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Just received email "Some local programming will no longer be available"

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Just received email "Some local programming will no longer be available"

Says in email I will be losing 2 channels, but does not tell me which ones. gives me a link to one of their sites that it says "For a full list of the channels and areas that will be affected by the change, and to learn how to find the local station available to you, 

Unfortunately, this page still does not tell me the channels, and it directs me to yet another link,

"The channels that are being removed vary by market. Over 35 channels will be removed from 31 different areas. For the full list of channels that are being removed, please see Xfinity.com/contractrenewals

going to this site shows upcoming contract renewals, with no mention of what channels are being removed.

can anyone shed any light on this?

thanks.

fyi-comcast is removing my links.

 

 

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@dapper921 wrote: ... Over 35 channels will be removed from 31 different areas. ...

Just a bit below that statement on https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/neighboring-local-tv-stations-no-longer-available you should see the following table:

 

Area/ Channel LineupDMAChannel Being RemovedAlternative Channel
Portales, NMAmarilloKOAT (ABC)KVII
Tallapoosa, GAAtlantaWVTM (NBC)WXIA
Twin City, GAAugustaWJCL (ABC) WJBF
Wilmont, NHBoston (Manchester)WPTZ (NBC)WBTS
Horse Cave, KYBowling GreenWLKY (CBS)WNKY
Claremont, NHBurlington-PlattsburghWCVB & WMUR (ABC)WVNY
Colleton County, SCCharleston, SCWJCL (ABC)WCIV
Chico/Oroville, CAChico-ReddingKCRA (NBC)KNVN
Newberry, SCColumbia, SCWYFF (NBC)WIS
Las Cruces, NMEl Paso (Las Cruces)KOAT (ABC)KVIA
Tell City, INEvansvilleWLKY (CBS)WEVV
Arcadia/Cape Haze, FLFt. Myers-NaplesWMOR (IND)Not Available
Glades County, FLFt. Myers-NaplesWPBF (ABC)WZVN
Alachua/Levy County, FLGainesvilleWESH (NBC)WNBW
Harrisburg, PA AreaHarrisburg-Lncsr-Leb-YorkWBAL (NBC)WGAL
Norwich/New London, CTHartford & New HavenWCVB (ABC)WTNH
Connersville, Richmond, Lynn-Winchester,INIndianapolisWLWT (NBC)WTHR
Bedford, INIndianapolisWLKY (CBS)WTTV
Crescent City/Palatka, FLJacksonvilleWESH (NBC)WTLV
Nahunta/Waynesville, GAJacksonvilleWJCL (ABC)Not Available
Johnstown-Altoona AreaJohnstown-AltoonaWTAE (ABC)WATM
 MaconWJCL (ABC)WGXA
Coatesville/Kennett Sq/Redding, PAPhiladelphiaWGAL (NBC)WCAU
Kent County, DEPhiladelphiaWBAL (NBC)WCAU
Berwick/Eliot, MEPortland-AuburnWCVB (ABC)WMTW
Berwick/Eliot, MEPortland-AuburnWMUR (ABC)WMTW
Bristol County, MAProvidence-New BedfordWCVB (ABC)WLNE
Wheeler County, GARoanoke-LynchburgWXII (NBC)WSLS
Salisbury, MD AreaSalisburyWBAL (NBC)WRDE
Contra Costa/Solano County, CASan Francisco-Oak-San JoseKCRA (NBC)KNTV
Santa Clara County, CASan Francisco-Oak-San JoseKSBW (NBC)KNTV
 Springfield-HolyokeWCVB (ABC)WGGB
Polk County-Citrus County, FLTampa-St. Pete (Sarasota)WESH (NBC)WFLA
Polk County, FLTampa-St. Pete (Sarasota)WKCF (CW)WTOG
Frederick, MD – Winchester, VAWashington, D.C. (Hagrstwn)WBAL (NBC)WRC
Todd Township, PA – Washington County, MDWashington, D.C. (Hagrstwn)WGAL (NBC)WRC
Wheeling-Steubenville AreaWheeling-SteubenvilleWTAE (ABC)WTRF
Pottsville/Hegins Township, PAWilkes Barre-ScrantonWGAL (NBC)WBRE
East Liverpool, OHYoungstownWTAE (ABC)WTRF

 

The statement "For the full list of channels that are being removed, please see Xfinity.com/contractrenewals" is incorrect. That page is not a list of removed channels, it's a list of channels and networks whose agreements with Comcast are expiring. When agreements expire, they are usually renegotiated and the channel or network continues to be carried.

 

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Re: Just received email "Some local programming will no longer be available"

I got the same email.  WCVB will no longer be available to me.

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Re: Just received email "Some local programming will no longer be available"

thanks. boy, they should really check their links before sending out a million emails.. however.

seems I'm losing wgal (lancaster). not really how this works, though, since wgal is an nbc

affiliate, and comcast owns nbc. so not really sure why it's going away.

anyhow, thanks for the info.

 

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@dapper921 wrote:

thanks. boy, they should really check their links before sending out a million emails.. however.

seems I'm losing wgal (lancaster). not really how this works, though, since wgal is an nbc

affiliate, and comcast owns nbc. so not really sure why it's going away.

anyhow, thanks for the info.

 


It is because all of the channels being removed are owned by the same company - Hearst Television - and, for whatever reason, they want more money to be available in areas where there is already a "primary" station with the same network (in which case, that station can, and almost always does, demand that the "outsider" station black out all network programming - presumably to make sure you watch the local station, and, more importantly, its local commercials).