Out of Market Local Channel Update

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by RobertE, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. RobertE

    RobertE Active Member

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    DIRECTV has decided to provide out of market local channels to customers in markets where we have no plans at the moment to launch actual local channels. Please note that customers won’t need an MPEG 4 upgrade to receive the out of market (DNS services) in the 390 channel range. Customers without MPEG 4 hardware will see the DNS SD version of the DNS channels. As of 09/22/10 a $0 dollar offer will be applied onto the accounts of all existing customers, which will provide DNS services (see list below) to selected DMAs.

    [table="head"]DIRECTV DMA Name | ABC | CBS | CW | FOX | NBC | PBS
    Alpena MI | DNS: Ch. 386-SD & Ch. 396-HD | N/A | DNS: Ch. 384- SD | DNS: Ch. 388-SD & Ch. 398-HD |DNS: Ch. 382-SD & Ch. 392-HD | DNS: Ch. 379-SD
    Glendive MT | DNS: Ch. 386-SD & Ch. 396-HD | N/A | DNS: Ch. 384- SD | DNS: Ch. 388-SD & Ch. 398-HD | N/A | DNS: Ch. 379-SD
    Presque Isle ME | DNS: Ch. 386-SD & Ch. 396-HD | N/A | DNS: Ch. 384- SD | DNS: Ch. 388-SD & Ch. 398-HD | DNS: Ch. 382-SD & Ch. 392-HD | DNS: Ch. 379-SD
    Ottumwa IA Kirksville MO | N/A | DNS: Ch. 380-SD & Ch. 390- HD | DNS: Ch. 384- SD | N/A | DNS: Ch. 382-SD & Ch. 392-HD | DNS: Ch. 379-SD
    Bowling Green KY | N/A | DNS: Ch. 380-SD & Ch. 390- HD | DNS: Ch. 384- SD | DNS: Ch. 388-SD & Ch. 398-HD | N/A | DNS: Ch. 379-SD
    Lima OH | N/A | DNS: Ch. 380-SD & Ch. 390- HD | DNS: Ch. 384- SD | DNS: Ch. 388-SD & Ch. 398-HD | N/A | DNS: Ch. 379-SD
    North Platte NE | N/A | DNS: Ch. 380-SD & Ch. 390- HD | DNS: Ch. 384- SD | N/A | N/A | DNS: Ch. 379-SD
    Victoria TX | N/A | DNS: Ch. 380-SD & Ch. 390- HD | DNS: Ch. 384- SD | N/A| N/A | DNS: Ch. 379-SD
    [/table]
     
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Were customers not already eligible for this, or does this just bypass the waiver request?
     
  3. RobertE

    RobertE Active Member

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    Not sure.
     
  4. Avder

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    Boy I wouldnt mind free HD DNS since all I get in Fargo is crappy SD
     
  5. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Apparently these are stations that could have been received as distants if requested. The "N/A" holes above would be where local stations exist.

    The Alpena and Presque Isle FOX stations are broadcast locally as a subchannel. Ottumwa CBS is also on a local subchannel. Bowling Green CBS and FOX are on local subchannels. Lima CBS and FOX are on local subchannels.

    Apparently DirecTV is honoring the local station's rights when it comes to the primary channel but not subchannels.
     
  6. I WANT MORE

    I WANT MORE CowboySooner

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    I wish Fargo would get all of their HD locals so I could "move" there. :D
     
  7. thelucky1

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    Please clarify As of 09/22/10 a $0 dollar offer will be applied onto the accounts of all existing customers, which will provide DNS services (see list below) to selected DMAs.

    The no charge is for these DMAs only or for everyone receiving some DNS services?
     
  8. Baldmaga

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    I'm disappointed that Lafayette might not get HD locals until late 2011, or more realistically beyond 2012...
     
  9. doctor j

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    I believe this leaves only 8 small DMA's without something.
    HD : SD : Announced pending up to 2011 (some with intermin DNS network availability) : and now DNS for out of market networks.

    Still a loooong time till completion but the idea of Directv covering all 210 DMA's is a goal within sight!

    Doctor j
     
  10. jefbal99

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    hanging out in the 3% without any HD LiL, prolly less than that with these additions...
     
  11. kvchief

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    Can someone help me understand this?

    I'm in the Ottumwa, IA / Kirksville, MO DMA, but I'm not sure how this affects me. I already was paying $3.50 per month for each (CBS, NBC, and FOX-previous waiver). However, when I tried to tune to the CW or PBS stations that I should now have, they show channel not purchased. I also checked my account online and wasn't sure how to add these DNS channels. Will I be able to save some money with this new offer? Will I have to do something to benefit from this?
     
  12. thelucky1

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    I believe you must call Directv to get these activated for you.
     
  13. BKC

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    I wonder if I'm reading this right...... I pay for 3 of the DNS' now and the way I read it now it will be free?
     
  14. n2radio

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    I live in the Bowling Green, KY, DMA and have already been paying $3.50 per each Fox and CBS SD (East & West feeds with waiver) and get the HD at no charge thanks to HD Access. I spoke with CSR last night and they are not aware of this Out-of-Market DNS change posted in this thread. A co-worker spoke with a CSR on Monday morning and could not get the service added either. Just curious what we may be doing wrong and how best to approach the CSR's for them to understand.
     
  15. bjlc

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    please take note that if you take this feed, you will lose the west coast feeds.. Uh..

    that's the feed that makes the service great.. meaning, you can watch what ever you want, at various times during the night.. miss it at 7 pm watch it at 10 pm..
     
  16. bjlc

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    not counting the extra FOOTBALL that you would be giving up.. for free..
     
  17. BKC

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    These are the exact feeds I already pay for and I never did have West coast feeds.
     
  18. ctpd845

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    I just noticed that I now have the DC CW feed on channel 64. I'm not sure how long this has been here but my DMA (Toledo Ohio) does not have an OTA CW station. Is this a mistake or are areas with no CW OTA getting the DNS feeds now. I remember when I first joined Directv I was told I would have to pay for the CW DNS feed.
     
  19. bamaweather

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    Nice catch. According to the local channel lookup tool, this is no mistake. There are also a couple more markets that are now receiving CW without having to pay for DNS.
     
  20. joshjr

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    Free. I get it as part of my locals because my DMA does not have a CW. There is one in Tulsa but Im not in that DMA.
     

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