Monday, October 02, 2006

Contract in the Works to Bring CW to NWA

Source: NWA Times Cox Communications customers will be without the CW Network until the new network signs a contract for its programming to air in Northwest Arkansas.

“ The situation is still in negotiation on who the carrier will be, ” said Kelly Zega, Cox community relations manager for Arkansas. “ Aside from Cox, there’s still the decision from CW on who will be the local affiliate, so right now, we’re not in a position to obtain programming. ”

Zega said CW’s pending decision affects Cox customers throughout Arkansas, except for residents in Harrison and Berryville, who receive service from Springfield, Mo.

21 Comments:

At 9:19 AM, October 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

40/29 is picking it up and will run it on a second channel.

 
At 9:33 AM, October 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, the sooner it's taken care of, the better. It's ridiculous that we have so many different versions of PBS, differect religious channels, and shopping channels but can't get the fifth major network in our area. I could do without Jewlery TV any day if we would just get the CW.

 
At 10:29 AM, October 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

but what will 40/29 demand from Cox to re-air the CW... sure, it may be available OTA, but 40/29 and Cox don't like each other right now... thier DT signal has been dropped by Cox and 40/29 has threatened to pull their analog signal (won't happen, even Jim Prestwood isn't *that* stupid) as part of thier 'negotiating' tactic...

So, for those of us with cable, it will most likely be a long time before we see the CW...

 
At 12:13 PM, October 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It makes me want to swith to Dish or Direct. You get more channels that way anyway.

 
At 4:11 PM, October 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People still watch 40/29?

 
At 4:40 PM, October 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are a few that still watch... but they're only hoping to catch one of Craig-o's teeth coming out again...

 
At 8:08 PM, October 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We on DirecTV get the CW on channel 14 from Baltimore. Why couldn't Cox import it from Springifeld?

 
At 3:14 AM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think they should have put on the springfield or tulsa CW signal from day one...put it on where they have the preview channel (the old UPN channel) or channel 20 (the old WB channel). The only good channel equity has now is uni-vision since THEY won't carry the CW.

 
At 5:24 AM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From KHOG's Press Release:


Quote:
"We're greatly disappointed that Cox could not arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution," said Jim Prestwood, KHBS/KHOG-TV/DT president and general manager. "Our station is a leader in our market and we've made substantial investments to bring our viewers high definition digital programming. Cox has been actively promoting to current and prospective subscribers the addition of our digital channel to its lineup, for an additional monthly fee, and we're certainly supportive of that. But they won't come to terms with us on providing fair consideration for that right. To allow any re-distributor of our station's digital signal to benefit economically from our efforts without providing us a reasonable contract for that right would be unacceptable for us."



From KETV's (Omaha NE) Press Release:


Quote:
"We're greatly disappointed that Cox could not arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution," said Joel Vilmenay, KETV-TV/DT president and general manager. "Our station is a leader in our market and we've made substantial investments to bring our viewers high definition digital programming. Cox has been actively promoting to current and prospective subscribers the addition of our digital channel to its lineup, for an additional monthly fee, and we're certainly supportive of that. But they won't come to terms with us on providing fair consideration for that right. To allow any re-distributor of our station's digital signal to benefit economically from our efforts without providing us a reasonable contract for that right would be unacceptable for us."



How can two people say the exact same thing, word for word?

Jim Prestwood tell the truth and give us our HD back!!!

 
At 7:35 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can two people say the exact same thing, word for word?

duh!!! they are both hearst stations going through the same deal with Cox Cable. Can you figure it out from here or do you need some more help?!!!

 
At 10:10 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fired News Anchor Sues KFSM


Times Record Staff

A former television news anchor has filed a lawsuit accusing a Fort Smith television station of firing him in breach of his contract.

Tim Malone filed the suit Monday in Sebastian County Circuit Court against KFSM-TV, a division of New York Times Broadcasting Holdings.

The suit states that in September 2004 Malone was hired by KFSM as “an anchor, co-anchor and/or staff newsperson, newscaster, writer, reporter, photographer, producer and editor.”

Malone, a Crawford County resident, alleges he entered into a contract with KFSM that was to expire in December 2007, but on March 8 he was fired without cause, in violation of the contract. He claims the firing cost him $116,400 in wages.

KFSM General Manager Van Comer said Monday that it is the station’s policy not to comment on personnel matters.

Rogers attorney Kristin Pawlik is representing Malone, who is asking for lost wages, consequential damages — that is, damages sustained as a consequence of the firing — plus interest, attorney’s fees and costs.

 
At 10:26 PM, October 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that Pinnacle Hills Promenade is open I wonder if KNWA is done whoring them out?

 
At 4:50 PM, October 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha. KNWA makes me laugh. Almost as much as KFTA in Fort Smith.

 
At 12:29 PM, October 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more with the over the top coverage of the new Pinnacle Hills Promenade. It is just a shopping center! Next thing you know, they'll be dropping turkeys from airplanes above, while local media cover the event. "As God is my witness , I thought turkeys could fly ..."

 
At 9:02 PM, October 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thier DT signal has been dropped by Cox and 40/29 has threatened to pull their analog signal (won't happen...

of course it won't happen. and if cox is smart, they'll just import katv when it goes full power on their HD channel in the next month or two.

in the meantime just get an antenna if you want to watch abc-hd.... its easy to pick up in most of nwa.

 
At 7:36 PM, January 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

UM, THEY NEED TO BE GETTING WITH IT NOW. THIS WAS POSTED IN OCTOBER AND IT IS NOW JANUARY AND WE HAVE YET TO SEE THE CW IN NWA. COME ON PEOPLE.

 
At 9:13 PM, May 08, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello? Months and months later and still no CW?

 
At 9:37 PM, May 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if anyone will read this or be interested in it, but after spending ages and ages e-mailing and calling both Cox and the CW network to try and get to the bottom of this issue, I e-mailed Michael Storey, the TV writer for the Democrat-Gazette. He apparently got the same runaround that we're getting, only he got it face-to-face from CW execs. His theory is that since CW is a niche network, Cox doesn't think there are enough viewers for it in our area to justify putting out the money to CW. It's a pain and an insult, but there is probably no changing it.

 
At 9:45 AM, May 31, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got a response from the CW:

Dear Anonymous

Thanks so much for your email. It's always great to hear from fans of
The CW! We want to ensure that everyone has a chance to see our
network, but in some markets, unfortunately, we are still in
negotiations with local cable providers. We had offered a CW PLUS
station to Cox Cable company a few months ago, but unfortunately we
were turned down. We’re continuing to negotiate at this time and hope
to have it resolved soon.

Hang in there; we hope you'll be able to see The CW soon,

Free to be Helpful
Your Friends at The CW

 
At 2:07 PM, August 24, 2007, Blogger Matt said...

I just got this via email:

We're pleased to tell you that we have good news! As of this afternoon Cox Communications and The CW reached and agreement to bring The CW back to Northwest Arkansas. You'll be able to catch your favorite CW programming on or before September 18th.

The CW will be on these stations in the following markets:
Ft. Smith: channel 22
NW AR (Fayetteville, Springdale, Bentonville & Rogers): channel 4
Siloam Springs: channel 17

Thank you again for your patience and persistence and thank you for being a faithful CW viewer!
Free to be Helpful
Your Friends at the CW

 
At 3:04 AM, October 09, 2011, Anonymous www.natalia.biz said...

This will not have effect in fact, that's exactly what I suppose.

 

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