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post #11251 of 11764
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Originally Posted by tollonodre View Post

Hmm...do you mean 'ON-TV'? I seem to remember heavy promotion in 80 or 81 for that OTA pay service. Don't remember anything about 'IT'. Or was it the same thing?

No, ON-TV and IT were different services, albeit very similar. Both of them had movies; ON had some Tigers games, if I recall correctly. Don't think IT had any sports. The main thing I remember about it was that the clear audio on channel 31 was NOAA weather radio.
post #11252 of 11764
ON used the signal of WXON Channel 20, which had a far better signal over most of the Detroit area (as it transmitted from Southfield - that station is now WMYD and transmits from Oak Park).
The disadvantage for ON was that WXON was still competing as an independent in the clear - ON programming did not start until 8 pm. In contrast, WIHT would eventually transmit pay-TV 24 hours a day, and for years after nobody watched it (no pun intended) anymore (I think it ended about 1990 and flipped to Home Shopping, before Pax was launched).
post #11253 of 11764
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Originally Posted by itsthemultipath! View Post

ON used the signal of WXON Channel 20, which had a far better signal over most of the Detroit area (as it transmitted from Southfield - that station is now WMYD and transmits from Oak Park).
The disadvantage for ON was that WXON was still competing as an independent in the clear - ON programming did not start until 8 pm. In contrast, WIHT would eventually transmit pay-TV 24 hours a day, and for years after nobody watched it (no pun intended) anymore (I think it ended about 1990 and flipped to Home Shopping, before Pax was launched).

As Spock would say..."fascinating". I don't remember any of that but I sure remember ON. I think though it's because as rreini sad they had Tiger's games at one point...
post #11254 of 11764
Does anyone have an update on the WJBK weather channel that was discussed a few months ago?
post #11255 of 11764
I'll ask.

Though if anyone on here has a more direct contact, please proceed.
post #11256 of 11764
Is it true that The Cool TV will be dropped from 20.2? Will it be replaced by some other network? I honestly couldn't care less about Cool TV, but I would like to know if it will be replaced with something worthwhile. wink.gif
post #11257 of 11764
Where did you hear it is being dropped? I know all Sinclair stations dropped it but WMYD is owned by Granite Broadcasting Corporation.
post #11258 of 11764
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Originally Posted by dsscpu View Post

Where did you hear it is being dropped? I know all Sinclair stations dropped it but WMYD is owned by Granite Broadcasting Corporation.

My mom received an email from WOW! saying that they would no longer be carrying the channel due to it being dropped by WMYD.
post #11259 of 11764
From the WOW email:

"WMYD will discontinue carriage of Cool TV effective September 19, 2012. As a result, Cool TV (WOW! Basic channel 102) will be removed from our channel lineups in Detroit. Please contact the WMYD station general number (248-355-2020) if you have questions regarding this programming change. "
post #11260 of 11764
Is Cool TV still showing on 20.2?
post #11261 of 11764
No, it is not. This was due to CoolTV being behind in payments to WMYD. I believe it is many months behind so they had no choice but to take them off the air.
post #11262 of 11764
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Originally Posted by BCengineer View Post

No, it is not. This was due to CoolTV being behind in payments to WMYD. I believe it is many months behind so they had no choice but to take them off the air.

Is WMYD going to find another network to replace Cool TV?
post #11263 of 11764
Aside from MundoFox, or launching a weather radar based station as WJBK is going to, what other options are there?

EDIT: I guess I answered my own questions about English based and Spanish based options. But what stations are realistic for the DMA? I don't want to see a Religious based alternative.
post #11264 of 11764
What is happening with WXYZ channel 7.3 OTC? They are running a color bar and a schroll WXYZ 7.3 bounce.
post #11265 of 11764
I didn't know you could get WXYZ OTC. I thought you needed a prescription.


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...sorry.. couldn't resist.
post #11266 of 11764
Sorry typo -- OTA. They are running some movies -- so it must be Bounce TV. Now showing 3:00 -- Gone Fishin'
post #11267 of 11764
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Originally Posted by dsscpu View Post

Aside from MundoFox, or launching a weather radar based station as WJBK is going to, what other options are there?
EDIT: I guess I answered my own questions about English based and Spanish based options. But what stations are realistic for the DMA? I don't want to see a Religious based alternative.

