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  1. Interesting, when Tribune was in a retransmission fight with Optimum years ago, they actually blocked access from Optimum IP addresses. You can watch CW shows on Hulu.
  2. This has been covered in the retransmission consent squabbles board. In some areas CBS, Fox and the CW are blacked out.
  3. The Providence Journal has an article on how to watch the Patriots game (Nexstar owns the CBS, FOX and CW affiliates). It is of course behind a pay wall for subscribers only. And Gatehouse Media d/b/a Gannett wonders why folks no longer subscribe to a paper that is 90% the same in every Gannett paper.
  4. Since NFL+ as well as Sunday Ticket are not available on Optimum I suspect there is no impact.
  5. As an Optimum customer, I can watch Fox entertainment shows on Hulu. No biggie. The only issue is Sunday NFL - typically the Giants, this week the Jets and the WS should the Yankees make it.
  6. You do realize New Amsterdam is on its final season? Dick Wolf would never agree to airing either Chicago PD or L&O:OC on Tuesdays opposite his own shows on CBS.
  7. Fox5 has not carried any hearings which is no surprise despite other Fox O&Os doing so. Just a confirmatory statement. If Nexstar is serious about being in the news and network business, then I would expect them to allow their owned or operated stations to carry it.
  8. And once again, both WNYW Fox 5 and WWOR My9 in DMA 1 are NOT carrying the hearing. Nor is Nexstar, oops I mean Mission's PIX11.
  9. In Rhode Island that would include CBS, FOX and the CW. No college football on Saturday, no NFL including he home team Patriots on Sundays during the afternoon.
  10. WABC has named a new news director. https://www.nexttv.com/news/cnn-cnbc-vet-scott-matthews-named-news-director-at-wabc-tv
  11. The TVNewsCheck article was an opinion/analysis piece. The only public statement made by NBCUni was earlier in the week, during an investment conference, where they said it and other options are under evaluation. It would give back the hour to local stations. That means no national newscast. It means any station can do what they want (except broadcast a competing network's 10 pm show) - a syndicated talk show, more of the ubiquitous Family Feud, or other game show, off net reruns or expansion of local news etc.
  12. Some of us are old enough to remember when the networks gave up the 7:30 pm time slot to local stations. Look what we got instead! I imagine the hour will be filled with some news and Extra/Access and other type of shows. The statement NBCU/Comcast said in a presentation this week was that is it under evaluation. Lot's of "done deal" speculation is out there. I would imagine it gets complicated as they have to deal with the producers of 10 pm shows, especially Dick Wolf who would lose two hours of content. Would it mean Saturday becomes appointment TV like it was in the days of All in the Family, Mary Tyler Moore and Carol Burnett? That ship sank decades ago.
  13. So they are afraid of the competition? I would think Fox first concern that Nexstar controls many of their stations, being a competitor.
  14. The last line in the article sums it up. Just look at the lack of success at NewsNation.
  15. From where is she coming from? I'm sure I'm not the only one not familiar with her name.
  16. Wasn't KYW a NBC station back then? It was the old Group W stations that carried the Eyewitness News moniker. Once Westinghouse bought CBS, all their NBC stations switched affiliations.
  17. Does MyNetwork provide any value to any station group outside of Fox Owned? It's pretty useless with repeats you can find elsewhere. Have to admit, I never watch Ch 9 WWOR here. No one I know does.
  18. Personally there is a reason I didn’t subscribe to Discovery +. No interest on my part. If they turn HBOMax into a Service of cheap Discovery fare, they will lose subscribers including myself.
  19. Interesting. I’m visiting RI. Neither the Nexstar station (CBS) nor the Sinclair station (NBC) are yet (as of 6:30 am). Standard Media’s ABC station is.
  20. I actually don't see completely getting rid of the channel number being a good move. Several of the CBS O&Os are heritage stations from the start up of television, over 70 years old. Throughout the years, most people refer to them as Channel 2, Channel 4 etc. Considering local news skews older demographically, those are the folks that are used to watching Channel 2 most of their lives and will refer to it that way. If the heritage channel numbers weren't important, why did they all push for virtual channel numbers when they converted to digital TV? The non station branding is fine, NBC has done that for years, but they did not abandon channel numbers either.
  21. Really? This looks like a tiny virtual set up for now. I have no problem IMO with how 3K looks, however, at this point they will not be making changes (including the desk which is what most don't like) since they will be moving to half of 3B sometime next year. I suspect some of what WMAQ just did will filter into both the WNBC and Telemundo 47 sets that are relocating to 3B.
  22. Did they ever? Not the channel I would go to to watch. It was on 2, 4, 5, 7 and 11. NFL pregames moved to 9 for Fox and 10/55 for CBS.
  23. Reading the previous few posts there is a common theme. Despite its name, NewsNation is not a full fledged news network. It is part time to begin with, is inflexible with the 24 hour ever changing news cycle. It has many limitations on covering major stories and events. It seems more a read a wire service, splice in some video, make it about the personality service. For those of us of a certain age who remember the beginnings of CNN (and even the short lived Satellite News Channel from Group W) they may have been run on the cheap but committed full time to the news and had agreements in place all over the globe for breaking news. The UK and US are intertwined in their special relationship. Could NewsNation have had a deal in place with the folks who do ITC, Channel 4 or Channel 5 News (assuming BBC has deals in place and has coverage of BBC World on many cable lineups and Sky is owned by NBC Universal)? In some ways you can look at this as a test of NewsNation's ability to cover a major international story and they failed, miserably. The good news is very few people probably tuned in to watch Dan Abrams kvetch (His ratings are minuscule to begin with and the opening NFL game was on last night) and Cuomo and whoever else Nexstar decides to bring in won't increase viewership much. At the end of the day, NewsNation is not the go to channel for breaking news stories of any significance. I'm not sure it ever would be.
  24. Although I'm sure there is heritage about that channel logo, it is way too busy IMO for today, and looks incompatible with the abc circle.
  25. TV Newscheck is reporting the news on WGCL and WPCH will now be branded as Atlanta News First. WGCL calls will also change to WANF. Here is the NextTV version of the story, including what the local will look like. https://www.nexttv.com/news/wgcl-atlanta-changing-call-letters-to-wanf
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