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The CW Network in Rochester,NY

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Racerbob, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Aug 7, 2011 #1 of 28
    Racerbob

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    We are new DirecTV subscribers and so far so good. One thing that I am starting to look into is why we do not get the CW Network .

    In this area, CW is carried OTA on channel 13.2. The local ABC affiliate apparently runs the channel. Their signal is on 13.1. In addition, the local ABC affiliate has a 10:00 newscast every night and a two hour morning show/news on the CW channel. When tuning to channel 14 I am told that we are not subscribed to CW.

    I called D* yesterday and I was told that any new subscribers (after 9/28/2010) would not be able to access CW, but that they would put in a waiver for me so that they could send me an east coast feed of the channel. Obviously, this would not include the local programming on CW that we used to be able to access on Time Warner cable. The waiver is subject to approval of the local CW affiliates. what are the chances of this waiver being approved and WHY are we not able to get that channel as part of our Choice Extra package ? Is there an ongoing dispute between CW and D* in regard to new subscribers being able to get this channel ?
     
  2. Aug 7, 2011 #2 of 28
    Kevin F

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    I think the CW, due to the fact that its not in HD, is carried on the 119 satellite. Do you have an SL3 (one big eye on the satellite) or an SL5 (3 eyes on the satellite)?

    Kevin
     
  3. Aug 7, 2011 #3 of 28
    Racerbob

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    As far as I know i have the SL5 ? This install was done in June.
     
  4. Aug 7, 2011 #4 of 28
    Kevin F

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    I live over in Albany and we receive the CW in SD. If you wanted to, for the time being, hook up the TWC line directly to the TV and receive it like that for free. It's just like using an antenna but with a far better signal strength.

    Kevin
     
  5. Aug 7, 2011 #5 of 28
    Racerbob

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    The CW is carried ota on 13.2 here in Rochester area. I am trying to get to the bottom of why DirecTV does not have that channel here in their line up and why a waiver is needed (that will probably be turned down ? ) so that we can get the CW from another city. .
     
  6. Aug 7, 2011 #6 of 28
    Kevin F

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    That is odd. Do any of your friends or neighbors in the area have DirecTV? I wonder if they have to go through the same thing.

    Kevin
     
  7. Aug 7, 2011 #7 of 28
    jdspencer

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    Here in Binghamton we get The CW OTA on 12-2 in SD. DirecTV does carry the channel on 13. Our CBS affiliate runs the channel.

    I'd contact DirecTV and the station as to why DirecTV doesn't carry it.

    According to the TPN Map The CW in Rochester is on 101 TP 21 and listed as channel 14.
    I don't understand the need for you to get a waiver.
    So new subscribers can't get the station? What's up with that?

    BTW, all of our locals are on 99, which includes The CW and My Network in SD.
     
  8. Aug 7, 2011 #8 of 28
    Racerbob

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    The local ABC affiliate WHAM-13 carries CW on 13.2 OTA and it is in HD. The local news is on CW in the morning and evenings broadcast in HD also. Rochester's only HD newscast is featured on 13.1-ABC and 13.2-CW. I intend on pursuing this. Seems that something is not quite right here and last night nobody at DirecTV could give me a good answer.
     
  9. Aug 7, 2011 #9 of 28
    adkinsjm

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    WHAM 13.2 is not HD over-the-air. An HD signal is delivered to Time Warner Cable through a fiber feed. The simple reason for DirecTV not carrying it is a deal hasn't been made to do so.
     
  10. Racerbob

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    Are you sure that 13.2 is not HD over the air ? I just hooked up a cheapo antenna up to the set right now and it is picking up the 13.2 signal. There is break up as expected. I will take a look-see later on when they broadcast the 10:00 news.

    Well also as a follow up...the message on their website says this...

    "To get CW-WHAM on satellite, call your local satellite provider."

    http://www.13wham.com/content/cw/default.aspx

    Welp...another edit. You are right.. 13.2 does not broadcast in HD. Only on Time Warner cable locally on channel 1016.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WHAM-DT2
     
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    We have the same setup in the Fort Smith, AR DMA. The ABC affiliate has ABC on 40-1, and CW on 40-2. DirecTV broadcasts our local CW as channel 41.
     
  12. Racerbob

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    Well you see, this is what it boils down to. DirecTV does not have an agreement with the Rochester CW people and I doubt very much that they will grant me a waiver. They (the local CW people) will be jerks about it. I can see it coming.
     
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    To my knowledge, there arent that many markets where D* carries the CW station if its not on its own channel, instead of being a poor SD sub-channel version of another primary station. Its the same way here in southern MI, CW is a sub-channel to the local ABC affiliate, and the only way to get it is via OTA and its not HD, just crappy SD...they dont even broadcast the Lansing, MI CW in HD.
     
  14. Racerbob

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    My interest in the local CW operation is mainly for the local news that is offered. Whether it is in HD or SD doesn't matter to me. The ABC affiliate is always at the top of the ratings for their well produced newscast and of course, the same on air talent is used on the CW channel that they manage. I really could care less about CW network content. I am not a big TV viewer when it comes to that type of entertainment programming.
     
  15. Kevin F

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    So you could use the TWC line connected directly to the tv to receive it for free.
     
  16. bobcamp1

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    Can't he use an AM21? D* may not be carrying it, but they probably have guide data for that substation so he can receive it OTA. If he complains enough, maybe he can get one for free.
     
  17. Racerbob

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    I don't have a TWC line. I have no cable TV hook up in my home. I do have Roadrunner, that is all.
     
  18. Kevin F

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    If you have a Roadrunner line, then you have a TWC TV line
     
  19. Kevin F

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    Yes but an AM21 cost money hen e can use the existing TWC line in his house for free, and get it in HD.
     
  20. sigma1914

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    It'll work. TWC doesn't encrypt local QAM channels on the RR line. This is assuming your TV has a QAM tuner.
     

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