Justin Simmons, a morning TV producer at a Sinclair-owned ABC affiliate in Nebraska, has resigned in protest of what he calls the company’s “obvious bias.”
Pappas Telecasting: “Retransmission consent negotiations with Charter Cable have not been successful. As a result, NTV [KWNB (ABC)] and our sister station KFXL (Fox) may be removed from Charter’s lineup as of midnight on Dec. 31. We are hopeful that a mutually satisfactory agreement will quickly be reached.”
The group owners’ stations in three markets are now using Rentrak’s census-based local TV measurement currency.