Why doesn't dish have all the locals?

jeremydiederich1

jeremydiederich1

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Was wondering why dish doesn't have all the available locals, ie: 12-1,12-2,12-3,12-4, 5-1,5-2, 25-1,25-2,25-3 etc. You know the new digital subchannels?
 
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rockandchelle

rockandchelle

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Nov 13, 2006
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Those that do have them should just be thankful, I do not have my locals and probably won't for a while. But, that's ok...I can deal with getting them OTA.
 
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8bitbytes

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Was wondering why dish doesn't have all the available locals, ie: 12-1,12-2,12-3,12-4, 5-1,5-2, 25-1,25-2,25-3 etc. You know the new digital subchannels?
Why would they? most subchannels are local radar, community interest, and the sd channel of the primary HD channel if they have one.
 
mike123abc

mike123abc

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Currently they are only required to carry the primary feed. Some stations negotiate carriage of other feeds (like the local ABC here got them to uplink their Telemundo feed from 7.2).
 
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MrMarkTaylor

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i'd say it's more of a bandwidth issue than anything else...sure full powers can have leverage over their low power co-owned stations, but those are OTA. We're talking about adding those hundred or so NBC Weather Plus stations and CW/My Network/ion/PBS subchannels and that might double the number of locals in a given area
 
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birdo

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PBS locals have like 4 subchannels with one dedicated to Children's programming which I get OTA. I like what PBS has done with the digital subchannel idea here
 
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