Must Carry

Scott Fybush
Fri Mar 29 21:37:59 EDT 2013

On 3/26/2013 2:53 PM, Paul Hopfgarten wrote:
> Makes me wonder...
> What are the must-carry rules for .2 and .3 TV signals.

There are none. If a station elects must-carry, it has no leverage on 
the cable system to carry any subchannels. If it elects retrans consent, 
it can make carriage of one or more subchannels a condition of carriage.

> (I use PSIP #s instead of 20.2, 42.2, 41.2, 35.2, 35.3, 34.2 etc...

As well you should, since there's no such thing as "20.2" or "42.2" - 
WCVB's 5.2 subchannel actually rides on program #4 of the stream carried 
on RF 20.


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