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.
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.