Sean Smyth ssmyth@psualum.com
Sat Oct 20 23:21:09 EDT 2012

Laurence Glavin <lglavin@mail.com> writes:

> C-Span has been rife with Senatorial and Gubernatorial debates lately (House 
> Members too?). I happened to notice a
> debate for Governor of NH, and also that the source was NOT WMUR-TV, but 
> WBIN-TV. And the "bug" at the
> lower right-hand corner of the screen read "WBIN-TV 18". WBIN-TV's 
> PSIP channel is 50; its RF channel is 35.
> Its only connection to the number 18 is its space on the Comcast channel lineup 
> where I live. Does EVERY
> cable carrier if there are any others besides Comcast to offer WBIN-TV slot it 
> at channel 18? How about RCN or
> Dish? I even checked out WBIN-TV on my table TV receiving over-the-air TV with a 
> digital-to-analog box and
> indoor powered antenna, and the station does seem to identify itself as 18. But 
> there's an actual RF channel 18
> in the area. I thought the FCC set up the PSIP system so stations could coast on 
> the reputation of their longtime analog channels
> after the big switch. Here, WBIN-TV seems to be doing neither.

How much of their audience views programming through cable? North of 80 percent? The legacy channel number here means squat (also means people may run away from the programming).

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