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Markets that have confirmed they will end full-power analog on 2/18...anyway


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#51 OFFLINE   ziggy29

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:56 AM

Mexican stations are exempted from the US Digital Transition deadline.

What a gracious thing to do -- recognize Mexico's sovereignty...

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#52 OFFLINE   jimmyv2000

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:21 PM

there is only 1 station in the Boston DMA that has confirmed a 2/17/09 and its :WENH 11 NH PBS they also operate WEKW ch 52 as well in northern NH.Both transmitters are at reduced power,

a side note here many other stations have reduced power.
WFXT Fox 25 has reduced to almost nothing following storm damage back in december
WZMY MYTV 50 cut off 12/1/08 (station is only a whopping 7.3KW)
WGBX PBS 44 has reduced power by at least 50% (can't pick up analog OTA no more)
WBPX 68 in Boston and channel 21 in Concord NH have redued power by an unknown amount.(can't pick up ota no more)


Other stations are touting JUNE 12 in thier Crawls like WBZ,WCVB, WHDH.
I guess we shall see 2/18/09 at 00:00:01
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#53 OFFLINE   Davenlr

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:36 PM

Little Rock DMA update:

KVTH (ind) (Hot Springs National Park) ch 26 flash cut to digital today.

KVTN (ind) ch 25 analog shut down today

KARZ (MNT) analog 42 came ON today :)

FOX and CW stations announced Feb 17th, and are instructing people to rescan and make sure they are seeing a -1 or .1 after their channel number.

ABC and NBC have not announced

PBS is off-air until ABC shuts off analog

#54 OFFLINE   Mark L

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 12:28 AM

Ughhh, I am so sick of this DTV crap! :mad:

Our local news has it on every single night! With a damn countdown display :nono2:

Looks like my Sacramento market isn't changing till June 12th Posted Image

I hate the FCC, I wish the local DMAs didn't have to abide by their crap regulations.

I hope the local DMAs here lose major ratings from this stupid DTV crap

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:59 AM

wear abc switching 2-17-09
wpmi nbc switching 6-12-09
wjtc utv44 switching not sure since wpmi owns wjtc utv44
wkrg cbs 2-17-09
wala fox 2-17-09
wbpg cw 2-17-09
wfgx my network tv switching 2-17-09
wsre pbs switching 2-17-09

wpmi nbc just backed out on switching they will switch on 6-12-09

Edited by pdh0490, 12 February 2009 - 10:36 PM.


#56 OFFLINE   Herdfan

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 07:28 AM

Didn't the stations that planned to shut off on 2/17 have to notify the FCC no later than yesterday?

Is there a list?

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 07:36 AM

In Philly WHYY 12 (PBS) is apparently going to wait until June.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 08:27 AM

In Austin, KEYE has filed for terminating analog with the FCC as follows:

LICENSEE WILL TERMINATE ANALOG SERVICE ON FEBRUARY 17, 2009, IN ACCORDANCE WITH REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES SET FORTH IN THE FCC'S PUBLIC NOTICE RELEASED FEBRUARY 5, 2009, FCC 09-6. CONCURRENT WITH THIS UPDATE, LICENSEE HAS SUBMITTED A NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF ANALOG SERVICE.

http://fjallfoss.fcc...cility_id=33691

They've also added a prominent countdown to 2/17 on the front page of their web site this morning.

I've seen no confirmation that any other station in the Austin market is following suit.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 08:33 AM

I hate the FCC, I wish the local DMAs didn't have to abide by their crap regulations.

I hate that people blame the FCC for this. The transition and the delay were both created by Congress. The FCC is just trying to keep score.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 08:34 AM

I hate that people blame the FCC for this. The transition and the delay were both created by Congress. The FCC is just trying to keep score.

True. It's like blaming the IRS for stupid tax laws. Though it remains to be seen whether they'll try to put the kibosh on the stations which do intend to shut off analog early.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 09:56 PM

Didn't the stations that planned to shut off on 2/17 have to notify the FCC no later than yesterday?

