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Sinclair has sold KVMY-21 to another party, a small station group owner called HSH Las Vegas. It will take a while for the paperwork to clear the FCC, but this should keep Sinclair from violating owbership rules in Vegas. It seems the FCC doesn't like a company to own 3 stations here.

Will the sale see some programming chanes on KVMY? Quite possibly. The station lost one sub-channel in the Fall/Winter gigantic Sinclair sub-channel switch. Because the remaing two sub-channels, Antenna TV and COZI, are not HD, there is plenty of bandwidth for expansion. Perhaps two additional SD sub-channels for national diginets not yet seen here in the Valley. The good news in all of this is that American Sports Network should not be pre-empting the programming of Antenna TV or COZI, as they will no longer be under the Sinclair giant thumb of ownership.

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Sinclair has sold KVMY-21 to another party, a small station group owner called HSH Las Vegas. It will take a while for the paperwork to clear the FCC, but this should keep Sinclair from violating owbership rules in Vegas. It seems the FCC doesn't like a company to own 3 stations here.

The good news in all of this is that American Sports Network should not be pre-empting the programming of Antenna TV or COZI, as they will no longer be under the Sinclair giant thumb of ownership.
I wouldn't be so sure of that; do you know who the owner really is?

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/new...v-50000/134123
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I assume you already know who he is - & that this is NOT their 1st rodeo...
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I appreciate everyone who reads this forum and posts their occasional thoughts about Vegas OTA and HDTV. There are times it appears to become my persoanl blog, but that is certainly not my intention. I'll share the microphone with anyone. I only wish we had some regular comments from the local station engineers and management people.
As someone who just cut the cord last week, saving over $220 per month, I just want to thank you for your "blog". I am amazed how much is available OTA here in Vegas.
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No, but some might call him the big guy.

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I wouldn't be so sure of that; do you know who the owner really is?

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/new...v-50000/134123
I assume you already know who he is - & that this is NOT their 1st rodeo...
Can he stay up for the full 8 seconds?

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Just noticed that KGNG 47.7 has replaced PBJ with QVC. Sad to see this change.
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Just noticed that KGNG 47.7 has replaced PBJ with QVC. Sad to see this change.
This could just be a shuffle of channels, as QVC was, and still is, on KEEN 17.6. QVC on KGNG 47.7 does have a PSIP that ID's as KGNGQVC. Perhaps King Kong will place something new and exciting on KEEN's 17.6 soon.

Biltmore's three sub-channels are missing from their KLSV 50 this evening.

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KGNG 47.6 has long been a sub-channel in search of an identity. For the past months it has beome a movies channel, much like 47.5 Movies+ without the off-net reruns. Today, that all changed as King Kong has switched things up and appointed KGNG 47.6 as the latest sub-channel to air PBJ.

Late Saturday afternoon KEEN-17's four sub-channels went silent. This is likely for a short period. KGNG-47 has an agreement to program several of the KEEN sub-channels for a share of potential profits. It may be possible that KGNG is changing the lineup, and the four sub-channels resurface soon.

Sunday 8 am finds the KEEN sub-channels still down. Also, KMCC 34.2 and 34.3 are frozen on an image. Is this the end of The Cool on KMCC? And Biltmore's KLSV subs are still quiet.

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The Cool music videos thawed their signal and was restored to the two KMCC sub-channels by primetime Sunday evening. Back from hiding are the three subs on KLSV-50. Still in hiding are KEEN 17.1, 17.6, 17.7, 17.8, KHMP 18.2, 18.3, and 18.4. They have active PSIPS's, but do not have programming. Still screwed up PSIP's prevail for KHDF's 19.2, 19.3, and 19.3. Something within their PSIP's do not allow many area tv's to display the KHDF billboard channels.

The clock continues to tick tick tick on the KVTE-35 license. No signs of digital or analog service from this once interesting little LPTV station. Another clock ticks for the digital rebirth of Franken FM station KGHD. They once had a Hispanic music channel operating on the FM dial via their TV channel 6 license.

As I wrote this at 8"45 am, KEEN 17.1 was attempting a restore to service. The main KEEN channel was showing FETV rather than their normal WHT logo bug and programming. KEEN's 17.6, 17.7, and 17.8 PSIPS's have disappered, for now.

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K41IO takes their turn on the missing list this afternoon and early evening.

They were back by Wednesday morning.

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A new sub-channel to report Wednesday morning. I'm not sure how popular this network will be, or how long it will last in Las Vegas. KEGS 30.5 added IQRA, a Muslim network it would appear. The network appeared by late Tuesday evening according to Cigar Time Ron. Wednesday morning the network seems to be running without audio set to the corect mode. Only a buzz sound heard. In all likliehood, this is a pay to play network positioned on KEGS 30.5 until they forget to pay KEGS for the priviledge of being offered in Las Vegas.

