Originally Posted by samrum
Is the Cool TV coming back anywhere or is it gone?
I suspect they are shopping the channel around Las Vegas. I'm not sure who would pick it up, if anyone. It's been said that the smaller LPTV operators here want money more than programming for their sub-channels.
Each digital channel is allocated 19.4 Mbps (million bytes per second) in bandwidth with which to divide up into sub-channels as they please. Unused Mbps are called null packets. Using the currently posted TSReader data on RabbittEars.info for our local Las Vegas stations, it would seem there is plenty of room for additional sub-channels. A sub-channel typically uses a minimum of 2.0 to 5.0 Mbps for their signal.
Here's who currently has the spare room for additional sub-channels:
K41IO-41 = 15.34 null packets out of the total 19.4 Mbps
KLSV-50 = 14.94
KEGS-30 = 13.63
KLVD-23 = 13.05
KHDF-19 = 12.09
KEEN-17 = 9.4
KMCC-32 = 9.12
K15IN-27 = 7.59
KVMY-21 - 4.69
KVVU-5 = 4.56
KINC-15 = 3.97
KTUD-25 = 3.88 (8.88 with the deletion of their channel 25.2 SD feed)
KSNV-3 = 2.88
KLAS-8, KLVX-10, KTNV-13, KHMP-18, KVCW-33, KBLR-39, and KGNG-47 = less than 1.0 Mbps each
There's even more if and when the five unbuilt construction permits hit the airwaves.