Also included are Tribune’s ABC affiliation agreements in New Orleans, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Moline, Ill. Additionally, ABC also agreed to an extension of all affiliations with ABC affiliates that Sinclair provides sales and other services to under joint sales agreements.
John Rouse, a 20-year veteran of the network, will continue to oversee all affiliate relations activities, including station relations, affiliate marketing, affiliate operations and business planning.
TV’s Fall Season is “anachronistic artifact,” according to NBC research chief Alan Wurtzel, who says it’s now a 52-week business. Nontheless, the tradition endures, so the networks are battling to get a leg up on the competiion this week with show premieres.
Former Comcast and Yahoo exec Karin Gilford will be responsible for the ABC network’s digital media initiatives.