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How many sub channels?

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#1 OFFLINE   machavez00


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Posted 03 May 2009 - 12:18 PM

How many sub channels is a station allowed? On a recent trip to the Inland Empire I noticed that are channels that have numerous sub channels, one with a -11 sub channel.

I believe The Shadow can confirm this.

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#2 OFFLINE   Stewart Vernon

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 12:37 PM

I am not aware of any legal or FCC restriction.

There would be logical restrictions due to the limited bandwidth... but I suppose if a station just wanted to put up some static slates that take very little bandwidth to announce things, they could probably put up a bunch of those as subchannels.

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 07:09 AM

I believe the FCC only requires digital broadcasting. Whatever the stations or the networks broadcast is up to them. The highest digital video channels I've personally received contained 8 subs with no HD. Milwaukee ch 36 digital broadcasts up to 8 channels with video. However, 2 are audio only with a title slide.

36-1 PBS Feed local ch 36
36-2 V-Me
36-3 PBS World Feed
36-4 Create
36-5 Slide with Classical music
36-6 Slide with Jazz
36-7 NOAA Weather Radar
36-8 MPTV Traffic Cams

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