What is the provider name

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Fox news asks for the name of my provider when I want to watch the Presidential debates live. What is the name of the provider of Exede? Exede is not on the list and the list is very long.
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Shirlene Anderson Funk

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John Albano

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I may be wrong, but this feature will only work on Cable Internet Providers,  like COX
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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nope. You're correct John!
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Shirlene Anderson Funk

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ok, Thank you
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Hi Shirlene,

Certain networks found out how to get around that whole trick of people watching their shows online by requiring a sign in from your cable or satellite provider. This is 100% restricted to TV providers. Exede just does the internet. SInce Fox news is a subscription channel that's probably why it's requiring a sign in. If you're a cord cutter and not with a cable/satellite TV provider, I think a little searching you can probably find a way to watch the debates. 
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John Albano

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You could do what we have done.  View these programs file FOX through apps provided on Apple TV (4th generation).  These re-broadcase segments are delayed about 2 hours but the best can be done. Not many are free are require a subscription.