Question about a Dark UHF channel in Boston...
Tue Aug 11 16:01:37 EDT 2009
The Channel 68 package was called "Starcase"
Actually built a converter for that one, because they wouldn't do an
installation at my parent's house where we had the regular TV antenna on a
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> ...and there was Preview on Channel 27, which we had and enjoyed much
> than 68's, I forget the name of their package.
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> Thanks for the info Peter. I always wondered about them.
> Maybe you or someone on the list could tell me what killed the over the
> subscription tv services Starcase (WQTV 68) and Preview (WSMW 27) I
> that piracy was a real problem for them at the time but never could find
> "rest of the story"
> Here's a trip down memory lane how many remember being able to subscribe
> HBO via terrestial microwave in the Metro Boston area. I could never
> the service when I lived in SE NH. Did they outlast 68 or 27 as a
> subscription service??
> One final note of interest I remember back when WSTG ch 64 in RI was
> supposedly going to go on the air as a over the air subscription service
> never did go thru with it. Instead they ended up airing Wally Gator
> for about 2 to 3 hrs a nite then sign off I remember them claiming for
> longest time they were doing transmitter testing.
> Please correct if my memory is failing. :-)
> Bob N1WBD
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