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Community Television available only on digital

LOCKPORT – Lockport Community Television, the area’s set of three public-access cable television channels, lost a chunk of its audience because of technical changes July 23, when Time Warner Cable stopped transmitting channels 20, 21 and 22 in the analog format.

Operations manager Richard J. Zapp said LCTV is now carried in the digital format only. Thus, any cable subscriber with an analog TV that lacks a cable-compatible digital tuner can no longer receive the channels.

Time Warner is supplying digital adapters for free to such customers. It intends to charge 99 cents a month for such units, starting in January 2015, ► CQ ◄ Zapp said. Customers using other devices or “cable-ready” digital sets will find LCTV Channel 20 on the newly tuned Channel 21.3. LCTV 21 is on Channel 21.4, and LCTV 22 is on Channel 22.5.

Customers with digital TVs will need to “auto scan” or “auto tune” channels in their digital TV menu to access the new channel locations.

For information, call (855) 286-1736.