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post #10891 of 12144 Old 12-28-2011, 08:51 AM
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Has WMAQ officially announced what, if anything, will happen? Being an O&O, will they still carry it, or replace it with something else, or just drop the subchannel?

With Comcast being part owner of NBC, they made it official that Universal Sports will be a pay TV only channel (meaning only available to cable & satellite companies) on January 1. I haven't heard what will be done with 5.3 & the bandwidth. If WMAQ-TV & other NBC O&O stations decide not to replace the subchannel, WMAQ may just allocate the bandwidth for mobile TV, though they really need it for the main channel, since it looks like crap. With that in mind, Nonstop will be reformatted for a national audience in the new year. Who knows what programs stay, & which ones go, as part of a national launch to compete with Livewell Network . At least they're not trying to make it HD like ABC has with Livewell Network on their O&O stations.
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is anyone else still having issues with channel 2 wbbm tv on rf 12... finally i was getting all chicago stations perfect this fall and still do with the exception of channel 2... i know that they are the only one on vhf but what is going on with the signal and what happened to the idea of the 2nd signal on rf 26....


i also believe that they were suppose to add sub stations but have not yet at this point...


any assistance would be appreciated...
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With Comcast being part owner of NBC, they made it official that Universal Sports will be a pay TV only channel (meaning only available to cable & satellite companies) on January 1. I haven't heard what will be done with 5.3 & the bandwidth.

I was aware of the pay-TV change, but it's surprising they haven't mentioned what they will do with the subchannel.

There has been nothing from Comcast either on whether they will carry it. Has there been anything from AT&T, WOW, Dish or DirectTV about the 'new' NBC Sports channel?

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I was aware of the pay-TV change, but it's surprising they haven't mentioned what they will do with the subchannel.

There has been nothing from Comcast either on whether they will carry it. Has there been anything from AT&T, WOW, Dish or DirectTV about the 'new' NBC Sports channel?

The "new" NBC sports channel is just a renaming of Versus. Look for the Comcast Sportsnet channels to be renamed NBC Sports also.
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The "new" NBC sports channel is just a renaming of Versus.

Yes, but I thought he was referring to Universal Sports, which to the best of my knowledge will not undergo a name change. As noted, it will no longer be available OTA as of 1/1/12.

As of now DirecTV will carry it, channel 625. Not sure if that will be SD or HD. Beyond that, I can't find any other info on carriage.

Both Universal Sports and Versus (as of 1/2/12 = NBC Sports Network) are owned and operated by Comcast/NBC Universal. This probably means it will show up on Comcast systems at some point soon.

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I did originally mean Universal Sports. It's confusing as it's happening at the same time as renaming Versus. Maybe they will eventually follow ESPN and call them NBC Sports and NBC Sports 2, and create a "3" that requires everybody to pay via their ISP's "deal".

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I did originally mean Universal Sports. It's confusing as it's happening at the same time as renaming Versus. Maybe they will eventually follow ESPN and call them NBC Sports and NBC Sports 2, and create a "3" that requires everybody to pay via their ISP's "deal".

Don't give them any ideas. Not that they don't have them already.

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Universal Sports is already on Comcast, at least in Chicago. Ch 342 since NBC Nonstop is 341.

Now in NE Tucson, AZ with a cheap rabbit ears antenna. Got everything except KTTU (MyNetwork).
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Not anymore. 342 was the subchannel feed. As of this morning (1/1), it has been deleted from the box and DTA. OTA, 5.3 is just bars and tone.

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Comcast channel 342 was deleted from our DTAs and my DCH3416 a few days ago, while 5.3 was still broadcasting OTA.

Now, as Andy said, 5.3 is just bars and tone.  Unless WMAQ is planning to put something else there, I can't guess why they don't just drop the subchannel in the meantime.

But remember how in the days between The Tub and LATV on 9.2, WGN continued to have a 9.2, made of 9.1's 1080i video with only Spanish audio (even though 9.1 had Spanish available)?
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I'm experiencing a near constant signal dropouts on 2.1 today. Anyone else?
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But remember how in the days between The Tub and LATV on 9.2, WGN continued to have a 9.2, made of 9.1's 1080i video with only Spanish audio (even though 9.1 had Spanish available)?

