Silver Point Capital sells the license and must-carry rights of the San Francisco indie to Stryker Media 2 as well as a channel sharing agreement.
TabletTV has beta launched in San Francisco, in partnership with Granite Broadcasting’s KOFY. Bay Area tablet owners can receive 50 digital broadcast network and local channels. Following the launch in San Francisco, which has a target audience of more than 7.4 million, TabletTV will roll out to major markets across the U.S. in 2015.
Since February, engineers have conducted a closed test at Granite Broadcasting’s KOFY, but Bay Area television viewers may soon have a service that brings free over-the-air TV to tablet computers. Tablet TV, a 2-year-old joint venture between Granite, a New York company that operates stations in six markets, and Motive Television, a London tech firm, plans a more widespread beta test starting in early September, with the service set to begin Black Friday, the traditional day-after-Thanksgiving kickoff of holiday shopping.
Granite Broadcasting’s independent KOFY San Francisco (DMA 6) today announced it will debut Swirl TV, a local “all-inclusive” program covering the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community on April 28 at 9:30 p.m. The station said “Swirl TV marks an expansion of KOFY’s efforts in providing a platform for the LGBT community. KOFY’s commitment to […]
Granite Broadcasting’s independent KOFY San Francisco (DMA 6) has added David Klein as VP of advertising sales. Klein most recently led sales at KNTV San Francisco. Prior to that, he was the executive in charge of the newly merged Nokia Interactive and NAVTEQ Media Solutions mobile, Internet and broadcast divisions. Klein was also Division VP […]
The broadcaster is partnering with Motive Television PLC to test Motive’s mobile service that would deliver signals to smartphones, tablets and other portable devices using a dongle with DTV receiver.
The addition of the Granite independent pushes the classic TV diginet to 62% U.S. coverage.