NewsChopper 7/39

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ChrisK
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NewsChopper 7/39

Postby ChrisK » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:51 pm

I shot a picture of what used to be called NewsChopper 7/39 landing at Montgomery Field this afternoon.

All of the 7/39 graphics have been removed from it. They must be getting it ready for new ones.

Is the station changing its marketing name when they go digital? I noticed their website doesn't mention 7/39 anymore.

http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/283609.html

Brian
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Re: NewsChopper 7/39

Postby Brian » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:05 pm

I like using the FCC TV call signs. knsd.com , kfmb.com , kgtv.com , kusi.com and Los angeles stations too! knbc.com , kttv.com , kcal.com
nice and short and fast to type it in the URL box.

From the Radio-info.com forum.
http://boards.radio-info.com/smf/index. ... 373.0.html

NBC Rebranding their O&O's and their local websites

The new sites will replace the current station-centric sites produced by Internet Broadcasting and will feature Web addresses with the names of the markets rather than channel numbers.

Following the launch of nbcchicago.com this afternoon, NBC will roll out Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco on Oct. 16,2008; Dallas, Philadelphia and Washington on Oct. 20,2008; and New York and Hartford, Conn., on Oct. 27,2008.

The new Web addresses (in order of launch):

WMAQ Chicago: nbcchicago.com
KNBC Los Angeles: nbclosangeles.com or nbcla.com
KNSD San Diego: nbcsandiego.com
KNTV San Francisco: nbcbayarea.com
KXAS Dallas-Fort Worth: nbcdfw.com
WCAU Philadelphia: nbcphiladelphia.com
WRC Washington: nbcwashington.com
WVIT Hartford: nbcconnecticut.com
WNBC New York: nbcnewyork.com

Just like :P
ScanDiego.com
ScanRiverside.com
ScanAtlanta.com
ScanEastexas.com
ScanVirginia.com
Scanil.com
ScanFan.com
ScanNewEngland.net

hodad200
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Re: NewsChopper 7/39

Postby hodad200 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:07 pm

chris,

nbc 7/39 did not renew their chopper contract with corporate helicopter/ivor. to save money they are sharing with kgtv's chopper.

ChrisK
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Re: NewsChopper 7/39

Postby ChrisK » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:33 pm

That's interesting. Thanks for the info.

The pilot still identified himself to the tower as TV 739 though. Maybe that was just habit.

CK

Brian
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Re: NewsChopper 7/39

Postby Brian » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:35 pm

Just a small note... the old 7/39 helicopter was over the bike race the other week.

Thanks for the info hodad200.
I been wondering if that would happen in San Diego. Lots of other TV station's been doing the same thing with sharing agreements(Chicago and Philadelphia).

Denver
http://www.radioreference.com/forums/co ... pters.html
Phoenix
http://www.radioreference.com/forums/ar ... anges.html

hodad200
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Re: NewsChopper 7/39

Postby hodad200 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:43 pm

metro has had a sharing agreement in place with kfmb/xetv/kusi for years now, KFMB pays the bigger share (thas why it's got their branding).
currently KGTV/KNSD are sharing using KGTV's leased chopper as the source.
I believe KSWB isnt in on it yet, but the landscape could change this year with cutbacks/whatnot.

SDnative
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Re: NewsChopper 7/39

Postby SDnative » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:56 am

That would explain the strange looking video from the chopper on 739 last night. KGTV transmitts news in HD, and KNSD does not. The picture looked squashed.

IronCross
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Re: NewsChopper 7/39

Postby IronCross » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:05 pm

SDnative wrote:That would explain the strange looking video from the chopper on 739 last night. KGTV transmitts news in HD, and KNSD does not. The picture looked squashed.


The chopper isnt in HD? Last time I checked it was 39.1 for the HD

I have only seen the local news once in HD...

Soo many wrinkles :mrgreen:

It was on COX, Southbay. My parents have the nice TV, Its funny how they arnt that good on analog chs.

Brian
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Re: NewsChopper 7/39

Postby Brian » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:24 pm

Might be better to read these threads over on the local San Diego TV forum for DTV or HDTV stuff.
Some good info to be read :P
http://hdtv.forsandiego.com

Another good forum is Radio-Info.com
http://boards.radio-info.com/smf/

hodad200
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Re: NewsChopper 7/39

Postby hodad200 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:54 pm

SDnative wrote:That would explain the strange looking video from the chopper on 739 last night. KGTV transmitts news in HD, and KNSD does not. The picture looked squashed.

kgtv isn't shooting in HD, they are just scaling their video to 16:9. i feel cheated.


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