More viewers upset with Comcast over loss of stations

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Add West Virginia PBS to the growing list of stations receiving calls from viewers upset that they suddenly can’t receive their favorite channel via their current Comcast cable subscription. This time it’s customers in the Northern and Eastern Panhandles of West Virginia, and Morgantown. A Comcast spokesman explained that viewers now need a digital converter box to receive the station under a new agreement between Comcast and West Virginia Public Broadcasting. But in a statement, station Executive Director Dennis Adkins said: “We were not aware that Comcast customers would be required to have special equipment or of the significant number of Comcast subscribers who would not have the appropriate equipment to take advantage of this expanded service.”