KATU Portland Suspends News Coverage As Staff Attends Trauma Training

DMA 22: PORTLAND, OR

Cortlandt Cuffee Upped To GM Of Portland Duo

Sinclair promotes the sales leader of its KATU and KUNP to oversee the Oregon duopoly.

DMA 22: PORTLAND, OR

Seven Portland, OR, Stations Launch ATSC 3.0

KATU, KOIN, KGW, KPTV, KOPB, KRCW and KPDX began broadcasting Tuesday with NextGen TV technology.

TVN TECH

TVN Tech | COVID-19 Delays, Not Derails, NextGen TV Plans

Las Vegas and Portland, Ore. will light up their NextGen TV markets in June from their initially-slated late April launch, but the broadcasters and coalition driving the new industry standard forward say major launches will still move ahead this year. The launches will coincide with the arrival in retail stores of the first 3.0-capable sets. Above, six LG sets will bear the NextGen TV logo, including the 55-, 65- and 77-inch class GX Gallery Series 4K Ultra HD models.

DMAS 22, 31 & 93

Sinclair Names New GMs In Three Markets

Robert Truman is promoted at KATU-KUNP Portland, Ore.; Dean Radla becomes GM of WOAI San Antonio; while Matt Kaplowitz is upped at KFOX-KDBC El Paso, Texas.

TVN TECH

Stations Prepare For Total Solar Eclipse

The United States will experience a coast-to-coast total solar eclipse Aug. 21 — the first in 99 years. For the reporters, anchors and news crews at local TV stations, coverage of the celestial event is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. With just under two months to go, many stations are deep into their coverage planning.

RETRANS

Frontier Offers Free Pay Chs. During Blackout

With Sinclair Broadcast Group’s blackout of two ABC affiliates on Frontier Communications in Seattle and Portland reaching the one-month mark, Frontier has begun offering free access to premium channels HBO, Showtime and Starz to affected customers.

DMAS 14 & 25

Sinclair Sees Retrans Trouble With Frontier

In an FAQ on the websites of KOMO Seattle and KATU Portland, Ore., owner Sinclair Broadcast Group says the current retransmission agreement with Frontier Communications expires on Dec. 31 and “the station does not expect that the station will be able to reach agreements with Frontier Communications that allows for further carriage of these stations.”

DMA 25

KATU Portland Unveils News Set Upgrade

DMAS 13 & 22

Layoffs At Seattle, Portland Sinclair Stations

Sinclair Broadcast Group has handed down a round of layoffs at its newly-acquired KOMO Seattle and KATU Portland, Ore.

DMA 22

KATU Investigative Reporter Thom Jensen Out

DMA 22

Me-TV Signs KATU Portland As Affiliate

Fisher Communications-owned KATU Portland, Ore. (DMA 22), will begin airing diginet Me-TV on June 24 on its ch. 2.2 as well as on Comcast ch.l 302, Charter ch. 292 and Wave Broadband ch. 60. Me-TV is owned and operated by Weigel Broadcasting Co. and distributed by MGM Television. It now clears more than 79% of […]

NIELSEN RESEARCH

Nielsen: Websites Can Increase Station Reach

Nielsen research indicates that stations can use their Web sites to notably expand reach of their news content, helping drive cross-platform sales. The data, which looked at the ABC affiliates in Seattle and Portland, Oregon, shows that by using one metric, each received at least a 3% bump in the 25-to-54 demo in the May 2011 sweeps period.

DIGITAL DMAS

Portland Media Test Paths To Digital Future

From mobile apps to online-first efforts and daily deals, local online media outlets in Oregon’s “Rose City” are aggressively experimenting with new ways to tap into the ever-expanding digital market.