Lost my Baltimore enhanced locals

md_paul

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I have had the Dish Baltimore Enhanced Locals 1 package since last fall. This allowed me to receive both Baltimore and Washington DC locals based on the FCC's significantly viewed chart.

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-05-187A2.pdf

I noticed yesterday that the Washington DC channels were gone. I called Dish network, and was told (after waiting on hold for about 10 minutes while the CSR "researched" the subject) that as a result of the loss of distant networks, they had to revoke the enhanced locals packages too. I live in Carroll County Maryland, which is listed in the FCC document as being able to receive both locals. The local cable company carries both locals too. Does anyone know if this is true? Did E* also lose the ability to offer enhanced local packages when they lost Distants?

Thanks,

- Paul
 

TNGTony

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It only took two and a half months for you to notice this? :D

As Greg (knower of all DNS data [bowing to his omnicience of all things SHVREA --or is that SHVERA?]) says, yes. Dish had to yank those channels too due to the court ruling.

See ya
Tony
 

md_paul

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It only took two and a half months for you to notice this? :D
Yeah.. I guess I shouldn't gripe too much about channels missing that I rarely watch. We had a snow/sleet/rain mix in the area (northern MD) yesterday, and I was just curious what the Washington DC stations were reporting about conditions. I tried to change to a DC station, and noticed for the first time that they were missing from the guide.

I hadn't realized that the ruling on Distants also meant that E* lost out on the new SHVIA significantly viewed stations ruling too. While I didn't watch the DC market stations frequently, I still viewed them occasionally, and hate losing stations over E*'s decision to ignore the unfair and biased, however legally valid laws governing the delivery of Distant networks.

Thanks for the information

- Paul
 

jhamps10

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that may be changing though. senators are starting bills to get SV locals back on, I know of at least one from a NH senator, which that may just deal with WMUR and not nationwide sv channels, I'm not sure.
 

ThomasRz

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1. SV are distants by definition.
2. The WMUR exception has nothing to do with SV status.
3. It is impossible to have a nationwide SV channel.

that may be changing though. senators are starting bills to get SV locals back on, I know of at least one from a NH senator, which that may just deal with WMUR and not nationwide sv channels, I'm not sure.
 

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