I've had several conversations with Comcast about the FETV issue. Programming is not as simple as we perceive it. The FETV station for me is 283. That station is a public access station owned by the Town of Mashpee here on Cape Cod. The town apparently did not want to pay FETV extra money to brand the station as FETV and instead lists it as LEASE. FETV pulled programming since they were not getting the branding as they wanted. This is not a Comcast issue since it's a public access station owned by a town and the town has control over what is aired. So.....FETV picked up their ball and went home and pulled their programming since the Town of Mashpee did not agree to pay the branding fee. That's how I understand the issue. A larger public access station such as PBS can be branded correctly in programming guides since they have the money to pay for the branding, but many cannot. For once I think we can give Comcast a pass on this because they have no control over the programming on that station as long as it isn't illegal or offensive. Of course 24/7 infomercials are offensive but not in the sense they mean!
And, Lotus85, I apologize for my strong response to your post regarding the FETV issue. I think it's the frustration with Comcast with so many issues lately that has built up! Even though they are not directly responsible for the FETV withdrawal, as our provider they should listen to their customers and pursue this with the Town of Mashpee in order to come to some type of resolution. Again, I apologize for such a strong post. I want the time back I've spent on the phone with Comcast to get to the root of the problem, along with so many others, recently. Keep posting and stay involved. The only way consumers can change things is by speaking out.