Re: tv channels
01-11-2012 12:15:09 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but a lot of the sub channel programing seems to be syndicated in the same way as any other "cable" channel and not "locally" produced. All it is, is a local broadcast station offering a "cable" channel over their broadcast system. So, if that content ("channel") is available to the local broadcaster, there is no reason why AT&T (or any other provider) could not contract with that content provider and add the channel to their line up. Especially when we are talking about content.channels such as "MeTV", "Antenna TV", etc.
Possibly but it works both ways. There is no reason that the content provider should not contract with the TV providers to offer the channel. In fact that is what NBC did with NBC Universal, they decided to offer it to TV providers.
Truthfully, local stations would prefer that Antenna TV, METV and so on, be kept as subchannels so they can fill the subs, sell advertising and promote their other offerings.
Still, i wish AT&T would offer the subchannels.