NBC Boston info

Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Sun Nov 6 01:26:28 EDT 2016


The Cape does have Channel 58 which Don Moore built in the 1980's only to
see it ruined when must carry was abolished the day the station went on the


Moore wound up selling Channel 58 to BU to simulcast Channel 68 back when
BU had the Red Sox TV rights.

Here is something to think about. When was the last time you saw somebody
watching a portable TV ( security guard, parking lot attendant) since the
conversion to digital?

On Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 11:23 PM, Mark Laurence <marklaurence@mac.com> wrote:

> On Nov 5, 2016, at 10:21 PM, Kevin Vahey <kvahey@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > The harsh reality is NBC will become a cable station as of Jan 1. They
> have
> > written off the south shore completely for OTA and Metrowest looks spotty
> > at best.
> This is only partially the fault of NBC's pathetic OTA signal plan. There
> should be dozens of additional stations made available to cover suburban
> areas which have no TV reception since digital TV became the law. I don't
> think anyone on the Cape can receive TV without cable, and I know for sure
> that there's nothing on OTA TV west of Worcester.
> Cord-cutters are not being forced to buy network stations from cable or
> satellite though. You can watch live local newscasts from channels 5, 7,
> and 25 now, streaming on a Roku box, and most of the network shows on Hulu
> the next day. From a purely logistical standpoint, it seems like a waste to
> distribute this content through broadband internet instead of OTA
> broadcasting.

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