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RayClaus
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(Date Posted:05/27/2017 07:37)

I noticed that no-0ne has posted anything for awhile so I thought I would post this!

I am hoping to get the Yule Log live this year. I took my first step in doing so! We put up an HD TV Antenna in our attic and feed the cable down to our den. Great picture on Antenna TV. Long time to go yet! I can hardly wait for Christmas! Any comments on how Antenna TV shows the Yule Log? Commercials? Station breaks! Things shown on the bottom of the screen?

I sure hope they will carry the Yule Log this year!
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RE:No-one has posted in quite awhile so.........
(Date Posted:05/29/2017 06:15)

I have done the same,  over the air to my family room TV.  Only problem is that my regular tv comes from Satellite.  With the  over the air TV I have no good way of recording anymore.  Since on Antenna TV here,  the Yule log is broadcast very early in the morning on Christmas Morning,  by the time we are up we only catch the last hour or so "live".    I am still trying to figure out a way to record it so we can have it playing during regular Christmas festivities in the late morning and afternoon.   I dont want to invest in an overtheair unique DVR and since over the air is now digital even an old VCR wont work without an old converter box.  So I still struggle with getting the first few hours.
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RE:No-one has posted in quite awhile so.........
(Date Posted:05/29/2017 13:02)


The Antenna TV affiliates across the country are independent entities and as such they have the ability to make their own programming decisions. The affiliates are not mandated by Tribune Broadcasting as to how to air the Yule Log telecast; therefore,
unfortunately, they have the leeway to insert commercials into the broadcast, or air only a portion of the program -- or even preempt the program entirely and air something completely different if they so choose. Thankfully, however, I have not heard of a case where that has happened -- at least not as of yet.

Hopefully, for your sake, your local affiliate out of Buffalo will air the entire broadcast commercial-free, as it should be.




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RayClaus
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RE:No-one has posted in quite awhile so.........
(Date Posted:06/07/2017 07:12)

Yikes! I hadn't thought about that! I don't know if Antenna TV in Buffalo broadcast the Yule Log. I think there is someone else that writes on this message board from the Buffalo area. It seems to me that they did get it.

Any suggestions on recording from Antenna TV. I was assuming that I could record from the DVD/VHS combo unit I have there. Guess I have to start thinking more about that!
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RE:No-one has posted in quite awhile so.........
(Date Posted:06/07/2017 15:32)


I can't say what your affiliate WGRZ will do this year, but last year they aired the complete program, including my new Fourth and Fifth hours. However, they inserted a few hourly bumpers for the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.


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RE:No-one has posted in quite awhile so.........
(Date Posted:06/08/2017 07:34)

Thank you Chip! I guess the old saying goes. You pay your money, you take your chances! 
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RE:No-one has posted in quite awhile so.........
(Date Posted:08/16/2017 10:37)

For at least the last 3 years, maybe 4, Antenna TV did air the full broadcast of The WPIX Yule Log.,, but at Chip mentioned there isn't really any guarantee that they will continue to do so, and you risk them putting in their local bumpers.

I know that in the Buffalo area, if you want to get Dish Network, they can give you WPIX from NYC as an Superstation, but it isn't in HD.  Still better to get WPIX in SD rather than not get it at all.

Spectrum, (Time Warner Cable), Verizon FIOS, and DirecTV do not offer WPIX at all, and they say it is because they "don't want to waste bandwidth"  But I have been a previous customer of DirecTV, and Cable TV, and they give you your local channels on their respective channel number, but then again in the 2000's or 3000's or 4000's etc.  How many places do you need to receive your local channels?.  In addition to duplication the local channels, they give you several infomercial channels too and at any given time, you can see the same infomercial on several channels.  There are other networks that are duplicated too, QVC for one.  If this isn't wasting bandwidth, I don't know what is.
I actually receive WPIX, WWOR, WSBK, KWGN and KTLA as A la Carte Superstations.  You can get them individually, for I believe 2.00 or 3.00 a month, but the entire package is about 7.00 a month.

Dish Network is the only provider that offers you these stations when you have the same networks in your local broadcast area.

Another reason the other providers don't offer them, is they claim that the local broadcaster have a Direct Marketing Agreement or something, and if you receive these networks locally, you cant get them from a Distant Network Broadcaster.

On a different note, Ray probably already knows this, being in the Buffalo area, we also get MeTV on Channel 5, and the television service providers only give you their main feed, WBBZ inserts their own local programming several times throughout the day, such as  The Daily Buzz and on weekends they have a local bowling tournament.  We are supposed to be receiving The Wild, Wild West, and a couple other great classic TV programs, but they don't give them to us from the network feed and give us local programming.

They do broadcast the full MeTV schedule on their secondary channel, but their transmitter is too far away for anyone to pick them up, being they are a low power station, and the television service providers "Don't have to give us the secondary channels"
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