Originally posted by Madtown HD Junky
I have been talking to the people at fox in Madtown for sometime. The reason Milwaikee and GB are HD now is because Sinclair owns fox 47 and not Rupert as is the case in Mil & GB...
I couldn't let this go unchallenged:
1) Emmis owns the Fox station in Green Bay, not Rupert or Fox/News Corp. (News Corp. does own the Fox in Milwaukee.)
2) Sinclair has actually converted a lot of its Foxes, including its Des Moines, Iowa station.
Although I disagree with a lot of what Sinclair does (they own the CBS station in my market), the company does own more than 60 stations and has a keen interest in making sure, if it does have to convert to digital, that those digital signals can be seen. That's why they questioned the DTV transmission standard, but cheered when it became clear that its challenges could be overcome through better receiver technology.