DMA 124: SANTA BARBARA, CA

NPG Launching First Small-Market 3.0 Test

NPG is partnering with the NAB and Pearl TV alliance of broadcasters to launch the new 3.0 standard in Santa Barbara on ABC affiliate KSBB. The test is designed to allow broadcasters in the nation’s mid-to-smaller markets see exactly how next-gen TV will enhance services for local viewers and for broadcasters.

DMA 124: SANTA BARBARA, CA

News-Press Gazette Readies 3.0 Launch

News-Press & Gazette Co. began ATSC 3.0 transmission in Santa Barbara, Calif.,  Oct. 11, making its KSBB-TV Class A station one of the first on the West Coast to begin delivering Next-Gen TV over the air.

TVN TECH

Stations Prepare For Total Solar Eclipse

The United States will experience a coast-to-coast total solar eclipse Aug. 21 — the first in 99 years. For the reporters, anchors and news crews at local TV stations, coverage of the celestial event is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. With just under two months to go, many stations are deep into their coverage planning.

25. NEWS-PRESS & GAZETTE, St. Joseph, MO

2016 Spot Revenue: $78.7 million Stations: 36 in 10 markets Coverage: 0.9% Ownership: Private (Bradley family) Key Executives: David Bradley, chairman-CEO; Brian Bradley, president; Mike Meara, president, NPG Broadcast; Tony Courtwright, director of digital media.

DMA 201

NPG To Launch CBS Affil In St. Joseph, MO

KBJO, branded as “CBS St. Joseph,” is scheduled to begin broadcasting on June 1, according to News-Press & Gazette Co.

28. NEWS-PRESS & GAZETTE

28. NEWS-PRESS & GAZETTE, St. Joseph, Mo. 2015 Spot Revenue: $66.7 million  Stations: 39 in 11 markets  Coverage: 1.6%  Ownership: Private (Bradley family)  Key Executives: David Bradley, chairman-CEO; Brian Bradley, president; Mike Meara, president, NPG Broadcast; Tony Courtwright, director of digital media.

TVN TECH

NP&G Centers Consolidate News Workflow

News-Press & Gazette has created broadcast centers in Yuma, Palm Springs and Santa Barbara that enable it to produce newscasts for multiple stations in those markets, sometimes simultaneously.

News-Press & Gazette Extends, Expands IB Deal

Internet Broadcasting (IB), a provider of digital publishing technology and services for media companies, announced today the extension and expansion of its relationship with News Press & Gazette Co (NPG). Under the terms of a renewed operating agreement, IB will continue to provide digital publishing, content and advertising solutions to NPG’s television stations, including KEYT Santa […]

DMA 122

News-Press Buys KEYT Santa Barbara

News-Press & Gazette has agreed to purchase the ABC affiliate from Smith Media for an undisclosed amount.

NPG Looks To Beef Up Its TV Portfolio

John Keuneke, head of the St. Joseph, Mo.-based News-Press & Gazette’s TV broadcasting unit, says over the next five years the company is looking to grow its cash flow through the acquistions of TV stations or possibly newpapers and data centers.

DMA 138

NPG Buys ABC Affil In Columbia, Mo.

News-Press & Gazette has agreed to pay $16 million for KMIZ, an ABC affiliate that airs MNT and Me-TV on subchannels, and low-power, Fox affiliate KQFX. Seller is JW Broadcasting, one of several broadcast companies backed by Alta Communications.

AIR CHECK BY DIANA MARSZALEK

Another News Operation Bites The Dust

With Fisher Communication’s recent announcement that its KIDK Idaho Falls would be turning over operations to competitor News-Press & Gazette’s KIFI under a shared services and sales agreement, 27 people will be out of work and there will be one less news voice in DMA 162. The official line is the move was made to take advantage of “operating synergies and expense savings,” but executives of both companies wouldn’t say any more or take questions.