KFTA-HD Saturday Programming
Saturday's KFTA-HD OTA transmission
But, hey, it's 16:9 HD!
Or it might be a stretched 4:3. Can't really tell from the test pattern.alphastrike
, I don't know about Cox cable, but for the last couple of nights KFTA-HD (Fox 24) has been broadcasting HD OTA during primetime.
Edit -- To elaborate, KFTA-HD 24-1 OTA is transmitting a test pattern today. Their OTA analog channel, KFTA 24, is carrying the same NBC programming as KNWA-SD on 24-2. One might have expected that same NBC programming on KFTA-HD, like they are doing during the week, or hoped for some Fox sports programming during Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
An article in last Saturday's Fort Smith Times Record tried to outline KFTA's situation. As previously REPORTED HERE
, Equity Broadcasting, the owner of KPBI, the old Fox affiliate, filed a complaint with the FCC that challenged the validity of the sale of KFTA from Nexstar to Mission Broadcasting. The Times Record article says, in part, "Until the FCC approves the transference of the KFTA broadcast license from Nexstar to Equity,
" (I think the reporter meant to say 'Mission')
, "...KFTA will simulcast KNWA's programming from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
" So as of last week KFTA's license still has not been officially transferred to Mission, and apparently for some legal reasons they have to pretend they're still an NBC affiliate during the day until the transfer goes through.