Scott Hanselman

Comcast adding CBS in HD in Portland on October 4th?

September 20, '05 Comments [1] Posted in Musings
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There's a rumor going around that Comcast will start broadcasting CBS in HDTV in Portland on October 4th. We shall see, but Cold Case in HDTV may find me watching CBS again.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 7:44:57 AM UTC
I hope you are right. Where did you hear the rumor?

The only news I can find says that they might be adding 2-3 more HD channels by year end. The channels mentioned were TNT-HD, ESPN2-HD, and Universal. Everything I've read says that KOIN won't allow Comcast to carry their feed without paying a fee, and Comcast is refusing. It seems our only hope may be that Emmis may be trying to sell KOIN.

Emmis may Sell KOIN:
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/stories/2005/05/09/daily16.html
http://www.emmis.com/press/Release.aspx?ID=42200

Emmis had not made an announcement as of 8/22/2005:
http://www.emmis.com/press/Release.aspx?ID=44572

Thread discussing CBS HD in Portland:
http://www.satelliteguys.us/archive/index.php/t-68108.html
Rob Boek
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