The better question is: Will this finally get Vurbano his locals in HD so the rest of us don't have to listen to his constant griping about not having his locals in HD?From LIN TV and DIRECTV Announce Retrans Agreement for HD Signals
PROVIDENCE, R.I. & EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LIN TV Corp. (NYSE: TVL), a local television and digital media company, and DIRECTV, Inc., the nation's leading satellite television service provider, today announced they have entered into an agreement for the retransmission of LIN TV’s broadcast stations in both analog and high-definition. The deal covers television stations owned and/or operated by LIN TV in 15 markets.
The retransmission agreement includes: KRQE-TV, KASA-TV (Albuquerque); KXAN-TV, KNVA-TV and KBVO-TV (Austin); WIVB-TV and WNLO-TV (Buffalo); WDTN-TV (Dayton); WANE-TV (Ft. Wayne); WOOD-TV, WOTV-TV, WXSP-CA (Grand Rapids); WLUK-TV (Green Bay); WTNH-TV and WCTX-TV (Hartford-New Haven); WISH-TV and WNDY-TV (Indianapolis); WALA-TV and WBPG-TV (Mobile); WAVY-TV and WVBT-TV (Norfolk); WPRI-TV and WNAC-TV (Providence); WWLP-TV (Springfield) and WUPW-TV (Toledo).
I wonder how much we need to thank Charlie for coming to an agreement with LIN and putting some pressure on DirecTV to finally come to an agreement?
We'll see about this...Good news for Vurbano and ElwayLite...and everyone else in Norfolk who has been complaining about being skipped over for so long. Happy for all of you who are going to benefit from this agreement. Maybe this is why D* kept a little bandwidth available on D10 so they could flip the switch ASAP once this agreement was in place.
It FIGURES! I finally broke down and get the add-ons for my HR21s (3 of them!) just so I could get WTNH and WCTX via antenna. Grrrrr! I installed them this weekend. Ah, the irony.
So when can we expect them to be turned on I wonder....