Cable TV changes affect local access
Some Charter Cable TV subscribers may be losing their public access channels.
Janesville Public Access Channel Station Manager Judy Kneece tells WCLO’s Stan Milam Show JATV 12 and the school district’s channel will be moving to the 900 channels. Kneece calls it a business decision for Charter, who can get more money for the channels current used by local access. These public access channels may not come in on some televisions anymore, because they're digital. Kneece worries many subscribers don’t have the digital equipment to receive public access programming when they’re changed. She is also concerned for viewers if a rental charge is attached to a needed converter box.
The change is scheduled to start Tuesday.