You would also think that carrying Boston channels in Bristol County could be how Comcast can entice people to stay subscribed to them here, considering no satellite providers or those online providers (YouTube TV I think or other things) carry Boston channels in Bristol County. It's the primary reason why I would keep Comcast.
To follow up on my report from earlier, I received a reply from Senator Markey saying he was successful in his fight to keep WCVB in our Comcast lineup in Bristol county. I'm so glad this all worked out!
It is normal every year contract negotiations across the country with major TV station owners. I doubt the Sen had anything to do with it but would be happy to take credit. Had the same issue here in Pa.
I'm no fan of Markey or Warren, but they do deserve some credit here. The station was going to be dropped, and they pressured Comcast. I really don't think we would have gotten the station back without it. Markey in particular has been on telecomm issues for 30 years so he does have some cache with cable providers.
Here is the press release from Senator Markey's website