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My Fox is gone

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by CeeWoo, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. CeeWoo

    CeeWoo Godfather

    Dec 1, 2008
    NW Broadcasting, owner of KCYU, my local FOX net station here in Central Washington State,
    has removed their channel from DiSH (as of yesterday). Somehow, I sort of have been waiting for KCYU to do that. Just seems that FOX is the station that seems to cause the most problems.

    Makes me wish that when I had originally gone with a 722k I had insisted on an OTA module :(
  2. CheriT @ DISH Network

    CheriT @ DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

    Dec 28, 2010
    We are very sorry for the frustration this has caused you. DISH has offered to pay the same rate as our competitors, but Northwest has rejected that offer, demanding more. We hope to reach an agreement as soon as possible.
  3. CeeWoo

    CeeWoo Godfather

    Dec 1, 2008
    Thanks Cheri-I understand and from what I've heard, I'm on the side of DiSH in this (but losing the NFL (Seahawks) on Sundays could hurt LOL).
  4. CheriT @ DISH Network

    CheriT @ DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

    Dec 28, 2010
    You're welcome! I can completely understand that. If I had to miss a Bronco game it would hurt me as well! lol :) Hopefully we can come to a resolution soon so you won't have to be without it. We appreciate your patience.
  5. Rduce

    Rduce Legend

    May 15, 2008
    Just order an OTA mod for it. You can pick one up on Ebay and hook it up to a set of rabbit ears unless you are far from the transmitter.
  6. tymekeeper

    tymekeeper Legend

    Jan 11, 2008
    If you have an antenna just run the cable to the RF input on the back of your TV. If you are close enough to the antenna tower even rabbit ears will work. That is what I have as a back up in case of bad weather if Dish goes out
  7. russ9

    russ9 Godfather

    Jan 28, 2004
    Yeah, time to go hunt a rabbit.
  8. CeeWoo

    CeeWoo Godfather

    Dec 1, 2008
    already ahead of ya ;)
    We're in a valley & our OTA channels come off a low power translator and are pretty weak, so I also had to get a 10db inline amplifier (I'm sure if I had put up a decent outdoor antenna this wouldn't have been necessary). Found an old set of wabbit ears in my tool shed, and by 'aiming' them I could either pick up the other ota signals or turn a bit and get the Fox station. Funny-another fox affiliate (KCPQ Seattle/Tacoma) is also ota via translator here and gives me a bit stronger signal than KCYU does.

    Long story short-I now have two fox stations on my living room tv (actually 3-there is one 'substation' that isn't available from Dish), but no dvr service for them. No biggie, I can live without that for just that one network

    Ironic-while aiming my ears, one of the first things to come up was a DiSH commercial LOL
  9. azjimbo

    azjimbo Mentor

    Jun 4, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    When I had my 922 installed a couple of years ago, I requested the OTA module. When the tech arrived he didn't have it so while the 922 was doing all of it's downloads and activating everything he ran back to the shop and grabbed one. The installer took it off the bill because he missed it the first time :)

    He also handed me an extra remote antenna like I have on my 222 and suggested I try using that for the OTA. I did and it works great for me! I am missing NBC, but get all the rest of the locals, so it was never really worth the effort to get a different antenna
  10. JWKessler

    JWKessler Legend

    Jun 2, 2004
    I'm having the same issue here in the Binghamton NY area. Our local Fox station went off yesterday. However, Dish carries the locals here only in SD and some of them (NBC in particular) have such poor picture quality that they are basically unwatchable. I have the OTA tuner module in my receiver and use it for Fox and CBS, the only two channels I can get in my location with an antenna. I assumed I had nothing to worry about with the fox outage.

    Today I found that even though I'm still receiving the Fox signal over the air, the guide data has been replaced by a notice that the station has been pulled. That has killed all my DVR programming for the channel. I don't watch much on Fox, but losing the guide is a real pain. Is there a way to fix that or do I need to take other measures?
  11. jerry downing

    jerry downing Godfather

    Mar 7, 2004
    No! Time to go hunt a FOX.
  12. scooper

    scooper Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Youngsville NC
    That depends on your model of DVR - some of them will let you set manual timers (select channel, start time, duration) - in that case - using a source like titantv.com will get you a reasonable guide for your shows. If they won't let you do the manual timers - you can at least watch them live. Some of the digital converter boxes (at least the Dish ones) will show you guide.
  13. WazzuCougs

    WazzuCougs Cool Member

    Aug 9, 2012
    These are the same channels affected by a Northwest Broadcasting and DirecTV dispute that lasted a lengthy period and was finally resolved during the World Series. I'm really hating on Northwest Broadcasting! It must not be easy to work with.

    If it's the same as the DirecTV dispute it affects:

    Spokane, Washington – KAYU-TV
    Yakima, Washington — KFFX-TV
    Binghamton, NY — WICZ-TV
    Medford, Oregon — KMVU-TV

    Will there be a replacement FOX channel for those who don't live where an OTA antenna can pick up a signal?
  14. coldsteel

    coldsteel Hall Of Fame

    Mar 29, 2007
    Yes, those 4. No alt feeds are currently available.
  15. sregener

    sregener Godfather

    Apr 17, 2012
    Dish has to change their policies about providing guide data for these channels. My understanding is that guide data does not come from the individual channels themselves, but a third party. It would probably weaken Dish's negotiations if the majority of their customers continued to watch the channel without a carriage agreement.
  16. fudpucker

    fudpucker Godfather

    Jul 23, 2007
    NW Iowa
    I do wish they would change their 3rd party guide data to someone who gave accurate start and stop times (e.g. a show starting at 8:31 and ending at 9:01 for which Dish's current guide data shows it starting at 8:30 and ending at 9:00.)
  17. CeeWoo

    CeeWoo Godfather

    Dec 1, 2008
    With Dish, out of Yakima we get fox from KCYU (I think KFFX is call sign for TriCities) same 'ol same 'ol though
  18. CeeWoo

    CeeWoo Godfather

    Dec 1, 2008
    When watching the Fox signal OTA KCPQ from Seattle/Tacoma, I've periodically gotten a box on my screen that 'appears' to be from Dish saying Error-801. To keep from losing you satellite signal go to www.dishnetwork.com/myaccount or call (phone # given but I haven't written it down).

    Message goes away after about a minute or so. I've gotten it 3 or 4 times in the last 24 hrs that I've seen. I wonder if they're warning Dish subscribers in the Western WA area, that they could be next to lose fox.

    Bear in mind-I'm getting this message when watching off an antenna signal that goes direct from the antenna to the TV (not even thru a dish receiver)
  19. runner861

    runner861 Icon

    Mar 20, 2010
    I don't see how it would be possible to get an error message from Dish when watching an antenna signal that goes directly from the antenna to the TV, without passing through a Dish receiver.
  20. CeeWoo

    CeeWoo Godfather

    Dec 1, 2008
    Me neither, which is why I'm wondering if it's actually from the Fox station, to serve as a warning to those in the SeaTac area

    My 722k does not have an ota module...but last time it came up (while watching off my antenna) I turned on the receiver and TV2---as expected, no such message there

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