· Beware the Attack Basset
Changing from consent to carry to must carry is not a trivial thing. There is a station in my market that gave up their Fox affiliation and was immediately dropped by Dish and DIRECTV. Their new format has not been picked up by either satellite carrier. The Fox affiliation moved to a dot two channel and it is carried by both satellite carriers.Which brings up a question. Sinclair (illegal owner of the market’s Fox and ABC stations) moved Fox from its own channel (11) to 8.2. I am told they did this in lots of places where they own an illegal duopoly. Fine, no body is ever going to enforce that law. But why wouldn’t Sinclair demand must carry for what it put on 11.1, which is Decades?
Link channel 375 is disconnected. Was that a PSA channel? Does DTV have to replace it with another PSA channel?