[opendtv] Re: UHF reception

  • From: "James Albro" <jalbro@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 17:20:12 -0500

I believe what WNBC actually announced was a plan to offer a 24 hour local
news channel on both one of their DTV sub-channels and on local cable
systems.  I didn't see anything that suggested they would make any changes
to the network entertainment programming, either over-the-air or on cable.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Willkie" <johnwillkie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 2:04 PM
Subject: [opendtv] Re: UHF reception


> That's not what I recall.  NBC was talking about moving programming on
> ancillary channels (not, say 4-1) to cable (not what most people would
call
> pay) to concentrate on expanded news offerings on their OTA signal.
>
> Perhaps that won't work out as predicted, but it doesn't appear bad to me.
>
> And, I didn't say that ABC had moved sports packages to ESPN; I said
> something to the contrary.  But, it does seem to me that Monday Night
> Football moving from ABC to ESPN would qualify.  But, that's a two-party
> deal, since the NFL permitted it.
>
> Did you see the report that, this season, "reality" (actually, staged,
> unscripted) programming is in the tank?  Every show has underperformed
over
> last year?  That trend seems to be beat.  They'll either have to upgrade
to
> comeday/drama, or revert to traffic-cams.
>
> John Willkie
>
>
> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] En
> nombre de Dale Kelly
> Enviado el: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 8:33 AM
> Para: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Asunto: [opendtv] Re: UHF reception
>
> I recall that recently NBC(?) announced a plan to move prime time
> programming to pay services and concentrate on local programming at the
> O&Os.
>
> And, as you mention, ABC has moved sports packages to there owned ESPN
> network. I fear this to be the tip of the iceberg, but only time will
tell.
> Dale
>
>
>
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