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post #2041 of 2056 Old 08-01-2014, 09:41 PM
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WOW! TO LAUNCH SEC NETWORK AUGUST 14

In WOW! Southeast markets, the network will be carried on the following channels in the Expanded Service tier beginning August 14:
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AS OF 8/14, ALL AREA KNOXVILLE / SURROUNDING TV PROVIDERS CARRY THE SEC NETWORK. Including DIRECTV, DISH, AT&T, Comcast, Charter, WOW! and TDS TV

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Has anybody heard anything about Living Faith TV (WLFG in the Tri-Cities, WAGV in Harlan, KY) expanding into Knoxville? I noticed they own the low power analog WEZK transmitter on channel 28 now and have applied for a digital flash cut permit, which the FCC granted late last year. I think they're already broadcasting their main feed via analog.

They own the channel 22 transmitter in Sevierville as well.

Curious because they recently added the Leuken networks to their subchannels, and now that Knoxville no longer has a RetroTV affiliate, they're actually getting some good programming. Tried emailing Living Faith directly, but never got a response.
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RabbitEars.info, the Bible of everything television, shows that WJZC will operate on RF channel 22 with a display to channel 44, when they begin (unknown exactly when). Living Fath will occupy 44.1, while Retro will roost on 44.2, PBJ on 44.3, and The Family Channel on 44.4. This is the same linep as the parent station WAGV channel rf 54 virtual display 44 in Harlan, KY. And yes, WEZK Knoxville, rf 28 virtual display 44, will have the same linked sub-channel lineup. Years ago the WEZK call letters were the familiar name of a very popular Knoxville FM station, and the parent company, South Central Braodacsting, placed those call letters on their LPTV station to keep them local and active. With a new owner of WEZK-LP, those calls could be written off and new ones used to ID Knoxville's Living Faith channel.

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Antenna TV

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New sub-channel for Knoxville market. WTNZ will be adding a new sub-channel soon and air it on their 43.3.

Wikipedia had WTNZ listed as an Antenna TV affiliate at August 1, but now that has been pulled from the site.
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Contract dispute (with Raycom Media) leaves Fox 43 unavailable for DirecTV customers (Knox News Sentinel)

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Correction see my post below.

Tennessee's game vs. Arkansas St. won't be in HD on Comcast (The article originally comes from Tennessean so some of the channel numbers in the article are for Middle TN providers)

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Alex Horwitz, vice president for public relations in the Big South Region, which includes Tennessee, explained Comcast's reason for not carrying the alternate SEC Network in HD.

"Our primary goal was to make SEC Network overflow channels available as widely as possible to our customers across the South," Horwitz wrote in an email. "Carrying the overflow channel in HD format would not have been the most effective use of our bandwidth – which we strategically reserve for routine product upgrades, new programming content and the latest services for our customers."
Okay, this makes little sense why can't Comcast switch the SEC Network HD feeds at the headend? Put the local game on 1738 and the Florida Atlantic vs Alabama on the Alternate (761 or 762) in our area? I mean ESPN is sending them both feeds in HD to the headend I assume?
They could have simply used the channel 1650 "bandwidth" like they use to do with thier (now defunct) CSS HD for SEC events. Of course CSS was part owned by THEM...

BTW Charter, DirecTV, TDS, AT&T U-Verse & DISH will all be carrying the Alternate games in HD.

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Comcast customers get screwed again, I suppose. You make a great arguement why they can't flip-flop games. Going to be some upset people around here come Saturday.
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I'm just about fed up with Crumcast. I'm considering getting DirecTV again. Do any of their DVR's have an antenna input? I like my antenna reception integrated into my service. Tivo no longer offers this and I'm tired of Crumcast's remarkably poor PQ and V-53 error messages on my Tivo when channels go AWOL. I wouldn't bother with having a provider if it wasn't for sports.

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Correction, Comcast has suddenly made "adjustments" and will air the Noon game in HD scheduled for SEC Network Alternate. Probably due to all the outcry from fans especially on forums like VolNation.
They actually made room for both games airing at 12PM ET/11AM CT.


http://www.knoxnews.com/govolsxtra/f...nnels_08081457

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Tennessee's noon game Saturday against Arkansas State has been pushed to the SEC Network's alternate channel, but Comcast has made adjustments to assure that the game will be available in both standard and high definition in all major southern cities, according to a Comcast spokesman on Thursday.

"We were able to complete certain network adjustments so that Comcast customers will be able to enjoy the Tennessee-Arkansas State game in HD, along with a full slate of college sports programming available on their TV and online throughout the weekend and the season," Alex Horwitz, the vice president of Comcast's public relations for its Big South region, said in a statement.

Horwitz said the Tennessee game would be available in Knoxville on HD channel 1739 and on standard definition on channels 761 and 762. He said it would be available on HD and standard definition in all major southern cities, including Knoxville, Nashville, Chattanooga and Memphis.
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Well, this is just peachy... just in time for the start of the NFL season. Hope they get it resolved soon.
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I'm glad I didn't have DirecTV for this game!

Anybody else notice how much shorter games are, or seem, on the S.E.C. Network. The commercials are so much shorter than CBS and ESPN. That may change after they've been on the air for a year or two and pick up more advertisers. For now, I like the shorter games.

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Well, this is just peachy... just in time for the start of the NFL season. Hope they get it resolved soon.
It got resolved just before the NFL games were aired.
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I'm glad I didn't have DirecTV for this game!

Anybody else notice how much shorter games are, or seem, on the S.E.C. Network. The commercials are so much shorter than CBS and ESPN. That may change after they've been on the air for a year or two and pick up more advertisers. For now, I like the shorter games.
They're not shorter on the SEC Network, the commercial breaks are standard for all televised football games in the SEC, with one exception. CBS games have an extra :30 in four of their breaks.
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They're not shorter on the SEC Network, the commercial breaks are standard for all televised football games in the SEC, with one exception. CBS games have an extra :30 in four of their breaks.
The stoppages may be the same length of time but not the number of commercials. There's more on the established networks. On the S.E.C. Network, there's more shots of the players, coaches, the stadium, promotion of future games, and such to fill-in the show. I don't expect this to last. It's pleasant for now.

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