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Everything posted by broadcastfan9751

  1. It is a CBS test pattern. WCIA (which streams most of the CBS' special reports on its YouTube channel) had a stream of CBS' coverage of Trump's second impeachment trial and after the coverage ended, they kept the stream going for a few more minutes, and it displayed the same test pattern. In this case, KXJB probably accidentally switched to the network feed when they intended to air Jeopardy.
  2. The Supreme Court has reinstated the new FCC broadcast ownership rules that were put in place under Ajit Pai. NOT an April Fools joke. https://www.nexttv.com/news/supreme-court-overturns-third-circuit-smackdown-of-broadcast-dereg https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/19-1231_i425.pdf
  3. SW Florida and West Palm Beach are separate markets, so that wouldn't cause any issues with the FCC. The only thing they would have to do is sell the ION station in Miami and possibly another one elsewhere to comply with the national ownership cap.
  4. According to the engineering exhibit in the FCC application, WIAV-CD requested (and ultimately received) a waiver to broadcast at 48 kW in order to reduce interference from WETA, which broadcasts on channel 31, right next to WIAV-CD which is on channel 30.
  5. Dish and Cox have agreed on a one-week extension to avoid a blackout until October 8th. https://tvanswerman.com/2020/10/02/dish-cox-media-avoid-new-blackout-for-now/
  6. KGBT's non-license assets (including the programming and news operation) are being relinquished completely to Nexstar. Sinclair will continue to own the KGBT license with Estrella TV and various diginets. Also, with Nexstar getting KGBT's news operation, KVEO 23.1 may finally get actual local news, since KVEO currently has news produced by KTSM in El Paso with only a few local reporters in the Valley.
  7. KGBT's programming will move to KVEO 23.2 tonight/tomorrow morning at 12:01. https://valleycentral.com/news/local/cbs-4-over-the-air-programming-to-begin-airing-on-channel-232-tuesday
  8. Berkshire Hathaway and Graham did own stakes in each other, but as part of the WPLG deal Graham bought back most of Berkshire's shares in Graham and Berkshire bought back Graham's shares in Berkshire.
  9. CBSN New York and CBSN Los Angeles have been added to Viacom's free streaming service Pluto TV.
  10. Here is the purchase agreement from Sinclair's SEC filing. The licensing agreement was redacted from the filing.
  11. That's because DirecTV doesn't carry local channels at all in Grand Junction (one of the few markets where that is the case).
  12. It looks like Gray is "hopping" WWPI into Presque Isle to get around the minor modification rules. That RabbitEars map shows the facilities Gray is applying for right now to move WWPI further east from its previous location in Fort Kent. Once those facilities are approved and constructed, they'll probably apply for a move to the WAGM tower.
  13. The largest fine the FCC has imposed was back in 2015, when it fined AT&T $100 million for violating the FCC'S "Transparency Rule". http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2015/db0617/FCC-15-63A1.pdf
  14. Under Disney's agreement with the DOJ, the DOJ has to approve any buyer. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/walt-disney-company-required-divest-twenty-two-regional-sports-networks-order-complete
  15. The FCC's Administrative Law Judge has cancelled the hearing over the Sinclair/Tribune deal. https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/fcc-alj-drops-sinclair-hearing
  16. One problem though. A move of "Fox 29" to WHDT would run afoul of the rule the FCC put in place a few years ago that makes such moves subject to the top four rule.
  17. The American Cable Association wants the FCC to force Sinclair to file license renewal applications for WJLA, WBFF, WSET and WTVZ early in order to address Sinclair's qualifications to remain an FCC licensee. https://tvnewscheck.com/article/top-news/225996/aca-fcc-make-sinclair-renew-licenses-early/
  18. Yeah, they eventually reached a consent decree with the FCC and had to pay $110K to the US Treasury. https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-13-2036A1.pdf
  19. According to Wikipedia, "WPME" has been replaced by Escape on 51.3, with MNTV moving to secondary status on 51.2.
  20. I think maybe the DOJ found out about the deal and didn't like the fact that Gray would have controlled all big 4 affiliates in the Casper and Cheyenne markets (and for that matter, all big 4 affiliates that primarily serve Wyoming).
  21. KCWH-LD has officially launched as a CW affiliate. https://journalstar.com/entertainment/tv-radio/cw-affiliates-coming-to-lincoln-central-nebraska/article_1467bad3-a311-5d63-ad5e-8998a167adb1.html
  22. They still had the 6:30 newscast when they originally consolidated with WTOL. Not sure if they cancelled it at some point or if they just moved the newscast to 7.
  23. Hearst has completed the WPXT purchase.
  24. According to Wikipedia, the WSYM newscast will move to 6:30.
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