The following programming changes are scheduled to take place:
Removal of Movie Plex from channel line up in Sebago area
Removal of WMTW All News on channel 9 on our Basic Tier for customers in York and Cumberland Counties
Removal of WBZ and WBZ HD on channel 4 on our Basic Tier for customers in portions of York County
Removal of ONTV on channel 99 on our Basic Tier for customers in portions of Cumberland and York Counties
Removal of WGBH on channel 21 on our Basic Tier in portions of York County
Removal of CHLT on channel 21 on our Basic Tier from the City of Biddeford
Removal of PIN Network from channel 21 on our Basic Tier for Cumberland County
Removal of CSPAN 2 from Channel 4 in Biddeford
Relocate Shop NBC from Basic Tier on channel 18 to Digital Tier channel on channel 157 in Cumberland and York Counties
Relocate Fox Movie Channel from Standard Tier on channel 63 to Digital Tier on channel 145 in York County
Relocate BBC America from Standard Tier on channel 74 to Digital Tier on channel 108 in Cumberland and York Counties
Relocate Oxygen from channel 78 to channel 33 (same service tier) in York and Cumberland Counties
Relocate National Geographic from channel 75 to channel 54 (same service tier) in York and Cumberland Counties
Relocate BET from channel 60 to channel 23 (same service tier) in York and Cumberland Counties
Relocate Discovery Health from Standard Tier channel 23 to Basic Tier channel 21
Relocate TWC TV from channel 22 to channel 9 (same service tier) in Cumberland and York Counties
Relocate SoapNet from channel 73 to channel 63 (same service tier) in York and Cumberland Counties
Relocate ION from Standard Tier channel 33 to Basic Tier channel 14 in York and Cumberland Counties
Relocate TV Guide Network from channel 15 to channel 22 (same service tier) in York and Cumberland Counties
Relocate QVC from channel 14 to channel 15 (same service tier) in York and Cumberland Counties
Relocate EWTN from Standard Tier channel 54 to Basic Tier channel 18 in York and Cumberland Counties
Relocate Spike TV from channel 76 to channel 60 (same service tier) in York and Cumberland Counties
Relocate WE from channel 77 to channel 32 (same service tier) in York and Cumberland Counties
I’ve been using Comcast’s TiVo service here in Boston since it was first offered a little over a year ago and to say that things were a bit rough in the first six months would be an understatement. I went through at least a dozen cable boxes, too many phone calls and live chats to count, and I might as well have offered our spare bedroom to the any one of the technicians who spent more time at my house than they did their own.
Well everything seemed to smooth out after about six months and, until about a month ago, things were working fine. I’d have an occasional cable box bite the dust here and there and a tech would come out and replace it in under thirty minutes and that’d be that. Lately, though, trouble seems to be brewing again.
And that’s one of the main problems with the TiVo + Comcast relationship. The cable boxes, which are Comcast’s, rely on TiVo to actually push out all the data. Nothing’s really controlled by Comcast, except for the On-Demand features. So when something goes wrong on TiVo’s end, the boxes go haywire and all Comcast can do is send technician after technician out to replace the boxes until the problem gets resolved. So if it’s a serious enough issue, like whatever’s been going on lately, that means Comcast boxes have been failing en masse and, as the technician put it, “All I can really do is give you a new box and hope this gets fixed before it happens again.” And that's actually, really all he can do, which must make being a Comcast technician that services TiVo boxes a pretty rough job if you assume that most service techs don't want to ever have to come to your house more than once to put a band-aid on the same problem over and over again.
• Thursday, Aug. 13 -- at Philadelphia (7 p.m., WBZ-TV)
• Thursday, Aug. 20 -- vs. Cincinnati (7:30 p.m., WBZ-TV)
• Friday, Aug. 28 -- at Washington (8 p.m., CBS, nationally televised)
• Thursday, Sept. 3 -- vs. N.Y. Giants (7:30 p.m., WBZ-TV)
A dispute between Time Warner and the network carrying the Celtics apparently is settled.
April 4, 2009
Boston Celtics fans in Maine can rest easier now that a contract dispute apparently has been settled between Time Warner Cable and Comcast SportsNet, the cable channel that broadcasts most of the team's games.
The dispute threatened to jeopardize broadcasts of Celtics games for about 300,000 Time Warner customers in Maine and western Massachusetts...
Originally Posted by jonathan_little /forum/post/16228429
When is WMTW going to enter the 2000s and get the ability to insert HD graphics into their feed? It's pretty frigging sad they need to drop down to SD to show the very useful Megabucks numbers and station IDs.
BBC America moving to digital is a sad development. I guess Time Warner wants me to cancel my TV service and get all of my video online or OTA. I'd gladly give up QVC, EWTN, Spike, BET, Oxygen WE, SoapNet, and TV Guide Network. Maybe I can see if they'll subsidize my subscription to Top Gear on iTunes.
Originally Posted by Nova828 /forum/post/16230905
Yeah, that was pretty bad last night when WMTW dropped to SD right during the climax of LOST to cover up half the screen with their ID. They obviously don't understand the FCC rule that states that "The Legal ID is to be broadcast as close to the top of the hour as feasible, at a NATURAL BREAK IN PROGRAM OFFERINGS" What's worse is WMTW's SH feed is grainy and mis-colored, even by normal SD standards.
Originally Posted by beekeeper /forum/post/16233777
I just stumbled on the expanded master's coverage on Direct channels 702-705. The four are the network, amen corner, holes 15 and 16, and "in depth". Another nice feature is press the red button to get an interactive screen which has the top 5, leader board, trivia, and tuner (to the other channels).
Channel 701 shows all the channels as well as the leader board so you can watch everything and shift when you want.
On the leader board you can select a player and view their scorecard. Totally amazing stuff. There is probably more but I just found it. Starts a bit after noon tomorrow. Today it started at 4pm.
All free. I love Direct.
Originally Posted by drbonbi /forum/post/16244754
"Comcast to sack NFL Network" http://www.boston.com/sports/footbal...k_nfl_network/
Apparently, Comcast has decided to drop the NFL Network channel as of the end of April claiming it is too expensive, blah, blah, blah. (I say "apparently" because this could be a negotiating tactic.) Obviously, both Comcast and the NFL Network have their own interests at stake. I don't watch the NFL Network channel on D* on a regular basis. Then again, I'm not glued to any channel on a regular basis.
But, I want choice. And Comcast Brunswick cable doesn't cut it. If Comcast drops it nationally, then only one of nine major cable cos. will carry the NFL Network according to the story. Of course Comcast carries the Golf channel, Versus and the MLB Network without the Sports Tier fee that they want to charge for access to the NFL Network. But, they have an ownership interest in those sports channels. That's different.
The cable moguls continue to think they have no competition. They don't locally - on the ground. Hah! But, D* carries the NFL Network. I have read that cable cos are PO'd at the NFL because they once again have given exclusive rights for the popular NFL Sunday Ticket to D*. Maybe that figures into it.
I believe that the root of the problem is bandwidth. D* has it; copper cable systems don't. Certainly not in Brunswick.
Dana (a former Comcast Brunswick subscriber)
Originally Posted by loudo38 /forum/post/16244940
Here in the Orlando market we had an even worse problem, the cable company for years refused to carry one of the two sports networks for the area. It cost them thousands of customers to DirecTV and DISH, but didn't care. Finally a month ago they added it to stop the people from dropping cable. Kind of closing the barn door after the horse got out.