Wed Dec 21 10:51:03 EST 2016
It's still something of a risky proposition, in part because it only
works for NBC - and even then, only in markets where (a) Comcast has
near-universal coverage and (b) there's not already a full-power NBC
O&O. I think Boston is/was the only market that fits both of those
On 12/21/2016 9:44 AM, Jim Hall wrote:
> You have to wonder if this is a plan for markets with high cable
> subscriptions: stop paying a full-power affiliate to carry your programs,
> and put your stuff on an inexpensive flea-power OTA station that, since you
> own the cable company, you carry and the public's no wiser.
> -----Original Message-----
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> Mark Laurence
> Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 7:47 AM
> To: Eli Polonsky
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: 60.5
> On Dec 21, 2016, at 1:23 AM, Eli Polonsky <email@example.com> wrote:
>> The signal I'm receiving is NOT from the WNEU (virtual Ch. 60)
>> transmitter facility in Goffstown, NH. Due to the hill rising up
>> behind where I live blocking signals from the north, I get no on-air
>> reception from NH at all. This is coming from the WMFP facility on one
>> of the towers out near Route 128 in the Newton/ Needham area (I think
>> it's on FM-128 in Newton).
> The thing I can't figure out is why they didn't call it channel 8.5 instead
> of 60.5. It would be less confusing to people in the core part of the
> market, who can receive 8 but not 60, and it would place NBC next to the
> other network stations on most people's TVs.
> It makes me think this is a hasty and temporary move, and Comcast expects to
> change their entire OTA situation soon, perhaps after the spectrum auction.
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