NBC Boston info

Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 02:45:05 EDT 2016

Under the letter of the law is WBTS-LD even legal? In theory all
WBTS-LD is supposed to do is relay WNEU. but the way it has been
announced WBTS-LD will be the primary signal and WNEU will carry NBC
Boston on 60.2 which will show to viewers as 8.2.

NBC bought what is now WBTS-LD for $100K a few months ago. I'm missing
something here.

On Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 12:43 AM, Kevin Vahey <kvahey@gmail.com> wrote:
> Exactly. NBC has most of the cable operators on board, Charter in Worcester
> is the only one to be balking as they carry WJAR anyways.
> Will be curious to see how the CRTC deals with this as WHDH is the primary
> NBC station on cable in Atlantic Canada.
> Does anybody here think that Ansin might have put 7 into the auction as well
> along with 56?
> On Wed, Nov 2, 2016 at 12:26 AM, Garrett Wollman <wollman@bimajority.org>
> wrote:
>> <<On Wed, 2 Nov 2016 00:13:11 -0400, Kevin Vahey <kvahey@gmail.com> said:
>> > I think Comcast is only concerned about putting NBC Boston in the 10
>> > slot
>> > on the HD tier. The SD channels are just a  nuisance to them now.
>> > What I can't figure out is how WBTS is now wagging the dog. Should't
>> > they
>> > simply mirror what WNEU is doing and not the other way around?
>> > The who thing is borderline absorb as WBTS gives no coverage to the
>> > south
>> > shore and MetroWest is marginal at best.
>> Why would Comcast, of all companies, be concerned about OTA viewership
>> in areas where they already have near universal cable penetration?
>> Cord-cutters live in the city, not Plymouth or Milford.
>> -GAWollman

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