Nashville DTV News

WSMV 3.0 News

- Posted September 20th, 2021 at 2:11pm
If anybody is interested in the ATSC 3.0 Nashville setup, I have some news. Before we go any further, I would like to clarify that this post is all about 3.0. None of this post is about the current lineup of channels you would receive on any current TV. So, please don't get confused. Now on with the news. In the filing to update the FCC about the WNAB changes, they also gave details on their 3.0 lineup starting October 14th. If you remember, I posted about WUXP's 1.0 channel(s) going to WSMV's 1.0 list of channels. Now, I can say where WSMV's 3.0 channel will go. They will be broadcasting WSMV's 3.0 on WNAB's 3.0 channel. In doing so, they will also take off WZTV 17.2 CW's 3.0 channel. I am posting a snippet of the text that I read in the filing below.

"As of the effective date (October 14, 2021) WNAB(TV) will continue to host the ATSC 3.0 signal of WKRN-TV and will also host the ATSC 3.0 signal of WSMV-TV which is owned by Meredith Corporation and will cease hosting the ATSC 3.0 signal of WZTV(TV) which is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc."

Until more news breaks, that's all for now.


- Posted on September 20th, 2021 at 5:20pm

CW didn't make much sense on 3.0. Perhaps they'll consider moving WKRN to QAM16 now?

- Posted on September 20th, 2021 at 6:21pm

Honestly I'm not sure why they can't keep CW & add WSMV. But I guess they want Dabl more than CW.

- Posted on September 20th, 2021 at 8:45pm

I just don't see why they just can't keep all three and add WSMV as a fourth one, but if they have to get rid of one, then CW would make sense because CW is now on WZTV, counting WZTV 17.1 on the other 3.0, CW would make it an extra channel. Also, if they get rid of Dabl then WNAB, itself, wouldn't even have a channel on its own 3.0 channel. In other words, they wouldn't be able to participate in 3.0 even though they are giving up their broadcast channel for 3.0. I hope you are getting what I am saying. I hope I am not confusing you in anyway.

- Posted on September 20th, 2021 at 9:03pm

Isn't Dabl also on WKRN 1.0? I figured if they were going to value a channel, CW, a network channel in 3.0 would be better than Dabl. Since Only one can remain after WSMV is added.

- Posted on September 20th, 2021 at 9:23pm

No, it isn't. Dabl is on WTVF 1.0, but it doesn't matter about 1.0. I understand your point of view. If you take 58.1 WNAB "Dabl" off of 3.0, then WNAB will not have one channel of its own on a 3.0 channel. That's what I was saying, but I don't know what they are trying to do anyways. That is just my thoughts on the situation.

- Posted on October 14th, 2021 at 7:48am

I wonder what time the switchover will take place?

- Posted on October 14th, 2021 at 9:29am

It will happen at 10am. (30 minutes from when I am typing this).

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