Sunday, March 05, 2006

More on "THV2"

Arkansas interviews KTHV General Manager Larry Audas about "THV2". Here's an interesting excerpt from the article:

"Right now, THV2 is linked up to the station’s weather computers to continuously offer up-to-date temperatures and forecasts, and news footage is alternated in and out in order to stay as current as possible. There is no live programming available on THV2, but it might not be far away.

“I don’t think we’ve seen the last of the development here. We’re going to have a lot of potential and opportunity to make this a local go-to source,” Audas said.
For example, if the station breaks into CBS programming to pass along breaking news, KTHV can eventually make the call to go back to regular programming but keep reporting live on THV2."


At 11:35 AM, March 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 4:35 PM, March 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why aren't all the stations taking advantage of available technology?

This is interesting stuff that offers another choice for getting news and weather from a station.

Only makes sense to me.

At 5:19 PM, March 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 6:31 PM, March 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...



At 8:52 PM, March 06, 2006, Anonymous David Quinn said...

As a THV fan, they better get rid of the ads that take up half the screen (i.e. The McDonald's flash ad that rolls over the news) or I will stop visiting. I doubt they are hurting that bad for money and I doubt they are making that much from that McDonald's ad. I hate having to wait for an ad to finish to read the news. It's one thing to have a commerical before video (like CNN) but to just read it. Give me a break.

At 10:39 AM, March 09, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A big work in progress. The once great radar image is smaller and uses a loop that is sometimes very stale. I prefer a live radar image to the sundry ads and meaningless features that "THV2" uses for eye candy.

Guess its doing this to make up for its stodgy image in the 1980's and early 1990 when the station had VERY primitive production and graphics.

Bottom line....get focused and stick to weather and news and forget sports and gardening tips.

At 10:54 AM, March 09, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You must not be looking very closely...the live radar image is there many times in an hour along with a variety of maps and radar loops. PAY ATTENTION.. maybe you can take a few notes too for when you start to multi-cast.


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