Sinclair’s multicast network TBD has landed on Tribune’s (soon to be Sinclair’s) KIAH 39.4.
Here’s how TBD describes itself: “You love TV. And you love the internet. So you’re definitely gonna love TBD: a new free broadcast network that combines the best of both worlds. We handpick the most entertaining stuff from the most creative creators and put it on your TV for a new adventure every day. Everything from culinary capers, jaw-dropping action, hilarious pranks and comedy, music, fitness, gaming, or just random awesomeness that you never knew you needed in your life. If it’s what’s new or what’s next, it’s on TBD.”
The channel also broadcasts online at TBD.com. Beaumont area viewers can see TBD on Sinclair’s KBTV 4.2.
Good news for science fiction fans! Comet, a new digital subchannel promising “popular favorites, cult classics, and undiscovered gems”, has premiered on KIAH 39.3.
The 39.3 position has been missing since Universal Sports signed off a few years ago.
Stargate and The Outer Limits feature prominently on the channel’s launch schedule. Check out the web site for a full schedule.
Tribune Broadcasting and DirecTV have come to an agreement that restores Tribune’s signals to DirecTV customers.
Tribune Broadcasting has issued the following statement: “Tribune Broadcasting has not reached an agreement or come to terms with DirecTV on any aspect of its contract, which expires at midnight tonight. Any statement by DirecTV to the contrary is inaccurate and misleading.”
It’s retransmission negotiation time again, and this time it’s Tribune vs. DirecTV. The broadcaster is warning its viewers that its stations, including Houston’s KIAH, will go off DirecTV after Saturday unless an agreement is reached.
Antenna TV, which airs locally on KIAH 39.2, has issued an updated schedule for spring 2012.
Broadcasting and Cable reports today that NBC’s Universal Sports channel is set to change from an over-the-air digital multicast channel to exclusive cable and satellite distribution.
The plan is to take the channel to cable and satellite by January 2012. Universal Sports already has launched on DirecTV.
Universal Sports is currently carried on KIAH channel 39.3 and Comcast channel 319.