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TBD finds local home on KIAH

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 Beaumont area viewers can see TBD on Sinclair’s KBTV 4.2.



Comet touches down on KIAH

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.

KIAH back on DirecTV

Tribune Broadcasting and DirecTV have come to an agreement that restores Tribune’s signals to DirecTV customers.

No deal for DirecTV, Tribune

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.”

Tick, tock…

DirecTV, Tribune come to terms, or do they?

Earlier this morning DireTV announced that KIAH, WGN America, and other Tribune stations will stay put for DirecTV customers.

But apparently that’s not the end of the story. DirecTV is now accusing Tribune of negotiating in bad faith. Stay tuned, if you can…

DirecTV viewers may lose KIAH

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.

Tribune has set up a website to alert its viewers to the issue.
And DirecTV has its own website with its own spin.

Antenna TV updates schedule

Antenna TV, which airs locally on KIAH 39.2, has issued an updated schedule for spring 2012.

Hot off the press! MeTV and Antenna TV fall schedules are out

MeTV (KUBE 57.5) and Antenna TV (KIAH 39.2) released their fall schedules today, and it looks like these two networks are picking up a lot of the shows formerly shown on RTV (KUVM-CD 34.2).

MeTV’s schedule can be found here and Antenna TV’s schedule can be found here.

Universal Sports to change from OTA to cable

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.

Antenna TV now on Comcast

On cable? Good news for you, if you’re wondering about Antenna TV…

Comcast has now picked up Antenna TV (over the air 39.2) and has placed the classic TV channel on 318.