Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Satellite companies and local channels

I will make this short for now-I may come back and edit it later, but right now I'm in a hurry as I have to get to the doctor's office.

For several years now we have had DISH Network; really the only two choices anymore in home satellite (other than C-Band) is either DISH or DirecTV. A couple of years ago I decided to upgrade to the local channels for $5 a month. Several people I knew had locals with DirecTV and they received the Memphis stations; as a matter of fact, that is what most people in this area watch are the Memphis stations since Memphis is not even 100 miles from here.

When I contacted DISH about getting them, I was informed that our local channels would be Cape Girardeau, MO, Paducah, KY, and Carbondale, IL. Now I do like KFVS-12 out of Cape as they give the news for this area, but the rest of the stations do not even focus on us down here. When I questioned DISH as to why I couldn't have Memphis, they told me it was against the law! Now why is it that DirecTV can give the Memphis stations in this area and even go a little further north and still give them? What is even more odd is this: if you go 5 minutes over the Arkansas border, you will be given the Memphis channels! What gives, DISH Network?


Blogger Iryssa said...

You know what else is weird? My local cable company gives us SEATTLE stations. SEATTLE.
*rolls eyes* I'll never understand these people.

9:27 PM  

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