Originally Posted by kjpjr
The real problem comes from the Nielsen rating system. They define a DMA and basically say what station cover that area. They have decreed Georgetown County to be a part of the Charleston DMA. Our county is very long and narrow but it still means that I live about 10 miles from all the Myrtle Beach stuff but cannot see the TV stations except in non-HD very crappy reception almost unwatchable or the local station is blocked out. I have talked to Nielsen and they say this cannot be changed. We will keep working on this! This is the short version of this problem
I agree that Nielsen DMA system is totally outdated and antiquated. But fortunately, you get your in-state news, weather and sports. Here in Greenwood, SC (which is in Greenville, SC DMA) our market is split-state (South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia) and they tell mostly South Carolina news, North Carolina news, and less Georgia news. I know the system is broken. I've heard of the Orphan County issue, since this isn't the case.
For those have DIRECTV noticed the listings for WCIV 4 (ABC) are listed programs by Zuus Country not ABC. I've mentioned to them on Twitter, ABC News 4 (channel 36.2 OTA) replied said it's DirecTV fault not correcting the listings. I've told them nicely thanks for the reply.
Since WCIV and my local ABC station WLOS are now sister stations.
I wish I had a Slingbox
so I could ask someone like my FB friends to use my SB to watch Lowcountry Television news.
I've watched WCBD, WCSC, and WCIV newscasts online (different than watching it from TV) and unfortunately WCSC doesn't show sports segments on 6 and 11pm newscasts online because of rights nonsense.
I wish WCBD, WCIV, and WCSC do 4:30am newscast in Charleston, SC like the big 3 stations in Greenville, SC does.
Does anybody in Charleston, SC and vicinity uses the Slingbox? http://www.slingbox.com