[mythtv-users] OT: cable TV moving broadcast channel to digital tier?

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 18:13:31 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 10:36 AM, Johnny<jarpublic at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It's my understanding that cable companies aren't being required to
>> continue analog feeds for these channels.  Afterall, the broadcasters
>> themselves have stopped analog broadcasts by now.
> The rule is that if they have any stations in analog then they have to
> have all of the OTA channels in analog. If they switch their entire
> lineup to digital then they are allowed to move the OTA channels to
> digital as well.

Additionally I believe that if they do go completely digital then they
also must have a way for customers to get access to the OTA stations
which requires them to provide at no/low cost the cheap converters.
Comcast here does that for up to 3 TVs, or so they told me a while

- Mark

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