October 28, 2016 at 6:39 pm #24373ChicoParticipant
Say goodbye to NWCN.
I don’t know what Tegna has done to KGW, but KING has been totally gutted in recent months, so I suppose this was inevitable.October 28, 2016 at 11:21 pm #24379mwdxer1Participant
Dish had NWCN for a while. That is, until the contract came up to renewal and Tegna then demanded the same fee for NWCN as for their network station. NWCN pulled Dish. As much as I like NWCN, I do not believe NWCN is worth what a network station is. First NWCN repeats their news too much. Their comment about streaming the local news on each channel is true, but I will bet carriers just do want to pay the increased rate.October 29, 2016 at 8:56 pm #24408paulwalkerParticipant
Tegna says that diminishing ratings are due to social media and live streaming but this is total BS and everyone knows it. This Cable News Network was never in the plans for Gannett/tegna. The real reason why this cable net is shutting down is because they just gave up about two years ago running the same news cast hour after hour with little original programming. What a disastrous end to a good idea. This is endemic to the former king empire falling apart under corporate malfeasance.October 29, 2016 at 10:07 pm #24412washnotoreParticipant
It kinda make us wonder what Pacific Northwest stations Tegna will keep. It’s safe bet to say, large markets stations like KING-TV and KGW-TV will remain. What is the status of there in market sister stations. Like KONG-TV and KGWZ-LD could they be sold to another owner or go to spectrum action.
When it comes to the other KING Broadcasting stations in Spokane and Boise. Will KREM-TV, KSKN-TV, KTVB-TV and KTFT-LD still remain a Tegan. Or will they be sold to mid or small size market ownership groups.
I guess will just have to wait and find out.October 30, 2016 at 11:05 pm #24430CycloneParticipant
In reality, it has been Seattle Cable News for a long time. Most of the stories were Seattle related.October 31, 2016 at 12:57 am #24432mwdxer1Participant
For certain, viewing television has entered a new era. Streaming is becoming more and more popular. I bought a Roku back 3 years ago and the programming has more that tripled in that time. With the sale of spectrum in the future, more TV stations will sign off and some will go to streaming. When someone complained to an FCC official, they suggested the viewer go to streaming. This looks like the future like it or not. Here on the Coast we have 2-6-8-10-12. Hopefully we will be able to keep the channels.October 31, 2016 at 4:02 pm #24463e_dawgParticipant
So will Comcast move MSNBC from channel128 to channel 49? What will Comcast in Seattle will do with channel 2 spot?November 3, 2016 at 7:58 pm #24544paulwalkerParticipant
Shopping net. Guaranteed revenue.November 4, 2016 at 10:09 am #24558SlytheParticipant
They can’t move MSNBC down to the higher visibility low double digits without ticking off the various Fox channels.November 9, 2016 at 2:19 pm #24717msndrspdxParticipant
Besides that, NWCN has never had a spot on any of Comcast’s HD tiers; nor have they really put any energy into promoting it. Comcast Portland shows it on Ch. 49, so one wonders what they will do with it. MSNBC is on Comcast’s HD lineup in Portland (and I’ll be interested to see the viewership figures from election night this year, given that the White House race wasn’t called until almost midnight PT/3am ET).
Most parts of the nation have a regional news channel and a regional sports channel. (NYC is lucky to have two fulltime news channels.) Will something eventually replace NWCN? In addition, much of the on-air talent was promoted from local stations across the NW. Where do they go at year’s end?
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