CW on Time Warner Now!
This just in... The new CinCW can be seen on Time Warner digital Channel 913. Right now!(as they'd say on Channel 19.)
The carriage started this afternoon, and will be there 24/7, says Pam McDonald, Cincinnati Time Warner vice president for public affairs.
If you have Time Warner -- but not digital level cable -- you can also see just the CW prime-time from 8-10 p.m. on TW basic Ch. 2, a commercial access (infomercial) channel for the first month.
So here's the deal as I know it know on how to find WKRC-TV's digital-spectrum CinCW, or digital Channel 12.2, on Time Warner:
--On digital Channel 913, around the clock.
--On basic cable, CW prime-time only will air on Time Warner Ch. 2, for the first four weeks. The CW launches tonight with a "7th Heaven" rerun of the May finale at 8, and a CW promotional special at 9. On Tuesday, CW repeats the "Gilmore Girls" May finale. The "7th Heaven" and "Gilmore Girls" season starts next week.
--Starting Oct. 18, the CinCW will be seen 24/7 on Time Warner Ch. 20. It also remains on digital Ch. 913, McDonald says.
--On Oct. 18, Time Warner will drop low-power WBQC-TV, McDonald says. It has been carried for five hours a day () on Ch. 20 since 2001. With the end of UPN last week, WBQC-TV (broadcast Channel 38) now is an independent station with syndicated series, reruns and movies.
Elliott Block, WBQC-TV (over-the-air Ch 38) owner and GM, says he'll talk to Time Warner about being added to the ditigal tier. TW had proposed that a year ago, he says, but he turned them down to keep his 5-hour window on basic cable. Now it's his best option. And he says it will end the confusion for people who would look for WBQC during the day on Time Warner, and find home shopping on Ch. 20 instead of his scheduled programming.
This is the second time he's been knocked off the air by the CinCW. DirecTV dropped him too, starting today.