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  1. Pretty sure TVNT's favorite -LP KCTU once carried TheBlazeTV. Now it carries InfoWars.
  2. I don't think Newsy is on some path to become regionalized. It doesn't make sense. All evidence points to the ION stations as being basically nothing more than an OTA endpoint for a national broadcast with little infrastructure to allow for local cut-ins. This is nothing more than a way to expand Newsy's national reach and charge advertisers more/get more advertisers interested, as the article says. The only way I see regionalized Newsy stations happening is when the networks decide that OTA is no longer a business model they want to be involved in.
  3. Gray's taking advantage of the amount of television and film production that takes place around Atlanta. That's a priority worth chasing. Unless the film industry decides to move away from Atlanta, this facility will print money from Netflix and Amazon from the moment it opens.
  4. In May of 1979, Milwaukee Public Television/WMVS' "Milwaukee: Behind the Headlines" program aired a two hour feature on the inner workings of the WISN-TV newsroom. The program features a very unique, and rare, live simulcast of WISN's Action News at 10 program from the control room and studio floor. That's right, viewers could watch the WISN broadcast on Channel 12, or flip over to Channel 10 and watch the same program from "behind the scenes". WMVS rolled their cameras into the WISN Broadcast Center right up next to the WISN cameras for this extremely unique look into how TV worked in 1979.
  5. The best-case scenario for the old Master Control space (it's a fairly large room) is converting it into a new control room. The existing control room was built in the 80's and has not been updated much. They did move things around a few years ago when they automated, but it's still pretty tight in there (especially since they simultaneously moved the robotics control from the studio floor into the control room). They might have to wait until Radio moves out, though. At some point, the control booth for the radio networks got moved into the TV MCR, in a small closet-sized booth par
  6. I'm pretty sure the reason they're relocating has more to do with space for people than equipment. Most stations technical cores are surprisingly empty these days - where you'd once have three racks filled with VTRs (which take up the space one 2" VTR took up 50 years ago) you now have one rack with two servers doing the same exact job as those tape decks. ParkerVision was a product of the time period in which equipment space needs were peaking. You can now fit multiple switchers and automation servers into a single rack.
  7. Not 5 years. The lamps generally last for 1-2k hours and will get dimmer as they get older. They probably should be replaced every year at least, given how much a TV station uses them, but they are also expensive, so of course a small market might be convinced to run them until they (literally) explode.
  8. It will be locked to new posts but otherwise left alone.
  9. They've indicated a few times that they intend to run the Ion stations separate from the rest of their portfolio. I'd be surprised if they tried to do news on them.
  10. They've been using this music for a long time... It's been on the 11pm for a while. This probably has nothing to do with new graphics, and more to do with their News Director liking this particular style of music (I've heard that he wasn't a fan of Inergy at Scripps, and that's why KTNV didn't have proper news opens until he left for KOVR)
  11. It's worth noting that Congress let STELA expire. They didn't care enough to renew it for the people that needed it. There is zero chance they would reimplement it with some provision to let cable/sat providers just pipe in whoever they felt like during a dispute. The station groups, networks, and NAB would absolutely not support that. Period. Syndex already prevents this from happening. The local station retains it's local rights even if it's not on the cable provider.
  12. Piping in other stations is a dubious choice and would not hold up. If I owned the out of market station replacing a fellow affiliate, I would immediately order it pulled off. The whole reason the first station got pulled down was because the owners want something from the provider. I'm not going to let them use my station as some negotiation tactic for free, and I'd hope other stations would do the same if the same happened to me. Cable providers do not have some kind of free reign over just running whoever they want on their systems. Also, if Comcast piped in a O&O to replac
  13. That would be a violation of their affiliation agreement with KIRO.
  14. I went looking for this clip to find the context and instead found another clip with the same thing. So the answer is "that's just the way they did things then."
  15. This thread has been moved to US Cable News as it is now technically the beginnings of a cable news network. On March 1, this thread will be closed as NewsNation becomes a proper cable channel, and the program NewsNation is reformatted into different programs.

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