Thursday, October 01, 2015

THV/Dish Taking it Day by Day

Wow who knew it was time for KTHV/Channel 11/Little Rock to negotiate another deal with Dish to keep it on its system.  From the station's face book post its down to being a day by day decision.  I often wonder when stations will start charging the cord cutters...or the folks that have antennas and get the signal for free. 


22 Comments:

At 9:03 PM, October 01, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV should pay people to watch.

 
At 5:58 AM, October 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7 already does. What do you think "Big Money" Wednesdays is for?

 
At 4:13 PM, October 02, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You'd think 7 would have a better backdrop than a construction zone across the street. Maybe chroma key something interesting until the work is finished.

But Sinclair would never spring for it.

 
At 2:00 AM, October 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still number one and kicking that ass even with the backdrop.

 
At 7:42 AM, October 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, you can't afford name brand toothpaste. But you are number 1!

 
At 10:03 AM, October 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe people watch because they expect someone to moon the camera or flip the bird during the news.

That would be great.

 
At 1:31 PM, October 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

folks go to seven out of habit. now because its good. kinda like mcdonalds.

 
At 8:16 AM, October 05, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the money argument about? Do you really expect to live in Chenal on a reporters salary? Lots of reporters are only a year or two out of college and generally this is only their second or third job, in come cases their first. What would be a fair salary in your eyes? The salaries are generally similar across all stations with some exceptions of course. You're probably in the same crowd that wants to give burger flippers $15 an hour. Are you talking about photogs? Because most of our photogs at the moment actually make way more money than they are worth. Work hard, make yourself better and hang in there. The money comes to those who work for it, not those who sit in the basement and complain about what's fair and what's not. Free market at its best.

 
At 11:34 AM, October 05, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Settle down 7. Didn't mean to get your twat in a twist. And reportedly, Sam's Choice Colas are on sale this week.

 
At 11:43 AM, October 05, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay free market. All LR stations could consolidate, pay everyone peanuts while "combining synergies" & then we'd have only one LR news crew to laugh at.

 
At 8:08 PM, October 05, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't like the pay? Get a new job or go back to school.

 
At 9:33 PM, October 05, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a better idea. Get out of the business while you are young. Only a matter of time when nearly everyone will be replaced by automation.

THV no longer has studio camera jockeys. Saving thousands of dollars. No holiday pay, no sick days or pay, no vacation pay and no retirement pay.

Computer-run station breaks at some stations. No need for a switcher. No holiday pay, no sick days or pay, no vacation pay and no retirement pay.

Well . . . you get the picture.

 
At 11:39 PM, October 05, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Automation would be better than anything local thats for sure. Does anyone really watch local news anymore?

 
At 12:09 AM, October 07, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do, I watch 11 when I need a good laugh.

 
At 5:35 AM, October 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Money comes to those who leave television news. It's harder for photogs to make the case they are valuable outside of it, but reporters and producers have fancy enough titles to create interest. Do it if you can. You will never regret it.

 
At 9:25 PM, October 08, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Producers?" Actually they are only time keepers during a show.

But, it sounds important and something akin to network (big-time) TV and the movie industry. It's not even close.

 
At 6:24 AM, October 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep and the photographers probably have more applicable skills in the real world, but since people think they just point cameras as ordered, the producers are seen as more valuable.

 
At 6:35 AM, October 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha, nice try camera boy.

 
At 9:58 AM, October 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's true of "good" photographers. They have excellent problem solving skills and are often put in situations that should fail but are saved because of them. That's helpful in most any business arena. They also are good psychologists and know how to approach people in strange circumstances and get good interviews in spite of them. Sadly, because of the pay and lack of respect, those "good" ones are harder to find than ever before.

 
At 7:21 PM, October 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come to 7. We have none of those.

 
At 8:54 PM, October 09, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have long since left the business. There's no incentive to stay.

 
At 5:22 AM, October 10, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Come to 7. We have none of those."

You have to pay for those. They don't work for 25 grand a year.

 

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