Is there a list?


Here is the list if you missed it,

http://hraunfoss.fcc...DA-09-221A5.pdf
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Posted 10 February 2009 - 10:42 PM

Here is the list if you missed it,

http://hraunfoss.fcc...DA-09-221A5.pdf



http://hraunfoss.fcc...DA-09-221A3.pdf

A5 has the color coded list of all stations. A3 is just the list of those going.
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Posted 10 February 2009 - 11:42 PM

A3 is just the list of those going.

Can one assume that if a station isn't listed on A3 that they aren't cutting until June 12th?

My local PBS station, KOPB, has indicated to their viewers (and listeners of the associated PBS radio station) that they are going to switch next week, but they aren't on the A3 list.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 11:56 PM

Looks like the big hitters in Seattle (KIRO, KOMO, KING, KCPQ, KONG) are all sticking it out until June. A couple of the low-powers and a couple of stations up north in Bellingham will go next week as per the original schedule.
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:16 AM

Can one assume that if a station isn't listed on A3 that they aren't cutting until June 12th?

No. First, there could be errors.

Assuming no error, a station not on the list should not terminate analog until at least March 14.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:18 AM

Note, the Appendix A3 has two sections. The channels that have already transitioned before February 17 and the ones that will transition on February 17. So be sure to check both parts.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 06:45 AM

Horray!! Watertown, NY (area code 13601) local stations are proceeding with the 2/17 cut-off date! I don't know about the PBS station (could care less because they never seem to go out) but ABC and CBS are switching to Digital only! If only the ABC affiliated station could correct their closed captioning delay on their station!

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 08:02 AM

Can one assume that if a station isn't listed on A3 that they aren't cutting until June 12th?

My local PBS station, KOPB, has indicated to their viewers (and listeners of the associated PBS radio station) that they are going to switch next week, but they aren't on the A3 list.


I would not assume that it is a "definitive list" per se - at best, I would say they are on the "possible list", but I would cross check with the stations as backup as well as other sources.
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 11:27 AM

Yahoo & AP recently posted a list of TV stations switching to digital on 2/17.
The list is compiled alphabetically by state and market.

http://tech.yahoo.co...gital_tv_list_1

Edited by Steve615, 11 February 2009 - 02:15 PM.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:10 PM

http://www.broadcast...iple_Digits.php

here is something i found on broadcasting cable website that you might want to look at

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:15 PM

http://www.broadcast...iple_Digits.php

here is something i found on broadcasting cable website that you might want to look at

How can the FCC even act until the president signs the bill? Honestly, the longer he waits, the more he adds confusion and uncertainty...

From the article:

There is $90 million in the economic stimulus package that the FCC can tap into.


Might that be the "carrot" they use to convince more stations to keep it going until June 12? That they have a $90 million pot of gold to help defray the added costs to the stations?

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:27 PM

http://www.broadcast...iple_Digits.php

here is something i found on broadcasting cable website that you might want to look at


Thanks for that link. :)

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 06:26 PM

Yahoo & AP recently posted a list of TV stations switching to digital on 2/17.
The list is compiled alphabetically by state and market.

http://tech.yahoo.co...gital_tv_list_1

"Oklahoma City: KWET (PBS), KAUT-TV (MyN), KETA-TV (PBS), KOCB (CW), KOKH-TV (Fox), KWTV (CBS)"

Also add NBC affiliate KFOR to the list of those in OKC switching on the original date.

Have not heard about ABC affiliate KOCO.

edit -
KOCO now has a June 12th countdown on a secondary web page, so at this time seems like they are the lone delayed switcher around here.

Edited by dettxw, 11 February 2009 - 06:34 PM.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 08:38 PM

Also add NBC affiliate KFOR to the list of those in OKC switching on the original date.

KFOR did not file with FCC to switch on the 17th.

Source?

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 09:30 PM

KFOR did not file with FCC to switch on the 17th.

Source?

Announcements that they are broadcasting, plus still have a 6-day countdown timer on their website.
Surely possible that they very recently changed their minds.

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