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12-13-2010 11:42 AM #1
Local NBC station to drop carriage with DirecTv
OK, what do I do if my local NBC (WGAL-TV) loses it's carriage with DirecTv? They are negotiating right now, but only have until Jan 1. If DirecTv drops them, what can I do to get this local NBC station? If it matters, the actual station is located but 2-3 miles from my house.
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12-13-2010 11:51 AM #2Studebaker driver
If they are that close to your house, you can probably get them with a coat hanger! Seriously, if you want to get them ota, you can likely get them with a small antenna and the tuner in your tv, assuming you have an ATSC tuner in it. If not, you can get an AM21 ota tuner from Directv that integrates with the H/HR series boxes.BTW, my name is Chip, Raoul5788 is just a screen name
12-13-2010 12:00 PM #3SatelliteGuys Freshman
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Also, I use my receiver to get DD 5.1 with my HR24-500, so I assume using my TV's internal ATSC tuner would require to use the TV speakers? If so, forget that.
12-13-2010 12:08 PM #4
The dispute will likely be rather short; pulling in the local via OTA to the TV would be VERY temporary and inexpensive. Sure would't go to any great expense. All my TV's are used only as monitors so I don't have these issues but I hear ya... (no pun intended)DirecTV HR22, H21, H23, HR20, Sanyo PLV-Z 119", Acer H5360 106", Samsung PN51D450 51", Insignia NS-51P680A12 51", Onkyo TX-NR708, Onkyo HT-R550, Yamaha RX-Z, Sony BDP-S570, Sony PS3 (x2), D-Link Gigabit Network, ViaTalk Unlimited Everything VoIP ($13/mo)
12-13-2010 12:16 PM #5
DIRECTV Could Lose 30 Local Channels
Washington, D.C. (December 12, 2010) -- Hearst Television is warning that DIRECTV will lose the right to carry roughly 30 local stations on January 1 if the two companies don't reach a new programming pact by then.
If a new agreement is not reached, DIRECTV viewers of those stations would lose both their SD and HD signals.
The Hearst announcement is the latest salvo in the ongoing battle between programmers and TV providers over carriage fees. Subscribers to DIRECTV, Dish Network, Cablevision and others have lost access to their favorite channels for a period of time this year because their providers could not reach a new agreement before the old one expired..
In a statement released over the weekend, Hearst expressed confidence that it would reach a new deal with DIRECTV, but it said it wanted to alert the satcaster's viewers that they could lose the channels.
“We believe that we and DirecTV can conclude our negotiations before January 1st so as not to deprive any of our respective viewers and customers of our programming. However, we want to advise our viewers and customers that the possibility of non-renewal of our current agreement exists," the statement read.
By federal law, a TV provider can not carry a channel without its consent. The Hearst channels that could be pulled from DIRECTV are:
Manchester, NH WMUR
Tampa, Florida WMOR
Daytona Beach, Florida WESH
Clermont, Florida WKCF
Sacramento KCRA KQCA
Kansas City, Missouri KMBC
Greenville, SC WYFF
West Palm Beach WPBF
Lancaster, PA WGAL
Oklahoma City KOCO
Winston Salem WXII
New Orleans WDSU
Hilo, Hawaii KHVO
Wailuku, Hawaii KMAU
Des Moines KCCI
Poland Spring, Maine WMTW
Jackson, MS WAPT
Burlington, Vermont WPTZ
Hartford, Vermont WNNE
Fort Smith, Arkansas KHBS, KHOG
Salinas, CA KSBW
12-13-2010 12:18 PM #6
Something REALLY needs to be done to these affiliates and their parent companies. ARGH All over local ad revenue protections..
Last edited by charper1; 12-13-2010 at 12:53 PM.DirecTV HR22, H21, H23, HR20, Sanyo PLV-Z 119", Acer H5360 106", Samsung PN51D450 51", Insignia NS-51P680A12 51", Onkyo TX-NR708, Onkyo HT-R550, Yamaha RX-Z, Sony BDP-S570, Sony PS3 (x2), D-Link Gigabit Network, ViaTalk Unlimited Everything VoIP ($13/mo)