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Hey @WCIAchief, what person/department do I need to contact about getting cable carriage for Bounce, Grit, Laff, and Escape?
You would have to contact the specific cable company. Since Nexstar employs "retransmission consent" cable companies are under no obligation to carry us (must-carry rule does not apply).
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Comcast has replaced the SD copy of COZI on ch 436, with a notice to tune to the HD version on ch 907. (WAND 17.3 OTA, which was COZI-SD, is now ION-SD)
ION-SD on Comcast ch 233, is still the national feed, though.
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DISH added WCCU-27 FOX Champaign in SD/HD today - BUT also removed WICD-15 ABC Champaign altogether.
This change not surprising, since WICD shifted all their Champaign-based newscasts over to WCCU some time ago.

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Will any of these new subchannels ever get added onto local Comcast lineups? And if so, will only Champaign-area customers get only the WCIA subs (Bounce and Grit), and Springfield-area only the WCIX subs (Escape and Laff), or will the full set of WCIA/WCIX subchannels be aired throughout the whole market on Comcast and most other cable systems which carry both 3 and 49?
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Hey @WCIAchief, what person/department do I need to contact about getting cable carriage for Bounce, Grit, Laff, and Escape?
Ya'll finally got your wish...ALL 4 channels are now on Comcast, at least on the Springfield/Decatur system, on ch's 423-426.
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Ya'll finally got your wish...ALL 4 channels are now on Comcast, at least on the Springfield/Decatur system, on ch's 423-426.
I noticed that too a couple weeks ago. And they're on the channel 1000+ lineup too (which I prefer using rather than the traditional 2-3 digit numbers, at least on my main TV). I just need to go back and see where in the 1000s the new WCIA/WCIX subs are placed.

Other than WAND's local version of ION (which is already on Comcast channel 233, the national version that is), the only local subchannel not currently on Comcast is Charge! (WICS-20.4/WICD-15.4).
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Comcast has shockingly added a new HD channel - Bloomberg ch 633
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Comcast has shockingly added a new HD channel - Bloomberg ch 633
And on Channel 1122 if you prefer using CC's new 4-digit lineup, like I do (their SD feed used to be on 1122). We have the HD Bloomberg here in Chatham (where I now live) too.

And although CC's channel guide lists WCIA-HD's 4-digit channel number as 1003, in actuality it shows up on 1002 (it was 1005 until around Easter). While the other local OTA channels are Virtual Channel + 1000 on the CC 4-digit lineup. Anyone know what's up with CC refusing to put WCIA on channel 1003?

And in an unrelated story, I was visiting family earlier this weekend in the Peoria area and saw the Journal-Star this morning. Looks like the JS is bailing out of the TV Times insert after today, returning to their old in-house TV insert (which IMO was one of the worst local TV inserts for a newspaper with a wide circulation area like the Journal Star--no out-of-market channels, miniscule amount of cable channels, tiny grid sizes with no program descriptions on the side, and in the digital era no listings for subchannel netlets). Could the SJ-R be soon to follow on bailing out on TV Times? The JS claimed the return to their old TV Week was due to subscriber demand--IMO I think it's a Gatehouse corporate decision.
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Comcast has shockingly added a new HD channel - Bloomberg ch 633
And still no Charge! (WICS-20.4) on Comcast either. Plus it looks like CC is sticking with the national ION feed rather than WAND's ION feed.
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And in an unrelated story, I was visiting family earlier this weekend in the Peoria area and saw the Journal-Star this morning. Looks like the JS is bailing out of the TV Times insert after today, returning to their old in-house TV insert (which IMO was one of the worst local TV inserts for a newspaper with a wide circulation area like the Journal Star--no out-of-market channels, miniscule amount of cable channels, tiny grid sizes with no program descriptions on the side, and in the digital era no listings for subchannel netlets). Could the SJ-R be soon to follow on bailing out on TV Times? The JS claimed the return to their old TV Week was due to subscriber demand--IMO I think it's a Gatehouse corporate decision.
SJ-R has indeed dropped TV Times as well--back to their traditional TV insert in the same format of the old version. With only Springfield/Decatur/Champaign and St. Louis market main stations, plus most cable stations, and some errors e.g. WGN still shown as cable channel 9 even though it has been relegated only to channel 115 SD since Dec. 2014. Still no subchannel netlets listed in any of the printed TV inserts locally.

Looks like it was actually Gatehouse corporate decision making rather than "customer feedback" on the dropping of TV Times in the Journal Star and the SJR.
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Anyone know more about the Ball-Chatham School District's (aka Chatham Glenwood) efforts to sell or lease the 300-foot WSEC relay tower near Glenwood High School (and presumably near Network Knowledge's building)?

From the Chatham Clarion (only a blurb--full article requires online subscription), article of June 26:

http://www.southcountypublications.n...be207db22.html

"The board [at their June 20 meeting] approved the purchase of eight buses through a three-year lease agreement, but decisions on whether to issue $2.18 million in bonds (remaining referendum authority from the November 2012 referendum) and how to handle a pending sale agreement of the 300-foot WSEC tower on District property behind GHS remain on the table."

That's the WSEC/Network Knowledge relay tower to their transmitters (WSEC's near Franklin, WQEC Quincy, WMEC Macomb).

If W[S/M/Q]EC hadn't already been assigned post-repack channels and this was coming up, I'd be wondering with the proposed CPB elimination and the recent state budget impasse if Network Knowledge was going to pull a Steve Miller and "take the money and run." Anyone know if there's more substance to the story behind the WSEC tower proposed sale near Chatham Glenwood HS? Could we potentially be looking at Network Knowledge stations going bye-bye or perhaps becoming WILL or WTVP satellites?
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