Originally Posted by sebenste
Now...(puts on knight suit to cushion rocks thrown at me from that Bierboy...)
CBS O&O's, and many affils, will start carrying a 2 mb subchannel that shows nothing but CBS promos. They started in March in Milwaukee. It's popping up all over the country. Yes, it will reduce the bandwidth and expect to see more macroblocking on CBS when this junk channel comes to you.
(Now notices rocks, bricks and Molotov cocktails being thrown from MANY Quad Cities AVS posters...I'm just the messenger!!!!
sebenste, can I borrow your knight suit for a moment?
Keep in mind, this promo channel is only one possible service WHBF can try.
It will reduce bandwidth from the maximum available, but there are other factors at play, too. The Cedar Rapids-Waterloo NBC has been running two subs rather successfully for a little over a year now, using an encoder that juggles bandwidth as necessary to keep up the main channel if it needs it.
Of course, we'll have to see how the gold-channel-number-slightly-off-the-red-ball chain handles it. WHBF is the only CBS station they own.
Actually, never mind. That suit doesn't fit me anyway. It's the price I pay for not getting on the Michelob Ultra bandwagon.