reply to Dan A
Re: CW Programing Now Blacked out on WPSG HD on Comcast It is up to wpix if they want to block out prime time programming on any competing affiliates. Sounds like wpsg is an significantly viewed affiliate so wpix is in their rights to black out wpsg.
I have 3 significantly viewed stations (ABC,NBC AND CBS) from pittsburgh here (actually more qualify but comcast won't offer them for some reason).
The good thing is the two local affiliates (one is abc,cbs and fox the other is just nbc) haven't asked to have the pittsburgh affiliates primetime programming blacked out YET.
Kendall Park, NJ
I am fully aware of this. Years ago years ago in 1993 WNBC forced Comcast/Storer to drop KYW for similar reasons. KYW did not return until 2007 many years after it had become a CBS O&O. After the switch affiliation switch between KYW and WCAU happened in 1995 WNBC never made Comcast drop WCAU i guess because because it was now a sister NBC O&O they did not care.