TV, Radio, Internet...dishing dirt since 2001
Buh Bye 4 http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0413/DA-17-314A2.pdf
Bye bye KOFY. KRON though, they just hit the damn jackpot. That's a hell of a lot of money to move up or down a tower.
"Hell's Bells"...that reminds me of the time my Father said to me, "Go get me a fucken hot link, you asshole." Those were the days.
Looks like two big bombs were dropped today. One on ISIS and the other on the News media. I hope Dance Party survives, great dancers, Dick Clark would be proud!
from SFGate: $825,675,429 - That’s how much 10 Bay Area TV stations will receive to give up their wireless spectrum as part of an auction brokered by the Federal Communications Commission. The spectrum was purchased by telecommunications companies like T-Mobile and Dish Network that are seeking to meet broadband demands. KTNC received the largest sum, bringing in more than $114 million. All the Bay Area stations involved — including KOFY, KRON and KQEH — have agreed to channel-sharing agreements that will allow them to give up their spectrum while staying on the air.
I wonder how long before more stations become history?
Does that mean Stanly Roberts will be hosting "Dogs Behaving Badly" on KOFY?I'm confused.
I wonder where is Darya Folsom going to be heading if the station officially closes down? Definitely not KTVU, KPIX, NBC 11 and KGO unless they want their ratings to go down putting her on air, if hired.
WUAB got whacked. So did WKBN and WLYH.WQED was saved. Rick Sebak has to have a place to work.
Who said anything about the stations closing down? All they said last night on KTVU (or all places) was you'd have to rescan your stations if you got over the air TV.
Yup, that's really all that would happen, but with more and more over-the-air viewers who escape cable, if you DON'T rescan, you would probably think they were off the air. Rescanning is essential. Also, the real signal might be a little weaker, since they are now most likely on an inferior frequency compared to their old one. Cable and satellite viewers wouldn't notice a thing.
They are moving towards ATSC 3.0 standard, which will have more bandwidth to handle more channels, especially in HD.