Jeff Maloney Named SVP-Regional GM/SVP For Fox’s Florida Stations

He will add oversight of WOFL-WRBW Orlando and WOGX Gainesville, succeeding Mike McClain (right) who is retiring after 44 years at FTS. Maloney already is in charge of WTVT Tampa.

‘Good Morning Football’ To Air On Fox Television Stations

Good Morning Football, an NFL-focused panel talk show that has aired on NFL Network since 2016, is coming to broadcast syndication with the Fox Television Stations serving as the show’s launch partner in the nation’s largest markets. Good Morning Football — also referred to as GMFB — is slated to debut in broadcast syndication on Monday, Sept. 2, to kick off the season.

John Brauer Named SVP Of Insights And Media Measurement For Fox O&Os

The former Comcast and Amazon executive will be responsible for everything from day-to-day measurement needs, to strategic direction using data and analytics, as well as analyzing and implementing emerging audience measurements.

Reimagining Game Shows For A Multiplatform World At Programming Everywhere

Executives from CBS, Fox Television Stations, Fremantle and Apploff Entertainment to discuss the need for cross-platform interactivity and other strategies to keep viewers more engaged in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s Programming Everywhere conference at the NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 14. Register here.

Building The Next Gen Talk Show At Programming Everywhere

Veteran programming executives and rising talk show talent from Debmar-Mercury, Telepictures, Allen Media Group, E! News and Fox Television Stations will discuss the timeless essentials of a good talker and the more unconventional — and multiplatform — ways of thinking that will take the genre forward in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s Programming Everywhere conference at the NAB Show on April 14. Register here.

TVN FOCUS ON BUSINESS

For Broadcast, 2024 Will Be The Year Of Multiple Currencies

True cross-platform measurement is also on the industry’s mind, while local linear TV measurement falls further behind.

‘Extra’ Renewed By Fox O&Os For Season 31

The renewal marks sixth year on the Fox Stations for the entertainment news series from Warner Bros. Television Group.

‘Jennifer Hudson Show’ Renewed For Third Season

Among the station groups renewing the Warner Bros. Television Group’s Daytime Emmy-nominated talk show are Fox Television Stations and Hearst Television.

NEWSTECHFORUM 2023

Stations’ Streaming News Strategies Are Literally Evolving By The Minute

Constant data allows stations to iterate on the fly on their streaming and FAST channels, executives from CBS News & Stations, Fox Television Stations and Gray Television told a NewsTECHForum audience last week.

NewsTECHForum: Building Agility In News Production

News technology leaders from CNBC, Sinclair, Gray Television and Fox Television Stations will discuss the transformative changes to studio design and production along with dramatic leaps in field production technology in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum in New York on Dec. 12. Register here.

Fox Television Stations Creates New Political Ad Sales Unit

Ben Stecker and Walt Lopko will lead the group’s political advertising sales efforts.

TV2025

On Measurement, Local Linear Still Lags Behind Digital

The buy and sell sides need to come together to determine how best to measure converged audiences, executives from Nexstar, Sinclair and Fox Television Stations said during a TVNewsCheck panel last week.

TV2025

Syndies Lean On Social To Strengthen Audience Connection

Monetizing social is the next challenge, said syndication executives from Live With Kelly and Mark, The Drew Barrymore Show, Sony and Fox at TVNewsCheck’s TV2025 conference last week.

TV2025

Station Groups Notch Lessons As Collaborations Proliferate

News executives at Nexstar, E.W. Scripps, Sinclair, Fox Television Stations and ABC Owned Stations told a TVNewsCheck panel last week that collaborating more frequently between stations and their national news products is yielding important lessons about people and tech, not to mention better quality news.

Fox Stations Taps Waymark To Help Small Advertisers Make Bigger Splash With TV Ads

Fox TV Stations wants to help even the smallest local advertiser make an appearance on TV. The Fox Corp. division, which includes 29 stations, has struck a deal with Waymark, a technology firm that uses AI to help local and regional advertisers that might not have the expertise to make video commercials create some for TV.

CBR To Spotlight Fox Corp.’s Modernization Of Broadcast Environment

Senior executives from Fox Corp. and Fox Television Stations will share insights into how they’ve been modernizing and securing the companies’ broadcast infrastructure during a session at TVNewsCheck’s Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat, set for Oct. 26 at NAB Show New York.

TV2025: Collaboration And The Future Of Content Creation And Monetization

Leaders from E.W. Scripps, Sinclair, Fox Television Stations, ABC Owned Television Stations, Nexstar and Avid will discuss how cross-group collaborations and content sharing have ushered in a new era of efficiencies and content ROI at TVNewsCheck’s TV2025: Monetizing the Future Conference at the NAB Show New York on Oct. 25. Register here.

TV2025: How To Build And Maintain A Breakout Hit In A Multiplatform World

Legendary industry executives from Live With Kelly and Mark, The Drew Barrymore Show, Sony Pictures Television and Fox First Run share what it takes to build and maintain programming that connects with viewers and keeps them engaged in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s TV2025: Monetizing the Future conference at the NAB Show New York on Oct. 25. Register here.

