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New local channel on D* - can we get it dropped?
Posted 11 September 2012 - 12:34 PM
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 12:45 PM
The numbers for the LA market on DIRECTV are presently 44 total local channels of which 16 are HD and 2 in MPEG-4 SD.
Last time I checked my 40-year-old rooftop antenna was pulling in about 100 OTA channels in LA, about 90 more than I really need...
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 12:50 PM
The FCC is a joke and has always served their corporate masters. The rule about stations needing to serve the public interest started vanishing when infomercials were first allowed on stations using public airwaves. I am surprised the rules about having a certain amount of kids programming has lasted this long, I expect it will be overturned soon, just like how the first hour of prime time network programming used to be known as the family hour and was supposed to be for all ages. Now it's indistinguishable from any other hour.
[sarcasm]Deregulation at its finest.
We cannot have the government telling television stations what to program, unless there is a wardrobe malfunction, in which case the same politicos that pushed for deregulation pushed the FCC to levy a large fine. [/sarcasm]
Posted 11 September 2012 - 01:13 PM
The FCC is a joke and has always served their corporate masters.
Yeah, you can't even say things like **** or **** or ****. But then again, neither can one on this board.
Would like a ****fighting channel. Oh wait. And sports channels where they show the race from the ****pit of the cars. Ah darn!
Ugh, I shall give the FCC a ****eyed look. Oh man! Did you know residents of London are called ****neys?
I am the Stig.
Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:19 PM
They probably used the must-carry rules to get into more homes. Right now it's mostly infomercials outside of the kids E/I programming weekday mornings and a few public affairs shows weekend mornings. They'll likely get more programming after their sister station in Delaware is up and running, programming you might end up liking. For example when DirecTV added the former WSAH to the NYC locals, it was just infomercials after Shop at Home shutdown, now it carries the Me-TV network most of the day.