It seems like Me-TV would be a possibility; they're not here yet, although it would be in competition with Antenna TV on WADL and, to a lesser extent, This TV on WDIV.
post #11268 of 11764
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Originally Posted by kgj67 View Post

Sorry typo -- OTA. They are running some movies -- so it must be Bounce TV. Now showing 3:00 -- Gone Fishin'

yup. Per schedule it is Bounce TV
post #11269 of 11764
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Originally Posted by DrDon View Post

I didn't know you could get WXYZ OTC. I thought you needed a prescription.
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...sorry.. couldn't resist.
Sometimes you just gotta grab that low-hanging fruit.
post #11270 of 11764
Various media sources are reporting that Time Warner Cable (and thus Bright House) and the NFL Network have reached a carriage agreement. No formal announcement yet but one is expected later today. No details as to which tier/package this will wind up on BHN yet.

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-09-21/nfl-said-to-have-deal-with-time-warner-for-nfl-network-redzone
post #11271 of 11764
Is anyone broadcasting MyTV in Detroit on a sub or on Comcast? I see it as a sub channel in a lot of other markets but I haven't seen it on Comcast in Detroit. It's a station that shows a lot of oldies like Twilight Zone and Dick Van Dyke.

And what about the cartoon channel Boomerang? Is that offered by Comcast?

Thanks
post #11272 of 11764
I think you mean METV, not MyTV wink.gif

MeTv is not on in Detroit right now
post #11273 of 11764
It has to be METV, as MyTV is WMYD.
post #11274 of 11764
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Originally Posted by yimitz View Post

Various media sources are reporting that Time Warner Cable (and thus Bright House) and the NFL Network have reached a carriage agreement. No formal announcement yet but one is expected later today. No details as to which tier/package this will wind up on BHN yet.
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-09-21/nfl-said-to-have-deal-with-time-warner-for-nfl-network-redzone
The NFL is pretty adamant about NFLC being on a basic tier. They'll allow systems to put RedZone on an upper tier. But we'll probably get NFLC on every package but analog.
post #11275 of 11764
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Originally Posted by DrDon View Post

The NFL is pretty adamant about NFLC being on a basic tier. They'll allow systems to put RedZone on an upper tier. But we'll probably get NFLC on every package but analog.

It's official. From the NFL's press release: "NFL Network and NFL RedZone will debut in Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks homes beginning this Sunday September 23, with full launch before Thursday, September 27. ... For Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, NFL Network will be available on the Digital Basic and Sports Pass tiers, and NFL RedZone will be available to Sports Pass customers."

Full text here: http://nflcommunications.com/2012/09/21/time-warner-cable-bright-house-networks-sign-multi-year-deals-to-carry-nfl-network-nfl-redzone/


Edit to add channel numbers:

NFL Network SD - 160 (Digital Basic)
NFL Network HD -360 (Digital Basic), 676 (Sports Pass)
RedZone SD - 577 (Sports Pass)
RedZone HD - 677 (Sports Pass)
Edited by yimitz - 9/21/12 at 5:14pm
post #11276 of 11764
Wonder how much that'll eventually take our bills up. It'll be nice to have NFLN. RedZone costing more is a touch annoying, but then I shell out for NFLST on D*, so the NFL's RZ is not something I need.
post #11277 of 11764
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Originally Posted by DrDon View Post

RedZone costing more is a touch annoying
I'm not aware of any provider that throws in RedZone without buying a special package.
post #11278 of 11764
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Originally Posted by Jeremy W View Post

I'm not aware of any provider that throws in RedZone without buying a special package.
Nor am I. Still annoying. wink.gif

Also not up on BHN as of 8am.
post #11279 of 11764
I'm seeing WXYZ's new subchannel 7.3 (41.5) with the strange combination of Bounce TV AUDIO, but a color bars pattern on the VIDEO, for the third day running (!?!) Is there something wrong with my sets, or is this what's actually being sent out. Are they unable to show the video because of bandwidth still being used the Dyle?
post #11280 of 11764
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Originally Posted by itsthemultipath! View Post

I'm seeing WXYZ's new subchannel 7.3 (41.5) with the strange combination of Bounce TV AUDIO, but a color bars pattern on the VIDEO, for the third day running (!?!) Is there something wrong with my sets, or is this what's actually being sent out. Are they unable to show the video because of bandwidth still being used the Dyle?

I'm seeing that as well, so that is what's being sent out. As to why that is, I don't know.
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