Nashville DTV News

W15ER and WJNK-LD Update

- Posted December 18th, 2021 at 10:22pm
I have just found out recently that the sale of W15ER to Marquee Broadcasting Kentucky, Inc. (the owner of WNKY 40 Bowling Green, KY) has now fallen through. I have no idea what changed. If Marquee changed their minds or Mr. Winemiller, current owner, changed his mind, or what. I don't know at this time. If I do hear something, I will post it.

I have received word from Joshua Weiss, Co-founder and CEO of ARK Multicasting, Inc., owner of WJNK-LD 34. He said, "We will likely begin in January but the specific install date is up in the air still. When we go live, it will have a free over the air channel which will be religious programming. The actual channel isn’t certain yet, but likely 3ABN. The Internet broadcasting is a bit more difficult to answer. Internet broadcasting itself is not the same as simply providing Internet. It is simply datacasting using a broadcast infrastructure. The data that will be cast will be determine by the customer seeking to cast the data." So, there you have it. It won't be an actual internet service. It will actually be someone or some company wanting to broadcast an update or data to everybody that it is for all at once. Until more news breaks, that's all for now.


- Posted on December 19th, 2021 at 10:28pm

Will they have an ATSC 1.0 nightlight like everyone else running 3.0 now or will they be exclusively in 3.0?

- Posted on December 20th, 2021 at 3:14pm

They will be in 3.0 only. There will be no 1.0 nightlight.

- Posted on December 20th, 2021 at 11:41am

It will be interesting to see if the 3.0 TV signal goes further than the 1.0 signal does. I have no desire to see the programming offered. But from a technological level, I am very interested. I assume that datacasting is for smart cars, and the likes that only need one way communication. Similar to pagers in the 90s.

- Posted on December 20th, 2021 at 3:16pm

As far as the interests in the signal goes, I'm right there with you, and yes, that was what I was thinking the datacasting would be like too.

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