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About swillh2k2

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  1. I have no knowledge of HS football in Missouri, but I’m not liking the Ravens’ chances in that one
  2. Probably the most important news - according to the FAQ, this isn't going anywhere.
  3. There’s a non-zero chance that people will decide whether or not to watch this - outside of some members on this board - due to the bug or whether it’s formatted as “News Nation” or “NewsNation” This is where NewsNation will live or die, and that’s by distribution rights with live streaming platforms. Right now AT&T TV Now is the only one that carries WGNA, but I think part of the reason why it’s not come to retrans agreements with YTTV, Sling, Hulu, FuboTV, etc. is that there’s not really anything on there that is truly worth watching. In The Heat of the Night reruns are a carryover from WGN’s superstation era, and they’re offering Last Man Standing and Blue Bloods rerun blocks in prime time, but I could easily find those shows on demand or on a local station in syndication. It’s not really developed the identity of a national cable network and established itself as a destination for appointment viewing. It feels like Nexstar has put the cart before the horse in hoping that NewsNation takes off and leads WGNA to get picked up by some of the big streaming services, but if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it... Either way, I’m interested in seeing the product. It will be streamed on their website, but I could be wrong on that front. But being less than 2 weeks from launch with just one live TV service on board has put WGNA in a tough position, and unless something changes between now and 9/1 they’ll be in big trouble right out of the gate.
  4. Wow. I enjoyed watching Christine when I lived in Charlotte as she and John Carter made a great team. Looking forward to seeing her on FOX 5!
  5. Looks really good...for market 30. One would think that Cox would want to shell out some $$$ to get something more cutting edge on air especially compared with what the Big 3 stations in the market have right now. At the end of the day, not terrible, but still underwhelming.
  6. I like the graphics. Surprised some are saying that it's a downgrade from the previous look. There should be plenty of tweaks before the 2020 NFL season begins and as they make their way to other properties, I think.
  7. I'm sure there will be another variation for the other sports it carries.
  8. Agreed - you'd think they'd give him some advance knowledge on what the show is about first. Then again, this is Tegna. (he was only joking)
  9. These have been in place since they moved to their new set in July.
  10. Today was Brigida Mack's last day at WBTV...she is leaving the station after 10 years. Her reporting work, involvment in the community, as well as launching their 4pm newscast and (now-defunct) 8pm newscast on their .2 (Bounce TV) were really some key reasons why WBTV has overtaken WSOC for No. 1 in the ratings.
  11. Meteorologist Ashley Batey has left WTSP. In the comments, she says that she will announce her next move soon.
  12. Interesting you bring this up. I remember toward the front end of my time in Buffalo (late '90s/early 2000s) that WBEN used this before switching to the WMAL imaging package not long after they were sold to Entercom.
  13. Yes, "ABC never buys stations", but this makes too much sense. You don't think ABC would want a station in a still-growing Top 10 market - and one of its largest and most powerful affiliates - now that it has a chance? Even Charlotte and Orlando, which is a smaller market by comparison, have seen significant population growth over the past few years (moreso Charlotte than Central Florida). This is an easy call to make.
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