October 29, 2016 at 1:12 pm #24397JbpdxParticipant
Will we see new diginet(s) in November or at the first of the year? Tegna isn’t making any $$$ showing the PDX skyline 24 hours a day.October 29, 2016 at 5:56 pm #24402jr_techParticipant
As a sacrifice to repacking.November 9, 2016 at 1:48 pm #24713
If I were KGW, I’d be thinking about a relaunch of KGWZ on Thanksgiving weekend. Interesting that we’ve heard nothing about negotiations for channels or Comcast carriage at this point.
And let’s add two more possible candidates. According to RabbitEars, a station in Las Vegas recently added a movie channel called Moxie and another called Oldie Goldies, which focuses on older mostly B&W titles.November 28, 2016 at 2:53 pm #25253
Well, no relaunch of KGWZ over Thanksgiving. We still have the holidays just around the bend.November 28, 2016 at 4:42 pm #25256
Are there any syndicate TV programs that aren’t available in the Portland TV market compare to other TV markets? I’m thinking if KGWZ could add some syndicate programs or more news that will be great.November 28, 2016 at 7:11 pm #25257mwdxer1Participant
Do you mean Diginets that aren’t available OTA in Portland? Yes, there are many, Movies, Bounce, The Works, Heroes & Icons, Buzzr, etc. You can google a list of all of the diginet material on the air in the country and which TV markets has them. Of course markets like LA, Chicago, and NY has most of them with so many OTA channels.November 29, 2016 at 10:58 am #25263
The RabbitEars site can give you a good idea of the diginets that aren’t available in PDX but should be. With at least one network expected to switch stations soon, MundoMax going dark tomorrow night, and the ongoing saga at KGWZ, I’d say that the coming weeks should see some moves being made. How Comcast accommodates those moves should be interesting, too. Your point about syndicated prograns is a good one, though. Popular ones like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” might be tough to get because of cable channels that have snapped up most of the good ones. Older series might be easier to get, though.
By the way, the RabbitEars page is at
http://www.RabbitEars.infoNovember 29, 2016 at 5:58 pm #25272
No I meant syndicated program that’s available in another market, but not Portland market such as access Hollywood live or Hollywood today, etc.November 30, 2016 at 4:49 pm #25293
KOIN still has “Extra” & “Entertainment Tonight.” Haven’t seen an episode of “ET” in years. “Access Hollywood” ran out of gas a long time ago. I don’t think syndicated shows of that kind draw here very well these days. Older series and movie packages seem to be doing well (Antenna TV, Get TV, etc.).November 30, 2016 at 6:48 pm #25302
Doing some research on Portland TV market and other tv markets. Here are some of the syndicated programs not available in the PDX market.
Rules of Engagement
Just for Laughs
Supreme Justice with Karen Mills
The Verdict with Jadge Hatchett
Access Hollywood Live
Who wants to be a Millionaire
Also some of the syndication should be in daytime, not overnights such as.
Steve Harvey Show
Right This MinuteDecember 7, 2016 at 12:02 am #25390
Might agree with you on “Millionaire.” EScape (now on KUNP after the MundoMax closedown the other night) runs “American Greed,” which was originally produced for CNBC. KGW now runs the TD Jakes show on weekday afternoons as promotes it on Facebook every chance they get. Steve Harvey is OK on “Family Feud,” but his talk show I can do without. “Pawnstars” might do OK on KPDX on late night weekends, but that show just isn’t my cup of tea. The rest of your list, I think, most people could do without. Old series and movies do better. After Trump, folks want something to watch with no chance of seeing his face filling the screen.
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