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DIRECTV tunes out many WRAL, WRAZ viewers in Duplin County

Posted December 17, 2009

DIRECTV removed WRAL-TV and WRAZ-TV from its satellite service in areas of Duplin County on Thursday.

The company replaced the stations with the CBS and FOX affiliates from Greenville and New Bern.

Representatives from WRAL and WRAZ have contacted DIRECTV for an explanation and hope to have the stations returned to the satellite service.


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  • GoGreen Dec 18, 2009


    I live in Efland. I get both Raleigh and Greensboro stations. Ha, ha, ha. Besides, who really cares what is going on in Mebane?

  • Moriahe Dec 18, 2009

    I am not a lier[sic], whatever that is. I used to live in Durham, but when I moved to Mebane, DirecTV never updated my service. I'm not going to call and correct them.

    I pay my bill in full, every month. I pay for local TV coverage. Why should some government functionary or who knows who else decide which local TV coverage I get to see? I want to see Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, not Greensboro/High Point/Winston Salem.

    I too, am a Libertarian.

  • Caroline Marie Dec 18, 2009

    Those television stations are accessible to Duplin County residents (the Eastern stations) but we do like to stay connected to the Capital also. It really isn't that far away. And it does cover news here at times. I'm with Charter Internet so I do get WRAL.

  • LibertarianTechie Dec 18, 2009

    Moriahe, those of us that live in the Fayetteville area do. Based on your statement, you are a lier and a fraud--I hope you get caught. Fraudulent actions by those like yourself lead to others paying more for DirecTV services.

  • Moriahe Dec 18, 2009

    I live in Mebane, but let DirecTV think we live in Durham, else they'd try to feed us the Greensboro TV stations. Who cares what's going on in Greensboro?

    I just wish WRAL would pay more attention to Mebane, as more people who live there work in the Triangle than in the Triad. A little less attention to Fayetteville would be nice too. Who cares what's happening in Fayetteville?