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Re: RE: Pats vs Jets

Sounds like you only get WBZ 'local' programs, and they 'blackout' CBS programming to protect WFSB, even if the CBS program going to 'BZ is different. This used to be quite common, even with the (then) non-network stations. I remember when WPIX and WOR were common on most Eastern Mass cable systems, but half their schedule would  be balcked out becuase either WSBK or WLVI carried the same show.

I'm surprised that your cable system actually wastes bandwidth on a non 'must-carry' out of market network affiliate.

-Paul Hopfgarten
-Derry NH

Patriotsrule417@prodigy.net wrote:
Now see, on Channel 62 in the Chicopee cable system, WBZ programming is
shown at different times.. We get "News Conference" and Patriots Game Day on
Sundays, every newscast and "Sports Final".. weird I dont understand why
they dont show the Pats games??


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org
[mailto:owner-boston-radio-interest@bostonradio.org]On Behalf Of Garrett
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2001 3:17 PM
To: A. Joseph Ross
Cc: bri@bostonradio.org
Subject: RE: Pats vs Jets


> Would that apply to network programming that WFSB isn't carrying --
> such as Patriots games?

Good question!  I don't know the answer, but I suspect that the
stations and networks could play it either way.  One could make the
claim that the Sunday afternoon football broadcast is a single
notional `program', which is customized for the benefit of the local
audience.  It probably depends on the contractual details between the
league and the networks.