    WGN America is about the only superstation out there that is left. I don't think we'll ever see any of the other ones like WPIX, KTLA, and the like come to DirecTv on a national basis. WGN I believe is the only one "grandfathered" in to be carried via a nationwide basis because it has been around for so long. Something like over 60 years.
     
  17. dishrich

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    Actually it is NOT considered a superstation any more, as a majority of the prog on it is totally different from it's OTA counterpart. (has NOTHING to do with "because it has been around for so long", sorry)WGN America is now considered a basic cable channel, equivalent to TBS, TNT, etc. Most cable companies STILL carry WGN America as well because it's basic cable. THAT's why there are NO syndex restrictions on it, unlike the actual superstations, which is another reason why DirecTV will NEVER be carrying them. (you can take it to the bank...)
     
  18. TBoneit

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    Those are some of the reasons I like em. KTLA's coverage of the Rose parade comes to mind too. And since I have relations a little south of LA the KTLA news also. I like seeing different points of view.
     
  19. Paul Secic

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    No.
     
  20. Paul Secic

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    KBCW ordered Dish to shut off KTLA because they had the same programs. That was January 2008. Directv won't carry them. I enjoyed KTLA Morning News for 8 years.
     

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