METV

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  1. mwdxer

    mwdxer Well-Known Member

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    Has METV been dropped by Dish? It doesn't matter to me personally as I have it OTA, but a friend called saying she does not have it any longer.
     
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Still on channel 247 in my guide. It is flagged as a regional channel, so it may not be visible in all markets.
     
  3. mwdxer

    mwdxer Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if this was a change? As she had the channel since Dish added it from the beginning. I told her to call Dish. It may be some glitch in the system too.
     
  4. NYDutch

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    I believe the national feed on 247 is only available where METV is not available from a local station on a sub-channel that Dish carries.
     
  5. mwdxer

    mwdxer Well-Known Member

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    I do know the national feed is blocked to people that have METV on Dish as a local. However, METV for the Portland OR market is not on Dish for locals, as it is on a sub channel 2.2 (KATU), so she would have to put up an antenna to get it if she cannot get it off Dish.
     
  6. RBA

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    247 doesn't appear in the guide for Dallas but it is available OTA.
     
  7. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    There is probably some contractual issue blocking the feed. As noted, DISH's geoblocking is not new. Did she ever receive the channel? When did she last see it?
     
  8. scooper

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    METV is on OTA on one of our locals, but that subchannel is not on Dish, so I can see channel 247 (national MeTV feed).
     
  9. mwdxer

    mwdxer Well-Known Member

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    A few days ago, but for some reason she no longer has it. She had METV from the beginning. I think she has the Welcome Pack, and I thought maybe it was moved to a higher tier.
     
  10. zippyfrog

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    METV was in free preview for about a month - maybe that is why it showed up?
     
  11. James Long

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  12. mwdxer

    mwdxer Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I checked it out and that is correct. My friend Sandy has only the Welcome pack and METV is not included, so it was the free preview. Thanks.
     

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