‘Cold’ Podcast Licensed For Series Development

TVN FOCUS ON PODCASTING

TVN Focus | Stations See Audience, Rev Potential In Podcasts

TV broadcasters including E.W. Scripps, Tegna, Fox Owned Stations and KSL have laid down bets of varying sizes in the podcast medium, drawn by the potential of expanding audiences, motivating newsrooms and new revenue streams.

KSL Hires Longtime KUTV Consumer Reporter Matt Gephardt

TVN FOCUS ON SALES

TVN Focus On Advertising | Local OTT Ad Sales Gaining Traction

Local broadcasters are making headway getting advertisers on board with their nascent OTT platforms, drawn by OTT’s targetability and sponsored content opportunities. However, obstacles still abound from finding a common sales language for the platform to a lack of overall standards and major issues with the ad stack. Above: KSL Salt Lake City put together a six-part series called Ski Lessons with Andy Phillips, who is a local Olympian skier. The series was sponsored by car dealers along with a ski resort and Ski Utah. (Source: KSL)

DMA 30: SALT LAKE CITY

Longtime KSL Weatherman Bob Welti Dies

DMA 30: SALT LAKE CITY

ViewLift Powers KSL’s New OTT Content Platform

ViewLift, a provider of end-to-end platform services for web, mobile and OTT, today announced its alliance with Bonneville International, and the re-launch of Salt Lake City NBC affiliate KSL-TV’s digital video content service, available on web, connected TV and mobile devices. With the new service, branded KSL TV, viewers everywhere will have access to the station’s […]

DMA 30: SALT LAKE CITY

KSL’s New Podcast Digs Into Cold Case

COLD: Susan Powell Case Files: The Untold Story, a new weekly podcast from KSL Salt Lake City investigative reporter Dave Cawley, reveals unprecedented details into the case of a woman missing since 2009. Cawley reviewed tens-of-thousands of pages of case documents for the podcast. COLD includes never-before-seen-or-heard recordings from police files, including video footage showing […]

DMA 30: SALT LAKE CITY

KSL Apologizes For Airing Racist Dance Clip

TVN TECH

Dynamic Ad Insertion Is Key To Broadcast OTT

The complications of dynamic ad insertion is one factor keeping local broadcasters from making a bigger run at OTT. But with the promise of higher CPMs from ad targeting as motivation, broadcasters and vendors say solutions are on the horizon.

MARKET SHARE | DMA 30: SALT LAKE CITY

KSL Airing Special In Search Of Safe Schools

DMA 30: SALT LAKE CITY

KSL In Local Professional Soccer OTT Deal

Coverage of Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake club and others will be available digitally via the Salt Lake City NBC affiliate’s connected TV “Over-the-Top” app and its website.

Salt Lake Sweeps: KUTV, KSL Win At 10 P.M.

MARKET SHARE | SOCIAL SCORECARD: DMA 30

KSL Ahead In Salt Lake City’s Social Media

KSL, Salt Lake City’s NBC affiliate owned by Bonneville International, holds a slight lead in social media actions in the market over the last six months according to data from audience insight firm Shareablee. KSL has more than 3.2 million actions on social, 29% of the total engagement generated by the DMA (No. 30), with more than 11.3 million social actions. KSL also led the market in actions per post with 288.

MARKET SHARE (DMA 34: SALT LAKE CITY)

KSL Takes You To Yellowstone In Winter

DMA 34: SALT LAKE CITY

KSL Taps Leona Wood As News Director

She left KPHO Phoenix last November and now takes over news operations at Bonneville International’s NBC affiliate in Salt Lake City.

MARKET SHARE (DMA 34: SALT LAKE CITY)

Chopper Rescue Goes Bad, KSL’s Sweeps Story

DMA 34

Salt Lake Sweeps: KUTV Tops In a Close Race

DMA 34 (SALT LAKE CITY)

Retrans Impasse Knocks KSL Off DirecTV

DirectTV last night lost Bonneville International’s KSL Salt Lake City. After months of negotiations and several contract extensions, the two companies haven’t reached an agreement that would keep the NBC affiliate on the satellite service.

