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roddy3530

@comcast.net

WACP Philadelphia - Atlantic City

In the Reading area we have this new channel...consisting of nothing but info commercials. So Comcast is wasting space, HD and all, on this channel?



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:3

The current programming on WACP was previously discussed in this thread: »New Channel Offered: WACP HD
Also:
Comcast to add new Atlantic City TV station to lineup
By Bob Fernandez, Philly.com - October 17, 2012
»articles.philly.com/2012-10-17/n···-channel

From the article:

Kevin O'Kane, a broadcasting veteran and representative of the new owners of the station, Western Pacific Broadcast L.L.C., said the Atlantic City station will initially televise infomercials and children's programming.

Hopefully that initial period will last not much longer!

dragonphan

join:2011-07-28
Lafayette Hill, PA
reply to roddy3530

The televised Philadelphia Soul games last year and are adding college football and most likely college basketball. They're transitioning themselves from a really low budget independing station with informercials to a low budget station with entertainment, and possibly have a lineup similar to the old CN8 Comcast Network of a few years ago.


The Q

join:2008-06-26
Collegeville, PA
reply to roddy3530

said by roddy3530 :

In the Reading area we have this new channel...consisting of nothing but info commercials. So Comcast is wasting space, HD and all, on this channel?

comcast is carrying the channel because they are are required to by law. WACP is a must-carry full power local broadcast TV station.

andyross
Premium,MVM
join:2003-05-04
Schaumburg, IL
reply to roddy3530

And even if it's not must-carry, they probably made a deal with Comcast to carry it.


The Q

join:2008-06-26
Collegeville, PA

said by andyross:

And even if it's not must-carry, they probably made a deal with Comcast to carry it.

it's required, mandated, period. no probably involved.

»articles.philly.com/2012-10-17/n···-channel

Comcast to add new Atlantic City TV station to lineup
October 17, 2012|By Bob Fernandez, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

A new Atlantic City television station, WACP, will be added to Comcast Corp.'s Philadelphia-area cable-TV lineup.

WACP will appear as Channel 4 on Comcast in most areas. Currently available over DirecTV and Dish satellite systems, the new channel was created after the transition to broadcast-TV industry's switch to digital signals in 2009.

Kevin O'Kane, a broadcasting veteran and representative of the new owners of the station, Western Pacific Broadcast L.L.C., said the Atlantic City station will initially televise infomercials and children's programming.

Comcast is required to carry WACP under federal "must-carry" regulations.

andyross
Premium,MVM
join:2003-05-04
Schaumburg, IL
reply to roddy3530

To be picky, 'must carry' means it covers certain areas AND they don't ask Comcast for money. If they get greedy and want a per-subscriber fee, then the rules no longer apply and Comcast can say no.



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:3

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telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:3
reply to roddy3530

FYI - An article with a few more details:

New Philly VHF-Station Set To Launch Next Week
TVNewsCheck - Oct 19, 2012
»www.tvnewscheck.com/article/6297···ext-week

The article says that "WACP will begin broadcasting on Oct. 23" but it has actually been on-the-air since June 18th "operating with program test authority," so I guess "testing" is coming to an end now.

I like one reader's comment at the end of the article:

This channel has been broadcasting nonstop infomercial dreckage in the Philly area for a couple months now. We occasionally watch to laugh at the used car clown salesmen.


psujim

join:2007-10-10
Reading, PA
reply to roddy3530

Would love to see it show some more College Football games, like the SEC and Big East games. Noticed WMCN-HD showed Tulsa-Rice and the Idaho-Louisiana Tech game on Saturday, and they have a game this weekend too.

These lower end stations are perfect for those Big East Network, SEC Network, ACC Network games.



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:3
reply to telcodad

Another article with a few more details:

New VHF Station WACP-TV Secures Pay TV Carriage
Station is one of two new full-power facilities

By Deborah D. McAdams, TV Technology - October 22, 2012
»www.tvtechnology.com/business/01···-/216050



Anon

@comcast.net

Uhh this is NOT a local station here in New Castle County De and its crap programming so ...now they've changed our lineup for what. Why not give us a Wildwood NJ channel. It's closer than Atlantic City!



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:3
reply to telcodad

Looks like there may be 2 new VHF OTA TV stations in NJ and DE, joining WACP in AC and WMDE in Seaford:

Court Reverses FCC Denial of Station License Reallocation to New Jersey, Delaware
Says move squares with the intent of law that each state have at least one VHF station if possible

By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable - December 14, 2012
»www.broadcastingcable.com/articl···ware.php

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has told the FCC to allow the reallocation of two station licenses from Nevada and Wyoming to New Jersey and Delaware, saying the move squares with the intent of a law that each state have at least one VHF station if it is technically feasible.

The FCC in September 2011 upheld a 2009 Media Bureau decision denying the move of TV station channel licenses from Wyoming and Nevada to New Jersey and Delaware, which at the time of the initial request had no VHF stations. When PMCM TV, owner of KJWY-TV Jackson (Wyo.), and KVNV-TV Ely (Nev.), filed for the move, New Jersey and Delaware were the only states without a VHF station. That was after WOR-TV Secaucus went digital and moved to a UHF channel.
BTW - Has the programming offered on WACP changed (improved) any yet?


JeepMatt
C'mon the U
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join:2001-12-28
Wilmington, DE
kudos:2

Nope - waste of infomercial space in HD.
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