Must Carry

Garrett Wollman
Tue Mar 26 16:27:13 EDT 2013

<<On Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:53:26 -0400, "Paul Hopfgarten" <> said:

> Makes me wonder...  What are the must-carry rules for .2 and .3 TV
> signals.

None.  Must-carry applies only to the "primary" signal.  Carriage of
DTV subchannels is a matter for agreement between the broadcaster and
each individual MSO and satellite provider.

That will likely be different if the FCC moves ahead with "spectrum
sharing" (where multiple licensees share the same DTV carrier), but in
that case they will probably have different PSIP channel numbers as
well.  (The standard already supports this.)


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