said by richardpor:
Another problem with franchising is channels availability. Franchising decide what channels one will have. For example, Bravo is on extended cable in Tacoma but only on the digital tier here in Hillsboro / Beaverton. In addition, I called Customer support about my bill. I remarked I couldnt get Anime Channels and Selects VOD selections. The customer rep told me his story that the selection are available in Spokane but are blocked because franchising agreements.
Franchising has no control over the extended basic tier, only the broadcast basic tier. Franchise agreements are specifically banned by federal law from placing any controls on any tier above broadcast basic.
Content providers and the cable companies control the extended basic tier (i.e. the contract agreements with the channels themselves are the main factor).
The CSR gave you a line of BS.--
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