TVN FOCUS ON SYNDICATION

With Major Studios Cooling On Syndication, Stations Seek Program Alternatives

Several low-cost shows are premiering this fall, but big names are nowhere to be seen.

Fox Television Stations Announces Newly Restructured Advertising Sales Division

Patrick Paolini will lead streamlined group combining local, national and digital sales efforts.

Amber Eikel Named GM Of Fox Duopoly In Seattle

The station group promotes her from news director at its KTVU-KICU San Francisco. She succeeds Sheila Oliver, who is leaving to be SVP-GM of Fox’s WFLD-WPWR Chicago.

Jeff Gurley Named GM Of Fox Duopoly In Dallas

He’s bumped up from VP-director of sales, succeeding Kathy Saunders following her retirement from KDFW and KDFI.

Glenn Berk Named GM Of WITI Milwaukee

The Fox Television Stations veteran is promoted from general sales manager of Fox’s WFLD-WPWR Chicago to succeed Chuck Steinmetz who’s retiring after 27 years at WITI.

Sheila Oliver New GM Of WFLD-WPWR Chicago

Oliver has been with Fox Television Stations since 2002. Most recently, she has spent two years as the senior vice president-GM of KCPQ-KZJO Seattle.

Jim Burke, Retiring As Head Of FTS Ad Sales

The veteran exec has held that spot since 1997 and has been at the station group since 1991.

TVN Webinar: Developing The Best Hybrid Cloud Strategies

Executives from Sinclair, Fox Television Stations, NBCUniversal Local, Bitcentral and Imagine Communications will discuss the sticky process of determining what stays on-premises and what functions should best move to the cloud in a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch Webinar on Aug. 10. Register here.

Steve Levi Upped To News Director At KSAZ-KUTP Phoenix

The current assistant news director will succeed Doug Bannard who is retiring after 33 years at the Fox-owned duopoly.

Susie Doucette-Pyle Named GM Of KTBC Austin

Fox Television Stations promotes her from KRIV-KTXH Houston where she has been general sales manager since 2012.

Kathy Saunders Retiring As GM Of KDFW-KDFI Dallas

She’s stepping down from the duopoly after 28 years with Fox Television Stations.

Fox Television Stations Debuts Fox Local Streaming App

Washington, Atlanta and Detroit Are Leading the summer rollout of the CTV service from the group’s 14 other stations.

PROGRAMMING EVERYWHERE 2023

Syndication, While Challenged, Remains Essential To TV Stations

Station groups and syndicators are looking to collaborate more in an effort to make new shows work for everyone.

Fox Television Stations And Amazon Announce New Content Distribution Deal

FTS to distribute its local news content across Amazon devices.

Fox, WNYW New York Staffers Reach Contract Agreement

Fox Television Stations and writers and producers for its WNYW New York have struck a new four-year contract, according to the Writers Guild of America East, which represents those employees.

TMZ Teams With Fox On Test Run Of ‘Who The Bleep Is That?’

TMZ is teaming with parent company Fox on a four-week trial run of game show Who the Bleep Is That?, hosted by comedian Jeff Dye. The show will premiere on Fox Television Stations in 12 markets — New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Houston, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Detroit, Orlando and Milwaukee — on Monday, March 6.

 

TVN’S WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY AWARDS 2023

Nadia Khan, Emily Stone, Hannah Barnhardt Named TVN’s Technology Women To Watch

LTN’s Nadia Khan (center), Fox Television Stations’ Emily Stone (r) and TMT Insights’ Hannah Barnhardt (l)  are building new technology brands, leading live streaming news on FAST without a net and developing cutting-edge operational strategies. They’ll receive their awards recognizing them as TVNewsCheck’s Technology Women to Watch at the NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 18 at 6 p.m.

Explore Syndication’s Changing Business Model At Programming Everywhere

Industry leaders from Fox Television Stations, Debmar-Mercury, E.W. Scripps, Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sony Pictures Television will unpack business challenges and programming opportunities in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s Programming Everywhere event at the NAB Show on April 16. Register here.

Chris Reed Named Legal Affairs EVP Of Fox Television Stations

He succeeds the retiring David Keneipp in overseeing all the group’s legal functions.

TVN FOCUS ON SYNDICATION

Station Groups Look To Fill A NATPE-Sized Hole With Summit

Last week, Fox Television Stations convened station groups and syndicators for a press- and deals-free ideas exchange in Los Angeles. Attendees said it could become an annual event. (Fox Television Stations photo)

‘The Jennifer Hudson Show’ Renewed For Season 2

Warner Bros. Discovery’s freshman talker tops ratings charts and scores a renewal from Fox Television Stations, Hearst and others.

Fox TV Stations Renews ‘Sherri’ For Two Years Through 2024-25 Season

The freshman talker hosted by actress, comedian and Daytime Emmy-winning co-host of The View, Sherri Shepherd, gains a long-term extension from its anchor station group.