Category: “The Business”

PREPARING A FRIDAY LAUNCH

An award-winning 24-hour TV news service is launching in the Rio Grande Valley on October 16. Spectrum News 1 is promising to offer “high-quality, hyperlocal news, politics, weather and original local content” exclusively to Spectrum ...

IN-HOUSE MOVE AT NEXSTAR

A meteorologist is moving from one Nexstar station to another. T.J. Springer is leaving Wichita’s KSNW, where he had been a weekend meteorologist. However, Springer is joining KOLR in Springfield, MO to be the ...

BROADCASTERS RESORT TO POOR-MOUTHING

Broadcast TV stations groups — especially those network-affiliate stations — have, for decades, long complained about merger restrictions – according to MediaPost.com. Now with continued rising competition from digital platforms — local, national, and otherwise — ...

A NEW NEWSCAST IN TEXAS

KRGV’s formerly independent Spanish-language digital subchannel is now an Azteca América affiliate – according to MediaMoves.  As part of the change, management today launched HECHOS Valle newscasts, leaving behind its prior branded Somos El ...

FAKE NEWS PAYS OFF

Fox News will continue thriving even if Joe Biden defeats Donald Trump in November’s presidential election, Fox Corp. CEO  predicts – this according to Deadline. “We’ve not only been strong but we’ve grown ratings ...

THE BIRMINGHAM SHUFFLE

Gray Television‘s WBRC-TV, branded as “FOX6,” has unveiled a new weekday anchor lineup in its evening and late newscasts as the station moves forward with the retirement of Janet Hall after 40 years of ...

OPENING NIGHT APPROACHES

After weeks of rehearsals, Nexstar Media’s new national newscast on WGN America is just about ready to go according to Multichannel.com. The crew is making last-minute adjustments to some of the graphics and fine-tuning ...

BYRON ALLEN SNAPS UP HAWAIIAN TV STATION

According to Deadline, Byron Allen is acquiring Honolulu ABC affiliate KITV from SLJ Broadcasting for $30 million, boosting his Allen Media Group’s owned and operated big-four network affiliates to 16 stations in 12 markets. The acquisition, through AMG’s Allen ...

E!-NOUGH

It’s the end of an era for celebrity news, according to TVline.com. A trio of E! entertainment programs — the long-running E! News, along with newer shows Pop of the Morning and In the ...

PANDEMIC? WHAT PANDEMIC?

Everyone is struggling due to the economic impact of an unforeseen and unprecedented global pandemic…  everyone who is not Sinclair. According to TVNewsCheck, Sinclair Broadcast Group this morning reported that its second quarter 2020 ...

WHO NEEDS KIDS’ NEWS?

A lesser known character on The Simpsons, but nonetheless one that any enthusiast would know immediately, is Helen Lovejoy, wife to Reverend Timothy Lovejoy.  She’s known as the town gossip and for her catchphrase, ...

CIVIL WAR IN THE FOX HOLE

Racial tensions were seemingly the rise at Fox News — and that was BEFORE the news about Tucker Carlson’s head writer dealing in outrageously racism in online forums and Carlson’s luke-warm at-best “apology” to follow.   ...