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From DISH's Facts Blast.. that was posted at Satelliteguys forum:

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Upcoming Markets - Local programming will launch in these markets by the end of 2006:

Bangor, Maine
Butte-Bozeman, Montana
Dothan, Alabama
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Palm Springs, CA
 

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I am NOT a retailer though.. :)

As i said in my original post above... - "From DISH's Facts Blast.. that was posted at Satelliteguys forum" :D
 

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We know where Harrisonburg and Palm Spring locals are already.. more or less - they are Uplinked after all ;)
Unless they move drastically elsewhere...

As to: Bangor, Maine ; Butte-Bozeman, Montana ; Dothan, Alabama - I guess they will go "here or there" :D (DISH should know for sure.. and then we will know too for sure.. after they are uplinked)
 

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Some of the markets are really small, only one or two stations with a few affiliates. It is going to suck for those who are in some of those markets that don't even have a secondary affiliate. Look at cities such as Alpena, MI who only have a CBS and PBS affiliate, or Bend, OR who has CBS, Fox and PBS. Those markets now are going to be without options for the other networks, unless those local stations launch -DT subchannels of the stations, which would be similar to Harrisburg launching The Vallys Fox, and I think an uplink report said that the station may launch other -DT sub channels for other major affilliates as well...
 

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Those markets now are going to be without options for the other networks
Without DNS to fill in the missing networks, uplinking one and two station markets may not be cost-effective.

In light of the DNS injunction, it will be interesting to see whether Harrisonburg launches on schedule, and if so, whether the package includes CBS and NBC, which would necessarily be subject to the looming December 1 shutoff.
 

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The DNS injunction DOES NOT affect "Significantly viewed" legislation and licenses. This means that the smaller onesy-twosey markets can probably get filled in by neighboring DMA's networks.

The DNS injunction DOES NOT affect individual contracts for carriage. For example if CBS, NBC, Fox and ABC entered into a contract with Dish to provide programming to markets that do not have a broadcast affiliate, they could provide that programming TOMORROW if they wished.

The only thing the DNS injunction affects is distant network stations proviced under the statutory license provided by the SHVA and SHVIA. Nothing more.

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The main issue E* faces is getting permission of the stations to rebroadcast their signals, either as LIL or as SV if they happen to be on "the list". In most cases these are the same stations that would have been asked to give waivers for a distant signal. Hopefully stations are willing to allow their signals on E* - especially in the SV areas.
 

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The DNS injunction DOES NOT affect "Significantly viewed" legislation and licenses. This means that the smaller onesy-twosey markets can probably get filled in by neighboring DMA's networks.

The DNS injunction DOES NOT affect individual contracts for carriage. For example if CBS, NBC, Fox and ABC entered into a contract with Dish to provide programming to markets that do not have a broadcast affiliate, they could provide that programming TOMORROW if they wished.

The only thing the DNS injunction affects is distant network stations proviced under the statutory license provided by the SHVA and SHVIA. Nothing more.

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This implies that Dish could simply come to an agreement with the same Affiliate Organizations and Networks that were party to "The Settlement" that would allow Dish a "license" to provide the NY and LA channels to customers who had no LIL channel of that network.
 

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This implies that Dish could simply come to an agreement with the same Affiliate Organizations and Networks that were party to "The Settlement" that would allow Dish a "license" to provide the NY and LA channels to customers who had no LIL channel of that network.
Add Chicago, Denever, Atlanta (weren't they supposed to be gone in August)... may be missing one. Just short of 3am...
 

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Though there would be nothing simple about it, yes. Dish could make a deal with NBC to provide WNBC to any area where no local NBC is available. The details would be much more complicated due to the syndicated programming, but in general, that's all there would be to it. NBC used to have a channel, and they still might, which was essentually a homogenized (syndex-cleared) WNBC channel called "Entertaining America" that used to be what we got on the DNS package (PrimeTime America) before the initial court ruling in 1998! If the channel is still around or if NBC wanted to reinstate it, that is all that would be needed. Same goes for CBS and ABC. Fox still has "FoxNet" that could be used.

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Darkman said:
Patiently... - is good! :)

.. Waiting..

... Anticipating :)
Gee Darkman that reminds me of the old Carly Simon Song sung during that old Heinz ketchup commercial.

Anticipation is making me wait.....:p
 
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