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So I discovered today that DirecTV has added our NBC & CBS affiliates, to 2 more channels, from what i can tell there is a slight delay (about 11 seconds) from the main channel.   I don't know why we need two more of the same thing, we already have there HD streams on some upper channels on our lineup.  


Channel 15 is KCNC & Channel 21 is KUSA, these do not appear to be "HD" streams.      Anyone know why they would have done this?  And have they done this with NBC & CBS stations in other markets?    They switched them on at around 3PM this afternoon, these two channels appeared on the guide Tuesday with the DirecTV logo.   

The other Denver stations (KMGH, KDVR, KTVD, KRMA, & KWGN)   don't appear to have the 2nd feeds.    

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Could be the out-of-market feeds that those few at this point who can't get their local affiliates were accidentally put in the clear by DirecTV, since Denver is one of those markets which does have their locals offered nationally.

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It's likely a glitch on the DirecTV side. Back in the early pre-spot beam era of DirecTV local channels, you'd occasionally see random out of market affiliates unblocked for a couple hours at a time due to a software glitch. 


From the late 1990s onward, DirecTV distant network services were always either from New York or Los Angeles. The Denver thing stems from the old old days when stations in that market were available free to air to C-band satellite users and part of the Primetime24 subscription service. 

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