Speaking of RTV, this is the main problem I see them running in to...
I would also suggest that they ditch the localized schedules and have a national schedule and develop some promos....I never see any. Is this network just cheap or can they not do any better?
I'm not sure if you have a standalone affiliate or one that's a digital sub of another station (You didn't indicate either way in your post) but KCDO 3 here in Denver (Which is a standalone affiliate licensed to Sterling, CO in NE CO) has a local schedule (And looks better with one) because it is a standalone affiliate
People here don't care for "Spoon-Fed" TV stations (Never liked them on radio either). As such, LOCALIZATION IS A MUST
!!!!! Why do you think the CW, MyNetwork TV & FOX affiliates run their morning newscasts till 9:00 AM ??
You also forget that KCDO 3 is also targeting a TOP 20
TV city in Denver. As such, they must act like "One Of The Big Boys" by having local programs in their schedule. A satellite-based spoon-fed national schedule aired in absolute pattern with ZERO
room for local programming would almost be certain death for the station
And then there's special programming. An example of this happened not tot long ago
Just recently, KCDO 3 broadcast a debate involving the candidates running for Mayor of Denver (An event which was later rebroadcast on CET via Comcast Digital Channel 105)
Besides, if KWGN 2 or KDVR 31 were to use time on either of their subs for local programming like that, they'd have to seek permission from ThisTV or Antenna TV first (KWGN doesn't even do this for CW programming!). Why is this? Because both nets program 24/7 whereas RTV doesn't
And even then, KWGN & KDVR would have to re-sync the sub by programming it with syndie fare right up to the start of the next program on ThisTV or Antenna TV (Assuming they even have that capability that is). KCDO doesn't have to do this with RTV
The only reason I think they have gotten by for so long like this is because they did not have any direct competition.
Maybe they can get by as they are now, but I still expect them to eventually be found mostly on LD/LPTV eventually unless they start making changes.
What changes do you think they need to make? Do you really like watching SPOON FED TV stations or something?
If anyone needs to make changes, it's NOT
RTV. Instead it's nets like ThisTV & Antenna TV which program 24/7. RTV at least gives affiliates the ability to focus on LOCALIZATION
, which as I said before, is A MUST
in areas west of the Ohio River
They even took their Facebook page down!
Now that move has me baffled
Just my opinion.....