Keeping a Lock on Channels

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Is there a way to lock my kids out of certain satellite TV channels?

Keeping a Lock on Channels

One of the advantages of satellite TV is the abundance of channels to choose from. You can pick a wide selection of movies, sports programs, and prime time shows. But so can your children. Fortunately, there is a way to have parental control over what your kids can and can't watch without having to keep an eye on all their viewing habits.

If your satellite TV provider is DirecTV, you have access to a feature called "Locks & Limits". This built-in function allows you to decide what programming isn't appropriate for your children based on Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) ratings, viewing hours, channels, and even spending limits.

For Dish Network Providers, the "Parental Controls and System Locks" are standard on all of their equipment. Maintain parental control over what your kids watch based on MPAA ratings, locked channels, and assigned passwords.



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