Thank God Again like in the old days I had New York and Los Angeles Networks did not like AAD quality sucked and to expensive
I keep seeing references to the qualification for distant nets being based on dish carriage of locals. That might be true and in another thread another poster told me that SHVERA had been amended to reflect this. all I can find on it though are reference s like this
I live in St. Joseph, MO. There are no CBS, NBC and FOX channels in my DMA. I have waivers for distants for CBS, NBC and FOX. AAD can sell me distants because of these waivers. AAD can still continue to sell me distants tomorrow because they will not be offering locals in St. Joseph. As long as they offer distants (i.e. as long as Dish leases them the transponder and enough people buy distant nets to keep AAD in business), then I can get distant nets from AAD.
If I bought DirecTV, the fact that Dish Network offered local networks in St. Joe would not keep DirecTV from being able to give me distant networks because just like AAD, they are not Dish Network.
If the carrier offers your locals you are disqualified for the particular networks available..
Qualification is still based on antenna reception of any network station..
I have been told quite a few times they would make more money off those transponders if they had their own programming on them. I have also been told that they want those transponders back.The rumored death of AAD is a bit premature. Dish has said that it they won't do distants and AAD is still needed for RV's. Also, Dish makes good money off of leasing transponders.
Now that is confusing.
1. If the carrier (Dish I assume) offers the local, you are disqualified.
2. Qualification is based on antenna reception.
So which is it? Can't be both. If it's the former, than no one will be qualified for AAD after today since Dish is offering all locals. If it's the later, than Dish's new locals don't change a thing and we can still rely on AAD to get HD in areas where Dish only offers SD AND we can't get locals with an antenna.