White Springs, Florida (PRWEB) January 22, 2008
Over the next year, the number of TV stations in the USA are expected to grow by 400 to 500 percent. This results from the Government edict for stations to become digital by February 2009. White Springs media Satellite TV is the first Network created to serve those Multicast Stations. A satellite network that runs classic movies without commercial interruption, WSTV provides 24X7 programming on a barter basis to TV stations and cable systems, but sees it greatest growth to occur as the February 2009 deadline approaches. As an offset for the migration, Uncle Sam has offered each licensee to will have 4 or 5 channels to fill. The company operates C-Band and KU Band earth stations in White Springs and Titusville, Florida. It uses these teleports to distribute their own TV and radio networks.
The First Ever Multicast TV Network
Broadcast veteran, Victor Ives, loves seeing those notices almost every TV station is running that explain how the government mandated move in 2009 from analogue to digital will change the face of television. Why? Because it makes a lot easier to explain the need for his new Multicast Classic Movie Television Network. Ives says: "Now in our second year, we were the very first television network set up primarily to provide programming to the new class of 'multicast' stations being created by the FCC mandated migration of all TV stations from analog to digital. Up until now, people were incredulous that the government was going to, in effect, increase the number of TV stations by 400 to 500 percent"!
Over a hundred Affiliates
Already this year, Ives says White Springs Network has affiliated with KFLA TV, the first all digital TV station in Los Angeles and two smaller digital stations in Alabama. "Next month we will be carried KNWT in Salem, Oregon and a number of Oregon Coast outlets. This brings our affiliate base to over a hundred stations and cable systems. We expect our biggest growth to occur as we get closer to the February 2009 deadline", said Ives.
Invading China with American Movies
Ed Shiflett, Director of Network Operations says, "In addition to blanket satellite coverage of Canada, the USA and Mexico, the White Springs channel is now seen 24x7 in twenty Asian nations including China, Hong Kong and the Philippines. Shiflett continued, "In Asia there are millions of people with small dishes and digital receivers who can pick up our programming from space. Technically, these receivers are illegal in China, but they are so prevalent that government officials go out of their way for photo opportunities with the personalities who appear on channels seen there".
White Springs TV, which is owned by a group of Portland investors, provides programming, via satellite, to individual viewers who own small dishes and KU Band digital receivers as well as to television stations and cable systems. "Our films are presented without commercial interruption" says Ives, "We air commercials between movies and among musical shorts, two reelers and vintage TV clips and we also stream our movies 24/7 world wide on the internet at http://www.whitesprings.TV". The streaming is catching on where it might be least expected. The network got an e-mail from a Doctor in Iran asking for more American Cowboy movies. "That would have pleased my former mentor and employer, Gene Autry, the movie cowboy.", said Ives.
A big break recently occurred for the fledging network when Comcast Cable NW started airing some of their made-for-television movies and scored impressive ratings. The 1974 comedy, "Thursday's Game" with Bob Newhart and Gene Wilder, beat 17 other channels including A&E, Bravo, FOX News. The comedy tied USA (Law & Order) and MTV.
Ives says that was the turning point. It gave WSTV credibility and placed them on the radar of prospective affiliates and media partners. "Absent that successful stint on Comcast, we wouldn't have an affiliate in Los Angeles or so much interest across America and beyond", Ives said. "We have been working like mad for almost three years, but are now an overnight success!"
Talkstar Radio Carried Along as International Voice
White Springs operates a 24x7 radio network heard on over the air stations in Canada and the USA, is also disturbed as an audio service to multicast stations and via satellite on two continents.
White Springs Television and TalkStar Radio is operated by White Springs Media, Inc, a privately held company.
White Springs Television and Talk Star Radio are now seen and heard, via satellite, in The Philippines and twenty Asian Nations including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea. This is in addition to our coverage of all of Canada, USA, Mexico and part of Central America. Write for satellite information.