Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:51 AM
Maybe what they should do is keep only the RSN's in the 600 range and the nationals in 200's. That's what it looks like they are doing gradually.
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If they get rid of all the alternates that clutter up the 600s and treated them as sub-channels like MLB on 213-1 now, they may have enough room for national and regionals in the 600s.
A quick count shows about 40-50 "real" channels in the 600s right now. The count is imprecise because I am trying to count part time but non-alternates that serve a subregion like FSOK as a real channel but not MASN2, which is really an alternate of the main channel.
National channels starting at 600. RSNs starting at 630 or so.
The problem is the ESPN placement, which is contractual, I would guess. But ESPN has been moved on other systems and ESPN-HD used to be in the 70's, not 206, so anything is possible.
I am hoping that the non-existence of the BTN alternatives right now means they are going to become 610-1, 610-2, etc., which makes more sense than all the numbers scattered around.
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