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New weather/traffic channel
« on: June 22, 2010, 03:04:56 PM »
I was surfing channels, and I found something strange. It's called TTV, and it's a "ghetto weatherscan", if you will. It has sports headlines, weather conditions, and updates on the BP oil spill news headlines. There is no music and the production values are that of a looping PowerPoint presentation or a WeatherSTAR XL had it existed in the early 1990s.

Has anyone seen this, or is this a local thing? I looked online, and I saw absolutely nothing about it.

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Re: New weather/traffic channel
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2010, 03:17:09 PM »
I was surfing channels, and I found something strange. It's called TTV, and it's a "ghetto weatherscan", if you will. It has sports headlines, weather conditions, and updates on the BP oil spill news headlines. There is no music and the production values are that of a looping PowerPoint presentation or a WeatherSTAR XL had it existed in the early 1990s.

Has anyone seen this, or is this a local thing? I looked online, and I saw absolutely nothing about it.

My best guess would be that it's a local channel, possibly originating with your cable operator.  I looked online and couldn't find anything, either, except that TTV is also the name of a Taiwanese television network. :)

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Re: New weather/traffic channel
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2010, 03:25:53 PM »
That's strange. It doesn't look anything like it's a Taiwanese network.

I'm guessing this is one of the cable channels that Comcast added to my line-up that will come and go because of a lack of funding (TTV is commercial-free). It does give me an alternative for weather info if TWC isn't talking about weather or when the local NBC Weather Plus is on the fritz.

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Re: New weather/traffic channel
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2010, 05:17:10 PM »
Ghettoscan. :P
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Re: New weather/traffic channel
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Re: New weather/traffic channel
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2010, 07:11:55 PM »
Ghettoscan. :P
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Re: New weather/traffic channel
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2010, 09:06:07 PM »
Ghettoscan is what is should be called. It even has horoscopes and "odd news".

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Re: New weather/traffic channel
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2010, 09:18:59 PM »
Interesting that you have Comcast. :thinking: If you had a smaller cable company, I would propose that this "TTV" is something provided by the cable company. But are any other Comcast viewers getting this? :dunno:

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Re: New weather/traffic channel
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2010, 11:59:48 PM »
But are any other Comcast viewers getting this? :dunno:

I'm not.

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Re: New weather/traffic channel
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2010, 02:11:57 AM »
I saw another glimpse of TTV tonight, and there was a South Asian-based newscast in English. Eric might have been right; Ghettoscan might be in fact TTV, and the weather/traffic info is just filler.

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Re: New weather/traffic channel
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2010, 02:47:12 PM »
I saw another glimpse of TTV tonight, and there was a South Asian-based newscast in English. Eric might have been right; Ghettoscan might be in fact TTV, and the weather/traffic info is just filler.
Gee... sounds like such an interesting channel!  :P

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Re: New weather/traffic channel
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2010, 05:51:43 PM »
Ghettoscan. :P
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Re: New weather/traffic channel
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2010, 02:42:21 PM »
I found out more about TTV. Apparently, it stands for Tokyo Television, so it's a Japan-based channel. Its telephone number is from the Bay Area, so indeed it is local.