Polk TV Channel Lineup Changes

The Ledger had a story about today’s cable channel shift, Polk TV Channel Lineup Changing, but they didn’t include a chart showing who moved where. Of course, they were kind enough to mention you could go to Brighthouse for the new lineup. I’ll save you a couple of clicks: The new lineup (pdf)

Only 14 channels changed positions. I’ll list them here with explanations on why they moved:

49 to 19: BET (a)
74 to 51: Bravo (b)
50 to 14: CSPAN (a)
70 to 07: CSPAN2 (a)
72 to 24: Discovery Health (a)
51 to 70: E! (c)
07 to 95: Jewelry TV (d)
73 to 50: Lifetime Movie (e)
71 to 65: National Geographic (f)
76 to 97: Telemundo (a)
75 to 49: TV Land (d)
65 to 71: VH1 (f)

Of course, the ones you’re most interested in are:

19 to 622: PGTV
14 to 614: Polk County School Board

These were moved to get all the highbrow channels together in the 600s.

The article also mentions the Start Over feature to watch a show from the beginning no matter when you tune into it. That only works for select channels. You’ll find them at here..

Of course, it didn’t work for me. A call to Brighthouse and I found there was a code missing in my account. They’ve reset everything. I’m told it should start working soon.

I just wish MLB would get off their butts and get the Baseball Network going.

• Explanations •

a) Moves from Standard to Basic Service
b) Moves from Digital to Standard Service
c) So they could put WE next to E! ?
d) Because no one knew why such a low number was wasted on a channel we all skipped. Wait, they moved CSPAN there. Nevermind.
e) Filling in open channels
f) Because having MTV next to VH1 made too much sense.

4 thoughts on “Polk TV Channel Lineup Changes

  1. The other ‘local’ paper did a story on this on Friday, December 7, page 3A. Glad to know the numbers have not changed since then, lol.

  2. The other ‘local’ paper did a story on this on Friday, December 7, page 3A. Glad to know the numbers have not changed since then, lol.

  3. Wait. There is a Lakeland paper?

    Oh, you mean that one in Winter Haven. They don’t sell that in my part of town. But I did find the article online.

    Short and sweet, but they didn’t give the pithy reasons for the change.

    Thanks for the heads up.

  4. Wait. There is a Lakeland paper?

    Oh, you mean that one in Winter Haven. They don’t sell that in my part of town. But I did find the article online.

    Short and sweet, but they didn’t give the pithy reasons for the change.

    Thanks for the heads up.

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