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Names of towns and cities that surrond local market areas

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by Amy Nichols, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Amy Nichols

    Amy Nichols New Member

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    Hi,
    I am doing some researches on local channels provided by DirecTV. I have read about over 150 local market areas of DirecTV such as Albany, Oklahoma etc. But I want to know the names of all towns and cities that are included within each local market areas of the satellite TV provider. In other words I want the list consisting of all towns and cities with names of their own local markets within which they are included. I know there are ZIP codes for each locations but I want the names of towns and cities that surround the DirecTV local market areas to be sure or to confirm which location falls under what market area. If anyone can help me, I will be highly grateful. Please help me out.
    Thanks in advance
    Amy
     
  2. MikeW

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    That is a pretty tall order. You would basically be looking for the DMA attached to every city in the US. DMA maps are highly protected by copyrights. I don't think you will find "the list" easily.

    Good luck and welcome aboard!
     
  3. matt

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    I get oklahoma city locals here...

    good luck!
     
  4. Amy Nichols

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    Ok I get you. Is there any other way through which I can find the names of towns and cities? I tried finding out the DMAs but as you told they are not easily available. Is there any kinds of map or others where I can locate for my reqd info.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  5. MikeW

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    If you could drill down to a few DMAs, the task may be do-able. Your request, as it stands, covers nearly every city in the US. Take, for example, the Phoenix, AZ DMA. Aside from south-east Arizona (covered by the Tucson DMA) every other city in the state of Arizona is in the Phoenix DMA. Los Angeles DMA is huge, as is the SF/San Jose DMA.

    There was a guy who had complete DMA maps, but those were requested to be taken down by Nielson.
     
  6. DogLover

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    Since this be available from the Federal Government, since they regulate what locals can be shown in which DMAs?
     
  7. doctor j

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    This is the best "readily available" data.

    http://www.truckads.com/licensed_affiliates1.asp

    Doctor j
     
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    I use the truckads.com site posted by doctor j.
     
  10. Amy Nichols

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    Hi all,
    Thanks a lot for all your suggestions and references that were really really helpful. I have gone through all and they were awesome. Each Local market area has a network number. I guess, these network numbers can help us finding the channels available in various locations.
     
  11. doctor j

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    Great site!

    I use FCC a lot but hadn't seen that list

    Doctor j
     
  12. doctor j

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    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=181801

    See NetworkList in this post.

    Doctor j
     
  13. Amy Nichols

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    Hi,
    What is the difference between DMAs named Washington DC and DC Washington as they are given in the list suggested by doctor j. Also, I am unable to determine the county names under Honolulu DMA. Please help.
    Thanks in advance.
    Amy.
     
  14. doctor j

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    Uncertain what you are asking in first part. Washington DC is DMA name for DC , Maryland, Virginia areas surrounding National Capital.

    All of Hawaii is Honolulu DMA.

    Per wikapedia 5 Counties in Hawaii.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_Hawaii

    1) Hawaii County
    2) City of Honolulu
    3) Kalawao County (leper colony on Molokai) smallest county in USA Pop-147
    4) Kauai County
    5) Maui County
     

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