Vanessa Strouse Named VP/Digital Chief For Newsy, Court TV

The veteran digital and news exec will be responsible for the overall digital and social media strategies for the E.W. Scripps news group.

Anchor Rob Nelson Moves To Mornings On Newsy

Nelson joined Newsy in September 2021 as anchor of Newsy Reports. He’s anchored the network’s coverage of a variety of news events, including Colin Powell’s funeral, the war in Ukraine and the school massacre in Uvalde, Texas. Nelson has worked as a professional journalist for more than 20 years. His experience includes stints at ABC […]

Newsy’s ‘The Why’ Relaunches Jan. 10 With Tatevik Aprikyan

Newsy, the Scripps-owned free 24/7 broadcast news network, will relaunch its primetime news program The Why on Jan. 10 to “go beyond the headlines with hyper-visual explanatory journalism and compelling guest interviews.” At 10 p.m. ET each weeknight, host Tatevik Aprikyan will provide an hour-long deep dive into relevant social, cultural and political topics. The […]

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.

Talking TV: Newsy Gets A Major Reboot

TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp talks with Eric Ludgood, head of E.W. Scripps-owned Newsy, which saw a major overhaul and expansion of its programming this week as it now reaches 90% of U.S. television homes with a significant OTA expansion.

Newsy Adds Journalists To 14 Bureaus

The Scripps news network beefs up with 35 hires spread across Atlanta; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Los Angeles; Missoula, Montana; Nashville, Tennessee; New York, Phoenix, Seattle, Tampa, Florida; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Washington, D.C.

Newsy Launches Today Over The Air In 90%+ Of U.S.

The Scripps-owned news network’s programming expands to 17 hours of daily news with 14 bureaus covering the country.

Newsy Preps For Over-The-Air Launch With New Programming Lineup, News Teams

While already available on nearly every major over-the-top and connected TV platform, Newsy also will launch over the air in roughly 90% of U.S. television homes — and in all major markets — on Oct. 1. It will be carried primarily over Scripps-owned broadcast stations’ spectrum as well as that of partner broadcasters.

Scripps Expands Leadership For Newsy, Court TV

Ethan Nelson has been appointed head of program development, and Christina Hartman has been appointed head of news standards, effective immediately.

Scripps Taps Eric Ludgood To Lead Newsy

The longtime CNN executive will be responsible for the overall leadership, editorial identity and programming for the nascent national news organization.

EXECUTIVE SESSION WITH KATE O’BRIAN

Newsy Ramps Up For 24/7 News

Kate O’Brian, E.W. Scripps’ newly-installed head of news for its national television networks, is overseeing Newsy’s HQ move to Atlanta and the addition of more than 55 new positions and nine new bureaus on the network’s trajectory to OTA distribution and a 24/7 news schedule. 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.

Scripps To Offer Newsy As Free, OTA Network

Beginning Oct. 1, Newsy will be available over the air in at least 80% of U.S. television homes — and in all major markets — carried primarily by Scripps-owned Ion stations and select Scripps stations plus those of other station groups.

Scripps Taps Kate O’Brian To Lead News At Its National Networks

In this newly created role, the ABC News veteran will be responsible for the news and programming strategy for Scripps Networks’ news brands Newsy and Court TV.

Blake Sabatinelli Departs As Newsy CEO

After six years leading E.W. Scripps’ millennial-targeted news network, Blake Sabatinelli has left the company. He’ll be replaced by a yet-unnamed head of network news to oversee both Newsy and Court TV for Scripps.

Newsy Content Now Available on SendtoNews

SendtoNews (STN), an independent online video platform, has entered an agreement to add Newsy digital video content to its library, making it available to more than 1,800 digital publishers. Newsy is E.W. Scripps’ national news network that delivers breaking, world, science, tech and political news videos, that empower their audience with facts and context to make informed decisions. […]

TVN’S NEWSTECHFORUM 2020

NTF 2020 | TV Reporters Grapple With Heightened Hostility On Social

Social media experts at newsrooms including those of Gray, Fox, Graham and Scripps stations and national outlet Newsy says viewers have ramped up aggressive attacks on their social posts this year. At TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum on Dec. 18, they said a more polarized audience has heightened their need to be more circumspect on social and to diffuse often hostile salvos they receive.

TVN NEWSROOM INNOVATORS

E.W. Scripps Spins Up Voter Resources To Counter Election Complexities

In an election year when voting has never been more important — or more complex — E.W. Scripps has rolled out voter resource pages across its 42 markets aggregating local deadlines, rules and instructions, along with drawing from a well of Scripps and Newsy election coverage. Above, a Scripps voter resource page from Cincinnati, similar to ones found in each of the group’s 42 markets.

Newsy’s Lineup Now Available On Philo

The Newsy channel will be available on Philo’s streaming TV service just in time for the highly-anticipated 2020 election.

TVN’S OTT NEWS SUMMIT 2020

OTT Ad Tech Gets A ‘C’ For Pandemic Performance

Without a consistent measurement currency, viewers’ streaming ad experience is being impaired by the fragmented data reported back to advertisers. “We need Nielsen ratings or something of the equivalent manner to get people comfortable with a single measurement style,” says Newsy CEO Blake Sabatinelli.

TVN’S OTT NEWS SUMMIT 2020

Pandemic Boosts Streaming, But Discovery Challenges Linger

Executives from Newsy, CBC and Fox Soul have seen record-high pandemic viewership, but they have to maintain a strong ground game in making sure their OTT channels are visible and top-of-mind for new potential viewers. “Operational minutiae” is key to maintaining that visibility in a crowded ecosystem of different platforms and apps, they say.

