FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 2, 2000
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FOX 50, Raleigh-Durham, N.C., To Broadcast Presidential Debate On Its Digital Channel WRAZ-TV
RALEIGH-DURHAM – On Tuesday, October 3, FOX 50 “WRAZ-DT” will broadcast the Presidential debate between Gov. George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore beginning at 9pm.
The new digital television standards allow broadcasters to originate more than one channel of programming (multicasting) within their assigned digital channel. To watch the broadcast, viewers will need either a digital receiver tuned to channel 49 or be a subscriber to the Time-Warner Pegasus digital cable service (currently available to approximately 50,000 households) where the debate will be carried on channel 251.
“We are fortunate to have the ability to offer this service to our viewers,” said Tommy Schenck, FOX 50 General Manager. “It is important that as many potential voters of all ages have access to the issues, the candidates, and their positions, and this multicast will allow that possibility.”
The broadcast premiere of Dark Angel, the new sci-fi adventure series from James Cameron (Aliens, Titanic), will air as scheduled on analog channel WRAZ-TV (channel 50).
Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL-Digital, WRAL-FM, Microspace, the North Carolina News Network, DTV Plus, Wolfpack Sports Marketing, and Capitol Sports Management in Raleigh, NC; WJZY-TV and WFVT-TV in Charlotte, NC; WILM-TV in Wilmington, NC; WRAZ-TV and the Durham Bulls Baseball Club in Durham, NC; and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Club in Myrtle Beach, SC; Capitol Broadcasting Company also founded Local TV on Satellite in Raleigh, NC.