Flex Pack locals: Where is ION National? (1 Viewer)

ChadT41

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Nothing about international ion. What I see, it says that it is based on availability. Same with regular locals. If there is an ion in your area, and Dish carries it, you get it. Otherwise not.
 

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Nothing about international ion. What I see, it says that it is based on availability. Same with regular locals. If there is an ion in your area, and Dish carries it, you get it. Otherwise not.
I should have said national feed. Not international.
 

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Nothing about international ion. What I see, it says that it is based on availability. Same with regular locals. If there is an ion in your area, and Dish carries it, you get it. Otherwise not.

That isn't how the National ION works as at least as it has been. If it is in your package you get it, channel 250. You are correct as far as the locals pack goes.
 

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That isn't how the National ION works as at least as it has been. If it is in your package you get it, channel 250. You are correct as far as the locals pack goes.
That's the bundle packs. It's not locals though. It's only in your local channels if Dish has ION locally in each DMA. I know we have one, but some DMAs don't. Nothing on that card said the national one would be substituted for the locals pack.
 

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???????? In your own link It specifically shows it is not included....
What's this then?[GALLERY=media, 512]Screenshot (15) by Pepper posted Oct 1, 2016 at 10:09 PM[/GALLERY]
I have a local ION, but it's on a subchannel not carried by Dish. However, it looks to me (see red highlight above) like national ION is included in the local pack.

I understand that I won't get any "Estrella Affiliates" because there are none in my market. But "ION National" is in no market, it's a national feed. It's also shown separately from "ION Affiliates." If a market has a Dish-carried ION affiliate I would not expect them to also get a national feed. If markets without one don't get it either, then why is it listed there?
 

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[GALLERY=media, 512]Screenshot (15) by Pepper posted Oct 1, 2016 at 10:09 PM[/GALLERY]
I have a local ION, but it's on a subchannel not carried by Dish. However, it looks to me like it's included. I understand that I won't get any "Estella Affiliates" because there are none in my market. But ION National is in no market, it's a national feed. If a market has an ION affiliate I would not expect them to also get a national feed. So why is it listed there?

I see now what you are talking about I should have made the card bigger I was squinting to read it. Check with DIRT and see what they can find out. Since it isn't in the Flex Pack, maybe it is available only if there is no ION in your market, carried or not by DISH?
 

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Clearly ION is in 120+, 200, 250 packs.
Doesn't matter if you have it with your locals or not.
Channel 250 is the National feed in SD and its not in the Flex pack.

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According to the printable channel lineup card https://www.mydish.com/filestream.ashx?ID=14167&inline=true I should have ION National feed as part of my Flex locals. I don't.
If you go to the main Dish page and look at the Flex Pack details you can see the channel lineup http://www.dish.com/packages/ From there you can add programming packs and the channels that are included will be filled in.

ION is not on any local OTA braodcast channel lineup. I have 120+ and I get ION National but if I go through and add it to Flex for my area ION is not included. My guess is that if ION is not broadcast OTA locally you will not get it in the Flex Local Pack.
 

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If you go to the main Dish page and look at the Flex Pack details you can see the channel lineup http://www.dish.com/packages/ From there you can add programming packs and the channels that are included will be filled in.

ION is not on any local OTA braodcast channel lineup. I have 120+ and I get ION National but if I go through and add it to Flex for my area ION is not included. My guess is that if ION is not broadcast OTA locally you will not get it in the Flex Local Pack.

The way it shows in the link the OP gave, it does look like you should get the National ION likely if you don't get your local one if you add the locals pack. Either a mistake was made in the link or a mistake is being made in not giving it. There is no question the National channel is not included in the main Flex Package.
 

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What's this then?[GALLERY=media, 512]Screenshot (15) by Pepper posted Oct 1, 2016 at 10:09 PM[/GALLERY]
I have a local ION, but it's on a subchannel not carried by Dish. However, it looks to me (see red highlight above) like national ION is included in the local pack.

I understand that I won't get any "Estrella Affiliates" because there are none in my market. But "ION National" is in no market, it's a national feed. It's also shown separately from "ION Affiliates." If a market has a Dish-carried ION affiliate I would not expect them to also get a national feed. If markets without one don't get it either, then why is it listed there?
With just that small part of the screenshot, we do not see the disclosures for it. Those are important, as in the first link it specifically stated that it was based on availability. I can't go off that screen shot solely as the OP also posted the contridicition when the disclosures are read.
 

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With just that small part of the screenshot, we do not see the disclosures for it. Those are important, as in the first link it specifically stated that it was based on availability. I can't go off that screen shot solely as the OP also posted the contridicition when the disclosures are read.
It doesn't matter what the disclosure said. One of the screenshots clearly says "ION National." National feeds are available nationally so "based on availability" wouldn't matter. There is clearly a mistake somewhere.
 
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With just that small part of the screenshot, we do not see the disclosures for it. Those are important, as in the first link it specifically stated that it was based on availability. I can't go off that screen shot solely as the OP also posted the contridicition when the disclosures are read.

Since the National ION is not in the Flex Pack as it is in the other packages, I am reading it as, if you do not have a local ION you would get the National one, meaning either way you will get ION but possibly not both. As Dare2be pointed out the National ION wouldn't be subject to availability. So either that entry is wrong or they did not provision his account correctly to get it.
 

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