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Tupelo, MS ABC shutting down ceasing operation
Posted 28 August 2012 - 05:14 PM
Posted 28 August 2012 - 05:27 PM
I dont think 9-2 will be in hd, this is no good for people watching over the air.
While it's certainly becoming popular, I wasn't asking if 9-2 would be HD OTA, but rather if they will be providing an HD version of WTVA-DT2 to satcos and cablecos.
- respectfully requesting The CW (WSWG-DT3) in HD for
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:33 PM
Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:40 PM
Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:33 PM
Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:37 PM
Looking at WTVA's news release they indicate that all the the cable channels will be in HD. They don't indicate that for the satellite or OTA channel. I sent a message to WTVA asking if the satellite and OTA channels would be in HD. I'll post their response when/if I get a response.
WTVA, WLOV, and WKDH are fed to Directv via fiber. I'm guessing when they say "seamless transition", they mean it. The only major thing happening Friday will be the powering down of the channel 45 transmitter. The feed to Directv and other companies will not change. I'm also guessing that no syndicated programming will change right now. However, WTVA has said it will be airing news on its ABC subchannel at some point.
Posted 28 August 2012 - 11:00 PM
Posted 28 August 2012 - 11:04 PM
Posted 29 August 2012 - 08:12 AM
Posted 29 August 2012 - 10:24 AM
You will have 9.2 in HD. I asked the station and they advised that they have the ability to broadcast both in HD.
PQ will not be good for either feed OTA. Cable and satellite should (hopefully) look fantastic due to fiber feeds.
Posted 29 August 2012 - 10:53 AM
Posted 29 August 2012 - 04:16 PM
ABC-WTVA is available the following ways:
Over-the-air on Channel 9.2 in HD
Comcast on channel 7 and channel 431 in HD
Direct TV on channel 10 in HD
Dish on channel 45 in HD
MetroCast on channel 6 and channel 706 in HD
MetroCast for Holly Springs, Ashland, Snow Lake, Potts Camp and Hickory Flats on channel 11 and channel 711 in HD
Cable One on channel 12, channel 455 in HD and on MeTV 394
Posted 29 August 2012 - 04:47 PM
While it looks like the means of ABC delivery is being settled, perhaps now is a good time to remember all those folks at WKDH who will be out of a job. Having been there, I can assure you that working in media is tough these days. May each of them get a new gig quickly.
WKDH was nothing but a pass through, no local content, no studios, news, sales or anything of that nature. It was ran out of WTVA's studio's in Tupelo. WTVA is owned by the Spain family, WKDH was owned by Southern Broadcasting which is owned by the late owner of WTVA, Frank Spain's son. It was controlled by WTVA Inc. through a LMA, much the way that Sinclair operates the Cunningham Broadcasting properties, it (Southern) was nothing more than a shell corporation. I expect that WTVA found that it would be much cheaper to run two stations on one transmitter rather than upkeep for the WKDH transmitter. I highly doubt anyone is loosing their job.
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 04:56 PM
The problem with moving to a sub channel their would be no hd.
Not quite true. It depends on if they have the right equipment. Here in the San Francisco Bay area we have several sub channel in HD.
60.1 in HD, 60.2 in SD, and 60.3 HD
7.1 in HD , 7.2 in HD , and 7.3 in SD
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:34 PM
Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:58 AM
I got it. Red button reset updated the guide info.
Edited by weadjust, 01 September 2012 - 08:28 AM.
Posted 01 September 2012 - 06:57 PM
Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:02 PM
ABC Satellite Channel 10 looks much better than OTA 9-2. Watching the ALA/Mich game and getting pixelation during fast action on OTA channel. It's not happening on the satellite channel.
Thank goodness for direct fiber feeds. Good to see that WTVA does that. WCBI should take note and offer direct HD fiber feeds of all their channels to cable and satellite providers. I would love to see better PQ on CBS.