Originally posted by mtmdesmoines
What's up with woi, and the game plan? anybody?
They are being jerks, thanks in part to their lawyers. They are not talking to anyone about their plans, not even TITANTV. I guess WOI realized that they've pissed off the public so much by falling thru on their HD SuperBowl plans, that not saying anything will buy some chance minimize the flaming hate mail coming in. They won't respond to email, phone, or fax. They now are not required to be on the air until May 1st. (How the hell they ever got that passed by the FCC when they've HAD their equipment for months is beyond me.) Even then, rumor is that it will be a cheapass copout 480i signal for awhile. I hate bare minimum half-assed stations. ABC ought to demand and require 720p passthru or yank their network affiliation. WOI has had their new equipment since NOVEMBER, but still nothing but dead air. As if that weren't bad enough .......
Also pissing everyone off is WOI's stubborn refusal to let DISH NETWORK carry their station on satellite. They insist that they are being treated unfairly, but most people think its just greed on the stations part. WOI lets Mediacom carry their signal, so WTF?!?! If I were WOI, I would be less worried about manhandling a few extra bucks out of DISH Network, and more worried about what few viewers they actually have left. They are actually losing in the ratings to KPWB now on some nights here in Des Moines. That's just sad considering WB doesn't even have local newscasts.