WLFI will be available on DISH Network

WLFI will be available on DISH Network

There are 13 comments on the WLFI Lafayette story from Mar 13, 2008, titled WLFI will be available on DISH Network. In it, WLFI Lafayette reports that:

News Channel 18 will be available on DISH satellite TV. DISH Network and LIN Television, the parent company of WLFI, announced an agreement Thursday morning.

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Bringhurst, IN

#1 Mar 13, 2008
So does this meant that I can get the rest of the Indy local channels on Dish as well??? If I can get WRTV, WTHR, WXIN off the dish as I CAN NOT get now due to WLFI blocking me (illegaly I feel) then sign me up and I can tell Comcast to pound sand.
Alex in Battle Ground

Channahon, IL

#2 Mar 13, 2008
That's a great start to ending the cable monopoly on our local network channels. I have had Dish Network for several years and will NEVER go back to cable with their exorbitant prices and terrible service. I also enjoy Purdue sports on the Big Ten Network with my Dish Sattelite Service. Cable TV is like playing 8-Track tapes!

United States

#3 Mar 13, 2008
This appears to be welcome news! Does it mean that here in Laf/WL we will also be able to get WISH-TV and WNDY-TV Indy, since they are also owned by LIN-TV??

Also, might this open up the possibility of being able to get Indy "local" channels on our Dish TV (which we now have??


#4 Mar 13, 2008
What about Direct Tv users? When will WLFI talk with them?

Lafayette, IN

#5 Mar 14, 2008
Come on WLFI and DirectTV, show us that customer service does count. It seems that you are all ready squeezing about every red cent you can from us, so at least provide us the stations that we desire. Heck, I can easily give up about 60 stations that I currently have for WLFI and maybe one or two from Indy.
If I was a business owner, I would seriously think twice about buying advertising from WLFI with the amount of people using DISH/DirectTV.

Chicago, IL

#6 Mar 14, 2008
That is wonderful to hear...I have signed up for Dish TV due to the insight comcast change. Comcast we don`t need you!!!!
Troy and Dawn

Carmel, IN

#7 Mar 14, 2008
We have had Dish Network for a couple of years now. Recently we wanted the "local networks" and was unable to get them unless we recieve them from distant places (Atlanta,Cali,etc.). We submited Waivers for all stations just to be turned down for all. The indy channels state we can recieve signals on antenna here in WL near otterbein. YEAH RIGHT !! Anyways, we called and got a waiver approved on one channel after fighting and gave up on the rest. I can only hope NOW that we will get ABC,NBC,CBS...... good lord, we just want normal TV.

Carmel, IN

#8 Mar 16, 2008
It is about time! I live South of Lafayette, must be in a valley or something because I can't get regular tv...we even went to our favorite home store and bought the best antenna they had. This is the 21st century and we should be able to watch the 5 main channels without static, snow, etc.
I really do not like watching news from other areas of the country. I have to get on the web to find out what is happening in my home town...sad!

Raymond, OH

#9 Mar 20, 2008
Its about time they put it on dish network

Chicago, IL

#10 May 27, 2009
All locals now available on Direct TV in WL except ABC What gives?

Monticello, IN

#11 Jun 6, 2010
does anyone know when this is gonna take place?
Cheesed Off

Carmel, IN

#12 Sep 4, 2010
In May WLFI announced they were going to be added to DISH in Benton County, after years of holding out. Here it is three months later, and it is available in PARTS of Benton, but not in Fowler. DISH says the problem is with WLFI (like they'd say it was their fault) and WLFI has told me twice that Fowler DOES get ch. 18 on DISH, and generally treated me like an idiot. I've gotten used to doing without WLFI, and not hearing their ads for local merchants.
David Keller

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Jun 16, 2015
So that means I will receive WLFI on my dish

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