Nexstar Aquires WV Media Stations in $130 Million Deal

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Re: Nexstar Aquires WV Media Stations in $130 Million Deal

Post by cgarison » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:39 pm

Mr. Tom Jones wrote: Noises coming out indicate the managers now overseeing the former WVMH stations want WOWK to take the lead in planning, etc. Nexstar is apparently trying to turn WOWK into some sort of brains for their WV stations.

They apparently have not said what kind of brains they want, though.
Ahhh.... They need food to feed the zombies at the other stations. :twisted:
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Re: Nexstar Aquires WV Media Stations in $130 Million Deal

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Mr. Tom Jones wrote:

Noises coming out indicate the managers now overseeing the former WVMH stations want WOWK to take the lead in planning, etc. Nexstar is apparently trying to turn WOWK into some sort of brains for their WV stations.

They apparently have not said what kind of brains they want, though.
I just can't shake the thought of Larry Fine and Shemp Howard selecting Moe Howard as their leader.
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Re: Nexstar Aquires WV Media Stations in $130 Million Deal

Post by news89 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:13 pm

Nexstar to added a diginet to WOWK, not sure which one.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... tinue-jump

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Re: Nexstar Aquires WV Media Stations in $130 Million Deal

Post by genlock » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:24 pm

Rabbitears.info:



13 13 WOWK-TV HUNTINGTON WV On the air Check repack data. CBS
Display
Channel Physical
Channel Video Audio Call Sign Network/Programming Nickname Notes Print
13-1 13.3 1080i DD2.0 WOWKCBS CBS "WOWK 13 TV"
13-2 13.4 1080i DD2.0 WOWKDT2 Bounce TV (Soon)
13-3 13.5 480i DD2.0 Escape (Soon)
13-4 13.6 480i DD2.0 Laff (Soon)
Technical Data and Screencaps
Historical, Ownership, Transition, and Translator Data
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Re: Nexstar Aquires WV Media Stations in $130 Million Deal

Post by Mr. Jones » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:38 pm

genlock wrote:Rabbitears.info:



13 13 WOWK-TV HUNTINGTON WV On the air Check repack data. CBS
Display
Channel Physical
Channel Video Audio Call Sign Network/Programming Nickname Notes Print
13-1 13.3 1080i DD2.0 WOWKCBS CBS "WOWK 13 TV"
13-2 13.4 1080i DD2.0 WOWKDT2 Bounce TV (Soon)
13-3 13.5 480i DD2.0 Escape (Soon)
13-4 13.6 480i DD2.0 Laff (Soon)
Technical Data and Screencaps
Historical, Ownership, Transition, and Translator Data
So 13 goes from one quasi-channel to maxing out the bandwidth.

And Nexstar goes from all but shunning subchannels to basically embracing them.

There will probably be a few calls to the newsroom after they ditch the Doppler channel.

Now let's see how long it takes them to (finally) upgrade the DD 2.0 to 5.1.

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Re: Nexstar Aquires WV Media Stations in $130 Million Deal

Post by genlock » Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:21 pm

Somehow I bet the 1080i for bounce tv is not accurate.
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Re: Nexstar Aquires WV Media Stations in $130 Million Deal

Post by cgarison » Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:40 am

Mr. Jones wrote: So 13 goes from one quasi-channel to maxing out the bandwidth.

And Nexstar goes from all but shunning subchannels to basically embracing them.

There will probably be a few calls to the newsroom after they ditch the Doppler channel.

Now let's see how long it takes them to (finally) upgrade the DD 2.0 to 5.1.
I'll guarantee that with my set of rabbit ears at The KY Compound, I cannot walk upstairs right now and get 13.2 on my TV but I can get a pretty signal from 13.1. They have a lot of work ahead of them if they are going to get this right.
genlock wrote:Somehow I bet the 1080i for bounce tv is not accurate.
So how does the compression algorithms work for broadcast digital??? If the broadcaster can use the tools to compress and encode the video that are used by the classless pirates torrenting movies (like YIFY), then they could probably have the room to transmit all their channels in 1080i, but I doubt if that is possible.
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Re: Nexstar Aquires WV Media Stations in $130 Million Deal

