DVR Addict~Mad Scientist
- Mar 16, 2004
making sure the picture looks clean has never been a requirement before.
OK, then focus on the "sky angel (duh!)" part and forget about the transponder number for a moment.I'll hazard a guess and say it WONT be 25 & 32...sky angel (duh!)
What I was really trying to get at is whether this is going to be a PI channel requiring everybody on SA to call up Dish and plead with them to turn on the extra channels getting some which they would never in a million years want to see... Or will 3ABN alone magically appear to SA subs on 9710 where it once was? Care to hazard a guess on that?
Are you saying that the SA/E* agreement calls out transponders by their number, rather than by their quantity?Also because its on a Dish transponder and not a Sky Angel TP tells me that too.
Are you saying that the SA/E* agreement calls out transponders by their number, rather than by their quantity?
Well, as we recently learned with the whole FamilyNet / Daystar debacle, E* will be unable to create a Christian religious package of any type until their agreement with SA* expires. It is unclear to me when that will be, since IIRC, the agreement lasts for "the operating lifetime of the Echostar III satellite."
once dish gets an acceptable picture they'll turn it over to subs. possible this wednesday (not stating anything but that is usually when they turn on new channels)I just called 3ABN to ask them if they had any more information about when 3ABN will be coming to Dish Network and what we would have to do to receive it. They said they do not have a set date and they are sort of waiting to see when Dish Network turns them on like everyone else is waiting.
channel # is still 9710 but I have the feeling since its in Dish's setup and not SA you will have to ask for it as a PI channel. Normal subs of DIsh (AT100 or above) will automatically get it.They say that their understanding is that when Dish Network "turns then on" that Sky Angel viewers will be able to see it without going thru asking for the PI channels to be turned on. And that Dish Network subscribers will also be able to see it without asking for the PI channels. They were told that they would probably be on channel 9710 but they did not know for sure they would get that channel number.
nope. Because I scanned with a FTA box and it shows as scrambled.I wouder if they will be in the clear like NASA and ANGEL 1? Otherwise how would they make it available to everyone (Sky Angel and Dish) without having to ask for it?
They could if its automatically added. If they have to ask for it, then that would be kinda shadyI also wonder if Sky Angel will try to claim 3ABN as part of their lineup?