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    If it works in Canada

    ...looks like Comcast is trying it in the US. If Bell can buy CTV then Comcast can acquire majority ownership of NBC.

    http://www.philly.com/philly/busines...ntentions.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew8468 View Post
    ...looks like Comcast is trying it in the US. If Bell can buy CTV then Comcast can acquire majority ownership of NBC.

    http://www.philly.com/philly/busines...ntentions.html
    There is one catch -- the stations will be spun off or sold to other broadcasters -- according to FCC rules, a broadcaster can't own a TV station or a cable system in the same market, and Comcast has systems in most of the markets where NBC owns stations, including New York, Chicago and LA. (Comcast owns no systems within the main cities of the NYC and LA markets, but they do in their suburbs.)

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    Cox Cable owns KIRO in Seattle, so COX could never have a cable system in the Seattle market that stretches as far east as Wenatchee.

    Comcast wants to dump all local NBC stations and have only one national feed for Cable, now will they make it exclusive t Comcast system only meaning NO Satalite systems?

    Also I hear NBC stations want to become CBS stations this would work for the three KING Broadcasting stations that are NBC, KING SEATTLE KGW Portland and KTVB Boise, and KREM Spokane.. for yours KREM has been the odd man out, the bastard station the red headed step child, this would probally explain why of the 4 stations KREM dosn't do their news in HDTV, when Boise is the smallest market of the bunch.

    the last time their was a network shake up in the U.S was the mid 90's.

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    I don't remmeber that one.

    I vaguely recall the how the market switched around when UPN and WB were merged to creat CW, and Fox made the MyNetwork network. That was around 2005 or so IIRC.

    As for a national channel, I beleive FCC rules require that if a "cable" channel is distributed on satellite, that all providers are welcome to negotiate access to it. That is why Fox Sports Pittsburgh is not on satellite; it is distributed only locally, by microwave and fiber.

    Other NBC affilates might have something to say about being cut off from NBC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClassicSat View Post
    As for a national channel, I beleive FCC rules require that if a "cable" channel is distributed on satellite, that all providers are welcome to negotiate access to it. That is why Fox Sports Pittsburgh is not on satellite; it is distributed only locally, by microwave and fiber.
    CSN Philadelphia is the same way -- it's not on satellite, broadcasting on a microwave and fiber system inherited by its predecessor, PRISM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClassicSat View Post
    As for a national channel, I beleive FCC rules require that if a "cable" channel is distributed on satellite, that all providers are welcome to negotiate access to it. That is why Fox Sports Pittsburgh is not on satellite; it is distributed only locally, by microwave and fiber.
    you're thinking of Comcast Philly. FSN Pittsburgh is on satellite

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