Laff Moving Channels

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I was watching Night Court and saw a commercial stating that Laff was moving to channel 237 starting Thursday, Dec 1st.

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Thanks for the tipoff. I shall re-edit my Channel Lists on that day.
 
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I was watching Night Court and saw a commercial stating that Laff was moving to channel 237 starting Thursday, Dec 1st.
That is a weird place for it, right in the middle of the superstations, unless Dish is planning to move the superstations somewhere else, and group all of the subchannel networks in that range instead.
 
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That is a weird place for it, right in the middle of the superstations, unless Dish is planning to move the superstations somewhere else, and group all of the subchannel networks in that range instead.
just my own opinion dish should move all the subchannels together so that way it is easier for folks who want to get those subchannels
 
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just my own opinion dish should move all the subchannels together so that way it is easier for folks who want to get those subchannels
I will go one further and say that all of the subchannel networks should be included in the Locals package. Some of them (like Get TV for example) currently require a higher package since they are not included in Welcome Pack.
 
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When I saw LAFF at 73, I thought they might go down the route of putting all the subchannels right next to the local channels - like 70-79 and move the info channels to just the 80's.
 
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When I saw LAFF at 73, I thought they might go down the route of putting all the subchannels right next to the local channels - like 70-79 and move the info channels to just the 80's.
No, they need that range for holiday music. :rolleyes:
 
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That is a weird place for it, right in the middle of the superstations, unless Dish is planning to move the superstations somewhere else, and group all of the subchannel networks in that range instead.
I also believe their plan is to move all of the subchannels to that range as well. If that happens, where do you think the superstations will move to?
 
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I also believe their plan is to move all of the subchannels to that range as well. If that happens, where do you think the superstations will move to?
Maybe the 900s. That is where All American Direct was moved before they went out of business. That seems to be where distant network stations go to die.
 
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I will go one further and say that all of the subchannel networks should be included in the Locals package. Some of them (like Get TV for example) currently require a higher package since they are not included in Welcome Pack.

Except not every market has those substations and I don't think DISH sees them as substations, they are added networks and why they are not in every package.
 
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That is a weird place for it, right in the middle of the superstations, unless Dish is planning to move the superstations somewhere else, and group all of the subchannel networks in that range instead.

Only for a very few subscribers. Otherwise it is next to RFD, Family Net and WGN and not far from Grit.
 
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Except not every market has those substations and I don't think DISH sees them as substations, they are added networks and why they are not in every package.
My point was that they should be fill-in channels for markets that do not have affiliates of those networks, just like Dish does with distant (nearby local) affiliates of the major networks in markets without local affiliates of those networks.
 
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My point was that they should be fill-in channels for markets that do not have affiliates of those networks, just like Dish does with distant (nearby local) affiliates of the major networks in markets without local affiliates of those networks.

I can understand wanting them but they are not Networks in the same sense as the big four or PBS, there is nothing to fill in, they have put themselves in some markets and not others OTA. Unless they are paying DISH to add them to all markets they do not currently pay to be in I wouldn't think DISH would see them like that.
I think those Networks are doing essentially what you are saying - making themselves available to people who otherwise can't get them but not as a local channels rather as channels part of packages.
 
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Whats replacing LAFF at 73. I thought Blue Highways said to 'wait and see' or something but there has been nothing yet. How does it work, are there new channels waiting to be accepted onto satellite/cable or how does it work?
 
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Whats replacing LAFF at 73. I thought Blue Highways said to 'wait and see' or something but there has been nothing yet. How does it work, are there new channels waiting to be accepted onto satellite/cable or how does it work?
Nothing necessarily will come to that spot - it's not like any channel is being lost simply moving. In my opinion DISH may have a plan for new add on packs or adding to packs and are going to position some channels closer together based on that but it could be for any number of reasons a channel changes locations.
 
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Whats replacing LAFF at 73. I thought Blue Highways said to 'wait and see' or something but there has been nothing yet. How does it work, are there new channels waiting to be accepted onto satellite/cable or how does it work?
Another least access channel probably..like the channels around it

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Another least access channel probably..like the channels around it

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It isn't surrounded by leased channels though. RFD before it, Spike, True or WGN etc after it are not leased and are grouped with it. Not saying it is or is not leased I don't know....
 
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It isn't surrounded by leased channels though. RFD before it, Spike, True or WGN etc after it are not leased and are grouped with it. Not saying it is or is not leased I don't know....
In the lower range where it was

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