Really wow. I knew NBC generally geo-blocked their affiliates. Wasnt aware the others have caught on. But it could be just the OKC affiliates.
I think it's mostly the groups that take the decision, rather than it being a network/affiliate issue.
I've found TEGNA stations have mostly been blocked since early this year, Tribune took theirs off around the same time.
It's the whole sites thater are blocked, not just the stream.
I find smaller marked independents and groups like Cox (and Sinclair) are still fine, for now.
I think it has to do with a European Union law that went into effect earlier this year - something about dealing with websites. It could also deal with rights restrictions on content.
Additionally, ALL Panama City Radio and TV stations have gone off air. WJHG/WECP NBC/CBS duopoly went off air as their STL (studio transmitter link tower) crashed outside their studio and their roof was starting to rip apart. ESPN Radio 104.3 WGSX was also knocked off the air when their master antenna on the WJHG/WECP tower crashed. The WGSX broadcast facility lost part of their roof, taking on water and satellite dishes were getting damaged.
Nexstar ABC affiliate WMBB is off air as their power went out and back up generator failed. Cable TV viewers and viewers online are seeing coverage from their NBC sister station in Tampa WFLA and CBS station WDHN in Dothan, AL.
The iHeart Media Radio cluster is off air locally as their STL tower crashed as well. They are now apparently taking a feed from their sister station in Tallahassee (which is also in the hurricane zone). To make matters worse for them, they’re trapped as water is rising and completely surrounding their facility.
Powell Media which owns four radio stations are off air as their tower bent over but apparently the antennas are intact.
Magic Broadcastings four station cluster, and public news / talk radio station WKGC are off the air but it’s unknown why.
All of this is paraphrased/summarized from this Radio Insight
article which has embedded Facebook posts along with videos.
Don’t let anyone treat you like you’re a VO/SOT when you’re a PKG.
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