Originally Posted by BPTTV
Still seeing a LONG lag in decode on 6.1 when tuning to it...takes longer than 4.x or 12.x for the channel to pop up...wonder what is going on??
Also anyone catch that LONG dead air during the Cowboys game today?? With less than 2 mins left in the 2nd quarter they went to black and stayed there for what seems like 5+ minutes..and then 6.2 ran a promo for 6.1...about programming on Monday but the voice over said "Later today on KFDM" HUH???? Someone in Master Control was not watching what they were doing it would seem....(yeah I know the promo was probably loaded wrong into the server or automation...still..............)
I don't see a long decode delay here in Anahuac.
I stopped at KFDM yesterday to visit and found out that the dead air was caused by sun spots. CBS was supposed to program the satellite system to use the backup satellite during the time that the main CBS satellite signal was out during the sun spot activity. But they forgot to do so. And, of course, the backup satellite receiver was on the wrong channel (different football game).
KFDM and the CW cross promote all day long, so it is not unusual for a promo to talk about the other channel. All the promos (commercials for TV shows) are produced so they can run on either station thus saving server disk space. So, I doubt that this was an error at all.
BTW: All Sinclair stations, including KFDM/CW are programmed by Sinclair Corporate computers "somewhere out there" (I forget the exact location, but you can bet that it's not Beaumont, Texas).
Remember that all above information (except for the sun spot problem) is how things were done when I was still working there. Your mileage may vary.