Streaming Newscast on the Web

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by Web Producer

wfaa.com

Posted on February 6, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Q: Why is it so difficult for you to spool up your news broadcasts and stream them on the web starting about a half-hour after they run over the air?  I know I can go to your VOD site but I really would like to be able to watch the news program, not point and click on separate files. At least give me the option to see a replay of the broadcast without having to wait until 12:30 or 1 a.m.

Fred

A: Thank you for the email, Fred. Unfortunately it is not as simple as it may sound. There are a series of copyright issues, several involving commercials and sports teams’ footage, that prevent us from streaming everything live at all times for now. Like all businesses, we also have finite resources and must work as best we can with what we have. That said we are always looking for ways to better serve our viewers, and will continue to do so. Thank you again for the note.

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