Thursday, May 14, 2015

News for Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

  • The Alabama Public Television station licensed to serve Mobile (WEIQ-TV) recently began having 16:9 TV programs for its digital sub-channels* broadcast without areas of black on their left and right sides (pillarboxing) and 4:3 TV programs broadcast with vertical manipulation, meaning the programs would appear as if they had been squeezed from their left and right sides.   
  • Around the time of the changes described in the first paragraph, the cable TV system operated by Comcast Cablevision of Mobile began having 16:9 TV programs from the digital sub-channels mentioned in that paragraph appear in the entire display areas of 16:9 TV sets connected to it without areas of black surrounding them and appear magnified in the entire display areas of 4:3 TV sets also connected to it. 
  • WKRG-TV, WALA-TV, and WPMI-TV each had a report about an Amtrak train that had crashed in Bayou Sara near Mobile County back in the calendar year 1993 in their local news programing today in conjunction with a report about another accident involving an Amtrak train that occurred in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this past Tuesday, May 12th.
(*radio frequency channels 41-2 and 41-3/virtual channels 42-2 and 42-3)

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