NOTE: As of 22:58, 2019.06.03, there is still NO programming content available on 33.1-33.7 in MSP.
Each channel's signal *does* register but no viewable content for ANY of the channels.
Been going on for some time, apparently, so...
Anyone with any specific insight into K33LN-D as a transmission source?
You're hardly alone, sir:
I haven't been able to receive Minneapolis K33LN-D channel (and all its subchannels) since yesterday morning 5-29-19.
All the time I tried channel 33-1 thru 33-7 (Grit) I get this message "MODE NOT SUPPORTED".
What happened to this station? Did they switched to...another channel number or they shut off for good?
Piero from Minneapolis
No, they neither "switched" frequencies/channel numbers nor "shut off for good."
(As Mattdp said, some time ago, "...some piece of infrastructure farted."
And keeps on swallowing big beans, it appears.)
What I'd ask, for any of you who like to watch K33LN-D, and its associated sub-channels, is simply this:
CONTACT -- and openly b*tch about -- their technical OTA deficiencies!
That may be done here for COZI http://dtvamerica.com/report-an-outage/
should you choose to do so but I'll leave it to you to locate links for other channels such as GRIT, LAFF, BOUNCE, et al.
(Note that DTVAmerica is *not* the same entity as local affiliate K33LN-D)
Me, I've long been fed up with the clue-less and careless attention paid
to their MSP OTA signal availability (channels 33.1 - 33.7) as previously noted in this very forum.
Criticism/carping/complaining about their erratic service, provided to us in this market, may or may not be fruitful in the end.
But it surely was
on the very day COZI became active, here, when I did so via e-mail.
Here's what I sent to DTVAmerica today, 2019.06.03:
Whether or not COZI-TV pays much attention to its affiliates, one thing it should note is how poorly maintained and ERRATIC (chronically off air "outages") their programming has been, inconsistently available on the Minneapolis/St.Paul channel 33.4 (K33LN-D subchannel 4)
As of 09:31 on 2019.06.03 that signal has been "off the air" all morning long.
Engineering for that channel is uncaring, incompetent, and inconsistently "available" to resolve problems with their digital-broadcast signal.
When they "get around to it" your channel, and the seven subchannels also transmitted by K33LN, are restored -- until the next extensive or brief outage.
As of this writing, once again the programming content I generally watch REGULARLY on COZI is off the air.
Both 'The Rockford Files' and 'Columbo' are high on my morning TV viewing preferences and neither is available today.
Which is hardly "news" insofar as K33LN's feeble and incompetent transmission technicians are concerned.
I was highly encouraged by COZI's recent addition to the 'streaming service' YouTube TV
but, having cancelled that service last night, I no longer have that "alternative means" of viewing your highly interesting programming.
I will also note that it was *MY* e-mail to COZI -- some months ago, when content first became available in MSP -- that relayed 'signal' issues to those who monitor the transmission facility that, while their VIDEO was present, they were passing no AUDIO signal to consumer receivers.
("It's fine on our end," they said.
"Yeah, well try a broadcast receiver, not a studio monitor, and check it yourself," I replied.)
Within a single hour of intitiating e-mail exchanges, that problem was resolved PROVING to me that *someone* on the corporate level was paying attention to consumer viewers.
AND had means to contact K33LN-D in this market!
Until such time as COZI makes available an open, internet-available, "stream" of its service, I will rarely even bother trying to view its MSP-market OTA signal on 33.4 -- nor re-activate the PAID YouTube TV service for the benefit of viewing COZI TV programming.
Unfortunate, for me as a viewer, but equally so for you as a content-provider.
Then again, *maybe* you, as a programming initiator, can bring pressure to bear on this woefully inept affiliate, sufficient to make them far more responsive to their ceaseless 'technical problems' than has been true in the past.
Bottom line is simply this:
Complaints -- to the originating source, to the broadcast entity, or to the FCC itself -- only have value when they're literately MADE AND REGISTERED with concerned bodies.
Act or don't act, that's up to you.
I've done my part.