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How many sub channels?

Discussion in 'Local Reception' started by machavez00, May 3, 2009.

  1. machavez00

    machavez00 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 2, 2006
    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.
  2. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    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.
  3. Surveyor40

    Surveyor40 DBSTalk Club Member

    Jan 5, 2006
    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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