Cache Free TV's first opinion poll:
What TV network would you like to see in Cache Valley?
I'm going to start the discussion by suggesting that either Cache County or Franklin County should fire up a translator and bring ION TV channel 16 to the Valley. Ion 16 is actually 3 channels, and is the only "MAJOR" network not having its own translator in the valley. It would be a great "family friendly" addition, with movies and shows on Ion 16.1
, children's programming on QUBO 16.2
, and lifestyle programming on Ion Life 16.3.
Ion 16 would require its own translator, since it is actually 3 networks. I would also like to see the new Luken Communications children's classic cartoon network, PBJ
, be broadcast from any one of the stations listed below that have available bandwidth for another subchannel.
One, or several, of these networks could easily fill "empty space" on other transmitters. Channels with available bandwidth for SD subchannels include channel 8 KUTA
, with enough bandwidth for 2 sd channels (if they drop the current weather loop on 8.3), KUEN
9 with 1 or 2 subchannels, KUTA
12 (Daystar) with 3 subs, KJZZ
14 has room for 2 subs, and KJDN
has room for 1 network on its 39.3 subchannel.
Following is a partial list of networks available, from Wikipedia. Keep in mind this is not a complete list, as other channels are available like Cspan and NASA, and stations can broadcast audio - only channels using very little bandwidth, just as channel KUEN 9 currently broadcasts NPR on 9.91.