WCBS TV Ch 2 Dial Position Change
WGM
Enthusiast - Level 1

Why was WCBS moved to Ch. 40/540? None of the other primary channels were. This obviously was not done to improve customer service. Ch 2 should be where ch 2 should be. Verizon owes viewers an explanation. Is this an omen of things to come? That's why I left Comcast years ago because of dumb things like this!

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bobbo527
Specialist - Level 3

@WGM wrote:

Why was WCBS moved to Ch. 40/540? None of the other primary channels were. This obviously was not done to improve customer service. Ch 2 should be where ch 2 should be. Verizon owes viewers an explanation. Is this an omen of things to come? That's why I left Comcast years ago because of dumb things like this!


As TNS stated, it is because of the FCC "must carry" rules, another channel (Me-tv, that is partially available in the same VHO as WCBS) invoked it's must carry which means it gets the channel 2 slot. WCBS is not using the "must carry" rule because it wants subscriber fees from Verizon. Any channel that invokes the "must carry" can not receive subscriber fees.

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tns2
Community Leader
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Another channel has the rights under FCC rules to be placed on channel 2, so they had to move it.

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