Worcester's Channel 5 allocation (was Re: MyTV joins MyNetwork)
Mon Jul 24 08:58:22 EDT 2006
Steve: Yes, it did. I'm not sure whether State Mutual still owned the
station at that point. The format didn't last long; I suspect the growing
number of cable stations probably killed it.
WHCT, RKO General's Channel 18 in Hartford, was the national pioneer with
pay TV, if I recall, back in the '60s. It was an experiment that lasted
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From: "SteveOrdinetz" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 7:22 AM
Subject: Re: Worcester's Channel 5 allocation (was Re: MyTV joins MyNetwork)
> Doug Drown wrote:
> > And
> >Worcester itself, by the early '70s, saw the advent of State Mutual's
> >Channel 27 (now WUNI), which seemed to have done modestly well for
> >years as an indie with local newscasts and programming. If WJZB had hung
> >there a little longer, it might have made it.
> Didn't 27 experiment with some sort of pay-tv system where the signal was
> scrambled and you needed a decoder at one point in the mid-late 70s? If
> you tried to watch without the decoder you got out-of-sync video, and an
> audio track that was a pitch for the pay service.
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