Rewind TV

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  • #50427
    mwdxer1
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    I just read that Nexstar is starting a new diginet in Sept called Rewind TV. I presume Bounce will be replaced with Rewind when the contract comes up. Looks like the channel will carry TV shows from the 80s & 90s.

    #50428
    Jeffrey Kopp
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    That’s great. Antenna TV is my favorite channel, with MeTV somewhere behind it. I never found anything of interest on Bounce.

    #50429
    mwdxer1
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    I don’t care for Bounce either. Too bad Bounce does not carry older Black shows like Julia, Room 222, Nat King Cole Show, Mod Squad, I Spy, etc.

    #50435
    nosignalallnoise
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    Nat King Cole Show probably doesn’t air because of music rights problems that nobody’s gotten round to clearing yet. (Isn’t that what it always comes down to?) That’s a whole chest of legal worms in and of itself. ASCAP/BMI, Capitol, his estate, etc., plus the fact of availability of usable broadcast (or master) tapes or films being such a short run in the late 50s. The first half of its run consists of quarter-hour episodes so maybe there’s no secondary network that wants to take that insurmountable challenge on? But then how hard is it to program 2 end-to-end episodes to fill out an 1/2-hour time slot? (If it is already airing somewhere else, then I stand corrected.)

    As for the others, who knows. IIRC another one (think it’s either Antenna or METV) already has the broadcast rights to Mod Squad so there’s that.

    #50438
    Alfredo_T
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    I once read that when the television networks adopted the use of video tape, time-shifting programs for airing on the West Coast was the primary application of this new technology. The 2″ quadruplex tapes then in use were costly to purchase and store, so the ability to erase and re-use them was a major selling point, in addition to their greatly superior picture quality over hot kinescopes (the technology used to capture live video to film). Consequently, many episodes of shows from the early days of video tape have been lost.

    #50446
    mwdxer1
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    I think the same issue with the Tonight Show re-runs. Very few musical guests.

    #50447
    semoochie
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    My understanding of a kinescope is that it’s a visual recording of the picture on a TV set.

    #50449
    Andy Brown
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    Made with a film camera. Very low resolution. New digitizations of old kinescopes can add data, kind of like tweeting in animation, whereby the process (software) “reintroduces interlaced frames through motion estimation, essentially doubling the frame rate. The image is then interpolated and every two frames are assembled into one interlaced frame. When projected, the resulting video file appears to be reproduced from a live camera either at the U.S. frame rate of 30 frames (60 fields) per second or the European rate of 25 frames (50 fields) per second (often referred to as the “soap opera look”) rather than a non-interlaced 24 frame per second film camera..

    Kinescope Recording – Television’s Antique Recording Medium

    #50451
    Andy Brown
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    Tweening not tweeting. Thanks auto mistake.

    #50456
    Jeffrey Kopp
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    An announcement on Facebook says “Coming Fall 2021.” https://rewindtv.com/

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