AUBURN, Ala. - With the addition of an antenna provided by satellite providers, City of Auburn satellite television customers should be able to receive local broadcast stations seamlessly in their set-top boxes, according to information sent to Congressman Mike Rogers and relayed to Auburn officials.
Earlier this year, Congressman Rogers met with Mayor Bill Ham, Mayor Pro Tem Dick Phelan, and City officials to discuss a number of issues on the minds of Auburn citizens. One of the topics discussed was the lack of availability of local television channels on satellite television in our area. Congressman Rogers worked with officials from DISH Network and DIRECTV to clarify the issue for local residents and has made available the responses from both companies.
According to the letters, both satellite providers say while they do not yet offer local channels directly via satellite, they are working to do so. In the meantime, local customers should request satellite television installers install an additional antenna on homes to receive local broadcast stations “over the air.”
Both companies say these antennas are available in Auburn, and are able to add “over the air” broadcast channels seamlessly into the customer’s channel lineup on their televisions. The responses have been posted on the city of Auburn website at www.auburnalabama.org.