Originally Posted by EZ Rider
My hope would be for a CW HD broadcast, but I have no idea.
In today's Yakima Herald Republic newspaper, there is a front page story next to the story on the so-called delay of the analog turn-off. It states that KIMA, Yakima's local CBS affiliate owned by Fisher Communications has signed a multi-year agreement to carry CW as a subchannel starting around the end of March.
What does this mean that wasn't in the article? Yet again the Yakima Herald Republic has failed to do their homework and look at all the facts on a local TV article like they do a good percentage of the time. This means KCWK will most likely not come back as KCWK but with different call letters if it does come back now. YHR failed to mention that a sale of KCWK to New World Broadcasting was pending. So I don't know if this KIMA-CW agreement means that New World dropped their plans to buy KCWK.
Another very important missing detail in the YHR article is that CW will be in SD as a subchannel on KIMA-DT rather than HD now which would have been most likely a reality had KCWK came back.
Also missing in this newspaper article is any reference to the local Univision station that Fisher is also running and is planning on putting on the digital airwaves on a different channel. This means that Fisher could potentially have an HD CBS channel, an HD Univision channel, and an SD CW channel. Why would most people in the Yakima Valley want an HD Univision channel over an HD CW channel? Fisher and the Yakima Herald obviously didn't take the time to think this CW subchannel move by KIMA out in the long run.
It would make the most sense to have CW be the main HD channel on the Univision Digital Companion channel and have Univision be the secondary subchannel on the CW channel, but Fisher and KIMA and the Yakima Herald Republic seem to think otherwise.