CCTV4 On Many International Packages

By | MVPD Metrics Report

Although Dish Network is not on this KPI Dish does carry CCTV4 on its international channel package. CCTV-4 is a 24-hour Chinese international channel. It is one of six China Central Television channels that broadcasts outside of the People’s Republic of China.This channel contains a variety of programs including documentaries, music, news, drama series, sports and children shows for the People’s Republic of China, mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Republic of China. From Wikipedia.

 SD/HD Channels: In some cases depending upon the subscribers package the TV station or network will auto-tune to either the HD or SD feed.  In other instances the TV station and/or network will have two channels on the MVPD provider one for SD (noted as SD/HD) and one for HD.

Heartland Media Finalizes WTHI-TV 10 CBS Terre Haute Purchase This Month

By | Subchannel Report

 The top official of Heartland Media LLC, the new owner of WTHI-TV 10 in Terre Haute, said the station will soon get its own master control hub.

The purchase was finalized Jan. 17 as part of Nexstar’s $4.6 billion cash and stock purchase of Media General. Nexstar sold off 13 TV stations, collecting  $548 million, as part of an agreement with US Department of Justice antitrust officials to obtain General Media.

Robert S. Prather, Jr., President and CEO Heartland Media, LLC said the company is making changes at WTHI-TV primarily with equipment that will allow the Terre Haute station to be its own master hub. For rest of story from Tribune Star….

 Duplicated Subscribers- Cable, overbuilder, and/or satellite subscribers counted multiple times in a market depending upon how many .1 channels for full power and LPTV-cable stations and for those subchannels with verified MVPD subscribers. Subscribers partly estimated using FCC COALS data and Census data.

DTV America Added The Most Channels In Birmingham Last 12 Months

By | Subchannel Report


DTV America has added seven channels in the last 12 months in Birmingham (The Country Network, QVC Plus, Liquidation Channel, QVC, Escape, Buzzr TV, and Laff). Alabama Educational Television Commission has added four full power channels between WCIQ-TV 7 and WBIQ-TV 10.

Channel changes: Across Platforms tabulates new channel adds (both NOT.1 and .1 ) when the broadcast group or network announce a future launch. The actual launch may happen months after when we record the new channel add in the quarterly report. Logic being that actual technical launches can be delayed so announced launches are considered a better measurement. Some low power – with no cable channel launches may missing from reports due to no press release from the network.