KATV Not Carrying All World Cup Soccer Games
This from the tip box:
"KATV in Little Rock is pre-empting 6 of the World Cup soccer matches because it conficts with their normal weekend programming. Therefore Central Arkansas viewers won't be able to see those in HDTV. WB and future MyNetwork TV affliate KWBF will pick up the games KATV refuses to air. This from a post on AVS forum.
Here are the games not shown....
To answer my own question
Originally Posted by mdlangley
Anybody know if KATV 7 is showing the World Cup this Saturday in HD? According to their programming guide they aren't even showing the World Cup on regular ABC.
Thank you for contacting KATV about the 2006 FIFA World Cup games on ABC. Regrettably, KATV will not be able to carry all of the World Cup games offered by ABC due to the Federal Communications Commission mandate that we must carry a minimum of three hours of children’s programming weekly, as well as our previous commitments to local religious programming.
KATV notified ABC that we would be unable to carry six of the World Cup games and the network responded by securing another Little Rock station to broadcast these six games. All of the preempted games will be on KWBF / Channel 42.
To alert our viewers, KATV will scroll an informational text indicating the game is being shown on KWBF at the scheduled time for each game. In addition, KATV newscasts prior to the preempted games, will also announce the channel change.
The six games that will be shown by KWBF/Channel 42 (Little Rock) are:
· Saturday, June 10 at 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM
· Sunday, June 11 at 10:30 AM
· Sunday, June 18 at 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM
· Sunday, June 25 at 9:30 AM
We apologize that we are unable to carry all of the World Cup Soccer games, but in lieu of our broadcasting them, we believe this is the best solution for our viewers.
Thank you for visiting the KATV website and for watching Channel 7.