So, is this channel going to actually be added to TV or is just going to be something that is streamed? right now it's only available to be streamed.
These 2 channels, along with Z Living HD (1495) are only distributed through the X1 platform. People on older boxes, as well as those on Tivo will not receive these channels, from all accounts I have heard.
There is no linear version of these channels, and no intent to add them, as far as I am aware.
So, what is the bottom lline with Newsmax? Does Comcast have the intention of making it a regular TV channel? Or will it always be a channel that has to be streamed? Orginally, Comcast stated that it would be placed on their digtal starter package. But from what I've been told, that has not happened yet.
I think those channels, and many more in the future (especially niche market channels) will be IPTV, which means X1 only. IPTV uses the cable box's network connection to view the channel instead of using normal cable QAM channels.