Discuss DTV: SatelliteGuys Forum DTV USA Forum AVS Forum Digital Home Forum

   RabbitEars.Info   
Sitemap
  

Friday, September 30 2016

Arizona TV Station Update - August/September 2016

Another busy month finds August combined with September.

As always, questions, additions, comments and corrections welcome.

Programming changes

  • KTVK 3.x (24) Phoenix (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) is reported on the Comet TV website to be picking up Comet TV on channel 3.2, which would replace the current 24/7 newscast loop. No date has been given, and there has been no confirmation from KTVK.
  • KASW 61.x (49) Phoenix (Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.), following its newly-inked deal with Katz Broadcasting, as added Grit on channel 61.3 and Escape on channel 61.4, duplicating programming already seen on Univision's KTVW-DT 33.3 and KFPH-CD 35.4, respectively.

Continue reading...

Wednesday, August 24 2016

About the Live Bandscan

I just wanted to provide an update on efforts to restore RabbitEars to full operation. We're back on our regular server, but the Live Bandscan remains non-functional. It ran for the past two or three days, and for that time, the site crawled horribly. There's something wrong with the configuration that we can't track down, and it will probably be up and down as testing goes on over the coming days. Right now, it's down so that the rest of the site is functional.

Tuesday, August 9 2016

Arizona TV Station Update - July 2016

As always, questions, additions, comments and corrections welcome.

Programming changes

  • KAET 8.x Phoenix (Arizona Board of Regents for ASU) has dropped channel 8.5. No programming had ever appeared on the subchannel.
  • KVOA 4.x (23) Tucson and translator K04QP-D 4.x Casas Adobes (KVOA Communications LLC) have launched Escape on channel 4.3, giving the diginet two outlets in the Old Pueblo, airing on four stations.

Continue reading...

Thursday, July 7 2016

Arizona TV Station Update - June 2016

As always, questions, additions, comments and corrections welcome.

Programming changes

  • KAET 8.x Phoenix (Arizona Board of Regents for ASU) has added channel 8.5 to its PSIP. Labeled KBAQ2, it is presumed that it will be a secondary stream of audio from KBAQ-FM 89.5 Phoenix.
  • KPAZ-TV 21.x (20) Phoenix (Trinity Broadcasting of Arizona) has replaced programming from The Church Channel with the Hillsong Channel, a new joint venture of TBN and Hillsong Church of Sydney, Australia. The same programming change has occurred in all other TBN-owned stations that carry the standard programming streams.

Continue reading...

Wednesday, June 15 2016

Arizona TV Station Update - April/May 2016

It's finally here!! As always, questions, additions, comments and corrections welcome.

New licenses

  • KHMP-LD 18.x Las Vegas NV (DNV Spectrum Holdings, LLC) has applied for and been granted a license to cover its transmitter location change to Black Mountain. Technical specifications: Ch 18; TL 36° 0' 34" N, 115° 0' 22" W (Black Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional; HAAT 310 m.
  • KPVT-LD 2.x (27) Pahrump NV (DNV Spectrum Holdings, LLC) has applied for and been granted a license to cover construction of a digital companion channel to KPVT-LP 30 Pahrump NV. Technical specifications: Ch 27; TL 36° 0' 34" N, 115° 0' 22" W (Black Mtn.); ERP 15 kW directional; HAAT 310 m.

Continue reading...

Sunday, April 3 2016

Arizona TV Station Update - March 2016

As always, questions, additions, comments and corrections welcome.

Programming changes

  • Almavision has fixed its transmission problems, and its programming is once again airing on Mako Communications LLC stations KTVP-LD 22.5 Phoenix and KEGS-LD 30.2 Las Vegas NV.
  • K18JL-D 25.x Phoenix (Mako Communications LLC) is silent, possibly for good? The AZ Conference of 7th Day Adventists have moved Amazing Facts TV from its own spot on GNTV2 channel 25.1 to sharing time with 3ABN, Hope Channel and LLBN on GNTV channel 22.1.

Continue reading...

Thursday, March 10 2016

Arizona TV Station Update - February 2016

Better late than never...

As always, questions, additions, comments and corrections welcome.

Programming changes

  • KTVP-LD 22.x Phoenix (Mako Communications, LLC) has dropped JTV programming from channel 22.6. No programming has replaced JTV; the subchannel is a blank screen, but where the channel description used to show just "22.6", it now shows "KTVP-LP|TBA". Could something be showing up soon? Almavision on channel 22.5 is missing, replaced by a Spanish-language slide from Dish Network informing viewers that due to technical difficulties from Almavision, the channel is not available at the moment, and encouraging viewers to visit the Almavision website to watch their programming.
  • K38IZ-D 38.x Phoenix (Spanish Independent Broadcast Network, Inc.) has added a new subchannel, 38.7, which is the new home of Rev'n, formerly on KPHE-LD 44.3.

Continue reading...

Saturday, February 6 2016

Arizona TV Station Update - January 2016

As always, questions, additions, comments and corrections welcome.

Programming changes

  • KPNX 12.x Mesa (Multimedia Holdings Corporation) will retain its NBC affiliation, following a long-term affiliation agreement between NBC and Tegna Media. The affiliation was renewed for all 17 of Tegna's NBC stations.
  • K38IZ-D 38.x Phoenix (Spanish Independent Broadcast Network, Inc.) has added a new subchannel, 38.6, which is the new home of Retro TV. On channel 38.4, it looks like Zuus Country has rebranded, going back to The Country Network, including use of the old TCN logo.

Continue reading...

Thursday, January 28 2016

What We Know About the Incentive Auction

(Updated 2/8/16 with an article about Chattanooga.)
(Updated 2/24/16 with more on Puerto Rico.)
(Updated 3/25/16 with WNYE.)

As many of you know, the FCC's Incentive Auction application window closed on Tuesday, January 12. This means that stations are now under a "quiet period" during which they cannot discuss bids or bidding strategy. This also means that almost any information that is going to be made public before the process is complete is probably already public now. As a service to those who are interested, I've attempted to compile as much information as I can find about who is in and who is out.

Please note that while I am officially an FCC employee, I have no access to any inside information on this subject, and even if I did, I could not share it. All data below was compiled entirely in my personal time and capacity, is in no way intended to reflect the views of the FCC or any of its Commissioners. It is either based on public information which is linked, or is strictly my own speculation based on years of industry-watching.

Now, to the educational part.

Continue reading...

Friday, January 8 2016

Arizona TV Station Update - December 2015

Wishing everyone a happy 2016!

As always, questions, additions, comments and corrections welcome.

Programming changes

  • KPHE-LD 44.x (16) Phoenix (Lotus TV of Phoenix LLC) has added LATV programming on channel 44.1, along with local programming, and has moved Telemax programming to channel 44.2. Rev'n programming on channel 44.3 has been replaced with infomercials from OnTV 4U under the label Direct Response TV. Luken has now lost all three affiliations with KPHE.
  • KPDF-CA 41.x Phoenix (Northstar Phoenix License LLC) dropped LATV from channel 41.3 a week into the new year in favor of an Azteca America simulcast, then replaced that with a "For Lease" slide.

Continue reading...

- page 2 of 26 -