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post #1366 of 1381 (permalink) Old 2017-10-16, 05:15 PM
 
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WIVB is broadcasting Laff TV on 4-4, weird as it's still on WKBW.
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post #1367 of 1381 (permalink) Old 2017-10-16, 07:39 PM
 
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Just confirmed that with broadcast engineer at WIVB. Reaching out to WKBW GM to see if they are replacing LAFF.

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post #1368 of 1381 (permalink) Old 2017-10-16, 08:05 PM
 
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So many questions.
Why is WIVB adding sub channels now after all these years, aren’t they giving up their spectrum next year?
Why Laff and not something else?
Why 4.4 instead of 4.2 or 4.3? Or will they be adding those as well?
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post #1369 of 1381 (permalink) Old 2017-10-16, 09:19 PM
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Laff 4.4 WIVB

Whats the point with RF 39 going off by Jan 23 2018.They don't have enough bandwidth on WNLO for everything.

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post #1370 of 1381 (permalink) Old 2017-10-16, 09:28 PM
 
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Whats the point with RF 39 going off by Jan 23 2018.They don't have enough bandwidth on WNLO for everything.
WNLO and WIVB's owner, Nexstar, is part of a consortium (along with Sinclair) that wants to start testing ATSC3 as early as next year. The new compression codecs will be able to handle multiple HD and SD subs.

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post #1371 of 1381 (permalink) Old 2017-10-17, 05:05 PM
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WIVB rf 39 has 3 months left.ASTC 3.0 will not be available by then and 2 1080i and 2 SD on rf 32 will look terrible.

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post #1372 of 1381 (permalink) Old 2017-10-17, 05:18 PM
 
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I haven't seen any recent updates but in the summer Sinclair and Nexstar formed a consortium to plan for an aggressive rollout and spectrum sharing in 97 US markets anticipating FCC approval of ATSC3 during fourth quarter 2017. They plan to share ATSC and ATSC3 versions of their stations. It'll be messy but based on their market reach they have both said they want to move fast.

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