New Channel In KC? (1 Viewer)

neil_kc1

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Hi guys, I went home for lunch today and one of my TV'S automatically loads new digital channels and today it had WDAF 4.4 as a live signal. I scanned it in all 3 of my TV's, it is there, but says no audio of video.

Anyone else in the Kansas City area getting anything? Does anyone know if we are getting a new channel because of the repack? If so what channel do you think it would be?
 

comfortably_numb

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Hi guys, I went home for lunch today and one of my TV'S automatically loads new digital channels and today it had WDAF 4.4 as a live signal. I scanned it in all 3 of my TV's, it is there, but says no audio of video.

Anyone else in the Kansas City area getting anything? Does anyone know if we are getting a new channel because of the repack? If so what channel do you think it would be?

I'm not seeing it on my end (attachment below). The repack is only affecting three stations in our market, KSMO, KSHB and KMCI, and those stations will get to move to their own channel, so I don't think WDAF will have to share. I remember seeing someplace on this forum that some Fox stations were adding "Light TV," maybe they're testing for a January 1 launch. Who knows?

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On the actual channel. 4.4 that my TV logged. I am sure the something is going on just don't know what or when.

It's definitely not there now. Sounds like they're testing for a subchannel launch. Hope they don't reduce the bitrate of the main Fox channel more than they already have.
 

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I’m now seeing the TBD channel on WDAF’s .4 subchannel. It’s bitrate is about 2mbps.

It’s not listed on TBD’s website yet, so I don’t know if it’s still in testing before official launch.
 

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Beat me to posting this topic. None of the TV listings sites are showing 4.4 yet for like 66212 but Rabbitears.info does so does Kansas City Radio & Television andd if had Antenna my parents Address doesn't picked it up yet by searching Online on Nocable.org yet. Another thing is that 4.3 This TV isn't on any Cable Systems yet so maybe tajeva,one time get 4.4 on them to. Other Sinclair Sub Channels Comet 5.2 not on any Cable Systems yet. Other Sinclair ones Stadium on KCMN,Charge! Note here yet,GETTV KAJF. Some Tribune's now Sinclair Have Justice Network KCKS-LD. Sinclair will keep FOX4KC.
 

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Kansas City is the only Market that has TV Stations owned by the same media group with 2 stations each....(3 sets of twins)
Meredith owns KCTV/KSMO
SprectumKC has added Comet TV on 1252 if that means anything in the future like Comet TV switching over to FOX4KC to be one.
Comet TV is staying on the Meredith Station its already on KCTV 5. They added that more than likely because Meredith, Cox, and Scripps-Howard all have contracts WITH THE SAME SUBNET owners which is Laff, Grit, Bounce, Cozi, Escape. Scripps Howard stations "The Spot 38" and NBC 41 have those 5 subnets because Scripps-Howard got the deal made first then Scripps Howard now owns those Subs (Laff, Grit, Escape, Bounce). with that in mind the Meredith Corporation has to go elsewhere to add subnets. Case in point they went to Sinclair's Comet to put on 5.2 KCTV. Do not look for Comet to go to WDAF. Sinclair is buying Tribune so those Antenna TV/This TV will more than likely stay on Fox 4. Also bank on Meredith to launch Charge! on KSMO or KCTV sometime in the future.
 

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Sources say that Sinclair is selling 10 Fox Stations as a deal made with the Federal Government to buy Tribune Media (Including Antenna TV and This TV) also Other Non-Fox Stations that Sinclair plans on Selling could be bought by Nexstar or Meredith. Hum wonder if WDAF is one of them....I will dig around....
 

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Do not look for Comet to go to WDAF. Sinclair is buying Tribune so those Antenna TV/This TV will more than likely stay on Fox 4. Also bank on Meredith to launch Charge! on KSMO or KCTV sometime in the future.

I agree. WDAF already has 3 subnets. Adding another would degrade picture quality on FOX 4.

KSMO's only subnet was Mundo Fox, until it went dark. If "Charge" is coming to this market, my money is on KSMO as it has zero subnets currently. KCTV is obsessive about CBS picture quality and they already have Comet as their only subnet.
 
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Sources say that Sinclair is selling 10 Fox Stations as a deal made with the Federal Government to buy Tribune Media (Including Antenna TV and This TV) also Other Non-Fox Stations that Sinclair plans on Selling could be bought by Nexstar or Meredith. Hum wonder if WDAF is one of them....I will dig around....

Yes, but who would buy it? Maybe it would go O&O? Kansas City is a pretty large market?
 

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