James Moroney, publisher of The Dallas Morning News, says the pact inked last week between the A.H. Belo-owned paper and NBC O&O KXAS is about audience building and and creating joint reporting projects. Moroney adds that revenue sharing opportunities may come later.
The Dallas Morning News and NBC O&O KXAS Dallas (DMA 5) have formed a media partnership that will include the newspaper, dallasnews.com, nbcdfw.com and local newscasts on KXAS to start. Additional platforms and projects are anticipated in the future, according to KXAS. In addition to general news, the two media organizations will join together on content like weather, politics and breaking news. Readers and viewers will begin to see the first efforts of the partnership after Jan. 1, 2014
NBC O&O KXAS-TV Dallas-Fort Worth (DMA 5) is donating three decades of historical news film to The University of North Texas Libraries, Denton, Texas. Thousands of donated film reels from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s offer a moving picture history of newsworthy events to North Texas audiences through the years. KXAS, then WBAP-TV, signed on […]
The NBC O&O, which TVNewsCheck reported on last week, plans to unveil its newly designed set to viewers in the Dallas market this weekend following Sunday Night Football. Last week on Playout, the technology blog of TVNewsCheck, we published photos of conference rooms, newsrooms and control rooms from inside The Studios At DFW. This week, we have photos of the brand new news set.
Christmas came early for the staff at the NBC Dallas O&O and its co-owned Telemundo outlet on Sept. 30, when the ribbon was cut on a brand new, 75,000-square-foot complex located in a business park near Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Among the wish-list items the staff got are news editing flexibility, traffic and sales finally in the same building as news and technical flexibility to handle all the various feeds, especially since everything from the studio to the field is now in high definition.
The latest ENG technology is allowing TV stations to go live straight from the heart of breaking news, spurring new opportunity and creativity. Plus, the gear’s inexpensive cost means stations don’t have to flip a coin to decide where to send a satellite truck. And while problems of latency and cellular availabliity exist, its advantages are making a huge difference in how live, local stories get covered.
The NBC O&O has released an app for the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, that includes extensive archives and rare archived footage from 1963.