I was referring to the statement made below:
But does must carry mean it has to be in HD?
My assumption is that WACP made it due to the agreement above. Otherwise, it probably would have stayed SD only.
The agreement both satellite providers made with the FCC states that by February 2013, in any market where that provider carries any local station in HD they must offer all local stations carriage in HD. So if you live in a market with at least one local HD station expect them all by next February - but if you live in a market with no HD local carriage the satellite company can remain all SD. It is a "carry one, carry all" requirement - just like the rules for carrying SD.
Aren't you missing a local CW HD channel? Hope must carry makes it to your neck of the woods!
I'm missing ABC... The CW is SD only until next year.
I'm not sure HOW the agreement will affect me.
My ABC is SD OTA, but carried by Mediacom and Dish Network in HD via a special feed. To be eligible for the agreement above, it apparently needs to be broadcast in HD
, so that should let ABC out...
The CW will apparently be broadcast OTA in HD, but given that it's currently a sub-channel of the local CBS affiliate, I have to wonder if it will be eligible for the law given that the station will have TWO HD channels.
Either way, it's potentially good news in that I may get The CW in HD, and hopefully in the effort to do so, they'll upgrade their equipment and give me ABC in HD as well.