Dish Internet Response Team:
Our former CW affiliate in the Jackson, MS market, WRBJ, flipped to Trinity in late May. Although it is still carried on Dish, I am aware that Dish has an agreement where they are not obligated to carry any local Trinity channel if the national feed is carried.
Since there hasn't been a new channel uplink in testing yet for the CW affiliate, I am wondering the following:
1. Will Dish carry the new CW affiliate on 12.2 by October 3rd, when the CW season starts? The CW subchannel is expected to start broadcasting OTA within the next few days. The guide information for 12.2 has been showing CW shows in the weekday prime time block (7-9 pm CDT) for about 3 weeks now for testing purposes.
2. Will Dish carry it in HD, since the station will broadcast in 720P over the air?
3. Is Dish simply planning to take the allotment for WRBJ 34 and change it to 12.2 CW, as opposed to creating a new channel slot? I assume the name would be WJTVD and the channel number to be 13 or 14.
Just in case, I went ahead and added back WPIX New York to ensure I have CW regardless of what happens.
Edited by gor88, 19 September 2013 - 08:02 AM.