Several years pass and Verizon is now serving my street with Fios Internet and Television services. I had FiosTV installed last week and only opt in for the local channel package that they offer. I find the following:
I receive these channels with the Motorola STB: (Channels are published)
Channel 3 CW WMDT2
5 FOX WBOC SD and HD
6 CBS WBOC SD and HD
7 ABC WMDT SD and HD
8 WGN AMERICA
11 NBC WBAL SD and HD (Baltimore, different market)
12 PBS WDPB (Maryland Statewide)
22 PBS WCPB (Delaware)
I receive these channels via the QAM tuner in my television without a Motorola STB:
Channel 6.1 WPVI-HD, 6.2 WPVI-HD2, 6.3 WPVI-WX (Philadelphia, different market)
11.1 WBAL-DT, 11.2 WBAL-SD (Baltimore channels)
12.1 WHYY PBS, 12.2 Y ARTS, 12.3 Y INFO (Philadelphia)
17.1 WPHL-DT, 17.2 ThisTV (Philadelphia)
29.1 WTXF-DT (Philadelphia)
35.1 Mind, 35.2 GLB MIND (Maryland)
39.1 WLVT-DT (Allentown, Pennsylvania)
47.1 WMDT-HD, 47.2 WMDT-D2
64.1019 WMCHDT-44 (Atlantic City, New Jersey)
64.1023 NYN PBS (New Jersey)
65.1039 PBS 39 (No clue)
66 TV Guide channel that makes no sense
123.103 Weather channel from Philadephia
135.744 Sports PPV channel
A few more Spanish speaking and commercial channels.
With reviewing the above information, are cable companies, like Verizon, exempt from not being allowed to transmit local channel markets into another local channel market? An individual like myself, Verizon is piping channels from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Baltimore, Allentown, and LA.
Plus, most of these channels that I receive without a STB are not published on the Verizon website!
Edited by James Long, 04 March 2010 - 04:07 PM.
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