Saturday, February 7, 2009

Back following 24-hour cable outage and a day away...

UPDATE 2:10PM 2/7: We have new information thanks to emery_r.

It looks like WPTO-TV/DT 14(PBS/ThinkTV) is going to go digital on Feb. 17 as well, in an addition to the ranks. Nothing from WCET 48 OR WCVN 54 yet, but they may file to join, as they have til Monday night at midnight.

Well, we're back online, following 24 hours with no Insight Broadband Internet OR Insight Phone.

Seems someone slammed their car into a pole near Insight's Florence offices Thursday morning around 10:15am, and cut off all of Insight's internet and phone customers throughout Boone County, Kentucky. However most people had their services back one hour or so later. As for Your Tri-State Media Watcher and his family...well we didn't get ours back until noon today, and by then I was off to scheduled commitments.

So, we have a piece of business known as the "DTV Transition Date Change Fallout" to talk about, so let's get to it.

We reported on Dayton already filing to move their stations all to digital on the original date. appears only ONE Cincinnati station is joining them, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer's John Kiesewetter's blog today.

That station is Sinclair Broadcasting-owned WSTR-TV/DT 64, which will go digital only on February 17.

WLWT, WKRC, WCPO and WXIX all announced they will keep their analog signals going until either after May sweeps end, or for sure, June 12.

1 comment:

emery_r said...

One sharp-eyed person found that WPTO-14 (which used to broadcast from Oxford, but now comes from a tower in Cincinnati) has actually filed with the FCC to end its analog signal on Feb. 17. This info was added to John Kiesewetter's blog a while ago.

It's in a gray area, I suppose -- we don't traditionally think of it as a "Cincinnati station", but its signal coverage map shows it clearly is now. So both WSTR and WPTO can be expected to join Dayton's stations as digital-only on that date.