WCVB-TV 5.2 Testing

Mike Ward mward@iname.com
Thu Sep 20 16:04:39 EDT 2012

On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 1:51 PM, Jim Hall <aerie.ma@comcast.net> wrote:

> Are there still "must carry" rules for cable, and do they apply to digital
> sub-channels? Comcast does carry a lot of the sub-channels (e.g., WGBX),
> but
> are they required to carry all the sub-channels from all the stations in a
> given area?

There is no must carry for subchannels. They usually end up getting cable
carriage as a result of a retransmission deal with the parent station.

Here in Cleveland, Time Warner Cable dropped This TV as soon as WUAB/43
dropped it, and This TV never came back when WBNX/55 picked it up for 55.3.
Instead, TWC added Bounce TV, which replaced This TV on 43.2...

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