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CW Network on DISH

Discussion in 'The DISH Forum' started by Buzzdar, May 8, 2007.

  1. Buzzdar

    Buzzdar Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    who receives the cw network on dish network channel 251,252, 254 or 255. According to dish network these channels no longer exist. anyone on this forum get any of the above channels. was told today that was a distant network channel and they no longer offer them but they can offer me what use to be a upn channel like channel 238 or 8775.
     
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  2. dail24

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    I get CW via OTA. UPN is what it was before Warner Brothers partnered in with UPN and now is CW.
     
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    bowens Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    I get 254 out of Miami. I think it is considered a local since there is no CW in my area.
     
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  4. ekilgus

    ekilgus Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    When I signed up with E* they offered me the superstation package which included the CW out of New York (CW11). Additionally, I get WOR out of NY and other channels from LA (KTLA) and WGN from Chicago and WSBK out of Boston I think. I just looked and they're still there.
     
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  5. Buzzdar

    Buzzdar Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    Well according to CEO email address who called me today told me ALL superstations were appart of the distant network mess.
     
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  6. mike123abc

    mike123abc Too many cables Supporting Founder

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    The superstation package is not a distant network package. It is something different. The stations in the package are named in the law allowing them to be carried nationwide. They are not distants. Some markets have local stations that claim local broadcast rights to some of the content of these and have them blacked out.
     
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    Buzzdar Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    i know that you know that but the CEO email address does not know that.
     
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  8. edpkp81

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    I, too, have the Superstation Package. Go to www.dishnetwork.com and go under 'What's on Dish/Local Channels'. Enter your address and it will tell you whether you can get the Superstation package.
     
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  9. Buzzdar

    Buzzdar Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    official responce from dish network,


    Jeff,



    Thanks for the email. I have reviewed your account and show that you spoke with Angie, a colleague of mine, earlier today. I also show that in your local market area, the CW network is not available. The only Superstations that are available to you are UPN Boston and UPN New York. In addition, due to a court ruling last December by a Federal judge. DISH Network is no longer able to provide any distant local channels to any of our customers.



    I certainly don’t want to loose you as a customer and I don’t think Angie would either. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do to provide you with the CW local channel in your area. I know that this may not be the answer that you are looking for, but this is what we have available right now.



    Please let me know if you have any other questions.



    Sincerely,

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    EchoStar Satellite L.L.C
     
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  10. Geronimo

    Geronimo Supporting Founder Supporting Founder

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    Well that email does indicate that some superstations are available to you---they just are not CW ones. Is it possible that some CW station in your area (even one you can't receive) has requested a blackout. The blackout might also be requested because of syndex.


    but follow Ed's advice and see what the website tells you. I for one still get the CW affiliated superstations.
     
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  11. Buzzdar

    Buzzdar Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    My local CW Station does not care if i receive a national cw i have been in talks with them. they also tell me they offered my local cw to dish free to carry but they refused to carry it.
     
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  12. Slamminc11

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    Not according to the email you posted. In the email you posted it stated that: "The only Superstations that are available to you are UPN Boston and UPN New York." How is that "ALL"?
     
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  13. OoTLink

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    I get CW on channel 234... or is that something else?
     
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  14. sleepybear

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    What a Dummy! Doesn't he know they are no longer UPN!

    255 is working here. San Diego was serving the West and Miami was serving the east before the FCC got down on them last month with the out of area locals push.
     
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  15. TNGTony

    TNGTony Unashamed Bengal Fan Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    I receive the CW on channel 254 from Miami and I am in the Cincinnati Area.

    The Cincinnati Area has a Clear Channel-owned CBS affiliate with a CW sub-channel called the CinCW. Dish does not carry the sub-channel on their system.

    I have asked this question before and never got much of an answer. I am interested to find out what markets get what CW channels automatically with locals on Dish channels 251-255.

    Those that get CW on channels 251-255 please post which channel and what TV market you are in!

    Thanks

    See ya
    Tony

    PS: If Dish doesn't want loose customers, they should tighten them so they don't lose them too! :)
     
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  16. tsc

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    I also live in the Cincinnati area, signed up November 2006. When I realized that other (older) customers in the Cincinnati area were receiving CW on channel 254, I called up E* and was told that I do not qualify for the channel as part of my locals -- but someone down the street who has had E* for a while could already have it. Was offered superstations at $1.99 each or something like that, but passed since I receive the Cincinnati OTA channel and the Dayton full channel OTA.

    I'm still not sure why I wasn't able to receive the same channel you (and others) are getting, obviously something is being grandfathered in.
     
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    Tony
    I get 251 WPIX in the Wichita Falls,TX local package.
     
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  18. Geronimo

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    Not to hijack the thread but if Dish cannot carry distant nets then how are they showing non superstation CW stations? Just asking.
     
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  19. mike123abc

    mike123abc Too many cables Supporting Founder

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    I would speculate they have worked out a deal with the CW net directly to offer this in markets that do not carry the CW.
     
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  20. Geronimo

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    Is that allowed under law? To carry one affiliate because ofa deal with the network?
     
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