KOIN adding diginet?

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  • #17671
    mwdxer1
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    Yes, it looks like Get TV is indeed going to 6.2, as I got an e mail from KATU this morning. No info on what they are going to do with 2.4 as yet.

    #17672
    Jbpdx
    Participant

    Interesting. Must have been a lot of negotiating going on. Probably won’t be a 2.4 at least for now.

    #17691
    mwdxer1
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    KATU ordered the new Encoder that will handle the 4 channels, so why not use it for some channel. Sinclair just launched The American Sports Network and some stations have picked that up.Is that a possibility?
    KATU decided not to renew the Get TV contract. I have no idea why, but KOIN told me a couple weeks ago that they may pick up Get TV. The channels seems to be very popular.

    #17704
    mwdxer1
    Participant

    The 1st of Feb is tomorrow and I wonder if Get TV will be on 6.2?

    #17705
    washnotore
    Participant

    It’s back – get TV on is now on KOIN 6.2.. KOIN website also shows Titan TV listings for 6.2 as well. Now we have to wait for Comcast to start using channel 306.

    TSReader show KOIN 6.1 at 15 Mpbs and 6.2 at 2.40 Mpbs. The PQ is dull. Just like it was for KPTV 12.2 last year. So a new encoder is in order.

    #17706
    mwdxer1
    Participant

    Good news. I was wondering if Get TV would return tonight.
    Thanks.

    #17714
    msndrspdx
    Participant

    Just checked my Comcast program guide. No pickup of 6.2 by Comcast yet, bt I imagine that discussions are going on right now to make that happen. Kudos to KOIN for offering to take Get after KATU dropped it on 15 January. A viewer has already reported the switch to Get TV’s Facebook page. The Comet listings are now jibing with on-air content listings at Comcast, by the way.

    We still don’t know when Daystar will move off KGWZ, do we? Maybe it’ll get a new owner, and maybe something along the lines of the above suggestion will happen. When Daystar moves to Ch. 5 (currently virtual 22), I’d expect a name change and maybe a switch in virtual channel as well. Have they filed for one yet? I’d be surprised if someone files for an entirely new station, but who knows? Anything is possible.

    #17716
    Jbpdx
    Participant

    Picture quality is poor on 6.2 but that likely will be fixed ASAP. As for KGWZ 46.1, I don’t understand why that hasn’t changed yet. Makes no sense.

    #17717
    mwdxer1
    Participant

    There are quite a few diginets Portland does not have, but Portland is not a huge market like LA either. Portland does not have the amount of OTA TV. We are lucky, as many markets have few OTA offerings in diginets.
    H&I (Heroes & Icons) and Decades would be nice, but again there is not the room. I am surprised KOIN went for any diginet as they told me a few years ago, that their HD signal was the best in the market and they wanted to keep it that way. But again, if any company can make more money, they will add more channels in time. I am still wondering “if” there will be a 2.4 now? There have been talk about a 2.4 going back to 2014, then they were going to add Grit, but that went to KUNP. A friend in LA tells me that adding a 4th channel should not affect the bandwidth all that much and they good fine on his 65 inches screen. But the coast is sure getting a lot of great OTA TV these days!!!

    #17719
    washnotore
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    GetTV in Multi-Market Deal With Media General/Nexstar

    http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/91977/gettv-in-multimarket-deal-with-media-general

    For the life of me. I can’t remember the last time, when Merv Griffin was on KOIN TV. get TV/Sony currently holds the rights to his syndicated programs.

    As Merv used say. I will be back right back after these messages.

    #17720
    mwdxer1
    Participant

    With all of the great classic TV shows that are on the diginets, the old variety shows have been missing. I am happy to see The Kraft Music Hall (Perry Como), Mitzi, Andy Williams, Sonny & Cher, Bing Crosby, Merv Griffin, and others show up. I have e mailed Get TV asking for more of them. It brings back a lot of memories from when I was young. Seeing Mitzi the other night, the NBC opening “The Following Program Is Brought To You In Living Color”, with the Peacock was sure cool to see once again.
    We are sure fortunate to have all of these great diginets out here on the coast and now no long haul pickup is needed as the translators are being fed with fiber from Portland. So no more dropouts.

    #17721
    e_dawg
    Participant

    What about watch tv? Do they still hold the license for the Portland area? Koxo-cd, koxi-cd, Kors-cd, kkei-cd Kirk-cd? They were like the cocola broadcasting of Portland

    #17724
    mwdxer1
    Participant

    Yes, Watch TV still has ch 28 CP. They tested back in the 90s in analog with a shopping channel, then they went off and I have not seen them since. They later applied for a digital license also on 28 with an ERP of 15 KW. Here is a list of the CPs and apps for Astoria.

    4 Analog but a recent app to change location. Kenneth Lewetag

    5 Analog but the license may have run out Michael Mattson

    15 Digital CP 15 KW Frank Digital
    24 Digital CP Kenneth Lewetag

    28 Digital CP 15 KW ERP, did test in analog back in the 90s. Gregory Herman Watch TV

    36 Digital CP 15KW Frank Digital
    38 Digital CP 15KW Frank Digital

    42 Analog CP 3ABN Did test 10 years ago, but the license is no longer listed on the FCC site.

    43 Digital CP 3ABN but no longer listed on the FCC site

    51 Digital CP for Warrenton EICB Inc,rel. Reported as tested, but I have never seen it here.

    What is on the air here:
    17 (KGW)
    21 (KPTV)
    23 (KOPB)
    26 (KATU)
    34 (KOIN)

    Patrick

    #17738
    mwdxer1
    Participant

    Any idea what KPTV is using for bandwidth for Laff?

    #18210
    Jbpdx
    Participant

    Any technical experts know why KOIN 6.2/GetTV picture is still blurry? They’ve had three weeks to fix it.

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