Broadcasters Invest In Run3TV To Bolster Over-the-Air Audience Measurement

Local television station owners including Gray Television, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Hearst Television, Tegna and the E.W. Scripps Co. have invested in the ATSC 3.0 Framework Authority, whose Run3TV platform can provide detailed data about over-the-air broadcast viewership. Run3TV also creates apps that provide NextGen-enabled TV sets that give viewers additional features and programming.

Gray To Broadcast 10 Dallas Mavericks Games In March & April

Gray Trades With Marquee Broadcasting For Permit To Build Salt Lake Station

Gray Opens Assembly TV/Film Studios With Massive Gala

Gray Television’s InvestigateTV+ Announces First Investigations Ahead Of Official Launch

Gray announced in a press release the official launch of the daily news magazine program InvestigateTV+ on September 11, 2023. The program, according to the company statement, “will leverage one of the largest collections of investigative journalists in the nation to provide even more investigations that not only uncover problems but reveal and often lead to solutions.”

Gray’s WRDW/WAGT Announces ‘Mix At 3’ Local Lifestyle Program

WRDW/WAGT, a Gray station in Augusta, Georgia, announces the creation of a new local lifestyle program called Mix at 3, coming September 11th at 3:00 P.M. Mix at 3 will […]

Gray Posts Second-Quarter Loss Of $9 Million

Gray Television reported a second-quarter loss as revenues fell in a non-political year. The net loss of $9 million compared to net income of $86 million a year ago. The company said that core advertising revenue, not counting political spending, was $379 million, up 4% from a year ago.

Local News Initiatives Pay Off In Spades, With The Right Megaphones

Leaders from Graham, Tegna, Cox and Gray told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week that station projects with a strong local value proposition — and a deeper collaboration between the newsroom and creative services — can yield remarkable audience engagement.

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Digital Desk Gives Viewers More Content On WOIO And Telemundo Cleveland

When WOIO, Gray’s CBS affiliate in Cleveland, launched its OTT desk, little did it know that it would lead to a company-wide initiative at Gray and give WOIO the ability to launch a live 6 p.m. newscast on its Telemundo affiliate WTCL.

Gray Television Renews CBS Network Affiliations In All 54 Existing Markets

Gray Television said that it reached a new deal with Paramount Global covering the renewal of the CBS affiliations at all 54 of Gray’s current CBS affiliates. The agreement covers stations in seven markets acquired from Meredith and 47 stations previously owned by Gray. (Pictured: Pat LaPlatney, Co-CEO of Gray)

Gray Ups Joel Swisher to GM of WSAZ-WQCW Charleston-Huntington

The station group promotes him to succeed David Hughes as leader of its West Virginia NBC-CW duopoly.

Gray Names Curtis Miles GM Of Kansas City’s KCTV

Phil Lane Named Vice President, General Manager Of Graham Media Group’s KPRC

Graham Media Group announced in a statement that Phil Lane has been named VP and GM of KPRC, the NBC broadcast affiliate television station in Houston. Lane replaces Jerry Martin, who recently announced his retirement after 11 years at the helm of KPRC.

Hawaii News Now Given July ‘OTTy Award’

News Orgs Use Broad Toolset To Build Streaming Audience, Revenue

Executives from NBCUniversal, Fox Television Stations, E.W. Scripps, Gray Television and Estrella Media told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week they’ve needed to embrace a wide range of tools and tactics to grow audience and revenue for their streaming channels. Ubiquity and flexibility, they said, are key.

TVN’S OTT NEWS SUMMIT 2020

For News Streaming, Election Is Proving Ground

Executives from CNN, ABC News, E.W. Scripps, Gray and Yahoo say the 2020 election provides them an opportunity to build on the audiences surges they’ve seen on their streaming platforms since the pandemic.

Gray Wins First Amendment Case In Vermont

The state Supreme Court ruled that the public has a right to records in an earlier case in which Gray Television’s argued successfully that its CBS affiliate WCAX Burlington should not be forced to turn over to police footage of a shooting in January 2018. “This unanimous decision is an important victory not only for the Vermont media, but all Vermonters, who depend on journalists to be independent and not take sides in any kind of story,” said Lisa Loomis, president of the Vermont Press Association.

MULTICASTING 2019, PART I

The Diginet World Is Having A Moment

Broadcasters including Scripps, Tegna, CBS, Sinclair, Ion and Gray have been laying bigger bets in the multicasting business, acquiring some of the more popular diginets and partnering to develop new ones in a market showing signs of further expansion. CBS’s new diginet DABL, for instance, is bringing back the classic lifestyle programming of Martha Stewart and others in the fall.

Antitrust Suits Against TV Groups Consolidated

A judicial panel has consolidated at least 18 antitrust suits against five TV station groups for allegedly colluding on spot pricing in the federal district court in Chicago. The defendants, which include Tribune, Sinclair and in some cases Gray, Hearst, Nexstar and Tegna, had pushed for the consolidation. The proliferatng suits are an outgrowth of a Justice Department review of the merger of Sinclair and Tribune, which was scuttled after the FCC found evidence of misrepresentation by Sinclair. (Free registration required.)

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Gray Buys Back Lincoln Station For $475K

Gray had sold the station to Sherry Nelson and her daughter Sara Jane Ingram in 2014 after stripping the station of its NBC affiliation.

ACA: Gray-Raycom Would Increase Consolidation

The American Cable Association wants to make sure that Gray is not allowed to raise the retrans fees of stations before spinning them off to other buyers in its purchase of Raycom’s TV stations. That’s according to an ACA filing at the FCC.

Gray Makes Deals To Sell 9 More Stations

Sales to Scripps, Tegna and Lockwood complete the divestitures designed to bring Gray’s $3,6 billion merger with Raycom into compliance with the FCC’s local ownership rules. Combined with last week’s sale of WSWG Albany, Ga., proceeds from the latest spin offs total $235.5 million.

QUARTERLY REPORT

Gray Says Its 2Q Revenue Will Be Up 1%

A drop in national and political ad revenue from the same period in 2010 was offset by a 4% gain in local advertising, an 8% gain in retransmission consent money and a 56% gain in Internet ad revenue.

Fisher Tops Rev Gainers In Alcamo Report

The strong fourth-quarter results marked the fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth for the seven pure-play broadcasting companies and eight integrated media companies tracked by the investment bank M.C. Alcamo & Co.