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Bristol County MA- no longer have WCVB!!

Jackc44
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That is good to hear, too bad it takes political pressure to do the right thing. It would be nice if the rules were changed and we we no longer considered part of RI
tbrastow
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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.

IrishNapoleon96
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There are work arounds with YouTube TV that allow you to receive all of the Boston area channels in Bristol county (as I am currently doing). DM me for info. #SaveBostonChannels
dogmum213
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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!

dcfox
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@dogmum213 wrote:

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. 

Jon66
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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.

bill18cvc
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Our congressional reps did their job helping retain WCVB in Bristol County. Thanks to them.
mnw
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