|KSL-US 5.2 becomes LiveWell, 1/1/2012|
Story HERE: http://cachefreetv.blogspot.com/2014/01/ksl-gets-cozi-drops-lwn.html
For those of you that have not heard, NBC-Universal Sports is becoming a pay TV network, and it's being pulled from all affiliate stations on January 1, 2012. You expected this sort of shenanigans when Comcast merged with NBC/Universal, didn't you? So, one of the few broadcast TV sports networks is becoming Comcast's answer to the ESPN juggernaut. Lots of luck with that, Comcast. NBC-US's lineup is no competition for ESPN, who pretty much "own" most major league sports. If you're a sports fan and a "cable cutter" your choices are limited. There's America One (A1), showing some international and less popular sports (A1 is seen locally on KUTA-LD channel 8.1) and... well, that's it. Whatever is left of professional sports free OTA is on the "Big 4" - ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox, showing whatever ESPN and Comcast don't own the rights to. Not being a big sports fan I, for one, will not miss NBC-US on 5.2 - except I did enjoy having an extra channel of coverage during the Olympics when NBC has Olympics broadcast rights.
So KSL 5.2 digital will now become a LiveWell Network affiliate.