Originally Posted by rdvegas
It's the total lack of professionalism shown by Sinclair that gets me. I applaud Sinclair for launching a sports diginet for the ota O&O stations. I don't applauad their decision to place these games on diginets like GET, THIS, METV, etc.
If Sinclair has a GetTV affiliate it is usually shown on there. But there are some markets where they don't so they use other subchannels. I know with the football games they were shown on the main channel Sinclair owns (like in Minneapolis it was on CW 23). But since the bball games are at night that would pre-empt the programming on there. So I guess they want to use the subchannel
Viewers of these diginets are angered by sports interupting the flow of programming on their favorite sub-channels.
I'm sorry but other than sports, me personally don't even tune to GetTV. And those movies are replayed all the time. in fact twice the same movie was pre-empted for sports.
Further, it's very unprofessional for Sincalir to allow these local sub-channels of these same diginets to start a program, or movie, then in mid stream abrupty change to Sinclair's ASN network.
what would you like them to do? Show a paid program for 45 minutes? Again in most Sinclair markets its GetTV that gets pre-empted. SInce those movies dont start at top/bottom of hour it would be hard to show alternate programming
Thus far, Sinclair has had very little advance notice given of these sports interuptions.
zap2it now has listings for them. although they are hosed. as example my Tivo guide shows the game from 2-5:15 today. The game starts at 2 but they have a listing until the next movie starts (5:15)
Then when the game concludes, Sinclair has forgotten how to issue a "We now join the following program already in progress".
at least on GetTv they have commercials until the next time the movie resumes
Locally, Sinclair could place these ASN games on KVCW 33.1, KVCW 33.2, or KVMY 21.1 (because KVMY 21.1 is a simulcast of the main KSNV 3.1 signal, it's redudant).
I think it has to do with pre-empting the network programming (CW, My, etc). Just thinking out loud