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tedb3rd said:
I think I know the answer to this question but figured I would ask:

Is it possible to receive 2 local markets via the satellite? Our local cable carrier has Atlanta and Chattanooga stations carried but didn't know how it worked with satellite--since Dish and FCC are 'best friends'.

Thanks for any feedback.
No, E* goes by the nielson DMA (Designated Market Area) listings. To my knowledge if your DMA is offered at all that's all your gonna get. And it may not be HD. Punch in your ZIP code on the E* web site to see if your DMA is carried. Cable probably gets away with it because you may live in a SHORT market where your DMA is not covered by all major networks. Cable probably signed some carriage agreement with a neighboring DMA to pick up any lacking channel. Like where I live I have no CBS channel so I had to put up a large OTA antenna to get CBS from another market.
 
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