Channel Sharing and Duopolies

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  1. Geronimo

    Geronimo Topic Starter Supporting Founder
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    Here in the DC area Fox owns WTTG (PSIP Data 5.1) and WDCA (PSIP Data 20.1). They recently rebranded WDCA as "Fox 5 Plus". While it has been speculated that they will enter into a channel sharing agreement do they really need to? is there any disadvantage to just having more subchannels of WTTG?
     
  2. Trip

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    Not necessarily, but it's another asset that could, theoretically, be separately sold off some day that they couldn't sell off if they let the license go.

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    Every subchannel added could support at least another 8 hours per day of commercials. The ones that don't have a particular affiliation are ripe for running hours of infomercials in addition to the commercials.

    My hope is that the mixing and matching will finally put a stake in the heart of 720p broadcast.
     

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