Sorry about the long delay in my posts (I have, however, left posts in places like Denver, Albuquerque, and Oklahoma City); I have been quite busy with things but I just wanted to share some information with you!
- KAZD 55 (formerly KLDT) will be adding a 55-3 subchannel on March 11th, and oddly enough, it's in English! The new channel will be called Biz Television
, and it primarily airs business-related programming, plus yet another DW news show, Made in Germany
(you can see the DW Journal
and DW European Journal
on KERA World 13-2). The target markets are small business owners and entrepreneurs. Being someone who holds a business degree, and already enjoys the news programming on PBS and World, this channel sounds exciting!
More info on this channel: http://www.biztelevision.com/
- Like the last message implied, Antenna TV will be coming to those who have Time Warner Cable. (I don't care for 21st century cable programming at all; I have a family who is still [indefinitely] stuck on cable but they do
have two digital-equipped TVs.) Still no word on This TV returning to TWC customers yet though.
Now to the sort-of off-topic stuff (sorry):
- MeTV had its first non-Weigel debut a few days ago, on FOX affiliate WCCB in Charlotte, NC. Just for kicks, I contacted the general manager at KFWD (a good starting point for inquiring about MeTV, IMO) if they could possibly add MeTV to their digital signal. They said they haven't considered it yet; they are still thinking about other programming options for their station. (Votes, anyone?)
- The ABC O&Os (including the one down in Houston) just severed their ties with AccuWeather and replaced their x-3 channel with a letterbox, SD simulcast of the Live Well Network (which WFAA has in SD 16x9). That being said, do you think maybe
another major station group will ink a deal with AccuWeather to fill in voids (and possibly make a long-anticipated entry into DFW)? I know NBC is in the midst of rolling out "Nonstop" and they still have Universal Sports, and CBS doesn't allow subchannels on their O&Os (unless management were to cave in and abandon that practice to remain competitive); could FOX be the one (so they can put their splicer to good use)?
Let me know what you think. If I was inaccurate, problematic, etc. I do apologize in advance, but I haven't been here in quite some time.