NBC Boston info

Garrett Wollman wollman@bimajority.org
Tue Nov 8 01:04:32 EST 2016

<<On Tue, 8 Nov 2016 00:47:05 -0500, Kevin Vahey <kvahey@gmail.com> said:

> CanCom is now Shaw Broadcast Services and they import US signals into
> Canada and resell them to Canadian cable companies.

> In Boston they contract with WGBH to transmit the Boston network stations
> and WSBK to then be re transmitted to Canadian cable companies.

Because of laws restricting who may operate transmitters on whose
territory, WGBH uplinks to a domestic (US-licensed) satellite, which
is then downlinked in Ontario somewhere, re-compressed,
re-multiplexed, and re-uplinked to a Canadian satellite, from which
the Canadian cable companies can take it.


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