Q. Can the StarNews TV Listings be re-done to include the local listings for RTV, Bounce, and This TV (the secondary channels of WWAY, WECT, and WSFX)? The current listings include the secondary channels on UNC TV (Channel 39) but not channels 3, 6, and 26.
A. This is a tricky question.
On the one hand, yes we could include these listings. The service provider we use aggregates listings from all of the local stations, so that information is available to us.
On the other hand, to include these three stations, we’d have to remove the equivalent number of other channels from the printed listings, since we only have a set amount of space allotted to these listings each day.
The stations we currently have listed are the ones that are most commonly available across all local cable networks. They are also the stations that have the highest overall viewership. When local television stations moved to digital programming, many added secondary station programming. Most of those that have been added, however, are either not available across multiple cable providers or do not get ratings that justify removing another station from the current listings.
We review the listing provided on a regular basis and will add these stations to our list of those to consider going forward.
In the meantime, all of the listings for all of our local cable providers are available at www.StarNewsOnline.com/tv
Date posted: April 10, 2012
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