Hearst Stations To Explore Issues In Every State

In advance of the 2020 elections, the station group also announces a partnership with FactCheck.org to support identifying the facts in campaign ads, statements and speeches.

Hearst TV Commits To Impressions Selling

“We have always focused on providing large, quality audiences to our advertisers,” said Jordan Wertlieb, Hearst Television’s president. “Today’s video marketplace requires contemporary measurement metrics.”

TVN FOCUS ON ADVERTISING

TVN Focus On Advertising | TVB Driving Impressions-Based Ad Buying

“In our current multiplatform world, everything is now being sold on an impression basis except linear TV,” says TVB President Steve Lanzano. “We want local TV stations and the ad agencies to be able to sell and buy that way, too. We have been working with the buying agencies for some time behind the scenes and now we are going public.”

Hearst Television Advances Three Executives

Katherine Barnett, Suzanne Grethen and Nicholas Radziul are promoted to senior vice president.

Hadl To Succeed Faubell As Hearst Engineering VP

Stefan Hadl is tapped to succeed Martin Faubell who will retire next year. Hadl will oversee the Hearst stations’ engineering operations and staffs.

EXECUTIVE SESSION WITH BARB MAUSHARD

Hearst Aims For News Transparency, Relatability

Hearst Television’s SVP of news says local newscasts don’t need a radical reinvention to stay relevant to younger audiences, but they must adhere to trust and transparency in a more relatable voice.

DMA 92: JACKSON, MS

WAPT Jackson Expands Saturday Late News

Hearst-owned ABC affiliate WAPT Jackson, Miss. (DMA 92), is expanding its Saturday 10 p.m. newscast. Starting Jan. 19, 16 WAPT News at 10 p.m. will air until 11:05, providing a full hour of local news, weather and sports. WAPT says it will be the only station in the Central Mississippi television market to produce a […]

Hearst, Nielsen Renew Ratings Agreement

The deal provides Hearst television stations with local electronic ratings across its 26 local markets; national TV ratings for its syndicated program, Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien, and for Litton Entertainment educational programming, as well as PPM-based audio ratings for WIYY-FM and WBAL-AM Baltimore.

Communities To Be Focus Of Hearst TV Initiative

The year-long Project CommUNITY in the group’s 26 markets will spotlight people and efforts across America working to unite communities in order to foster discussions and to explore innovations that help bridge divides.

DMA 47: ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Lori Waldon Promoted To KOAT President-GM

Hearst chooses its regional news director to fill the top management role at its ABC affiliate in Albuquerque, N.M., succeeding Mary Lynn Roper.

Broadcasters Experiment On Facebook Watch

Hearst, Tegna and the ABC Stations are producing shows for Facebook’s new national platform that is looking for original news programs.

MARKET SHARE

Hearst Names National Investigative Unit EP

Study: Local TV Still Most Trusted News Source

A national study by Smith-Geiger for Hearst Television finds that four out of five younger video consumers rely on local news from a TV station — across broadcast and digital platforms — each week.

DMA 43: BIRMINGHAM, AL

Hank Price To Retire As WVTM President-GM

The head of Hearst Television’s NBC affiliate in Birmingham, Ala., caps a nearly five-decade broadcasting career, including 18 years with Hearst.

Bon-Ton Stores Files TV Ad Price-Fixing Suit

The defunct retailer has filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that Sinclair Broadcast Group, Tribune Media and other big owners of local TV stations conspired to jack up the prices of local commercials, violating federal antirust laws.

Hearst Television Launches Hearst Anyscreen

The private marketplace provides advertisers access to connected TV platforms, premium ad inventory and analytics.

DMA 84: PORTLAND-AUBURN, ME

Hearst Closes On WPXT Portland Purchase

The acquisition of the CW affiliate gives the station group a duopoly in Maine’s largest market with its ABC affiliate WMTW.

GatesAir Ships 100th Repack Transmitter To Hearst

GatesAir reached what it called a milestone in its transmitter sales and deliveries for the U.S. spectrum repack with the shipment of its 100th repack transmitter. Hearst Television, one of many U.S. broadcasters exclusively relying on GatesAir for repack sales and services, will take delivery of the high-power Maxiva ULXTE liquid-cooled transmitter for WMOR Tampa, Fla. GatesAir announced an agreement in […]

Hearst TV Licenses Nielsen’s Rhiza Platform

The station group will use Rhiza’s web-based, buyer-level data to accelerate local ad sales.

Hearst TV News VP Candy Altman To Retire

The veteran TV Journalism’s is stepping down after 35 Years at Hearst Television. Altman became Hearst Television’s VP of news in 2001, working with the news departments of the company’s stations around the country and coordinating their political coverage.

