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Dealing With A Satellite-Local Station Feud

Dennis in Tupelo, Mississippi listens on SuperTalk and asked about getting the channels he wants to watch

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Dennis asked: “My satellite provider has just gone to war with two of my local stations. I don’t want to miss programming that I am paying for. Is there a best way to get those programs? I have tried an indoor antenna and it just doesn’t work. I’d like your recommendation on a way to receive local programming and be able to record that programming.”



Unfortunately you are being used as a bargaining chip in a squabble over dollars between two rich companies, and there is very little you can do. Over the air broadcast signals can’t be rebroadcast on any service without paying the station who aired the signal.

In some major markets, streaming devices are just now beginning to offer local affiliates

In some major markets, streaming devices are just now beginning to offer local affiliates with some of their service packages. However, Tupelo isn’t on any of those lists that we’ve seen. Elvis would not be pleased.

So your choices really are limited to an Over The Air antenna, which you’ve tried and it didn’t work, or a subscription to a cable or satellite company that is rebroadcasting the local affiliates. We will put a link in our show notes to a great online article listing 5 ways to get the best performance out of your indoor antenna. Perhaps one of their tips can help you improve your reception. Good luck!

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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