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Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Northwest Las Vegas
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For Las Vegas, Spring always seems to arrive earlier than in the rest of the nation. This Spring shapes up to be a very busy launch period for several diginets. Among them are LAFF, BUZZR, and DECADES. Other diginets, such as Escape, Grit, Heroes & Icons continue to hammer out affiliate contracts as they reach further and further into the heartland of the nation.
Looking at the sub-channel capacity and sub-channel availabilities in Las Vegas seems to indicate there is plenty of expansion room. KSNV-3, KLAS-8, KLVX-10, KVCW-33, and KBLR-39 seems to be tapped dry. It doesn't appear likely they will crowd another sub-channel onto their transmitters.
Those local stations that do have sufficient room for additional sub-channels are many. Full power KVVU will add Escape very soon to their 5.2, and then could mover their weather 24/7 service over to 5.3, or use that space for some other network. KTNV is sitting on their 13.2 presntly with an ABC SD feed, which is thought by some to be aplaceholder for the ABC LAFF network coming soon. KINC-15 could add a 15.3 once again if they find a network partner thatis a good match for themselves. KVMY-21 has plenty of room for additional subs; perhaps four. Dare I dream future home for Decades, Buzzr, Justice. I believe that full power KBLR-39 is maxxed, but could squeeze in a fourth feed from some needy network.
The LPTV stations are wide open for additional subs. KEEN-17 dropped back to just their main channel recently, thus making room for a potential 7 sebs. KHMP-18 could revitalize their signal by adding subs on the dot 2 through dot 8. KHDF-19 could replace their "for lease" signs on their subs for an additional 3 programmed channels. KLVD-23 could add subs on their dot 3 and dot4 easily. KELV-27 could pump up their services with the addition of networks on their dot2 and dot 3 without affecting their HD dot one feed. KVPX-28 has the potential of adding 7 additional subs ( or simulcasts of Swaggart). KEGS-30 might add a dot 7 and a dot 8. KNBX-31has potential for networks to be added to their dot5 through dot 8. K41IO-41 has the room, if not the ambition, to add subs to their dot 2 through dot 8. K43FO has room for one more sub-channel on their dot 8. And finally, KLSV-50 has potential to add subs to their .4 through dot 8.
Then there's the dark horses still in the digital game. Those are KVTE-35 and KGHD-38. Will they ever transmit a digital signal? When and what?
In a selfish way, I'd like to see KGNG flip the switch to their channel 26 transmitter and use the virtual display function to place 3 or 4 of the currently channel 48 subs on channel 26. That move would place a couple of respected diginets down nearer to the main body of high caliber programming, and away from the religious channels now associated with higher channel numbers (except for KBLR-39)
Wanting a strong FCC to say no to the Wireless lobby. Keep the tv broadcast band for ota television broadcasters.