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This may be a question asked a 1000 times and may be in the FAQ's. It has been a 22 hour day and I would rather just ask and get screamed at that it is already common knowledge. :(

If Dish and Direct offer local ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX, then why don't C-band programmers?

Thank you and good night to all :sleeo
 
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This may be a question asked a 1000 times and may be in the FAQ's. It has been a 22 hour day and I would rather just ask and get screamed at that it is already common knowledge. :(

If Dish and Direct offer local ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX, then why don't C-band programmers?

Thank you and good night to all :sleeo

Mainly because it isn't legal for anyone to sell the local networks out of area, so it requires them uplinking virtually ALL of the local channels, which requires an incredible number of transponders, which is incredibly expensive for anyone except companies who have enough income from charging it's customers 4 times what the programming is worth to afford super satellites with multiple spot beams aiming to different areas of the country...
 

TxDoc

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Thanks for the reply and sorry for my slow reply back! I get the Denver affiliates, but those are of no interest to me. But, people with the small dish go get our local affiliates, even though we are a small city. Oh well, maybe the small dish is next as I cannot get the "new and improved and non-receivable" super duper digital signals the affiliates.
 
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