Philadelphia WYBE France24 Loses SD HD Picture - Why? Sept 2015
Enthusiast - Level 2

I am very disappointed and upset about suddenly finding FRANCE 24 (FIOSch477) MINDTV-WYBE 35.2 losing it’s SD/HD transmission quality, especially as I am directly in the broadcast area of WYBE, Philadelphia. Verizon FIOS is obligated to retransmit local broadcast stations in Braodcast quality. About one week ago I noticed the picture is square and cuts off the left and right portions of the image and screen, eliminating significant content. This station provides brilliant coverage of the Asylum Crisis in Europe, the political crisis of Greece, and the Financial challenges in the Euro zone, just for starters. It also provides cultural exposure to the Europe and the Middle East, and just the other day it provided about 20 minutes of news on the Pope’s tour of Cuba.  You won't get that on many US stations. 

To delete or purposefully interfere with a public TV local broadcast station is a franchise violation and certainly seems to be an improper survey of the customer base to determine viewership interest. Let this stand as a loud and vocal call to remedy this immediately.

I'd prefer to write directly or email FIOS directly.  Why won't FIOS give us an address to write to for station requests or complaints?  My wife and I truly enjoy this station.

Anybody at Verizon listening?

Re: Philadelphia WYBE France24 Loses SD HD Picture - Why? Sept 2015
Community Leader
Community Leader

This is mainly a peer to peer support forum.

Maybe it is a problem at the station.

Have you tried to contact them?

Re: Philadelphia WYBE France24 Loses SD HD Picture - Why? Sept 2015
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