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Old 07-13-2013, 06:14 PM
 
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We use Direct TV for our provider. I know we can receive the local channels from them, but I see that they also offer the West coast feeds of the "major" networks from LA (NBC, CBS, FOX, ETC...). Is there a way I can receive those as well, or since I can already get those locally, DTV will say "no"?
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:03 PM
 
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We use Direct TV for our provider. I know we can receive the local channels from them, but I see that they also offer the West coast feeds of the "major" networks from LA (NBC, CBS, FOX, ETC...). Is there a way I can receive those as well, or since I can already get those locally, DTV will say "no"?
DTV will say "no" unless you can prove that your address is outside the broadcast area of the local stations.
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Old 07-13-2013, 11:23 PM
 
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DTV will say "no" unless you can prove that your address is outside the broadcast area of the local stations.
Not that easy anymore. FCC requires narrow beams for local channels now. That means the satellite doesn't send west coast feeds to the east coast.

So, the answer is no.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:05 AM
 
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That's what I figured. Thanks, Y'all!
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:47 AM
 
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Not entirely true - there is a national "locals" package you can get - BUT the catch is, it's for people on the go, like Rv'ers who are not local anywhere.

I used to stay in RV parks alot and did have them.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:39 AM
 
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Not entirely true - there is a national "locals" package you can get - BUT the catch is, it's for people on the go, like Rv'ers who are not local anywhere.

I used to stay in RV parks alot and did have them.
What year was this and were you receiving signals from the opposite coasts? DTV provides a limited number of network feeds from N.Y. and L.A. but I do not know if they are wide cast so someone from the West Coast can watch L.A. from the East. I wouldn't be surprised either way.

http://www.directv.com/learn/pdf/DNS_Vehicles_Aff.pdf if the OP has or is willing to buy and/or forge an RV vehicle registration.
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:35 PM
 
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Directv would love to sell their national broadcast station feeds to anyone, but it's the local stations that prevent it. WSOC, WBTV, and so forth have exclusive "rights" to their respective programming and thus can legally stop DTV or Dish from offering those stations locally.

You can qualify for a RV package if you can prove you are in a RV. However I think that then prevents you from getting the local channels. I supposed you could put up an antenna if you figure out how to get past the first part.

Many stations stream their local news only, on-line. Many of them are live. If you have a Roku you can add Nowhere TV (private channel) and it gives access to several hundered of them for free. You can also pickup BBC News, BBC World News, NHK News, Sky News International and others via this channel as well.
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