Originally Posted by jackmcgann
Apparently this is due to a lack of funding in New Hampshire.
This is a post from a "Mr H." in the Boston OTA thread:
Big changes coming in October for PBS viewers in MA, NH
Due to loss of funding NHPTV is outsourcing much of its operations including membership services, back-office functions and master control operations to WGBH. NHPTV will continue to be independent and produce local and national programs.
Press release at http://www.nhptv.org/pressroom/release_detail.asp?hp_id=1364
NHPTV will no longer broadcast PBS national programming "off schedule".
WGBH-2 and NHPTV-Prime schedules will merge and largely be the same.
WGBX-44 and NHPTV-Explore schedules will merge and largely be the same.
NHPTV will pick up World and Create subchannels.
WGBH and NHPTV will exchange locally produced programs like Greater Boston, Windows to the Wild and Roadside Stories.
They will also engage in some sort of "member swap". More on that at http://connect.wgbh.org/NHPTVupdates
Comcast will drop the out-of-state stations.
So, it appears that the NHPTV channels will for the most part be showing the exact same programs simultaneously- so I suppose it makes sense to remove the channels. PBS and sports is about all I watch- so I'll miss two fewer PBS channels. At least I now have a HTPC as of a year ago to record programs to watch when I want...