Friday, May 17 2013 7:01 AM EDT2013-05-17 11:01:29 GMT
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed. The group said Friday the attackMore >>
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:03 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:03:24 GMT
There are questions about the cost of the proposed downtown Evansville convention hotel. City Council Finance Chairman John Friend says he, along with two other council members, met with Mayor LloydMore >>
City Council Finance Chairman John Friend says he, along with two other council members, met with Mayor Lloyd Winnecke last week to express their concerns about the current proposal.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,More >>
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:16 GMT
The Princeton Municipal Swimming Pool is more than 50 years old and, consequently, it seems to be in need of some major renovations. On Monday night, the city leaders passed a resolution that allows themMore >>
The Princeton Municipal Swimming Pool is more than 50 years old and, consequently, it seems to be in need of some major renovations.More >>
Satellite Waiver Requests
This page provides information about requesting a waiver from 14 WFIE Television, granting you the right to receive NBC television network programming from a distant network affiliate on your satellite dish.
It is illegal for satellite companies to sell network services to households that can receive local broadcasters' free over-the-air signal from a rooftop antenna. Those subscribers who can not receive an over-the-air signal from a rooftop antenna may request a waiver to receive a distant signal via their satellite dish.
Congress recently passed new legislation governing the transmission of both local and distant network broadcast stations over satellite systems.
The new law changes the waiver request process. Subscribers should now request a waiver by sending their request directly to their satellite company. The satellite company will forward requests they feel have merit to the local affiliates for consideration. Local stations are required to respond to requests they receive from satellite companies within 30 days. In many cases, the satellite companies can forward requests electronically to local affiliates, which speeds up processing. 14 WFIE will only consider requests received from a satellite company.
To submit waiver requests through your satellite company, use the following contact information:
Direct TV Customer Service P.O. BOX 92600 Los Angeles, CA 90009 1-800-DIRECTV (1-800-347-3288)
14 WFIE and the satellite companies have access to sophisticated computer modeling software, which is utilized when considering waiver requests. It takes into account the coverage of our television signal, a viewer's location, and interference factors such as terrain. The computer model tells us, with a fairly high degree of accuracy, what signal strength a particular location should be receiving.
The grade B signal cut-off established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is 64dbu for channel 14. Signal strengths at or above that level are considered to be viewable TV signals. Many waiver requests that are submitted are from viewers who receive a signal well above the 64dbu minimum considered by FCC laws to be a viewable signal from 14 WFIE using a properly installed rooftop antenna and are therefore denied.
Under the recently passed legislation your satellite provider will be able to provide 14 WFIE's signal (not a distant NBC signal) to your home when they begin offering local signals in the Evansville market. Currently satellite companies are beginning to offer local signals to viewers in larger markets like New York and Chicago . We encourage you to contact your DBS provider with any questions you may have concerning the availability of local signals via satellite dish in this market.
Again, requests to receive distant network programming on your satellite dish should be sent to your satellite carrier.