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Superstations going away Sept19th- get grandfathered now

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by scottchez, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. Oct 3, 2013 #81 of 213
    sharonmu

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    I had WWOR i was trying to save money with KTLA on the 14th of july they told me i could get them back anytime even if i removed them . and got HBO & CINEMAX. when i tried to turn them back on the 20th i googled superstations and found this great forum. I still can't believe they did this maybe they'll let American direct take care of superstations. Or at least have another deadline. Sharon
     
  2. Oct 3, 2013 #82 of 213
    comizzou573

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    If it was company error then they would be able to help out, but if you voluntary gave it up those channels. Then they would not be able to do anything for you.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2013 #83 of 213
    tampa8

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    Not impossible that AAD could provide superstations.
     
  4. Oct 3, 2013 #84 of 213
    James Long

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    Not likely either. They would need to lease more transponder space (DISH has other channels on AAD's transponder).
     
  5. Oct 8, 2013 #85 of 213
    sharonmu

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    I don't know if anyone like me is still upset over this still. But i did find something out about the superstations. I guess dish has added this but what i don't understand is if the law hasn't changed then they should give us all another time limit. Also does this mean if i ever move i'll loose the only one i still have WWOR 237.
    This is a better place for dish news then the actual site. Plus i don't know how but i looked up dish some promotion places still say superstations available

    But syndication exclusivity blackout requests have led Dish Network to stop selling one or more of the stations in some markets. As of September 19, 2013, Dish stopped selling Superstations outside of their home markets, only limiting them to those who were already subscribed to them at that point.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superstation

    I hope this is a okay post.
     
  6. Oct 8, 2013 #86 of 213
    James Long

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    It is a reference free comment on Wikipedia ... it would be better if there was an actual source behind the claim.
     
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  7. Oct 8, 2013 #87 of 213
    SeaBeagle

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    All American Direct does not want any new customers but, they like our money.

    I contacted All American Direct on the pho e to order the distant TV stations offered. I was told by the receptionist this can only be done on he Internet. I thought fine. So I did that. I chose the channels that I want to order. Then I was asked for my credit card number and was charged ten dollars. I thought great I have all the distant networks offered.


    Well.....I looked on guide and saw these channels did not show up. So I checked my order status on the All American Direct web page. I knew then that I was scammed. On the order it read that I purchased some paper called a waver. I did not order that. I ordered channels.

    Do NOT get scammed out of ten dollars on All Americans Webpage like I did. That company makes its monies by charging peeps 10.00 and gives one nothing.

    At least the scam was only ten dollars.
     
  8. Oct 8, 2013 #88 of 213
    tampa8

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    Because you did not take the time to read what you were buying you're warning people? It couldn't be any clearer on their site. What did you think $10 was getting you? Here is what you saw but did not take the time to read.

    Networks You Are Currently Eligible To Purchase
    If the table column below indicates that you are eligible, then the Distant Network is available once your order is processed. If the column says "Waiver Needed", we can submit a waiver on your behalf, to your local affiliate, asking for permission for you to activate Distant Networks which can take up to 35 days. We will only bill for the eligible networks at this time. NOTE: There is a processing fee for waivers.
    Network Description Waiver Fee ABC Not Eligible - Waiver Needed $5.00 CBS Not Eligible - Waiver Needed $5.00 NBC Not Eligible - Waiver Needed $5.00 FOX Not Eligible - Waiver Needed $5.00 BIG 4 Networks Not Eligible - Waiver Needed $20.00

    Their service has been great in all the years I have had it.
     
  9. Oct 8, 2013 #89 of 213
    sharonmu

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    Its kindly weird they did this. I've been sick & not feeling good but i talked to all american direct. And all i have to do is have satellite 119 to get it and they will automatically add them. They said on the phone i was able to receive East & West of all networks what they have changed is paying every 6 months or auto bill pay which i hate.:)
     
  10. Oct 8, 2013 #90 of 213
    sharonmu

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    But it could be cause in my area if i had time warner i have subchannels from 2 locations. So maybe that's the difference if your in a big city you have to have a waiver :)
     
  11. Oct 8, 2013 #91 of 213
    James Long

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    People who are within the predicted coverage area of a network station must get a waiver from all stations of that network that "cover" their location. You're more likely to be in the predicted coverage area if you're in "the big city" a few miles from the transmit towers than if you live deep in the country away from the TV stations.
     
  12. Oct 8, 2013 #92 of 213
    SeaBeagle

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    Because you did not take the time to read what you were buying you're warning people? It couldn't be any clearer on their site. What did you think $10 was getting you? Here is what you saw but did not take the time to read.

    Networks You Are Currently Eligible To Purchase
    If the table column below indicates that you are eligible, then the Distant Network is available once your order is processed. If the column says "Waiver Needed", we can submit a waiver on your behalf, to your local affiliate, asking for permission for you to activate Distant Networks which can take up to 35 days. We will only bill for the eligible networks at this time. NOTE: There is a processing fee for waivers.
    Network Description Waiver Fee ABC Not Eligible - Waiver Needed $5.00 CBS Not Eligible - Waiver Needed $5.00 NBC Not Eligible - Waiver Needed $5.00 FOX Not Eligible - Waiver Needed $5.00 BIG 4 Networks Not Eligible - Waiver Needed $20.00

    Their service has been great in all the years I have had it.


    True but, now ther monies come from their 10.00 charges.
     
  13. Oct 8, 2013 #93 of 213
    James Long

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    If you end up getting your waivers you can pay for the actual channels.
    Unfortunately AAD must follow the law.
     
  14. Oct 10, 2013 #94 of 213
    Jim5506

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    Did you contest the charge with your credit card company?
     
  15. Oct 10, 2013 #95 of 213
    SeaBeagle

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    Did you contest the charge with your credit card company?


    No, but I will. I live far from the bank. The next time I am in town I will.
     
  16. Oct 11, 2013 #96 of 213
    Jim5506

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    Perhaps can do it over the phone or on line also.
     
  17. Oct 11, 2013 #97 of 213
    SeaBeagle

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    Perhaps can do it over the phone or on line also.
    I should because I will not be near the bank for awhile .
     
  18. Oct 13, 2013 #98 of 213
    sharonmu

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    Finally i spoke to someone about the superstations. Which i'm really fine just having wwor. Because i would prefer METV & ANTENNA TV maybe one day dish will add them in all areas. I can't get with a over the air antenna.

    But at least people still wanting the superstations. And felt like they should've gave us all the option to buy before the 19th of september.

    Customer Feedback
    feedback@customermail.dishnetwork.com
     
  19. Oct 13, 2013 #99 of 213
    James Long

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    We all had the option to buy ... but it was not advertised that the option would go away.
    DISH informed their retailers. Some of the retailers informed the Internet.
    It was short notice but we had a thread here for almost two weeks.

    We still don't know the long term future for Superstations. DISH is not required to offer them and other providers don't. Perhaps this is just a way of stopping people from subscribing before the channels are removed completely as superstations. I do not expect them to last forever. And advertising "sign up now while you still can" for something that is going away completely would be considered misleading.
     
  20. FTA Michael

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    I'm with you, JL. I'll be stunned if the Supers are still available in 2015. I'll be mildly surprised if they're still there on Jan. 1, 2014.
     

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