For those old enough to remember the Sunday funnies Smokey Stover comic strip, I offer Cigar Time Ron a tip-o-the-hat and a thank you.

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A new sub-channel to report Wednesday morning. I'm not sure how popular this network will be, or how long it will last in Las Vegas. KEGS 30.5 added IQRA, a Muslim network it would appear. The network appeared by late Tuesday evening according to Cigar Time Ron. Wednesday morning the network seems to be running without audio set to the corect mode. Only a buzz sound heard. In all likliehood, this is a pay to play network positioned on KEGS 30.5 until they forget to pay KEGS for the priviledge of being offered in Las Vegas.

For those old enough to remember the Sunday funnies Smokey Stover comic strip, I offer Cigar Time Ron a tip-o-the-hat and a thank you.
First its the Evangelists, now its the Muslims needing science to spread the word.

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In time for the weekend, KMCC 34.1 is missing. All three sub-channels are gone.

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We in Las Vegas have been fortunate to have had Heoes & Icons as a sub-channel on KTNV 13.2 and 13.3 for several months now. Tomorrow, March 1st, is the offical launch of the network and the addition of a few new affiliates across the US. In the next few weeks H&I will add several series that have been requested of the various retro themed networks. Several shows seem to be leaving the H&I schedule, or at least moved from their current timeslots.

The CBS Decades network is set to launch officially once they conclude their binge marathon of programming. No local station has yet murmurred an affiliation agreement. Other diginets ramping up their exposure with affiliate announcements are Laff, Justice, Buzzr, Grit, and Escape. Again, our local broadcasters are mum on announcements. But hey, we got IQRA on KEGS 30.5.

Sinclair's KVMY could easily support 2 or 3 additional sub-channels as that station does not now have a bit hungry HD main channel to support. KTNV 13.2 is expected to do something with their ABC SD simulcast soon, possibly with the addition of LAFF, now that KTNV is a Scipps Howard owned station and Scripps is a lead affilaite group owner for launching Laff. KVVU 5.3 is thought likely to be a home for Fox Buzzr. But speculation, rumors, and announcements don't always merge.

Saturday morning finds KMCC 34 still missing, as are the KEEN 17.6, 17.7, and 17.8 subs. Did the sale of KEEN get in the way of the KGNG agreement to program the KEEN subs for a profit share arrangement?

How long can K41IO hold out and not add some additional sub-channels and the potential for additional revenue? Why would a LPTV owner not want to fully utilize the bits allocated to them by their FCC license in the best interest of the public they serve? K41IO could easily add 7 additional subs without adversley affecting the viewers to their Enlace service on 41.1. Much the same is true for KLVD. They recently added a SD wide screen verson on 23.2 of their 23.1 Daystar programming. Daystar is not known for using their excess bandwdth for sub-channels, but that may be changing in the next year or two. KINC 15 experimented last month with a 15.3 sub-channel, a simulcast of KELV 27.1. Might they resurrect their 15.3 for a new diginet seeking exposure in Las Vegas? Will Biltmore ever program their KLSV 50 station with something other than shop-at-home channels? They, too, are sitting on unused bits worthy of a partnership with several networks.

As I see it, if they local stations fill their bandwidth to the max with programming from a selection of diginets, then the TV spectrum auction next year could greatly fizzle. We must keep the TV band for the home consumner and tell the phone companies to keep their grubby hands off the TV dial. Before TV hardly had a chance at infancy, we lost channel 1. Then when UHF was just beginning to unfold, we lost channels 70-83. Recenlt the TV band lost channels 51-69. Now, with the auction slated for next year, we could lose additional channel capacity. That would only reduce the potential for free over-the-air viewing for the nation, and force some people to the cable or sat providers. This is not what I expect from the FCC. At least not from the FCC I remember as a young broadcaster wannabe in the 1950's.
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For those viewers in extreme NE Las Vegas, keep an eye on digital channel 49. FanVision Entertainment has once again obtained a special license from the FCC to operate a 100 watt digityal station at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway from 3 March to 10 March only while NASCAR is holding court. This is becoming an annual event for FanVision. It is not clear whether FanVision uses the standard ATSC scheme of things for their special broadcasts intended for NASCAR attendees. Because FanVision will only be operating for a few days, and at a mere 100 watts, they do not expect to cause significant transmission problems with either KGNG rf 48 or KLSV rf 50.

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