|Serving Eastern Ontario and beyond.|
Friday, February 10, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017
|I should really learn how to make real logos of my own!|
Through a shared sales agreement, cable-only CW 21 WBAE (yes, that's a real station!) could be simulcast on 26.3 as predecessor The WB had cable based affiliates for smaller markets in the past. One of the little networks like ThisTV could be on 26.4. Channels 18 and 31 are also available to create new tiers with these newer netlets as the possibilities are almost endless now. New call letters would have to be found as the ones they had look more like the kind for translators such as W63AE in Oneonta which simulcasted ABC 20 WUTR in Utica back in Upstate NY in analogue days to Otsego County and the northern Catskills, yet these new stations will be over in the Wolverine State, which like much of the Midwest largely lacks elevation which can disrupt signals especially in the elements. Sky truly is our (if) only limit now.
If there's another lesser known area missing a certain channel based there I'll eventually hear of it and come out of my occasional writers block. Meanwhile, Alpena sounds like a nice place to visit during the summer so I could see how it goes there but that's a story for another day.
Sunday, February 5, 2017
|The most elusive of them all.|
Only Albany and Buffalo have a ThisTV affiliate Upstate at this time. Watertown (45.3), Rochester (36.1), Syracuse (5.3), Binghamton (20.2), Elmira (39.2) and Plattsburgh (3.3) have space for it. In my area, if the existing tiers won't expand, a new one could open and could get the old CBS 5 studio in the city or the one for WCNY (PBS) in Galeville (Liverpool).
Escape, AntennaTV, Decades, CoziTV, Justice Network, H&I, TBD (an actual network, not an undetermined one), The Works, Light TV, Movies! and YouToo (which is even older than Fox) all also have yet to reach CNY airwaves, although some may be available on cable and satellite as even Fox had a national feed for small markets yet to catch up with the rest of the country with their own station as recently as over a decade ago, but now these poor mans versions of Nick at Nite/TV Land provide an alternative for those tired of todays headlines, reality shows and reboots yearning for a simpler time. They do have something for the kids if not what I may have watched in my day to meet FCC E/I programming requirements, even if no one really watches.
TheCoolTV is down to just a couple stations despite playing more music videos than MTV, BET, VH1 and MuchMusic combined as late payment of royalties to station owners if not record companies in addition to people watching them online may as well shut the network down. The Tube previously had the same thing but could also be seen on cable. I remember The Box with a 900 number back in the '90s where my43 and AMG are today.
If these newbies have new series it might not work due to their low-man status on the totem pole. Catalogue or library titles account for much of their budgets as far as royalties, rights and residuals. Old or new there is more competition than ever in America yet only the front line networks get feedback at the water cooler the next business day as opposed to the old guard from when you used the tap. Still it's good to have more choice when some parts of the world are lucky to even have the bare essentials.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
|It's a package deal anyway.|