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Old 06-08-12, 03:22
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well, it's not just a matter of BET remaining analog in the here and now, it's the question of how it stayed analog these 3 years in the first place. were it one of the "broadcast" stations still going right now, i'd just assume they forgot to yank the cord, like you say. but this was the LONE "cable" station remaining in the lineup all these years.

comcast actually stated as much in their announcement, which read something like "analog viewers will continue to receive channels 2-22, 76, and 97". that was back in 2009 or 2010.

at that point BET was on ch9, but it soon moved to 10, later 8, and finally 76 and 97. so those 2 oddballs in the list are not completely random; they are the very two BET later landed on.

so they've really gone to a lot of effort to keep it analog. my guess: they TRIED to go digital with everyone else, but al sharpton and jesse jackson raised a high holy stink about it.


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well, it's not just a matter of BET remaining analog in the here and now, it's the question of how it stayed analog these 3 years in the first place. were it one of the "broadcast" stations still going right now, i'd just assume they forgot to yank the cord, like you say. but this was the LONE "cable" station remaining in the lineup all these years.

comcast actually stated as much in their announcement, which read something like "analog viewers will continue to receive channels 2-22, 76, and 97". that was back in 2009 or 2010.

at that point BET was on ch9, but it soon moved to 10, later 8, and finally 76 and 97. so those 2 oddballs in the list are not completely random; they are the very two BET later landed on.

so they've really gone to a lot of effort to keep it analog. my guess: they TRIED to go digital with everyone else, but al sharpton and jesse jackson raised a high holy stink about it.

In that case, BET switching channels around, then it may be that Comcast has a contractual agreement with them to keep the signal analog or some other such nonsense. Seriously though, this is internal politics without the cable company and the channel provider. You could just call them up and ask them.
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