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If you were in charge of the local cable system

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If you were in charge of the local cable system

Post by ftballfan » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:22 pm

If you were in charge of your local cable system, what would you do?

I would add CBC to all Charter systems that don't carry it
I would add back all the out-of-market channels dropped in the 1970s and 1980s and put them on digital cable
I would add 29&8 to Charter systems in Ludington, Reed City, and Big Rapids (they're all in the TC market)

This is all pipe dreams and none of this will likely ever happen.



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Re: If you were in charge of the local cable system

Post by G G » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:10 pm

I'd get rid of MSNBC and run Glenn Beck's new channel.


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Re: If you were in charge of the local cable system

Post by 48125er » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:00 pm

G G wrote:I'd get rid of MSNBC and run Glenn Beck's new channel.
that and inaccurate DemoCRAT based CNN and the popstar Whore garbage on Disney channel.



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Re: If you were in charge of the local cable system

Post by Splouge » Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:08 am

Make sure that Comcast in all of SE Michigan carry WCMZ and WGTE and all of the subchannels

And Comcast in all of the US has special 24 hour versions of [adult swim] and Cartoon Network


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Re: If you were in charge of the local cable system

Post by ftballfan » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:42 am

ftballfan wrote:If you were in charge of your local cable system, what would you do?

I would add 29&8 to Charter systems in Ludington, Reed City, and Big Rapids (they're all in the TC market)
In early 2014, 29&8 was added to Charter systems in those aforementioned areas


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Re: If you were in charge of the local cable system

Post by mtburb » Mon Nov 30, 2015 4:43 pm

ftballfan wrote:I would add back all the out-of-market channels dropped in the 1970s and 1980s and put them on digital cable
I would do the same, with those out-of-market channels varying by proximity to the headend.

For example, the Comcast headends in Ann Arbor, Monroe, Woodhaven and Taylor would add back WTOL, WTVG, WNWO and WUPW. Wyandotte Cable would add back those same four stations as well.


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Re: If you were in charge of the local cable system

Post by Splouge » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:33 pm

mtburb wrote:
ftballfan wrote:I would add back all the out-of-market channels dropped in the 1970s and 1980s and put them on digital cable
I would do the same, with those out-of-market channels varying by proximity to the headend.

For example, the Comcast headends in Ann Arbor, Monroe, Woodhaven and Taylor would add back WTOL, WTVG, WNWO and WUPW. Wyandotte Cable would add back those same four stations as well.
For WUPW, you'd have to be in charge of Fox, they don't allow cable providers to carry out-of-market stations. Pretty sad, it's exactly why people can't get Buzzr on Buckeye Cable System


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Re: If you were in charge of the local cable system

Post by ftballfan » Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:33 am

Splouge wrote:
mtburb wrote:
ftballfan wrote:I would add back all the out-of-market channels dropped in the 1970s and 1980s and put them on digital cable
I would do the same, with those out-of-market channels varying by proximity to the headend.

For example, the Comcast headends in Ann Arbor, Monroe, Woodhaven and Taylor would add back WTOL, WTVG, WNWO and WUPW. Wyandotte Cable would add back those same four stations as well.
For WUPW, you'd have to be in charge of Fox, they don't allow cable providers to carry out-of-market stations. Pretty sad, it's exactly why people can't get Buzzr on Buckeye Cable System
Out-of-market subchannels should be allowed to be carried if they're not shown on a local station


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Re: If you were in charge of the local cable system

Post by Splouge » Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:31 pm

ftballfan wrote:
Splouge wrote:
mtburb wrote:
ftballfan wrote:I would add back all the out-of-market channels dropped in the 1970s and 1980s and put them on digital cable
I would do the same, with those out-of-market channels varying by proximity to the headend.

For example, the Comcast headends in Ann Arbor, Monroe, Woodhaven and Taylor would add back WTOL, WTVG, WNWO and WUPW. Wyandotte Cable would add back those same four stations as well.
For WUPW, you'd have to be in charge of Fox, they don't allow cable providers to carry out-of-market stations. Pretty sad, it's exactly why people can't get Buzzr on Buckeye Cable System
Out-of-market subchannels should be allowed to be carried if they're not shown on a local station


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Damn right. Anyway, I'd have all cable providers in SE Michigan carry CBET, CICO, CHWI, CIII, WCMZ, WGTE, WHTV, WNWO, WTVG, and WTOL. And also WHNE and W33BY


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Re: If you were in charge of the local cable system

Post by ftballfan » Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:44 am

Don't the vast majority of cable systems in the Detroit area already carry CBET? It also seems like most get either WGTE or WCMZ (but not both)


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Re: If you were in charge of the local cable system

Post by Splouge » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:11 am

ftballfan wrote:Don't the vast majority of cable systems in the Detroit area already carry CBET? It also seems like most get either WGTE or WCMZ (but not both)


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Must-carry says they don't HAVE TO carry those stations, so they could be deleted.


