New England Cable News

Mark Laurence
Sun Dec 21 00:20:08 EST 2003

On Saturday, December 20, 2003, at 03:39  PM, Larry Weil wrote:

> At 03:15 PM 12/20/2003, Bill O'Neill wrote:
>> Does anyone know why NECN is not carried on the Dish Network?
> Probably because it's half owned by a cable company.

More likely because Dish and DirecTV don't want to use up their scarce 
transponder space on regional channels except for sports, which of 
course is a huge draw.  They wouldn't carry channel 9, 11, 50, 66, 68, 
or a few others for the Boston market if the government didn't require 
them to.

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