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Create TV PBS channel WXEL

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Create TV PBS channel WXEL

For at least the past year, I have been enjoying WXEL channel Create (201). About a week ago, 8/23/18, it went off your programming. Why is Comcast no longer carrying this excellent programming supposedly included in our channel lineup package? When will it be returned?

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Re: Create TV PBS channel WXEL

WXEL no longer carries Create TV, World, or PBS Kids. They merged with WPBT. Comcast just passes on what is aired. It's possible it has moved to a new channel since WPBT does carry it, or it may take awhile for new agreements to be made for retransmission rights.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WXEL-TV

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WPBT

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Re: Create TV PBS channel WXEL

Thanks very much for your reply and links. I certainly hope one of those explanations holds true!

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Re: Create TV PBS channel WXEL

You have been given incorrect information on WXEL. It has not merged with WPBT and it is still broadcasting all of its channels. I received a e mail from them that stated this and I will copy it here for you to read:It is truly unfortunate that you lost our subchannels. We are working with Comcast on resolving this issue. We’re asking that they restore the subchannels, such as Create and South Florida PBS Kids. You can also help by contacting them and asking them to restore the subchannels.

We hope to remedy this situation as quickly as possible as we know many of our viewers not just rely on WXEL, but also on Create and South Florida PBS Kids for cultural, educational and entertainment  programs for adults and for kids.

Best,

Denise Olsak|Multimedia Communications Specialist

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"On July 15, 2015, Community Television Foundation of South Florida, Inc. (owner of WPBT) announced an agreement with the WXEL Public Broadcasting Corporation to merge the operations of both WPBT and WXEL-TV into a new entity, to be known as "South Florida PBS". The merger, which was formally filed with the FCC on July 16, would enable the two stations to pool resources and fundraising efforts to offer more program content.[4][5]"

Digital channels

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[6]

42.1720p16:9WXEL-DTMain WXEL-TV programming / PBS

Digital channels

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[4]

2.11080i16:9WPBT-HDMain WPBT programming / PBS
2.2480iCreateCreate
2.3WPBTHCThe Health Channel
2.4KIDS360PBS Kids

 

 

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Re: Create TV PBS channel WXEL

No, the problem has not been solved. The PBS Create channel on Comcast/Xfinity has not been restored. I am trying to be patient if the situation is still in process, but it is very disappointing. 

New Poster

Re: Create TV PBS channel WXEL

Any word on bring CREATE TV back to xfinity line up?  How can we get it back?

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Re: Create TV PBS channel WXEL


@potatoboy wrote:

Any word on bring CREATE TV back to xfinity line up?  How can we get it back?


Most PBS channels, and sub-channels, are handled by the local "over the air" channel in any viewing area. Currently they are getting very little money in government support. They depend on contributions from people like you in their area.

 

Some may drop a sub-channel because they cannot afford carrying it. If that happens then companies like Comcast no longer get the signal to carry the channel.

 

You need to contact your local PBC channel to inquire about the channel. Hopefully; you are supporting that PBS station.


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