Hate to see you moved over to the Dish, but can understand your frustration with the WTVQ situation. Believe me, it has been equally as frustrating for us. I've been wanting to jump on here and update the local forum members on a preliminary road-map on our plans for the next 6 to 8 months. And also I would like to invite anyone interested to participate in open discussions hosted by Insight, to help us better understand what our current subscribers and non-subscriber's are looking for.
The marketing and customer service groups hold focus groups with a cross section of folks, but I am really looking for the people who understand all the new technology, and maybe not, but would like to. On my end, I would have my highest level technical people, who design and implement all the new services we are implementing currently and plan on over the near future.
If your are interested or know of anyone that is, please email me @firstname.lastname@example.org
1. WTVQ (Rumors Someone Told Me, not an Official Insight Statement)
Owned by Media General and has been holding out in hopes they could strike a deal to combine bandwidth with other digital broadcast stations and offer a package to compete directly with cable companies in their broadcast areas they own stations. Insight has been willing to sign an agreement just like we already have in place with WKYT and have had since DAY 1.
2. WDKY FOX Look for FOX to be on Inisght in Lexington on DAY 1 that their Transmitter is up and running @ Clays Ferry. We met with their Engineers 2 weeks ago. And no, the engineer moving to TVQ will not affect the timetable. FYI....it will be real close for the first game of the NFL Season!!!!
3. We will be launching both College Sports Television and the NFL Network in early August. Initially the NFL network will have 2 hours of HD programming per week and around the first of the year the will be launching a second channel of 24/7 HD programming. I' also read in the literature that there would be 54 preseason games, and I am pretty sure that I read we would also have all NFL games played on a particular Sunday available the next day on our SVOD service. Also, once the current contract runs up for the NFL Ticket with "D", Cable Companies, will finally have access.
4. As far as other HD Programming, there are 4 or 5 other channels that will be added by end of the year. But of course we have to wait until the ink is wet on the contracts before talking about them. But if I was a betting man, I would bet on........Inhd 1&2...TNT.....maybe some other movie channels???? Again..these are just some good rumors.....
5. Digital Overlay is our term for digital duplication of our analog lineup. While we have not made a decision to go full throttle yet, we are in the test phase of duplicating our analog lineup in a digital format. The preliminary plans and compression schemes I have seen so far would definitely give us a big edge over any sat delivered digital signals. More to come on this...Also, for those with the 6208 DVR and HI Def Televisions, this bring a vast improvement to picture quality.....
6. The analog picture quality on the 6208 DVR that is more visible on the bigger sets, is being looked at from a couple of different fronts. First, it does make sense and cable companies will have to go all digital at some time. Second, the second generation DVR, which I'm not really sure when Moto is going to release, or if they already have released. Insight plans on waiting until the first of the year to roll it out, which it should also include the second hard drive.
There are a bunch of really cool things coming in the next 6 to 8 months...but I think I've been long winded enough...
Technical Operations Manager