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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-29-2014, 07:36 PM
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Posted By veedon
I like some of the diginets that the subchannels...

I like some of the diginets that the subchannels carry, but I wonder how much money they make for the stations. From the kind of ads that the subchannels carry, I can't imagine it's much.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-29-2014, 07:11 PM
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Posted By veedon
I may have had the old Brooklyn Dodgers on my...

I may have had the old Brooklyn Dodgers on my mind because we're coming up on the 75th anniversary of the first televised MLB game.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-29-2014, 06:59 PM
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Posted By veedon
What a ridiculous bit of posturing. The FCC has...

What a ridiculous bit of posturing. The FCC has no power to compel the parties to enter arbitration. Chairman Wheeler knows that, and so do the members of Congress who urged him to do something. It's...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-29-2014, 04:14 PM
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Posted By veedon
A la carte would not push down cable TV prices in...

A la carte would not push down cable TV prices in the short term. In fact, in the short term it could cause substantial price increases and lots of howling from consumers. But that might be a good...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-29-2014, 03:25 PM
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Posted By veedon
Alaska, not Arkansas, but that's a minor quibble....

Alaska, not Arkansas, but that's a minor quibble. The bigger question is whether the renamed KVNV will be allowed to keep channel 3 as its virtual channel number even though a portion of KVNV's...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-27-2014, 03:38 PM
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Posted By veedon
Nah, it's just capitalism. Truth, Justice, and...

Nah, it's just capitalism. Truth, Justice, and the American Way, comrade.
(Oh, that's another show that's coming to one of the retro channels this fall.)
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-27-2014, 08:53 AM
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Posted By veedon
Sure, a talking horse is time slot and time zone...

Sure, a talking horse is time slot and time zone flexible. But I notice that "Three's Company" and "Too Close for Comfort", shows that are set in California, have prime-time slots in the Pacific time...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-26-2014, 07:15 PM
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Posted By veedon
OK. That explains it. But apparently MeTV's west...

OK. That explains it. But apparently MeTV's west coast affiliates use those servers to set things up so that the programming that is aired from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the east coast gets delayed for...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-26-2014, 06:15 PM
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Posted By veedon
But that's just the normal way of doing things in...

But that's just the normal way of doing things in the Central time zone. Prime time in the Central time zone is 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. All of the major networks have their shows running simultaneously in...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-26-2014, 03:30 PM
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Views: 2,216
Posted By veedon
Looking back at things, I'm not sure that the TV...

Looking back at things, I'm not sure that the TV industry has ever truly come to grips with what the relationship between broadcasting and the cable/satellite service providers should be.

When...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-26-2014, 01:06 PM
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Posted By veedon
One difference between AntennaTV and MeTV, at...

One difference between AntennaTV and MeTV, at least according to their published program schedules, is that shows on AntennaTV apparently don't have their airtimes adjusted for the west coast. So an...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-26-2014, 11:53 AM
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Posted By veedon
Jack Benny was on the radio from 1932 until the...

Jack Benny was on the radio from 1932 until the mid 1950's.
His TV show ran from 1950 to 1965, but it was not a weekly show in the early years.
Some of the early TV shows were live, not filmed, and...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-26-2014, 11:14 AM
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Posted By veedon
I read that in the 1960's, an hour of television...

I read that in the 1960's, an hour of television contained 9 minutes of commercials. Now it's 18 minutes.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-26-2014, 11:04 AM
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Posted By veedon
MeTV has announced a few new shows (new old...

MeTV has announced a few new shows (new old shows?) that it will be adding in the fall.
These include "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.", "Chips", and "Black Sheep Squadron".

I haven't seen any...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-24-2014, 07:16 PM
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Posted By veedon
You can't buy shares of stock in just one unit or...

You can't buy shares of stock in just one unit or one division, you have to buy stock in the whole corporation. So, how much do the shareholders care about each unit within the company? And are...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-22-2014, 07:46 PM
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Posted By veedon
Yeah, there's something charming about being...

Yeah, there's something charming about being boldly blatant and audacious about shilling for the sponsor. Viewers of "Burns and Allen" knew Harry von Zell as the announcer for the show, so when the...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-22-2014, 07:09 PM
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Posted By veedon
Worst one EVER? Not quite ... Try to find...

Worst one EVER? Not quite ...

Try to find some videos of kinescopes from the early 1950's. In the era of live television, commercials were worked into the scripts all the time.
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-21-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,216
Posted By veedon
The U.S. Copyright Office has ruled that under...

The U.S. Copyright Office has ruled that under the current regulations that interpret and apply existing law, Aereo does not qualify for a compulsory license.

So, in order to survive, Aereo will...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-20-2014, 09:19 PM
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Posted By veedon
Not quite as in-your-face as the singing Texaco...

Not quite as in-your-face as the singing Texaco men or Lucy and Desi peddling smokes.
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-20-2014, 05:29 PM
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Posted By veedon
Yeah, but those are just visual product...

Yeah, but those are just visual product placements. I was thinking more along the lines of Gracie Allen marveling how the Carnation people could get such wonderful milk from a bunch of flowers. That...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-20-2014, 04:32 PM
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Posted By veedon
Maybe TV shows should go back to having...

Maybe TV shows should go back to having advertisements incorporated into the shows, the way they were in the very early days of TV, when a plug for some product would be put into portions of the...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-19-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,216
Posted By veedon
Paying money for an ad-free experience? That's...

Paying money for an ad-free experience? That's terrible. Let's have some egalitarianism. No DVRing and no paying to avoid commercials. Let everyone, rich and poor like, watch commercially supported...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-19-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,027
Posted By veedon
Well, Ken Burns has a new documentary coming out...

Well, Ken Burns has a new documentary coming out in September, and a lot of the archival material will be from the newsreel era and the early period of television.
...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-19-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,216
Posted By veedon
It sounds as though securing streaming rights...

It sounds as though securing streaming rights could be very expensive for Aereo.
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-18-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,216
Posted By veedon
OK. But what about a traditional cable company,...

OK. But what about a traditional cable company, such as Comcast? When Comcast secures retransmission rights for a local station on one of the Comcast cable systems, does that automatically allow...
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