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Anybody got info on the movement of 45.1 to 22.2? Are we going to loose PQ for either channel now?
 

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Sinclair moved FOX from 3 stations that they run (but don't own outright) to stations they own. The other two markets are Cedar Rapids, Iowa (from KFXA to KGAN) and Beaumont, Texas (from KBTV to KFDM)

As to why nothing really gives reasoning. Sinclair is big on ATSC 3.0
 

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As to why nothing really gives reasoning. Sinclair is big on ATSC 3.0
TBD and Stadium appear to have moved from WKEF to WRGT as well. This appears to be a step to prepare WRGT to convert to ATSC 3.0/NextGen while WKEF hosts the main ABC and Fox feeds (and Antenna TV).
 

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Even if they convert WRGT to ATSC 3.0, they would still have to make ALL of those subchannels available in ATSC 1.0 for at least 5 years so no one loses access to current programming. It doesn't make a difference if WRGT has a major network like Fox, or only carried a bunch of Sinclair's diginets, those subchannels would still have to find partners to simulcast them in ATSC 1.0 for at least 5 years.

They wouldn't need to make these moves if it were an ATSC 3.0 only thing. All they would have to do is make a Next Gen filing with the FCC, and Fox would keep its 45.1 number no matter what station ended up hosting its ATSC 1.0 simulcast instead of going through the hassle of moving it to 22.2 over the air, and being assigned new channel numbers on providers like DirecTV whenever WRGT's RF 36 signal puts something else on 45.1


It's probably more to do with the FCC ruling that Cunningham Broadcasting and Sinclair's other shell companies were negotiating retrans consent deals in bad faith with providers like AT&T/DirecTV. So Sinclair is doing another round of network shuffling to keep the retrans consent negotiations for their Big 4 affiliates in house, and leaving their diginets with the shell companies who will then remove themselves as competition by not negotiating new carriage deals now that they are no longer a big 4 affiliate.
 

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I see WRCX-LD is now on the air. Anyone seeing it and able to confirm what programming it might be airing?

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To confirm WRCX-LD plays
Just For Laughs Gags, The First Family, Mr. Box Office, Kickin' It with Byron Allen, The Entertainers with Byron Allen, F2: Forensic Factor, The Brady Bunch Movie, A VeryBrady Seque, Recipe TV, Pawn Stars, Forensic Files, The Addams Family Movie, America's Court with Judge Ross. At Midnight to 8:30AM Jewelry Television plays on that channel. There is more but I didn’t list all of them
 

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To confirm WRCX-LD plays
Just For Laughs Gags, The First Family, Mr. Box Office, Kickin' It with Byron Allen, The Entertainers with Byron Allen, F2: Forensic Factor, The Brady Bunch Movie, A VeryBrady Seque, Recipe TV, Pawn Stars, Forensic Files, The Addams Family Movie, America's Court with Judge Ross. At Midnight to 8:30AM Jewelry Television plays on that channel. There is more but I didn’t list all of them
Okay, that sounds like AMG TV. And I assume that's 40-1. Thanks. What do you see on 40-2 through 40-6?

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Okay, that sounds like AMG TV. And I assume that's 40-1. Thanks. What do you see on 40-2 through 40-6?

- Trip
12 noon Sunday 1/10/21. AMG on 40-1. 40-2 through 40-6 showing a station logo. 40-1 and 40-2 show as WRCXHD1 and WRCXHD2. 40-3 through 40-6 show as WRCXSD1, WRCXSD2, WRCXSD3 and WRCXSD4. Both 40-5 and what should be 40-6 show as 40-5. Perhaps future expansion along the lines of Bloch's WKRP 25 Cinti?
 

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12 noon Sunday 1/10/21. AMG on 40-1. 40-2 through 40-6 showing a station logo. 40-1 and 40-2 show as WRCXHD1 and WRCXHD2. 40-3 through 40-6 show as WRCXSD1, WRCXSD2, WRCXSD3 and WRCXSD4. Both 40-5 and what should be 40-6 show as 40-5. Perhaps future expansion along the lines of Bloch's WKRP 25 Cinti?
Thanks.

- Trip
 
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