Satellite Owners

WTHR NBC Channel 13 is available via satellite on both DISH Network and DirecTV with NO PERMISSION OR ‘WAIVER’ NEEDED for subscribers in the following Indiana counties: Bartholomew, Benton, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Decatur, Delaware, Fayette, Fountain, Grant, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Johnson, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Owen, Putnam, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Tipton and White. It is DISH Network and DirecTV policy to offer Indianapolis stations including WTHR NBC 13 only to subscribers who live in one Indiana counties listed above and all you need to do to receive WTHR NBC 13 is to order the "Indianapolis local station package" from your satellite provider. WTHR has offered permission to both DISH Network and DirecTV to provide service from WTHR NBC 13 to Central Indiana subscribers who live outside of the above counties. As of this time, both DISH and DirecTV have refused our offer of permission, so NBC service via satellite is not available to Central Indiana subscribers outside of these counties. If you do not live in one of the above listed counties and wish to receive NBC service via satellite, you should contact your satellite provider and ask that they accept our permission and provide you NBC service from WTHR NBC 13 Indianapolis, including the local news, sports, severe weather warnings and local school closing information that only your local NBC station, WTHR NBC 13, provides.

If you feel that you have reason to submit a request for a satellite ‘waiver’, the following information is provided:

Satellite ‘waiver’ requests are not handled by local TV stations.

The Law governing satellite home viewing, the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act (SHVIA), requires that waiver requests only be submitted directly to the satellite company. So, you will have to send your waiver request directly to your satellite company. The following contact information is provided for you to use to submit your waiver request to your satellite company:

DISH Network Customer Service P.O. Box 33577 Northglenn, Colorado 80233
1-800-333-DISH (3474)

DirecTV Customer Service P.O Box 92600 Los Angeles, California 90009
1-800-DIRECTV (347-3288)

If your satellite company is not listed here, you will have to call your satellite company and ask for their address for satellite waiver requests.