Spectrum/Charter Cable vs NBC Boston

Paul Anderson paul.anderson@vmssoftware.com
Mon Dec 19 08:54:13 EST 2016

WWLP is more appropriate for western Worcester county, while WBTS/WNEU/WMFP is more appropriate for eastern Worcester county.  Boston is only a few miles closer to Worcester than Springfield.

Since the signal from WMFP is equal to the signal from WHDH, Charter’s argument doesn’t make sense.  But maybe it will be good to see news from other areas than Boston or suburban Boston for a change.


> On Dec 19, 2016, at 3:43 AM, Kevin Vahey <kvahey@gmail.com> wrote:
> It appears that Charter/Spectrum Cable in Worcester County is electing to
> carry WWLP out of Springfield come January 1 instead of WBTS. Can Charter
> legally pull this off? How does 'must carry' rules apply when WNEU is
> providing a signal into the county but on a sub channel 60.2 and WBTS-LD
> can not be picked up OTA in Worcester County.
> Charter is saying WWLP being in Massachusetts is a better fit than WJAR
> Providence. They carry WNEU 60.1 but do they have to carry 60.2???? WMFP
> falls into the same gray area.
> Legally what are the options?

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