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.
Over-the-air television(OTA): OTA homes calculated by subtracting MVPD subscribers from Across Platforms’ household estimates derived mapping Census county population data to television station’s coverage maps.
With Boston’s WBIN having been sold off during the spectrum auction time will tell whether or not Grit, along with its Comcast and Verizon FiOS subs, will need to move to another Boston TV station.
MVPD: multichannel video programming distributor is not limited to, a cable operator, a multichannel multipoint distribution service, a direct broadcast satellite service, or a television receive-only satellite program distributor, who makes available for purchase, by subscribers or customers, multiple channels of video programming.
WHAG-TV, Nexstar’s Hagerstown station, began airing Heroes & Icons as its primary network on July 1 2016 when it lost its NBC affiliation agreement. There are also four other full powers that run the network on its .1 (including Titan’s WZME in the New York City area).
Broadcast management group: Company that either owns the television station (all media types) or manages some aspect of the TV station for another owner. Across Platforms also records ownership at the time of a purchase agreement or JSA/LMA agreement and not when the FCC approves of the transaction.