Gray Revises Hoak Buy, Gets Partial FCC OK

The commission approves the purchase of seven stations in six markets, but in light of the FCC’s changes in rules covering sharing agreements, other parts of the complex deal involving sidecar companies have been modified and are still under agency review.


KVLY Anchor, Hoak Media Settle Lawsuit

Dish Makes Deal To Restore Hoak Stations

Dish Media has made a new agreement with Hoak Media that will restore Dish subscribers’ access to 14 channels in six states. Dish Network customers had lost access due to Dish’s dispute with the Dallas-based media company over pricing and Dish’s commercial-skipping Auto Hop function. The two sides reached a new, multi-year deal, the terms of which were not disclosed.

Dish, Hoak In Dispute Over Hopper DVR

Dish Network said Wednesday that Hoak Media has blocked access to 14 channels in markets in Florida, Louisiana, North Dakota, Nebraska and Colorado amid a carriage dispute that involves Dish’s ad-skipping DVR.

DMA 138

Ed Ortelli To Lead Hoak’s Monroe, La., Duo

Starting Sept. 19, he will lead CBS affiliate KNOE and ABC affil KAQY.

DMA 157

KMOT Gets Staff Influx For Flood Coverage

Hoak Media has brought in a dozen staffers from its other stations in the Dakotas to help with the 7 a.m.-midnight coverage its NBC affiliate in Minot, N.D., is providing.

DMA 121

Hoak Names Wareham GM Of Fargo Duopoly

The former GM of KIDK Idaho Falls-Pocatello takes over KVLY (NBC) and KXJB (CBS).