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Why doesn’t DirectTV offer the CW Network & My Network TV to its customers in the Wilmington area?

David Ennis

Robert Mercer, a spokesman for DIRECTV, said those are low-power stations that the company doesn’t have the capacity to carry.

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7 Responses to “ Why doesn’t DirectTV offer the CW Network & My Network TV to its customers in the Wilmington area?”

  1. On October 27, 2010 at 9:45 pm Megan wrote:

    I live in Wilmington and have Direct TV. I pay 2.50 a month for CW. They can do it as some type of override. Hope this helps.

  2. On October 28, 2010 at 8:06 am Mister wrote:

    That’s BS. I am a DirecTV customer here in coastal Pender County. There is not a CW network station in the market, that is why it is not available in the regular package. If you call DirecTV and tell them that there is not a CW station in your DMA (market), they can add CW East (fed from Washington DC) and CW West (fed from San Diego. It only costs 2.50 per month to add both of them.

    If DirecTV doesn’t have the capacity to carry low power stations, why do they carry WILM-TV? They are a low power station.

    I love the CW, the play lots of the reruns from the Fox Network and lots of other good shows as well.

  3. On October 28, 2010 at 9:39 pm HD wrote:

    Looks like WECT would want to carry the CW network on digital 6.2 instead of weather all the time or WILM would start up their second digital channel and carry the CW.
    Most network stations in other markets carry either My Network TV or the CW on their secondary channels, but not Wilmington. WITN (NBC) in Washington carries My Network and WNCT (CBS) in Greenville carries the CW on their secondary channels. If you live in Pender County you can pick them up with an outside antenna but their signals do not reach into New Hanover county. To the south, WWMB in Myrtle Beach carries the CW and WBTW in Florence, SC carries MyNetwork. Both come in around Winnabow in Brunswick county with an outside antenna. Unfortunately, those of us in New Hanover County are without both networks over the air unless our local stations elect to carry them.

  4. On October 30, 2010 at 3:25 pm Mister wrote:

    Getting CW is easy, just call customer service, 888-531-5000 I think is the number.

    They have to faile a waiver with your local networks in order for you to get the CW east and west feeds here in the Wilmington DMA. For some reason, all of the local networks (ABC, CBS, NBC etc) have to grant permission for you to get feeds from another network, where the feed is coming from another market.

    The big TV networks have more control over our lives than you may think.

  5. On December 21, 2010 at 7:38 pm Jim wrote:

    We shouldn’t have to pay extra for it. They offer it in other markets because I have friends who have it, no reason they can’t carry it here. Especially want it since one of their headliner programs is filmed here. Sounds like an excuse to me.

  6. On March 30, 2012 at 11:07 pm miile wrote:


  7. On August 11, 2016 at 12:32 pm Bruce Baker wrote:

    Funny…Dish has the capacity to carry it, but Directv is not capable of doing the same ? According to your ads, Directv is the best, evidently not….

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