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Re: If you were in charge of the local cable system

Post by tvradiojunkie » Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:11 am

I would have CBC (whichever affiliate is closest) added to every cable system in the state. Or at the very least have it added to cable here in Lansing. Never understood why CBET was carried in East Lansing and not Lansing. Also would add back some of the out of market stations that were carried here at one time like WOOD, WKBD, and WJRT and include WDIV and WXYZ in there as well.



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Re: If you were in charge of the local cable system

Post by TheForce » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:32 am

ftballfan wrote:If you were in charge of your local cable system, what would you do?

I would add CBC to all Charter systems that don't carry it
I would add back all the out-of-market channels dropped in the 1970s and 1980s and put them on digital cable
I would add 29&8 to Charter systems in Ludington, Reed City, and Big Rapids (they're all in the TC market)

This is all pipe dreams and none of this will likely ever happen.
If Ludington, Reed City, and Big Rapids already carry WZZM I can't see adding WGTU as I think it's an inferior channel. But I would be for having both!



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Re: If you were in charge of the local cable system

Post by TheForce » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:40 am

1. Replace CBC Montreal with CBC Windsor AND show it in HD.

2. Broadcast WNEM in HD, it's standard def where I live.

3. For those living on the border of viewing areas, have all associated affiliates in the channel line-up.



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Re: If you were in charge of the local cable system

Post by ftballfan » Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:26 pm

TheForce wrote:
ftballfan wrote:If you were in charge of your local cable system, what would you do?

I would add CBC to all Charter systems that don't carry it
I would add back all the out-of-market channels dropped in the 1970s and 1980s and put them on digital cable
I would add 29&8 to Charter systems in Ludington, Reed City, and Big Rapids (they're all in the TC market)

This is all pipe dreams and none of this will likely ever happen.
If Ludington, Reed City, and Big Rapids already carry WZZM I can't see adding WGTU as I think it's an inferior channel. But I would be for having both!
29&8 (and CW Plus) was added to those systems a couple of years ago now.

I have a couple more things:
CW Plus in HD and on a lower channel (Traverse City area)
Add WMNN's subchannels (Antenna TV, Laff, Escape, Grit, Buzzr)



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Re: If you were in charge of the local cable system

Post by TheForce » Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:21 pm

Yes, it is annoying that the CW is NOT in HD here on cable. WTF??



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Re: If you were in charge of the local cable system

Post by schmave » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:39 pm

For the purposes of this board, I'll put myself in Toledo so we're dealing with Buckeye Cable. There, it'd be simple: The big four stations from Detroit plus WKBD all come back to the lineup, blackout-free and in HD.
Likewise for Monroe County, Monroe viewers get all Toledo and Detroit stations blackout-free and in HD. Only makes sense considering the location.



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Re: If you were in charge of the local cable system

Post by ftballfan » Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:58 pm

schmave wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:39 pm
For the purposes of this board, I'll put myself in Toledo so we're dealing with Buckeye Cable. There, it'd be simple: The big four stations from Detroit plus WKBD all come back to the lineup, blackout-free and in HD.
Likewise for Monroe County, Monroe viewers get all Toledo and Detroit stations blackout-free and in HD. Only makes sense considering the location.
Even CBS 62? I don't think WGPR/WWJ was ever carried on Buckeye as far as I know.

Speaking of Monroe County, D&P customers get both Toledo and Detroit stations in HD (the complete set for both markets AFAIK)



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Re: If you were in charge of the local cable system

Post by schmave » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:43 pm

Sorry, probably should have said "big three" - and by that I meant 2, 4 and 7 because that's how I regarded them when I was at UT - plus CBET. I agree in that I don't think WWJ was ever carried on Buckeye at any time.



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Re: If you were in charge of the local cable system

Post by ftballfan » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:25 am

I'm surprised more cable systems don't do the split channel thing that Spectrum in Troy, OH does, where an out-of-market station's duplicated programs are replaced with either a religious channel or local access (on this system, WLIO shares time with EWTN, which is also carried full time on another channel) [unless local news is also subject to blackouts, which wouldn't make much sense]



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