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Channel 5 has always been CBS in Victoria. 50 years ago I rushed home from school to watch Captain Gus and Popeye at 4 PM on channel 5 from San Antonio. Our local news is a joke.
Unfortunately, Suddenlink does not have an option here. If there is a local broadcaster of CBS, they have to blank San Antonio. Where they do have some options is when the local news is on or if the programming is different. Usually the feed will switch to the local channel and will switch back when the difference occurs. The other option would have been to place the new station on the same location. Many people would not have even noticed.
Upon further thought, a part of this problem is the fact that Victoria Television Group, the parents of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and Univision, hold a monopoly.
I suspect that part of the reason we have what we have on Suddenlink is because VTG has made an exclusive agreement type deal--VTG will not deal with the satellite folks and SL will only air VTG.
Get rid of those clowns at Suddenlink and get one of the satellite companies, you can also get your locals over the air for free,who needs Suddenlink.
"...and I don't know anyone who is thrilled with it except the paid actors in their commercials..."
I guffawed out loud at that. So true.
Suddenlink operates here because the City of Victoria allows them to. If you don't like Suddenlink, and I don't know anyone who is thrilled with it except the paid actors in their commercials, CALL CITY HALL and tell them. When the City has enough complaints, and are reviewing their agreement with SL, perhaps they'll entertain other offers. I am quite sure anyone of the other cable companies would love to provide service to Victoria. We don't have to be stuck with Suddenlink if enough folks speak up.
And the kind folks at Suddenlink run one commercial after another telling us how they have invested millions to give us better service. Than inch up the rates because they are the cable company and they just can.
AS far as out local TV stations it is hard to believe they really have an FCC license. Any one else notice how much dead air time they broadcast?
As far as a TV guide the one delivered by the Victoria Advocate has about as much accuracy as there papers proofreaders catch typos.
Surrounded by idiots.
Called Suddenlink 2 weeks ago - asked why there were Brazilian Butt commercials on Channel 5. Response: "we're aware of the problem - and working to correct it".
Called last week AGAIN. Response: "Having some issues with the feed from San Antonio - working on it. Should be correctly shortly."
Called 2 days ago. Response: "Ummm - there was an email about that - but I deleted it. Dunno. Call back tomorrow."
I pay HOW MUCH for cable?.... sigh.
Ashamed...now we are cursed with only a local news that does minimal. Only two channels that give the same news. Also we now have inept people who interrupt programming with unscheduled commercial breaks.