Top station group executives see deeper fragmentation and more strain on the network-affiliate relationship as upshots of a new joint venture sports streaming service announced earlier this month by Fox Corp., Warner Bros. Discovery and Disney. This story is available to TVNewsCheck Plus subscribers only. Become a subscriber here.
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The broadcasting executive with nearly 30 years of management, sales and marketing experience to lead KRBK and KOZL.
Content executives from Fox Television Stations, NBCUniversal Local, Sinclair and Hearst Television will share ideas on drawing younger audiences back to linear TV and how localism and collaboration can help in the opening panel at TVNewsCheck’s Programming Everywhere at the NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 16. Register here.
The purchase grants the retailer access to data as well as more space to sell ads as it eyes growth beyond selling goods.
The murder of a Navy pilot’s wife went unsolved for 44 years until a cold-case detective used a new method to find the killer.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a senior director of sports. Other existing jobs include openings for Sinclair’s corporate engineering team, Hearst’s national consumer unit, Lockwood’s station in Augusta, Nexstar’s Houston station, Hearst’s Louisville station and a SVP at Nexstar’s corporate office.
DirecTV, long known as a satellite company, is launching a new ad campaign that says dishes are for the birds and that they should be streaming their TV. A new commercial entitled The Good Stuff features two pigeons on a rooftop who are surprised to notice a household watching "the good stuff" on DirecTV without a dish. The voices of the pigeons – Bobby and Frank – are supplied by Steve Buscemi and Henry Winkler.
The Comedy Central talk show saw a big jump from the 1.85 million same-day figure.
KAKE, Lockwood Broadcast Group‘s ABC affiliate in Wichita, Kan., unveiled an all-new state-of-the-art set and graphics package during the station’s 70th anniversary year.
Leading executives from NBCUniversal Local, E.W. Scripps, Sage Media and WideOrbit will discuss how station groups are creating opportunities across all media for political advertising in 2024 and how agencies are planning their buys in a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch Webinar on March 5 at 1 p.m. ET. Register here.
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