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mediaeater

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The ABC NewsOne 2 channel has been missing since Tuesday afternoon (when it was running the NYSE stock feed).

My Manhattan 1997 shows acceptable signal and quality readings on all four channels, but no audio or video on 2. Rescans of the transponder only show the three remaining channels.
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I saw that this morning.  It may be that they've done away with the SD channel or that they are going to rework the mux and make them all HD which would be nicer.
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Newsone Live Channel 2 (SD) is back, as normal. Maybe it had a nervous breakdown, handling all those breaking news stories.

While we're at it, I do enjoy watching these news feeds. I've dabbled at watching the CNN raw feed clusters, but it's nice to have up to four choices with ABC on a single transponder. I've kind of lost track of what CBS does since they went MPEG4, not sure of NBC's offerings. Anyone have any observations they can share?


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CBS still hangs out on the 99W bird mostly.  They have their newspath channel and various feeds that come an go.  Don't really watch that although on Monday they had a live chase in Los Angeles that went on for quite a while and they ended up shooting and killing the guy.  Had the helicopter in HD on the whole thing the whole time.
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ABC had two different views of that chase/shooting on different channels, quite dramatic.

Before they shifted to MPEG4, I used to watch the Newspath channel and the occasional NY, Washington and LA transmissions. The problem was not knowing when they were on. I haven't tried to watch Newspath since the MPEG4 shift, I hadn't envied entering every possible transponder into the receiver (because I've found it's not the best performer when it comes to blind scans). That's why I've been hanging out on G17 12011V, where I've got four feeds right there
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Yesterday at 5:33pm eastern they reported that ch2 was out of service due to technical difficulties.  I see that it's back but they haven't announced that it's back up.
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While we're at it, I do enjoy watching these news feeds. I've dabbled at watching the CNN raw feed clusters, but it's nice to have up to four choices with ABC on a single transponder. I've kind of lost track of what CBS does since they went MPEG4, not sure of NBC's offerings. Anyone have any observations they can share?


CBS Newspath has three 24/7 feeds up on Galaxy 16. 11764/V/4000 is the main one, 11790/V/4000 shows happenings in Los Angeles, and 11804/V/4000 shows happenings in Washington, DC. Any one of the other slots CBS controls on Galaxy 16 can also be used as "overflow" if several things are going on at once.

Also on Galaxy 16, Fox NewsEdge has a two-channel news mux at 11893/H/6900.

NBC News Channel runs an eight-channel news mux on SES-3 at 12080/H/30000. Because NBC, unlike the other networks, is not a member of Network News Service (NNS) and instead has its stations use NBC-provided uplink equipment to share news events with other NBC stations, this mux will often show events not available on the other networks' news muxes. Also, outside of this mux, feeds from individual NBC stations uplinking to NBC News Channel will show up all over the horizontal side of SES-3. The feeds have the station's call letters followed by a number corresponding to the station's placement in an alphabetical list of NBC stations.

Finally, I should say all of the feeds described in this post are more difficult to receive than the ABC and CNN ones. I recommend using a 1.2 m or larger dish.
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Thanks for the useful info, everyone. Nice that someone had access to word about the status of Newsone Live Channel 2.

Thanks also for the summary of the other nets. The description of Newspath is pretty similar to what I saw on MPEG2 a few years ago. I'll try for NBC.

I am using a steerable 10-foot dish with a dual-band feedhorn. I realize that this is a mixed blessing as a dedicated Ku dish would be better, but at least I have dish size. One of these days, I'll set up a couple of fixed Ku dishes for some of these feeds -- along the lines of the impressive photo on one of the poster's profiles.

It would be nice to free up the big dish for exploring and feedhunting. Been monitoring C- and Ku-band for more than 30 years. My local MeTV affiliate dropped the channel, so I've been moving the dish every weekend lately for my dose of MeTV and H&I.

Again, thanks to all for a good exchange of info. I'm a relative newcomer here.
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Newsone Channel 2 is back this morning. 



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