NewsTECHForum: Blowing Up The Newscast In Order To Save It

News, technology and media futurists from The Washington Post, NBCUniversal Local, E.W. Scripps, CBS News New York and Bitcentral frame out how they’re envisioning, testing and implementing changes to longstanding news conventions in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum event at the New York Hilton on Dec. 13. Register here.

LX News To Present Extensive Coverage Of Nov. 8 Midterm Elections

LX News, NBCUniversal Local’s TV and streaming network for younger audiences, will deliver comprehensive news, analysis and reporting covering the midterm elections, highlighted by the live LXtion 2022 special on Tuesday, Nov. 8, beginning at 6 p.m. ET and continuing through the night as results are reported and key storylines unfold. The live election-night coverage will be […]

LX News & Telemundo Owned Stations’ Bilingual Podcast ‘My New Favorite Futbolista’ Showcases Stars Of World Cup Qatar

Beginning Nov. 1, LX News – NBCUniversal Local’s TV and streaming network for adults 18-45 – and Telemundo owned stations will present a new English and Spanish-language podcast, My New Favorite Futbolista (Mi Mundialista Favorito), profiling the most-inspiring FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022stars. The eight-part audio and video series, hosted by soccer legend Juan Pablo Ángel and LX News’ Eric Alvarez, is […]

TVN’S TV2025

Station Group Chiefs Eye Programming Opportunities At 10 P.M.

With NBC considering giving its final hour of primetime back to affiliates, many station groups are thinking about how to take best advantage of any additional time. L-r: Chris Ripley, Valari Staab, Jordan Wertlieb and Catherine Badalamente (Alyssa Wesley photo)

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NBCUniversal Local’s 2022 ‘Clear The Shelters’ Is Record Breaking

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700,000 Animals Escape Adoption Shelters

TVN’S STREAMING NEWS 2022

For News Streamers, Content And Workflow Challenges Are The Next Frontier

Executives from E.W. Scripps, Fox Television Stations, NBCUniversal Local and Cox Media Group told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week that hiring challenges are frustrating their efforts to swiftly build out robust streaming channels, but forays into automation and hub-and-spoke models are easing some of the pressure.

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Comcast NBCUniversal And NBCUniversal Local Giving $3.4 Million To Nonprofits

Roku Adds Local News From NBCU Stations

News coverage from eight NBC stations in major U.S. markets, are now accessible through The Roku Channel with more local news channels to be added in the coming months.

Streaming News 2022: Webinar To Explore Optimizing News Content And Workflow Strategy

TVNewsCheck’s Streaming News 2022 kicks off as a two-part webinar event on July 21 focusing on news programming for OTT and how its production can smoothly integrate into newsroom workflows. Executives from Cox Media Group, NBCUniversal Local, E.W. Scripps and Fox Television Stations will discuss how they’re tackling the platform. Register here.

Staab Named Chairman, NBCUniversal Local

She becomes the first chairman for NBCUniversal Local, a division that includes more than 50 local businesses and is home to the largest bilingual TV newsrooms in the country’s top TV markets.

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’22 Will Be Spot TV’s ‘Year Of The Test’

Executives from NBCUniversal Local, Magna Global, Zenith and Dentsu told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week that the move from GRPs to impressions, plus Nielsen’s inclusion of BBO homes in its measurement, will make for a year of transition before ratings normalize.

NEWSTECHFORUM 2021

Connected World Speeds Up News Reinvention

Executives and on-air talent from Newsy, Hearst, Fox Owned Stations, Tegna and NBCUniversal Local say the proliferation of digital distribution channels has dramatically accelerated the shape of the news product. The upsides, they say, are many.

Broadcasters Speeding Up Climb To Cloud

Executives at NBCUniversal Local, Sinclair, ABC Owned Stations and Avid shared stories of their accelerated shift to the cloud and virtualization in a TVNewsCheck virtual conference last week.

NBCU Local Completes Albuquerque Stations Buy From Ramar

It plans to soon launch a local news operation to serve Spanish-speaking audiences in the New Mexico DMA.

Gina Oliva-Pinto Named NBCUniversal Local Marketing VP

She will oversee the creative marketing efforts for OTT spaces as the NBC/Telemundo owned stations continue to expand their content across multiple platforms.

WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY AWARDS 2021

KNSD’s Stewart Is A ‘Champion Of Change’

Donna Stewart, news operations manager at NBCUniversal Local’s KNSD San Diego and a TVNewsCheck Women in Technology Futurist honoree, closes three decades at the station having helped lead it through fundamental changes through an abundance of patience, communicative strength and intricate technical understanding. Above, a couple of champions: Donna Stewart with Billie Jean King in San Diego. Register for TVNewsCheck’s Women in Technology Awards presentation and Technology in a Changing Media Ecosystem webinar with the winners here.

TVN’S TV2025 2021

Targeted Ads Lead NextGen TV’s Revenue Chase, Execs Say

Representatives from NBCUniversal Local, E.W. Scripps and Pearl TV claim that NextGen TV’s ability to deliver targeted ads to connected TVs is the most promising and immediate among the technology’s potential revenue streams, and a proliferation of NextGen-ready sets is bringing monetization closer.

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NBCU Local Adds AR To Weather Coverage Arsenal

Nate Johnson, director of weather operations for NBCUniversal Local, says the group’s NBC and Telemundo stations are using augmented reality to enhance weather reporting. Every tool counts, he emphasizes, since competition for talent is getting stiffer as Fox readies its own weather network. Note: This story is available to TVNewsCheck Premium members only. If you would like to upgrade your free TVNewsCheck membership to Premium now, you can visit your Member Home Page, available when you log in at the very top right corner of the site or in the Stay Connected Box that appears in the right column of virtually every page on the site. If you don’t see Member Home, you will need to click Log In or Subscribe.

NBCU And Telemundo Stations Introduce New Mobile Apps

NBCUniversal Local rolled out new mobile apps for its NBC and Telemundo stations on Thursday promising twice the speed, a newsfeed more quickly responsive to the news cycle, much more weather data and a dedicated video hub.

NBC/Telemundo Stations Rebrand As NBCUniversal Local

The rebranding, which takes effect immediately, encompasses 42 NBC and Telemundo owned stations, seven regional sports networks and multicast networks.