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  1. On 11/3/2022 at 7:46 PM, Roadrunner said:

    Given the competition they have at this hour(s), they're going to need someone with a strong presence (it's admittedly what the viewers at this hour want) unless they just boost CNN International hours and air lots of Newsroom. In my opinion, Jake just isn't the "face" of the network they must be seeking for primetime. Not really sure who or what could be that right now.

    I must say... with Shepherd Smith now off CNBC, perhaps he'd get a call?

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  2. On 10/31/2022 at 3:11 PM, DirtyHarry said:


    I think the FCC has rules about this. What happens in Lima and Parkersburg? 

    These days, Lima has in-market affiliates for all four major networks, but a brief search of Lima's Charter Spectrum TV listings suggests that they retain CBS from Columbus, OH and ABC from Toledo, OH. https://www.tvtv.us/oh/lima/luUSA-OH34468-X

    Parkersburg has NBC, CBS, and FOX; Optimum imports ABC from Columbus, OH and Charleston, WV in addition to importing NBC from Charleston, WV. https://tvtv.us/wv/parkersburg/luUSA-WV47500-X

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  3. On 10/20/2022 at 11:28 AM, bpatrick said:

    Why would any affiliate want that?  There are more potential viewers for local news at 10 than at 11; in the Central and Mountain time zones the news is more heavily watched at 10 than at 6.  No, I think NBC's affiliates will demand the time for themselves (NOTE: there's no such thing as the access rule anymore so Sunday night football could run past 10 without complaint; it is consistently THE number one show, period).  Now some NBC affiliates are going to have problems against established Fox-affiliate newscasts (such as WXIA against WAGA or WVTM against WBRC), but a powerhouse like WRAL should be OK.  CBS is saying it's not giving back 10--for now.  ABC may be the first of the two to follow NBC's lead.

    I get why you'd think individual stations would want the 10 PM hour for their newscasts, but if (say) Sinclair or Tegna come down and put a program in that timeslot, they're not going to have that much of a choice. 


    Perhaps the station-group produced programming could solve that issue with duopoly stations, where (hypothetically) the 10 PM newscast stays on FOX while the new program airs on the NBC affiliate. All else fails, split it half-and-half.

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  4. 6 hours ago, MD TV said:

    Without warning, Disney-owned channels were pulled from Dish/Sling in the middle of the night:



    This is a big one... not the least because it's the largest provider that I've seen drop ESPN. This weekend is going to be fun...

    Morgan Wick, who writes about sports media on Twitter and a blog, has a Twitter thread about this dispute: 

    I think his last tweet hits the mark here:


    I suspect the next few days are going to be huge in terms of determining how soon (if ever) ESPN goes fully direct to consumer.


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  5. 15 hours ago, DENDude said:

    I Wonder how the WINK doppler held up during Ian?  I know the wink studios were underwater.  As far as i know the WBBH (First Alert Power Doppler HD) / WZVN (Storm Warn7 Doppler) Doppler survived.


    The radar is located at their transmitter site in Babcock Ranch, and considering that they are broadcasting from there for the time being, and from what I've seen are putting out a signal over the air, I'm cautiously optimistic about how the radar fared during the storm. 

  6. 15 hours ago, doublejman69 said:

    This is WINKs last few hours on air, this might include when WINK was cut off or shortly before.

    After 62 hours of simulcast coverage NBC2 and ABC7 will do its own coverage starting today.


    Edit: looks like the nbc2 and abc7 simulcast continues.


    Edit 2: Fox4 came back to its building and studio some time this afternoon, coverage has been getting somewhat better in the last 12-24 hours 

    Judging from WINK's archived live stream on Facebook, the video you posted does appear to end the moment WINK lost the ability to broadcast.

    The WINK article on the recovery says that they are at their transmitter in Babcock Ranch. https://www.winknews.com/2022/09/28/wink-news-off-air-due-to-hurricane-ian/

  7. One of the major issues with this market is that the NWS radars are quite far away, so low level features could be missed. For the Fort Myers-Cape Coral area, the closest NWS radars are the one in Ruskin (near Tampa) which is around 80 miles away, and Miami which is around 120 miles away. For this area, having those in-house radars are a huge benefit, especially for tornado warnings.

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