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Everything posted by broadcastfan9751

  1. Despite introducing new graphics for Big Ten Basketball, they're still using the old style graphics for A-10 Basketball on USA.
  2. It is a CBS test pattern. WCIA (which streams most of the CBS' special reports on its YouTube channel) had a stream of CBS' coverage of Trump's second impeachment trial and after the coverage ended, they kept the stream going for a few more minutes, and it displayed the same test pattern. In this case, KXJB probably accidentally switched to the network feed when they intended to air Jeopardy.
  3. According to the engineering exhibit in the FCC application, WIAV-CD requested (and ultimately received) a waiver to broadcast at 48 kW in order to reduce interference from WETA, which broadcasts on channel 31, right next to WIAV-CD which is on channel 30.
  4. Dish and Cox have agreed on a one-week extension to avoid a blackout until October 8th. https://tvanswerman.com/2020/10/02/dish-cox-media-avoid-new-blackout-for-now/
  5. Berkshire Hathaway and Graham did own stakes in each other, but as part of the WPLG deal Graham bought back most of Berkshire's shares in Graham and Berkshire bought back Graham's shares in Berkshire.
  6. Here is the purchase agreement from Sinclair's SEC filing. The licensing agreement was redacted from the filing.
  7. That's because DirecTV doesn't carry local channels at all in Grand Junction (one of the few markets where that is the case).
  8. It looks like Gray is "hopping" WWPI into Presque Isle to get around the minor modification rules. That RabbitEars map shows the facilities Gray is applying for right now to move WWPI further east from its previous location in Fort Kent. Once those facilities are approved and constructed, they'll probably apply for a move to the WAGM tower.
  9. The largest fine the FCC has imposed was back in 2015, when it fined AT&T $100 million for violating the FCC'S "Transparency Rule". http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2015/db0617/FCC-15-63A1.pdf
  10. Under Disney's agreement with the DOJ, the DOJ has to approve any buyer. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/walt-disney-company-required-divest-twenty-two-regional-sports-networks-order-complete
  11. The FCC's Administrative Law Judge has cancelled the hearing over the Sinclair/Tribune deal. https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/fcc-alj-drops-sinclair-hearing
  12. One problem though. A move of "Fox 29" to WHDT would run afoul of the rule the FCC put in place a few years ago that makes such moves subject to the top four rule.
  13. The American Cable Association wants the FCC to force Sinclair to file license renewal applications for WJLA, WBFF, WSET and WTVZ early in order to address Sinclair's qualifications to remain an FCC licensee. https://tvnewscheck.com/article/top-news/225996/aca-fcc-make-sinclair-renew-licenses-early/
  14. Yeah, they eventually reached a consent decree with the FCC and had to pay $110K to the US Treasury. https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-13-2036A1.pdf
  15. According to Wikipedia, "WPME" has been replaced by Escape on 51.3, with MNTV moving to secondary status on 51.2.
  16. I think maybe the DOJ found out about the deal and didn't like the fact that Gray would have controlled all big 4 affiliates in the Casper and Cheyenne markets (and for that matter, all big 4 affiliates that primarily serve Wyoming).
  17. KCWH-LD has officially launched as a CW affiliate. https://journalstar.com/entertainment/tv-radio/cw-affiliates-coming-to-lincoln-central-nebraska/article_1467bad3-a311-5d63-ad5e-8998a167adb1.html
  18. They still had the 6:30 newscast when they originally consolidated with WTOL. Not sure if they cancelled it at some point or if they just moved the newscast to 7.
  19. Hearst has completed the WPXT purchase.
  20. According to Wikipedia, the WSYM newscast will move to 6:30.
  21. It looks like KNCT is one of the very few PBS stations whose frequency is not reserved for noncommercial use, thus allowing it to be sold to a commercial broadcaster. This pre-transition DTV Table of allotments shows channel 38 in Belton, which was used by KNCT as not being reserved.
  22. Osage Beach is actually split between the Springfield and Columbia/Jefferson City DMAs. Most of Osage Beach is in Camden County, which is in the Springfield DMA, but a small portion of it is in Miller County, which is in the Columbia/Jefferson City DMA.
  23. That's probably what they should do (or they could also go the KCCI route and do a dual MNTV/H&I). Just take a look at the "WPME" (51.3) schedule. The schedule has a lot of stuff that already airs on WPXT or their Me-TV subchannel. For instance, at 9AM "WPME" airs The Doctors, which is also seen at 2PM on WPXT. And they simulcast Me-TV from 11AM-3PM, then at 3PM they air The People's Court, which is already seen at noon on WPXT (although it appears to be a different episode that airs on "WPME", but still). Then at 7PM, leading into MNTV, they have M*A*S*H, which is also simulcast with Me-TV.
  24. WUTB is channel-sharing with WBFF, according to Rabbitears, but apparently it no longer airs MyNetworkTV. According to WUTB's Q1 Children's TV Report, it currently airs TBD. Section 73.1201(b) of the FCC rules, which deals with station identification, has this part about the content of station IDs: So "WBFF 45.2 Baltimore" would be a compliant ID, but "WBFF.2 Baltimore" is not.
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