Why can't the Spanish networks have a alt-English available? The only alt language I've seen is French. There may be some I would consider watching.

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Why can't the Spanish networks have a alt-English available? The only alt language I've seen is French. There may be some I would consider watching.

they have closed captions in CC3 on telemundo and telefutura. Univision only does it with awards shows and other special occasions.
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I'm experiencing a near constant signal dropouts on 2.1 today. Anyone else?

Been watching NFL Jets at Miami trouble-free in South Bend from WBBM because local WSBT is carrying Colts at Jacksonville (boring) and besides is in continuous storm mode with shrunken picture and lower third crawl about tomorrow's Winter Storm Warning.
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I'm seeing the WBBM issues. Looks like the storm system is wreaking havoc with their signal out here. That doesn't happen often.

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Wow, what's up with WBBM? They are usually the best signal in town, now a little bit of wind, and they are virtually unwatchable. You think they would have someone on this with all the advertising $ at stake.

No issues with the other channels in town, we are in close with a roof antenna in Oak Park.

Do they have a loose microwave antenna or something?
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Via Comcast up here in Antioch-ish (McHenry Headend), since Sunday ~3 PM, WBBM is full of freezes and audio dropouts. Major issues for them!
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So what happen ? did WLS or WMAQ replace the antenna on Sears Tower yet?

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i just did a rescan
and 5.3 is gone

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So what happen ? did WLS or WMAQ replace the antenna on Sears Tower yet?

It's not WMAQ, it's WLS. And I learned it hasn't happened yet. Stay tuned...

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44.2 no longer shows inmi on the psip
it now has exitos ...

thank god 5.3 didnt become an infommercial channel

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Freakin Comcast hogging all the local sports coverage and charging for them. I missed 3 bulls games cuz of those a$$holes. Anyway is anyone having signal issues on WSNS or is it just me? Last night it was in perfectly but when I woke up I see a weak signal screen on my converter box but yet the signal bar shows a strength of 51% but no quality. My antenna also hasn't been moved and I still get its adjacent channels in perfectly (WLS and WCPX)
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Not only is 44.2's PSIP name now Exitos, but also there's a "T.2" screen bug during programming, where the T is the same style as the Telemundo T on 44.1.
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Does anyone know the date when WPVN is moving to the new antenna/transmitter. There isn't a specific date on their website.

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Freakin Comcast hogging all the local sports coverage and charging for them. I missed 3 bulls games cuz of those a$$holes.

Eric, this has been going on for 15 years now. If the current LTE clowns get their way there will be much less OTA, let alone OTA sports. The teams make more $ from Comcast Sportsnet then local OTA. Simple as that. Like it or not. It doesn't hurt that Comcrap is subsidized by crazy subscriber fees.
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Try 30 years. Remember SportsVision and the White Sox?

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Not only is 44.2's PSIP name now Exitos, but also there's a "T.2" screen bug during programming, where the T is the same style as the Telemundo T on 44.1.

Around Thursday the bug changed from "T.2" to "exitostv" -- that doesn't really describe it very well but I have no way to get screengrabs and can't find an existing image of it on the net.
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Try 30 years. Remember SportsVision and the White Sox?

Oh yeah. The Sox fans were the first to get the shaft. It took a little longer to trickle down to the Bulls, and Blackhawks, and Cubs fans. At some point the NFL will be on paid television. TBS already has MLB playoffs now.
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Oh yeah. The Sox fans were the first to get the shaft. It took a little longer to trickle down to the Bulls, and Blackhawks, and Cubs fans. At some point the NFL will be on paid television. TBS already has MLB playoffs now.

Monday & Thursday Night Football already moved to ESPN at least a couple years ago.

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Monday & Thursday Night Football already moved to ESPN at least a couple years ago.

The one exception is your local team (in our case, the Bears) are playing on those nights. Then, the games get shown on a local TV station, in an auction done by the NFL to the highest bidder. Last year, WPWR paid $750,000 to show one game. I'm sure prices are similar this year.

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