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  1. Thanks to Xfinity, we now know what some of the standalone Ion Plus stations will be airing: No real surprise, most of them will be airing Court TV.
  2. WFSB and WSHM did the same thing. Both had weather channels, both eventually replaced them with Escape (now Court TV Mystery) and Cozi TV respectively.
  3. The Ion subchannels are all in widescreen now. Figures they wait until now, when the subchannel networks are about to be replaced by the Katz stuff at the end of the month.
  4. I've heard rumors that Inyo or Scripps may end up returning the licenses for the Ion Plus affiliates to the FCC, so I think that may be what happens. If not, then I can see Scripps moving Court TV to those channels, since they've been pushing the name for a while. My big question is how this will affect WIFS in Madison. They've been running Ion Plus on their main signal, and actually added Qubo recently - just in time to have Scripps yank it away from them. At this point, I think WIFS will probably move Ion to the main signal. No idea what'll replace the other signals, if they even
  5. When he said "mature", I'm pretty sure he meant "not grown as a brand". Of course, his company decided they don't want to grow the brand, and have put it in the line of corporate fire, like in those stereotypical Mexican executions you'd see on TV. And as for the whole kids thing, Symson said in that same call that he wants diginets to go for a younger audience - which makes the Qubo decision all the more baffling, at least to me. Even if the brand isn't that desirable, Nickelodeon was in a similar state in the early 80s before it turned around under Viacom. Obviously, the times ar
  6. MGM doesn't actually own any of Comet or Charge. It's basically just a content provider. Sinclair owns and operates the actual channels, and has from day one.
  7. Scripps had a webcast this morning about how they'll be operating going forward. The only real revelation of the webcast was their rather casual dismissal of Qubo and Ion Plus. Adam Symson said that the services weren't "mature" compared to the Katz networks, and confirmed that the company will go Old Yeller on them so they can use their space for the Katz networks as planned. Basically, he brushed them off as worthless wastes of spectrum to be thrown away (and I guess they don't want their channels on their pre-existing spectrum either). Not what he actually said obviously, but th
  8. Viacom, Disney, and MGM veteran Tom Zappala has been hired as Head of Programming for the Scripps networks.
  9. The Ion Media deal is complete as of today.
  10. Not to mention, thing that'd draw CBS to buy stations is the Cleveland Browns, which have only just come out of a long slump. Cleveland sports teams have never done particularly well for the most part. Only the Caveliers have really bucked the trend.
  11. Not gonna lie, this service already sounds really underwhelming. There are a lot of niches still left unfilled by diginets, but no, let's just put in another reality show channel, but with movies. I can imagine the migration of the Katz networks to Ion/Scripps spectrum will lead to some opportunities for the spectrum those brands currently occupy, so hopefully we may get some better new diginets as time goes on. In fact, I can see The Grio TV filling in at least some of the soon-to-be vacated subchannels.
  12. Going to cbs(dot)com(slash)fave does redirect to the CBS All Access subsite, so it is plausible.
  13. I just checked the Light TV website, and the live feed is still up and running. I've heard it theorized that Allen only bought the satellite space and not the channel as a whole...which raises about as many questions as it answers. I guess The Hollywood Reporter wasn't kidding when they said that MGM is a mess right now.
  14. I was going through the AVS Forums, and learned that certain owned and operated CBS stations have lit up a fourth subchannel with the name "FaveTV" in the PSIP. Sounds like CBS is planning another diginet. Thoughts? And in case you don't believe me...

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