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WTVG adding a THIRD HD subchannel?!?!

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WTVG adding a THIRD HD subchannel?!?!

Post by mvcg66b3r » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:52 pm

They're adding the Ion network soon, and RabbitEars says it's in 720p.
https://www.rabbitears.info/market.php? ... 50#station



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Re: WTVG adding a THIRD HD subchannel?!?!

Post by fuzzpower » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:55 pm

What a waste.



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Re: WTVG adding a THIRD HD subchannel?!?!

Post by WOHO » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:57 am

WTH WTVG, why not Antenna TV instead? Why ION? If they don't have a super-duper video encoding system behind it, like Channel 30 does, you will end-up with cruddy video (ie CH48). It might explain why WTVG has a whole new digital front end, as evidenced by the missing audio on their newscasts lately, unless they fired the real producers and replaced them with interns? WTVG seems to be running with a whole lot less field reporters than what they used to- wonder if they have them all on a 'per segment' payment plan rather than actual employees anymore?
I'm still surprised that WTOL 11.2 MeTV isn't of higher quality; acceptable, but nothing special most of the time in the quality video department.



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Re: WTVG adding a THIRD HD subchannel?!?!

Post by Splouge » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:44 am

I can tell you firsthand it actually is 720p. I'm actually the one who emailed rabbitears webmaster about it.

Their newscasts are pretty bad, the music drowns out the speech and just comes in randomly.


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Post by windsor » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:28 am

Saw the colour bars last night, also disappointed.I agree with Ant TV for Toledo viewers if they cant pick up WMYD Det or WJW Clev......or even Movies! that is a lot better channel than ION.WTOL has the 2 best imo Grit and MeTV............

Wasnt ION carried by low power WMNT??? I thought I saw it on there at the cottage before.

btw....i watch alot of Weather Nation on 13.3 and recently I noticed they dropped the Toledo forecast on the network and have been doing Detroit 5 day forecast's and Detroit is now on the map which it wasnt before.I always thought the cities they show are WN affiliates.Maybe Detroit is going to get a Weather Nation Soon???

Jay and Ross still do the local forecast.......anyone else think this is weird???? :eek


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Post by mtburb » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:19 pm

Manually punched in RF13 and 13.4's PSIP has already been added.


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Re: WTVG adding a THIRD HD subchannel?!?!

Post by TeddyBear » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:29 pm

Ion has a contract clause of not interrupting the broadcast feed.

As for Ion on 48, no. Never was on there. Was on 31 though.


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Re: WTVG adding a THIRD HD subchannel?!?!

Post by Splouge » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:49 pm

Ion was carried on WLMB back when it was called Pax


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Post by TeddyBear » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:08 pm

Splouge wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:49 pm
Ion was carried on WLMB back when it was called Pax
Incorrect. WLMB only carried certain shows. They never were an affiliate, Per Larry Watley.


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Re: WTVG adding a THIRD HD subchannel?!?!

Post by Splouge » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:08 pm

The EPG description is showing up as "Cool Shows :-0"


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Re: WTVG adding a THIRD HD subchannel?!?!

Post by mvcg66b3r » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:12 pm

Or they may be about to yank NBC from WNWO.



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Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:22 pm

fuzzpower wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:55 pm
What a waste.
Really is, makes you wonder who at WTVG even thought that was a good idea, or was Ion really pushing to get a channel in the market anyway possible?
windsor wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:28 am
Saw the colour bars last night, also disappointed.I agree with Ant TV for Toledo viewers if they cant pick up WMYD Det or WJW Clev......or even Movies! that is a lot better channel than ION.WTOL has the 2 best imo Grit and MeTV............

Wasnt ION carried by low power WMNT??? I thought I saw it on there at the cottage before.
Selected programming from PAX was seen on WLMB ch. 40 during their early years.



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Re: WTVG adding a THIRD HD subchannel?!?!

Post by mvcg66b3r » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:26 pm

Some Guy from Toledo wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:22 pm
Selected programming from PAX was seen on WLMB ch. 40 during their early years.
Didn't Paxson try to buy WLMB?



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Post by windsor » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:35 am

Gotta give WTVG credit they now have a "Under construction" test pattern on 13.4 most stations dont even do that.Generates a bit of a buzz amongst viewers at least.

ION is gone on header maybe 13 is having second thoughts on what viewers really want on a 4th channel.


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Re: WTVG adding a THIRD HD subchannel?!?!

Post by TeddyBear » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:18 pm

Why add a 4th channel, when they can't even sell the 3 they have. Way too many PSA's and promos.... And Toledo Me's!


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Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:33 pm

mvcg66b3r wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:26 pm
Some Guy from Toledo wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:22 pm
Selected programming from PAX was seen on WLMB ch. 40 during their early years.
Didn't Paxson try to buy WLMB?
Not sure of that. Wouldn't surprise me if they wanted it. That station already took a decade just raising the funds to build that station up from the ground-up. I used to see their donation cards all over my local ACE Hardware store in the 90's.
windsor wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:35 am
Gotta give WTVG credit they now have a "Under construction" test pattern on 13.4 most stations dont even do that.Generates a bit of a buzz amongst viewers at least.

ION is gone on header maybe 13 is having second thoughts on what viewers really want on a 4th channel.
They really should pick up Movies!



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Re: WTVG adding a THIRD HD subchannel?!?!

Post by Splouge » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:43 pm

I want Decades back!


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Re: WTVG adding a THIRD HD subchannel?!?!

Post by windsor » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:41 pm

windsor wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:35 am
Gotta give WTVG credit they now have a "Under construction" test pattern on 13.4 most stations dont even do that.Generates a bit of a buzz amongst viewers at least.

ION is gone on header maybe 13 is having second thoughts on what viewers really want on a 4th channel.
They really should pick up Movies!
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Movies! is a really good channel.I like the Sunday Night Noir.....which features b/w crime movies.They really simulate a cable tv movie channel well.

As for Decades Splouge......it wont be on a ABC affiliate being a CBS creation and all , for Det will appear in 3 places.......WUDL , WKBD as a dot 4 or back on CBS62 as a dot 3.


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Re: WTVG adding a THIRD HD subchannel?!?!

Post by RingtailedFox » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:59 pm

you think WADL might add it to a subchannel?


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Post by windsor » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:08 am

RingtailedFox wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:59 pm
you think WADL might add it to a subchannel?
Its a possibility but i think WADL is full up at the moment and its too much like a Cozi TV with the reruns and all.

I do think Decades is far superior to StartTV imo.Dont know why CBS couldnt see that, but they had an agenda in mind instead of entertainment.Im hopeing after a bit of time for StartTV to get its legs Decades returns on 62.3 by the new year.


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