Channel Brands & VHF-UHF
Thu Jun 26 15:29:52 EDT 2014
I'd see things like "Fox Pittsburgh" instead of a channel number. (WPGH-TV
'53') And years ago I knew of a TV station that would mention its (usual)
cable channel number as part of its branding etc: "WVNY-TV 22, Cable 4"
On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 3:10 PM, Mike Ward <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Here, WOIO/19's main signal is on VHF 10.
> But down here in Akron, WOIO has a digital low-power fill-in translator on
> UHF 24.
> It's on the same tower as WVPX/23 (the former WAKR-TV/WAKC, Akron's former
> ABC affiliate) and our own WONE-FM/97.5...
> On Jun 26, 2014 2:05 PM, "M.Casey" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I agree--VHF and UHF are not a consideration and are not understood by
> > most viewers, now.
> > And, in many cases even the channel number designations are disappearing
> > in favor of a brand name or callsign. FOXCT (WTIC-TV) in Hartford was
> > WTIC-TV, Channel 61. But even though "61" is still the "virtual" channel
> > (transmits on 31) I don't think you will see "61" anywhere on their
> > programming or on the website. They are branded "FOX CT". Even the small
> > print on the bottom of the screen says WTIC-TV Hartford, Digital 31.1.
> > It's a similar situation with WVIT-30. Now, it's "NBC Connecticut" with
> > nary a 30 anywhere. Ch's 3 & 8 still use their old numbers, but that's
> > about it in the Hartford market. To contrast in Springfield, the numbers
> > are hanging in there with channels 22-40-57, and low power CBS3.
> > For many folks, the only time a channel number comes into play is when
> > searching for what you want in the list of cable channels, or if you
> > off-air broadcast tv.
> > Mark Casey
> > K1MAP
> > -----Original Message----- From: Ron Bello
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 6:12 PM
> > To: Laurence Glavin
> > Cc: Boston Group Radio
> > Subject: Re: It will soon be COX 25
> > Don't think many under the age of 40 or 45 know the difference between
> > or UHF
> > nor do they care. All they know is where to find the program to watch.
> > The
> > advantage of VHF over UHF has long passed.
> > What does differentiate stations is news infrastructure. Fox requires a
> > credible news
> > department especially in a top 10 market something neither 62 or 68 has.
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