 

DMA 48: GREENSBORO, NC

Hearst Completes Purchase Of WCWG

The sale, announced in October 2017, gives Hearst a duopoly in the market. It also owns NBC affiliate WXII and has been operating WCWG under a shared services agreement.

Hearst’s NBC Affils Roll Out New Graphics

Hearst TV Ups Political Coverage Commitment

For the 2018 elections, the station group increases its coverage with more than 50 multiplatform special events, more resources for investigative reporting and fact checking among other steps.

EXECUTIVE SESSION WITH EMERSON COLEMAN

Hearst Heads To NATPE As Seller And Buyer

Emerson Coleman, Hearst’s SVP of programming, is going to Miami with a surging Matter of Fact to offer. When he puts on his buyer hat, he will be looking for a few shows, including replacements for the slots now occupied by Harry, whose return seems doubtful. In this wide-ranging interview, he also talks about the stagnant first-run syndication business, station groups’ producing their own programming, Hearst’s kids programming subsidiary Litton, multicasting and his continued enthusiasm for NATPE.

Jillian O’Brien New ‘Matter of Fact EP

Also, Tolleah Price joins the Hearst weekly syndicated political magazine as its first supervising producer.

Emerson Coleman Upped At Hearst Television

The broadcast group promotes him to SVP of programming. “Emerson has been instrumental in the growth and stewardship of Hearst Television’s best-in-class programming assets,” said Hearst Television President Jordan Wertlieb

Hearst Chooses GatesAir Gear For Repack

A new deal includes site audits, turnkey solutions and installation services for broadband transmitters at  to 13 stations affected by the TV spectrum repack.

TVN TECH

MAM Evolving To Meet Newsroom Needs

Media asset management systems are becoming more extensible, better integrated with newsroom technologies, and increasingly cloud-based, making it less important where the asset resides. Above: Earlier this year, Bitcentral announced that WFXG Augusta, Ga. was able to grow its news operations with the help of Bitcentral Oasis asset management and archive system, along with Precis for playout, a Ross OverDrive production control system and Grass Valley Edius nonlinear editing software.

Emily Phillips New Hearst TV Managing Editor

The former deputy editor, mobile at Bloomberg will lead the TV station group’s digital teams to produce and distribute content on multiple digital platforms.

DMA 46

Hearst Buying WCWG Greensboro For $3.3M

It’s exercising an option to purchase Lockwood Broadcast Group’s CW affiliate that Hearst operates under a shared services agreement.

Hearst Ups Meyrowitz To SVP Of Sales

He will oversee sales operations of the company’s television and radio stations and various web platforms.

Syndicated ‘Matter of Fact’ Renewed For Fall

Hearst Television’s weekly political magazine hosted by Soledad O’Brien will kick off again later this month with 85% U.S. coverage via 126 stations.

Hearst And Cox Reach Retrans Agreement

Service is restored in five markets Wednesday after the stations went dark on the cable systems late Tuesday night.

No Retrans Deal For Hearst, Cox

The two fail to reach a new retransmission consent agreement following a five-day extension of negotiations to Sept. 5.

Wendy Bell Suit Against WTAE Pittsburgh Stalls

Hearst Television Promotes Stefan Hadl

It moves him from engineering director at its WCVB Boston to Eastern region director of engineering for the group.

8. HEARST TELEVISION, New York

2016 Spot Revenue: $853.4 million Stations: 34 in 27 markets Coverage: 18.7% Ownership: Hearst Corp. (private) Key Executives: Steven Swartz, president-CEO, Hearst Corp.; Jordan Wertlieb, president, Hearst Television; Frank Biancuzzo, EVP; Michael J. Hayes, EVP; John Drain, CFO; Roger Keating, chief strategy & business development officer; Andrew Fitzgerald, chief digital content officer; Nicholas Radziul, VP of distribution; Eric […]

Hearst And Dish Finally Reach Retrans Deal

Hearst Television and Dish Network on Wednesday announced a multi-year agreement for carriage of the broadcaster’s stations in 26 markets across 30 states. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The Hearst stations had been unavailable to Dish subscribers since March 3. “We are grateful to once again have Hearst Television stations providing Dish customers the quality local and national programming which we invest so heavily to offer our local communities,” said Hearst Television President Jordan Wertlieb.  “We are thankful to Dish subscribers and to our supportive advertisers for their extraordinary patience during this prolonged process.”

RETRANS

Dish Vs. Hearst: Viewers Are Getting Angry

Dish has been missing Hearst-owned network affiliates in 26 markets now for 52 days and the satcaster’s subscribers are taking to social media sites to vent their growing impatience and anger.

‘Matter of Fact’ Expands Coverage To 85%

The weekly political magazine show from Hearst hosted by Soledad O’Brien adds affiliates in New York, San Francisco and Hartford, Conn., boosting its performance in key demos. In the fall it expands into Nashville.