Newsy Now Streaming On Amazon’s News App

“Top Stories by Newsy” is now streaming on Amazon’s news app — available on all Amazon Fire TV streaming media players, Fire TV Edition smart TVs and soundbars, and compatible Fire Tablets. Amazon’s news app is a free and customizable news experience that makes it easy for cord cutters to watch live and on demand […]

Advertising Technology Pandemic Report Card At OTT News Summit

Executives from Nexstar, Newsy, CBS Local Digital and Local Now will assess ad technology’s performance amid the pandemic’s growing streaming audience at TVNewsCheck’s virtual OTT News Summit on Sept. 24. Register here.

Newsy, ‘Frontline’ Take Top RFK TV Awards

The RFK Journalism Grand Prize went to Newsy for its documentary, A Broken Trust. The Seigenthaler Prize, which recognizes reporting under difficult circumstances requiring great courage and commitment, was given to PBS’s Frontline / Channel 4 / ITN Productions for its film, For Sama.

For Newsy, Digital Nativity Aided Its Virus Pivot

As a digital-centric news organization, Newsy was better prepared than many to shift to remote working conditions. What’s changed is a tighter collaborative relationship with other E.W. Scripps-owned sister companies, including Court TV and TV stations.

Newsy Tells Employees In NY And DC To Stay Home Through April 3

Newsy Hires Steve Turnham As Managing Editor

He will lead and help build Scripps-owned Newsy’s newsgathering unit based out of Washington.

New Journalism Hires At Newsy

Scripps-owned Newsy, a next-generation video news network available via a cable channel, over-the-top, connected TV services and digital platforms, has added two journalists. Sasha Ingber joins Newsy as a reporter on the politics team, focusing on election security. She comes from NPR, where she reported on major national and international stories. Before beginning her career in journalism, […]

TVN EXECUTIVE SESSION WITH ADAM SYMSON

TVN Executive Session | Scripps: Don’t Overconsolidate In One Business

Adam Symson, president and CEO of The E.W. Scripps Co., says leading the company isn’t a quarter-to-quarter proposition, but rather about taking a decades-long view. From that vantage, he sees a growing marketplace for podcasts and multicasting, along with a deepening the OTT sales business and ATSC 3.0’s longer-term potential as crucial fronts to buttress the company’s core broadcast business.

TVN FOCUS ON DIGITAL

TVN Focus On Digital | Newsy Pushes Forward As Rivals Falter

Six years after acquiring the digital news upstart, E.W. Scripps is nudging Newsy closer to profitability and wider audiences. The largely millennial viewership sees Newsy’s “anti-partisan” approach as a balm to the louder polarities of its larger digital and cable peers.

TVN’S OTT NEWS SUMMIT

Navigating The Wild West Of OTT Measurement

With no common measurement data, OTT services are playing by multiple rule books, broadcast executives say at TVNewsCheck’s OTT News Summit.

TVN’S OTT NEWS SUMMIT

Sharing Strategies For Launching OTT Services

Executives from leading local and national news players in the OTT space discuss their various options for packaging and presenting content on the platform. Also crucial is figuring out how best to differentiate one’s OTT service from the many competing options, overcoming a lack of viewing metrics and personalizing content for viewers.

FuboTV Adds News Programming From Newsy

FuboTV subscribers can watch Newsy’s up-to-the-minute news coverage, its full lineup of live shows including The Day Ahead and The Why, and its award-winning documentaries and investigations.

Reach TV Adds Newsy To Airport Service

Viewers can now watch Newsy content in airports across the U.S. thanks to a new partnership with Reach TV, an out-of-home entertainment network. The partnership puts Newsy content in more than 24 airports in the Top 20 US TV DMA’s. Reach TV has also provided Newsy distribution into top six airports in Canada. In addition […]

Newsy Goes Own Way, Should Local News Follow?

Scripps-owned Newsy has added five more bureaus and expanded beyond a collection of online and mobile news packages to an OTT channel and to 38 million cable homes. And while Newsy bills itself as a “next-generation news network” aimed at millennials, its distinctive approach has valuable lessons for local broadcasters striving to adapt to a changing competitive landscape.

Newsy Taps Former USA Today Networks Exec Ahmed Al-Kalby As Director of OTT Programming

Newsy Is First News Brand On Portal And Portal+

Newsy, the E.W. Scripps-owned cable and OTT news network, is the first brand to have an app in the news category on Portal and Portal+, two video communication devices for the home unveiled today by Facebook. The Portal and Portal+ are voice-controlled technology optimized for video calling with tablet-sized screens. Portal+ features a 15-inch, rotating display, […]

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.

OTT

Newsy Expands With Deals For 26M Homes

The new agreements with cable operators means Newsy’s national news programming lineup is on track to be available in about 40 million U.S. homes by the end of 2018, according to owner E.W. Scripps.

UPDATED

Newsy Spending $23M To Get Into Cable

Scripps’ millennial-targeted OTT news network expects to be available in about 40 million cable homes by the end of next year after purchasing carriage contracts from the Retirement Living Television cable network for up to $23 million.

Newsy, Scripps DC Bureau Launch ‘Getting A Fix’

Newsy, the next-generation national news network, and the Scripps Washington Bureau have launched Getting a Fix, a new series focused on their joint investigation into the opioid crisis. The series presents an on-the-ground look at solutions to the devastating opioid epidemic in the United States. In this series, Newsy and the Scripps Washington Bureau investigative […]