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Boston viewers miss out on Golden Globes after NBC changes coverage

The national network cut ties recently with its local affiliate and opted not to live stream the awards.

Boston viewers were out of luck Sunday when NBC Boston's over-the-air-signal didn'File

Boston entertainment fans might have missed out on the first awards show of the season Sunday night.

The Golden Globes, aired on NBC, wasn't viewable in much of the city after the network TV station cut ties with local affiliate WHDHearlier this month.

In what isbeing billed asthe biggest shake up in network television in Boston in two decades, NBC opted to create its own station and stop airing content on channel 7 when its contract with WHDHended on Dec. 31,The Boston Globe reported. The channel has been its affiliate since 1995.

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For those with cable, NBC programming is available on channel 10 on most providers. But what about people who depend on over the air signal? Well, they are learning that NBC Boston's signal doesn't actually reach Boston.

The programming that should be available on channel 8.1 and 60.5 is full of snow on city-basedtelevision sets. The signal is being broadcast out of Manchester, New Hampshire.

NBC also blocked streaming of the 2017 Golden Globes show, according to its website, cutting off other options forBeantown viewers.

 
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