Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: South Clay County, Alabama
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Right now, satellite providers are trying to make room on their limited transponders/bandwidth to carry PBS HD channels in major markets. Many markets now have PBS HD available...a certain percentage was mandated by the FCC, with a phase-in time period of several years.
Like many states, Alabama has APT (Alabama Public Television) which carries PBS, plus many locally produced programs.
However, all APT stations carry the exact same programming from a single source and do not have any "station unique" programs.
It seems to me that Dish should be allowed to broadcast just one HD channel for APT for the entire state, instead of carrying several stations scattered around the state, all showing the exact programming...
Right now, each station is carried in SD for their market....makes no sense to chew up bandwidth just to see a different station ID in different markets...
Just my opinion....any others?
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