Originally Posted by sivartk
seems that the KVUE weather channel will remain if you are using OTA, but go away on cable...hmmm....
Ahh, somebody else has noticed this. I just found the message on the scroll bar this morning, so I called them. The person I talked to said that problem was the FCC has dictated that every multicast channel must have 3+ hours of "family/child friendly" programming, so all
the weather channels (not just on cable, but OTA too) must disappear - So let it be written, so let it be done
. Thanks FCC for making things worse. If I ever suffer extreme cranial trauma from a blunt force injury, leaving me in a vegetative state, I plan to apply to be an FCC commissioner.
Does anybody have any more info on this new random FCC vector? Does that mean that KLRU-HD will have to shut down permanently because there's no time for 3 hours of "family/kid friendly" programming during their 6 hour day? Does that mean the Home Shopping Channel will be going dark (Oh, please God!)? Is this an attempt to kill off all OTA so that 2009 passes with a whimper since there will be no free TV any more?
Seriously, I'd settle for any information - or point me to a national thread?
[Added] I found this: http://www.hallikainen.com/FccRules/2007/73/671/
which requires 3 hours/week
for once channel, and if I read it correctly, 3 more
hours per week for each
multicast channel. Genius! Pure genius I say! Bring on the big hammer, aim for my forehead: FCC here I come!