These two slates were put up by ABC after the failure of T401.
ABC needed to let affiliates know of changes in satellite usage and where
the new backup feeds will be.
Fox basically did the same thing. Fox used to be spread across two birds,
T401 and T402. Now all of their eggs are in one basket, T402. I expect them
to have backup feeds on another bird in the near future.
FYI, this slate is my first animated satellite GIF image.
Right after the failure of T401, Buena Vista's feeds were moved to G4/02,
a channel that was not previously used for video feeds.
FOX appeared to still be making up their mind as to which episode will
air after the Super Bowl.
At 0330 ET on 1/25/97, FOX at first put up a slate that said "Call S.O.C.
Hollywood." Fifteen minutes later, the following slate appeared.
On the night of 5/04/97, early morning of 5/05/97, CBS was having trouble
with their Spacemail transmissions.
On 5/11/97, the CBS Teleport Operations put up a slate announcing their feed
schedule for the morning, something they've never done before.
It has lasted a whole two weeks, since there were only two weeks left
before summer reruns.
These 3 slates were put up by ABC announcing the change in the NewsOne
schedule. This may be a result of T5 coming on line June 23, 1997.
Finally, on June 27, 1997, the first video image was transmitted from T5.
This was it. I'm sure glad they didn't go overboard :-)
KHON was feeding tape of volcano activity, then went to this test image.
I would have also had images of the lava flow,
when they replayed the tape,
but the MicroSh!t Win95 software had an illegal operation
(having an OS from MicroSh!t should be made illegal) and all of the images
I had captured with the Snappy were lost.
ABC appears to be using T5-22 for this, or that, when it comes to news.
Here is something you don't see very often, ABC unscrambled.
For most of July, all of ABC on T4 has been unscrambled.
The test bars were up right before Nightline started.
Someone should tell the Paramount TOC staff that is it
not ST:DA (Star Trek: District Attorney :-).
Here is something you don't see very often, someone admitting
that they are the reason for a signal problem. And not only that,
but it was Disney. The bad image is while they were having the problem,
and the good image is what the same slate looks like when it is good.
Paramount has finally started the transition to MPEG-2 4:2:0 digital.
There weren't many more good nights coming from this group.
Viacom closed the facility in the fall of 2001 and moved all of the feeds to
the LA and NY CBS teleport centers.
Has Been Has Been?
The Warner Bros transition to MPEG-2 4:2:2 has started.
Warner Bros. is moving the clean 4:2:0 feed to 4:2:2.
Will be rescheduled? Not only rescheduled once, but thrice.
Also, how can it be a refeed when it hasn't even fed once?
Is the Angel feed permanently moving?
The Warner Bros. analog feed is finally ending.
Unbelievable. After the fiasco three weeks ago, it happens again.
20th Century Fox is certainly having troubles getting tapes on time.
With the failure of T6 at about 0034 ET on 4/22/01, this Fox feed had to move. At the time of this posting, the problem is only supposed to be temporary.
The operators in the Fox TOC just can't seem to get it right. It took them three tries to figure it out.
Interesting. The feed to Canada is not a syndication feed,
nor do they usually list the time as PT.
We knew it was coming :-(.
Now we know which receiver they are using :-).
The first slate saying that it has started.
Notice the shifting of the image down 30 lines.
Something is incompatible between my receiver and the encoded datastream.
[Above image fixed in PhotoShop.]
Now they are counting it down :-(.
Guess it didn't go as smooth as they thought it would.
This is it, no more Fox Network analog feeds.
The phone number is not the 20th Century Fox TOC.
More info regarding syndicated and Fox Kids feeds
Fox is doing normal datarate tests on T5/10.
Slate used during local news break (between primetime and latenight).
NewsOne is using the new Pathfire IP delivery system for news items.
T6 had a major glitch. It went into a very slow spin after it shut down.
The truth is out. Now we know who really runs the vision mixer during ESPN
football game coverage!
The clock was manually fixed about 0230, to make it 0330, since there was
a feed at 0400. But, at 0600 EDT, the clock automatically added another
hour. So for a little while the TOC operator X'd it out. The first image
is of it being wrong and the next image is of it being right.
New name for the old CVC.
A last minute notice that the Dolby audio streams are going away
The WB's Happy Thanksgiving slate
G16 is replacing G4R at about 0300, taking about 1/2 hour.
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