Post by genlock » Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:02 am

HDTV channels Subchannels
1× 1080i or 720p HDTV (19 Mbit/s) No additional subchannels.
1× 1080i or 720p HDTV (15 Mbit/s) + 1 480p or 480i SD subchannel (~3.8 Mbit/s)
1× 1080i or 720p HDTV (11 Mbit/s) + 1 720p HDTV (8 Mbit/s) subchannel
1× 1080i or 720p HDTV (11 Mbit/s) + 2 480p or 480i SD subchannels (~3.8 Mbit/s each)
1× 720p HDTV channel (8 Mbit/s) + 3 480p or 480i SD subchannels (~3.8 Mbit/s each)
2× 720p HDTV channels (9.6 Mbit/s each) No SD subchannels
2× 720p HDTV channels (7.8 Mbit/s each) + 1 480p or 480i SD subchannel (~3.8 Mbit/s)
No HDTV channels + 2 480p or 480i SD subchannels (~6 Mbit/s each)
No HDTV channels + 3 480p or 480i SD subchannels (~6 Mbit/s each)
No HDTV channels + 4 480p or 480i SD subchannels (~4.2 Mbit/s each)
No HDTV channels + 5 480p or 480i SD subchannels (~3.8 Mbit/s each)
No HDTV channels + 6 480p or 480i SD subchannels (~3.1 Mbit/s each)
No HDTV channels + 7 480p or 480i SD subchannels (~2.7 Mbit/s each)
No HDTV channels + 8 480p or 480i SD subchannels (~2.4 Mbit/s each)
No HDTV channels + 9 480p or 480i SD subchannels (~2.1 Mbit/s each)
No HDTV channels + 10 480p or 480i SD subchannels (~1.9 Mbit/s each)
No HDTV channels +120 mono radio subchannels (~0.2 Mbit/s each)
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Re: Nexstar Aquires WV Media Stations in $130 Million Deal

Post by genlock » Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:06 am

BTW:
Bounce TV is in 480i everyplace I looked, so that's how it must come from the mothership.
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Re: Nexstar Aquires WV Media Stations in $130 Million Deal

Post by cgarison » Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:46 pm

So much for the 1080i CBS feed with 3 480i digital channels being an option. But, by definition, 720p is full HD.
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Re: Nexstar Aquires WV Media Stations in $130 Million Deal

Post by genlock » Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:24 am

Chosen by the sales weasel, no doubt.
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Re: Nexstar Aquires WV Media Stations in $130 Million Deal

Post by Hoss » Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:21 am

The conversion to digital HDTV and the promise have certainly been short of expectations.
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Re: Nexstar Aquires WV Media Stations in $130 Million Deal

Post by cgarison » Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:33 pm

I found a headline from this story in my Facebook feed (courtesy of a friend that shared it from WOWK/tristateupdate.com) and thought to my self how could such a horrible incident could have happened locally in the tri-state.

3-day-old baby killed by family dogs.

Oh my god! Where did this tragedy take place and could I know the family??? Then I clicked the link to the story (HERE) and found this as the first paragraph.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police in Central California say two family dogs killed a 3-day-old baby after her mother left her on the couch and walked away for a few seconds.
FRESNO! Who gives a flying frack about FRESNO!

So I start looking at the 'Crapstar' feed of news stories and find it littered with trash articles not from the tri-state. What the bloody hell is this???? I want local news from my local stations (especially when I am out of the area) and not a bunch of crap fed over the wire from the AP. If I wanted to see the AP news wire, I would subscribe to the AP news wire.

Other non-tristate headlines from the WOWK Facebook page:
Man who went on mac and cheese tirade is arrested
Fast food mix-up leads to shooting
Tim Tebow helps during a medical emergency in the sky
Dad Put Infant in Fridge After Leaving Her in Hot Car
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Post by genlock » Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:44 pm

WSAZ and WCHS is doing this too on their web. Its a corporate thing. Sharing.
Whenever the locals don't have anything going or are lazy or short staffed, they
must just drop in some stuff from the corporate dust-bin of news. We used to call
it wire stories or net feeds back in the day. Sometimes they do not do a very good job of
identifying the location of the stories. That goes even for local stories. I spend a lot of
time with the sound muted (and no captioning) and the graphics do a poor job of identifying
locations and people. All the stations are guilty of this. They do maintain a large banner at
the bottom of the screen that, at times, blots out the action of the story. Just so we can see
the time and temp.
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Re: Nexstar Aquires WV Media Stations in $130 Million Deal

Post by cgarison » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:00 pm

WSAZ, WYMT and WCHS have done a much better job in keeping their feeds tied more locally,

BUT(and everything said before the but is apt to be pure BS)

I have a propensity to use the WSAZ app as my primary source of tri-state news followed closely by the WCHS app. WSAZ (as well as sister station WYMT) keeps all their items in nice buckets where all the AP news feed garbage is filtered out right from the start. On the WCHS app, I have to dig into a single menu level to filter out the national human interest crap (because I don't care a hoot about Blake Lively screening stabbing or John Boyega changing the academy.) But with WOWK, they published some of those stories (listed above) with click bait headlines making it look like local stories and then I see the 'fracking Fresno' in the dateline. (Grrrr). Quite annoying.

We all knew that Crapstar was going to muck with the WOWK website when they acquired the station, but I just was not expecting them to go beyond spyware advertising based video services and step into the realm of Nick Denton's, "Gawker Style," click bait headlines. Just very disappointed in the leadership at the top because I know the people in Charleston have no way to resist this stupidity they are told to do.
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