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subchannel

[¦səb′chan·əl]
(computer science)
The portion of an input/output channel associated with a specific input/output operation.

subchannel

A pathway within a wired or wireless communications channel. Multiple subchannels are transmitted via different carrier frequencies or by interleaving bits and bytes. See channel, FDM and TDM.
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which owns the market's NBC affiliate WXII-TV, has been partnering with WCWG, also known as The Triad CW, and its digital subchannel, which carries Bounce network programming, under a channel-sharing arrangement.
Local ratings for Tribune Broadcasting 's over-the-air stations will continue for the foreseeable future, as will data tied to the company's nationally distributed digital subchannel network Antenna TV .
KFMB-D2, The CW San Diego , operates as a digital subchannel of KFMB.
The six stations are KCEN in Waco-Temple-Bryan, KYTX in Tyler-Longview, KIII in Corpus Christi, KBMT and digital subchannel KJAC in Beaumont-Port Arthur, KXVA in Abilene-Sweetwater and KIDY in San Angelo.
The digital subchannel THIS TV is also delivered over AMC-3 using a 4MHz slice of C-band capacity.
KFMB-D2, The CW San Diego, operates as a digital subchannel of KFMB.
Starting in August 2008, both WTRF and WBOY will begin carrying ABC programming on their digital subchannel (7.
During his 16-year tenure, he expanded local programming by developing new stations, digital subchannels and unique content partnerships with local sports franchises, including the University of Notre Dame.
Viewers that have transitioned to over-the-air digital receive additional benefits beyond free TV services, from a higher-quality picture to digital subchannels (due to the ability to fit more digital channels in a slice of spectrum than a typical analogue channel).
McClenahan says he believes the biggest challenge facing local news operations is their method of distribution as stations figure out the best way to stream to PDAs and phones, not to mention how to properly utilize websites and digital subchannels.
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Cable and satellite operators by law have to carry local broadcast TV stations, but they're under no obligation to carry a station's digital subchannels.

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