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where is New Orleans NBC channel?

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I live on the Gulfcoast in Mississippi.  I used to get NBC from New Orleans on channel 1006. Now I get a local channel, WXXVH2, which does not have near the programing that the New Orleans channel has.  Why did U-verse take away the New Orleans NBC channel.  The local NBC channel on the coast in Mississippi is awful.

 

I want to know why the New Orleans channel was taken away, I used to get it and the local NBC channel, but only watched the New Orleans channel.

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JadedPixie wrote:

mpw101 wrote:

Pretty much you just described why I want WGNO weather.Smiley Wink

So you want WDSU (NBC) and WGNO (ABC) for weather? I miss all the NO stations that are/were available with carriers outside of Uverse and the ones that were available until the past couple of years. Just went into a contract for a yr though to get discounts so thinking too much is kind of a moot point for me right now. I didn't actually think we'd all end up in the position of there being 2 stations having control over all 4 affiliates leaving only 2 newscasts to watch. It's frustraiting when it's not something your used to.


Actually I meant WDSU (NBC) New Orleans.  That is the channel we just lost.  But I agree I miss others from New Orleans and Mobile too.  Local channels really do not measure up to the channels in larger cities.  I don't care for the FOX/NBC and ABC/CBS arrangement either.  I never new one station could carry two national networks.

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mpw101 wrote:

JadedPixie wrote:

mpw101 wrote:

Pretty much you just described why I want WGNO weather.Smiley Wink

So you want WDSU (NBC) and WGNO (ABC) for weather? I miss all the NO stations that are/were available with carriers outside of Uverse and the ones that were available until the past couple of years. Just went into a contract for a yr though to get discounts so thinking too much is kind of a moot point for me right now. I didn't actually think we'd all end up in the position of there being 2 stations having control over all 4 affiliates leaving only 2 newscasts to watch. It's frustraiting when it's not something your used to.


Actually I meant WDSU (NBC) New Orleans.  That is the channel we just lost.  But I agree I miss others from New Orleans and Mobile too.  Local channels really do not measure up to the channels in larger cities.  I don't care for the FOX/NBC and ABC/CBS arrangement either.  I never new one station could carry two national networks.


Yep, they call that multicasting and unfortunately, it's with us for the long term.   They consider it two (or more) stations on one transmitter.  I'lll talk about multicasting in the last paragraph.  

 

As far as New Orleans stations received on the MS Gulf Coast, I looked at Cable One's lineup for
Biloxi.  Yes they do carry duplicates of a few of the Networks.  BUT, what is to stop one or all of the local stations from playing hardball with CableOne or others and say "drop the out of market stations and I'll cut you a sweet deal on transmission rights."  Also, if I owned a local network station on the MS Gulf Coast, I'd be whining that I have no exclusivity.  So, U-Verse may be the bad guy here but it may happen to all.

 

Multicasting.  It may be more common if the FCC head has his way.  He wants to sell off more of the UHF spectrum, above channel RF 31.  In Indianapolis there are three stations that broadcast above 31.  That means they either have to combine with another broadcaster below 31, go dark on OTA or TRY to move and the RF space is already packed.  just because it's OTA does not necessarily mean "no issues" for TV providers, as multicasting's HD bandwidth is limited.

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Well a new modem was installed yesterday morning.  The tech who came could not believe I was blocked from some AT&T U-verse pages and could not believe changing the modem fixed it.  None of us understood why, but it worked.

 

Now if I could just get WDSU (NBC) in New Orleans back in the channel line up.  

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WDSU is back for who knows how long on channel 4/1004 instead of 6/1006. I can't find any information on why it's back but I'm wondering if people complained to AT&T about the studdering issues and occasional total loss of signal WXXV NBC has been experiencing in the morning and afternoon hours? I posted on the WXXV Facebook page to ask if any other viewers were having studdering/loss of signal issues when watching and never got any notifications about any replies. When I went back a day later I saw that the post had been deleted. 

As has been mentioned in this thread WXXV airs FOX and NBC programming. The studdering and outage issues only seem to happen on their NBC feed though.

I bumped this thread even though it's old because it was about WDSU disappearing and WXXV not being up to snuff. I'm sure WDSU will disappear again soon though.

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