Originally Posted by Breyean
It seems from those of who have been calling the past couple of weeks, CBS is not responsible for sending out the TVGOS in Phoenix. It's supposed to come from PBS, channel 8.
PBS was "responsible" for carrying TVGOS information until the digital transition (originally Feb 17, 2009). As far as I know, PBS has no agreement to carry TVGOS after the digital transition.
CBS is the one "responsible" for providing TVGOS after the digital transition. As CBS goes online with their digital TVGOS feed, many PBS affiliates are shutting down the analog feed.
I say responsible, but no networks outside of the CBS owned-and-operated affiliates are actually required
to provide TVGOS. For everyone else, it just takes away bandwidth they can use for other channels and services. Macrovision provides little or no incentive for other broadcasters to carry TVGOS; they provide the necessary equipment for free, but that's about it.
For many (most?) on this forum with DVD recorders, TVGOS via cable
will be dead after the analog stations are shutoff. TVGOS will continue to be available in most markets, but only in digital format for newer devices. Some cable companies like Comcast expect to convert this information to analog, but that's not something you can count on in every market.