- Oct 1, 2004
I received a letter from Dishnetwork yesterday which said I must choose either my locals (Pittsburgh DMA) or distant network channels. I have had distant network channels since 1996 and thought that I was grandfathered since SHVIA was extended. Even though I am in the Pittsburgh DMA I am not able to receive a grade B signal for most of the channels since I am around 75 miles from Pittsburgh. It was also stated in the letter that I could request a waiver from my locals. Can somebody please clairfy this for me? Am I grandfathered? If not, can I request a waiver before I make my decision to drop my locals? Thanks.