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KVOS (Bellingham, WA in Seattle DMA Me-TV) was finally added to DirecTV, apparently this morning, after what, 12 years of the other DMA channels added (originally in SD, all now in HD), and many, many years of being carried by DISH (which is why when one goes to Bellingham, one sees DISH almost exclusively vr DirecTV on folks homes.

The web site lists it as being an HD channel, although my equipment (TV etc) reports and displays it as SD, and there is little (if any) HD programming carried or listed in the guide.

For those who don't know the history of this channel, it was originally (decades ago) a CBS affiliate, since it's signal easily covers lower British Columbia. More recently, it has morphed into a total independent. Local news stories have the station being resold yet again, and moving it's operations to Seattle; whether the actual transmission has moved or what is going on is a good question.

I'll have to do some research and hit up the FCC site to get a good idea of what's going on. If I find out anything specific, I'll try to pass it along.

But with the recent addition of HD locals into mid and southern Oregon (Eugene and Medford/Klamath Falls DMA's) lots of changes in the Pacific Northwest for DirecTV.
 

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Doubtful that many check that out often; but adding this channel resulted in many (unknown as to what kind of percentage until folks get home from work today) DVR's to 'lock up' (requiring a full power cycle), but a fair number in the area were; all three of mine (HR20-700, 2ea. HR20-100's).

Probably would have been days/weeks before I noticed that it was there in not for the lockups.
 

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The "bug" in the picture says MeTV (Memorial Entertainment Television), which typically is carried on subchannels of various broadcast stations. Programming is mostly reruns of old programs but I see some HD listings for Saturday. Transmission is from Orcas Island. I could receive a weak signal prior to the digital transition.

No lockup on my HR24-500.
 

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PrinceLH said:
MeTV is owned by Viacom, is it not? I wonder if it's part of the Viacom deal, that Directv has just hammered out?
Not Viacom...it's owned by a relatively small company called Weigel Broadcasting.
 

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The "bug" in the picture says MeTV (Memorial Entertainment Television), which typically is carried on subchannels of various broadcast stations. Programming is mostly reruns of old programs but I see some HD listings for Saturday. Transmission is from Orcas Island. I could receive a weak signal prior to the digital transition.

No lockup on my HR24-500.
Our MeTV in our area went off because the station got sold to Papas and they changed programming to Spanish.
 

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trainman said:
Not Viacom...it's owned by a relatively small company called Weigel Broadcasting.
Also, locals require an agreement with the local broadcaster, not the network (It took a while for Seattle to get the Fox station in HD, even though News Corp owned Directv at the time).
 
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