We seem to be pretty good at disecting these stations and their subchannels, etc. I guess that's pretty good for a laugh if nothing else. *lol*
I'm kinda curious now to have Ken12 pop in here with commentary on WITN's radar... I wish they would just leave it up until they're ready to bring the 24/7 online. I mean, I know it's just a radar, but something like that can't consume all that much bandwith. I mean, the WITN main HD channel still looks fantastic even yesterday when they were simulcasting the analog feed. I suppose it's a matter of economics, etc.
Back to Ken12 though, I wonder if there is any possible way for him to siphon off a tiny amount of bandwith to give a Skytrak 12 radar. I mean, especially since WITN is going to drop their's later today. I know he's concerned about compression and messing up the HD channel or the SD UPN, but I'd love to see WCTI experiment with it as well.
Since WNCT seems to pay very little attention to the forum and HD inroads, at least as far as we know, I'd like to see the other locals play around with the idea. Honestly, I've never given WITN very much credit as a serious tech competitor around Eastern NC, but they are definitely in the midst of making a run at pushing forward with HD and multicasting. Since WCTI was on the air first around here with digital, I wonder if they're paying attention to 7.2 coming online- if only for one day. Likewise, I've e-mailed Skip a couple of times about getting a local Weatherbug for branded by WCTI for our area. And boom, WITN beats them to the punch there with WITN First Alert for computer users.
To be honest, I'm a tv junkie for sure, I like seeing the locals here expanding their reach and giving their viewers more. I remember Ken12 saying recently that analog is where they make their money and that couldn't be more true, but I definitely think HD is catching on in this area. The time is now to move ahead.
Btw, Ken12, if you do pop into this conversation, are you guys being affected much by the transfer of ownership of WCTI. I remember reading not too long ago that another station group was looking at purchasing WCTI. Is that tying your hands at exploring other options for multicasting? Is there any possibility you might spin off UPN 48 into their own frequency assignment and WCTI will stand alone. This might give you the opportunity to do some of that multicasting that you've maybe been considering. I'm sure there is plenty of red tape and money issues that go along with something like this, but as a viewer, I'm actively interested in this subject. Obviously, since I post as frequently as possible. And so do others... Hit us up and give us the skinny on anything you can.
One final question for anyone who might be exploring our forum, any word on the greenville pax coming online. Jamielee, you've let us know that Fox won't be until Dec 1st barring anything unforseen. Have you heard anything about Pax? Likewise, what's up with our local WB? I know it's a cable only system presently. Any chance they might broadcast OTA?
Btw, these are just some musings... I don't expect you to be like NOVA and have all the answers! *LOL*
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