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Just thought this would be a cool find:

 

WXIX had some trouble switching from the network back to local programming, and I was able to capture this:

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A pre-FNC test pattern for Fox SRs. I always thought SRs originated out of FNC and were sent to affiliates and O&Os via NewsEdge out of NY. Interesting find, either way. I must say, I like the use of the “Its on Fox!” era logo.

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NewsEdge is probably on a different satellite/system from the Splicer. In order for Fox to change the “channel” and take over the stations output (as they do during a Level 1) it would need to be sent via the traditional means.

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During SRs, do fox affiliates have to switch to the newsedge feed themselves or does network control do it for them?

 

For a Level 2 special report, master control at the station level would need to switch to the feed themselves. That is, if they choose to carry the SR. This is for not-so-serious circumstances such as a high profile trial verdict, non-primetime presidential news conference, Supreme Court confirmation hearings, etc.

 

For a level 1, network can “force” themselves onto that station’s air, regardless of what said station is airing for programming. This is only used for the most serious and/or historic circumstances, think major terrorist attack, war, national disaster, death of a President, etc.

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For a Level 2 special report, master control at the station level would need to switch to the feed themselves. That is, if they choose to carry the SR. This is for not-so-serious circumstances such as a high profile trial verdict, non-primetime presidential news conference, Supreme Court confirmation hearings, etc.

 

For a level 1, network can “force” themselves onto that station’s air, regardless of what said station is airing for programming. This is only used for the most serious and/or historic circumstances, think major terrorist attack, war, national disaster, death of a President, etc.

 

so what does it mean when my Fox affiliate does it locally without SR? (non Fox O&O of course).

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so what does it mean when my Fox affiliate does it locally without SR? (non Fox O&O of course).

What this means is your fox affiliate isn't required to run a SR unless it was designated level 1. I would assume the fox SR policies are outlined in the affiliation agreements

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so what does it mean when my Fox affiliate does it locally without SR? (non Fox O&O of course).

 

They could have taken a feed from one of the wire services such as CNN, Network News Service, Fox NewsEdge, or a pool feed. Depends largely on the event and on the station.

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They could have taken a feed from one of the wire services such as CNN, Network News Service, Fox NewsEdge, or a pool feed. Depends largely on the event and on the station.

Oh. that explains why KTXL was showing a blurry picture one time during a SR.

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Oh. that explains why KTXL was showing a blurry picture one time during a SR.

 

Fox and their whole Splicer system isn’t conducive to easily adding non network elements to the program feed. By that I mean some affiliates resort to using a SD output of the Splicer if they have to run a crawl or something else. I was going through some screen captures the other day from the 2016 election and the Fox News election coverage was SD at best on WBFF.

 

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Fox and their whole Splicer system isn’t conducive to easily adding non network elements to the program feed. By that I mean some affiliates resort to using a SD output of the Splicer if they have to run a crawl or something else. I was going through some screen captures the other day from the 2016 election and the Fox News election coverage was SD at best on WBFF.

 

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yea KTXL Covered that in HD.

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For a level 1, network can “force” themselves onto that station’s air, regardless of what said station is airing for programming. This is only used for the most serious and/or historic circumstances, think major terrorist attack, war, national disaster, death of a President, etc.

 

I would so love to hack that system. The Idea of "forcing" myself on the stations air sounds kinda sexy.

 

Are you out there Captain Midnight?

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