[opendtv] Re: 20040719 Mark's Monday Memo

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 10:14:34 -0400

> - A correspondent reports from a recent trip that WSTM-DT in
> Syracuse,
> New York is carrying its own NBC signal on one sub-channel and WSTQ's
> UPN on another.  In Watertown, New York, WWNY-DT had its own
> CBS signal
> on one sub-channel and WNYF's Fox on another.  For some time,
> WNYW-DT in
> New York City has been carrying its own Fox programming on one
> sub-channel and WWOR's UPN on another.

Intriguing. This is the "mini-utility" idea, in which individual
DTT stations put together their own mix of prgramming. I like it.

> So the question is: What happens when both sub-channels want to go HD?

Depends. If the HD programming is not sports, it should work well
enough with two HD streams. If one is a sports program, the
other will have to be SD, most likely.

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