Hey SubaruB4 and NYC,
Originally Posted by SubaruB4
Is the signal coming from the ESB? I did not see anything on the wiki showing
is the .4 sub-channel of WPIX New York, Channel 11. It has been active since December 31, 2010.
Originally Posted by NYC
On another note, what's happened with WKOB? I have not tuned in for a while as I don't get it after dark (or actually, after the street lights turn on). Tried tuning in to HOT TV over the weekend to just see a test pattern. Has HOT gone the way of RTV and the 24/7 Movie Network? Thanks in advance for any details...
Yeah, HOT TV has been off for about three weeks. Before the outage, Nave was advertising for salespeople to sell standard and long-form spots on 42-3, formerly 42-4. I don't know if they recruited anyone, but if selling the station was hard before (lack of advertising, public-domain programming mainly appealing to an upper-end demographic, many people ignorant about how OTA TV works, Low-Power signal on an interference-prone TV band, etc.), I doubt a 24/7 test pattern with no audio will improve its appeal to a broad array of potential advertisers
Don't misunderstand me. I liked watching HOT TV and WKOB 24/7 Drive-In and would like for them to return. But they have been cost-effective placeholders until a programmer comes along wishing to lease the sub-channels, such as what apparently happened with 42-1 when Mundo Hispano TV came along. This is probably why the channel lineup was switched around shortly before MHTV replaced WKOB 24/7 Drive-In. The rearrangement gave MHTV the primary channel status.
Television is a business and licensees have to be profitable to continue to offer their valued services to the public at no cost.
HOT TV maintains both a website and a Facebook page, but neither seem to impart any reason for the outage on WKOB.HOT TV NetworkWKOB HOT TV 42.3
That being said, even if another programmer is waiting in the wings, I don't know why Nave simply discontinued the feed.
The RTV situation is different. That network is rapidly losing affiliates because of poor business practices such as failing to re-license popular libraries and poor customer service. They took down their old Facebook page because they didn't like all the comments from viewers across the country who questioned why the signal was so poor. Now they have a new Facebook page on which they put out all their information and use their actual website as a back-up
Very unusual situation over there in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I really would like for RTV to once again become a viable source of classic TV, but with their present lineup and questionable customer service it doesn't seem likely very soon.