Larry Sochrin
Sun Jan 8 14:51:18 EST 2017

In the meantime, the TIVO program guide currently shows the peacock logo with the word NBC as the identifier for 7.1, and shows WMFPDT5 as the identifier for 60.5.  But since they’ve got the program times and names right, and programs now record correctly, I’ll not point that out to them. 
> Yes, “NBCBoston” is sent to WMFPʼs RF-Ch.18.5 and remapped to Vir-Ch.60.5, not 62.5—unlike most stations that offset the remapping (e.g., Vir-Ch.##.1 = RF-Ch.##.3), WMFP remaps RF-Ch.##.N to Vir-Ch.##.N—at WMFP:62ʼs xmtr in Newton, not WNEU:60ʼs (RF-Ch.34) xmtr up in NH.
> Upon further observation and reflection since my last post, given that some to most secondary stations screen ID—not the legal, TOH ID, but the PSIP Ch. ID—as the network, not the CALLs (e.g., “Ch.7-2, This-TV”), forget any pretext about promoting WBTS-LD or WNEU....Except for the primary station (if FCC required), just use the hostʼs virtual channel number and “NBC” or “NBCBos”: “Ch.8-1, NBCBos” (or “Ch.8-1, WBTS-LD”), “Ch.60-2, NBCBos” and “Ch.62-5, NBCBos”.
> At least until the dust settles with the auctions, quiet period and channel reassignments and NBC decides what it wants to own here in the long term.

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