DMA 34

KSL Salt Lake City Still Won’t Air ‘Hannibal’

DMA 34 (SALT LAKE CITY)

KSL Promotes Tanya Vea To General Manager

The Salt Lake City NBC affiliate promotes her from station manager to general manager, adding sales and other responsibilities to her portfolio.

MARKET SHARE (DMA 34: SALT LAKE CITY)

KSL Uses Viewers’ Videos In Super Bowl Promo

DMA 34

KSL Salt Lake City Upgrades Its Helicopter

MARKET SHARE (DMA 33)

KSL Salt Lake City Promotes Its Murrow Awards

DMA 33 (SALT LAKE CITY)

KSL Says It Hasn’t Banned Gay Kissing Video

Mormon church-owned NBC affiliate KSL Salt Lake City, Utah, is not against kissing, although its reporters were apparently told to avoid showing it when reporting on the court decision overturning Utah’s ban on gay marriage. But that, according the top KSL news executive, is not station policy.

Small Details Make KSL, WRAL Websites Big

Deseret’s KSL.com and Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL.com ranked as the top two TV station sites in a recent Media Audit report. Both stations pointed to constant news updates, streaming video, solid branding and corporate leadership

that’s committed to digital innovation as the forces driving their online strength.

Survey: KSL, WRAL Top Local TV Sites

The website for Salt Lake City NBC affiliate KSL, which drew about 67% of the area’s adult population, and Raleigh, N.C., CBS affiliate WRAL, which was visited by 54% of that area’s adult population, were the country’s top two local TV websites, according to a new survey from The Media Audit.

DMA 33 (SALT LAKE CITY)

Darrell Brown New President Of KSL Group

The former president of McGraw-Hill Broadcasting Co. will head Bonneville International’s KSL Broadcast Group comprising Salt Lake City NBC affiliate KSL and three radio stations.

DMA 33

KSL Will Start Airing ‘SNL’ This Fall

The decision by the Mormon church-owned Salt Lake City, Utah, affiliate is part of the station’s plan to make the lineup stronger and improve its relationship with NBC, said Tami Ostmark, KSL’s VP of marketing, research and promotion.

DMA 33 (SALT LAKE CITY)

KSL Calls ‘Hannibal’ Too Graphic, Pulls It

The Salt Lake City NBC affiliate owned by Bonneville International says it will no longer be airing NBC’s Hannibal due in part to the show’s “extensive graphic nature.” Instead, it will produce a special edition of KSL 5 News at 9 p.m. on Thursdays to fill the time slot.

News Studios Compete In March Madness

The blog NewscastStudio.com is currently hosting the second round of its “Set Madness” tournament that lets readers decide which set has the best design.

SALT LAKE CITY SWEEPS

KUTV Out In Front In Salt Lake City

DMA 33 (SALT LAKE CITY)

KSL Suspends Gun Ads On Its Website

DMA 33 (SALT LAKE CITY)

New KSL Set Moves Away From ‘Traditional’

DMA 33 (SALT LAKE CITY)

GLAAD Slams KSL For Skipping ‘New Normal’

Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler’s new NBC comedy, which tells the story of a single mother who becomes a surrogate for a same-sex couple, was deemed “inappropriate” by the Bonneville International Salt Lake City affiliate.

DMA 33

Salt Lake Sweeps: KSL, KUTV, KSTU All Winners

DMA 33

KSL No Longer No. 1 In Salt Lake City

DMA 33 (SALT LAKE CITY)

KSL Hires Dave McCann As New Anchor

DMA 33

KSL Salt Lake City Anchor Bruce Lindsay To Retire

DMAS 7, 23, 33

Live Well Adds Three More Major Markets

KSL Salt Lake City, WBIN Boston and low-power WBGN-CA Pittsburgh are the latest stations to join the multicast network’s affiliate lineup, boosting U.S. coverage to over 50%.

DMA 33 (SALT LAKE CITY)

Mayor Used Alias To Write Upbeat News Stories