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.

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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.

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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, […]

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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.

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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, […]

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

Newsy, Scripps Launch ‘Getting A Fix’

The series presents an on-the-ground look at solutions to the devastating opioid epidemic in the United States. Newsy and the Scripps Washington Bureau investigative team research the emergence of synthetic opioids, like fentanyl and carfentanil, while providing an in-depth look at who is trying to solve the crisis and how.

Scripps’ Newsy Launches On YouTube TV

The youth-focused news service becomes the latest addition to Google’s OTT streaming service.

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Newsy Slots New Live News Show ‘The Why’

The two-hour nightly news show is set to launch this summer. It also reveals plans for expanded, long-form original content.

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How Scripps Is Driving Toward OTT Success

The company’s Newsy digital video service now produces around 30 pieces of short-form video content per day. While Newsy is on 21 OTT platforms, its GM, Blake Sabatinelli, says the company is very much pursuing a “plant the flag” approach in anticipation of the coming consolidation, which he views as inevitable.

Newsy Goes #OffTheTrail For Young Voters

Newsy, the E.W. Scripps-owned video news service, is launching a series leading up to the election to explore issues it believes need more attention.

Newsy Launches On Hulu

Want a side of news with your Hulu binge? You can now add some, thanks to Hulu’s just announced partnership that adds Scripps-owned Newsy to its lineup.

Newsy Expands From OTT To Cable

The news service from Scripps has launched on a channel on Cincinnati Bell Fioptics system.

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Is Your News Tired? Check Out Vice, Newsy

For the most part, local newscasts were developed a half-century ago. It’s time for a renaissance. The typical newscast no longer resonates with many Americans, especially younger ones. That’s why I’m intrigued by Scripps’ Newsy and am deeply curious about the nightly newscast that Vice is cooking up for HBO. All news directors should be, too.

NEWSTECHFORUM 2016

Newsy’s Sabatinelli To Talk Monetizing OTT

The fourth annual conference from TVNewsCheck and Sports Video Group will feature an on-stage Q&A with Blake Sabatinelli, the general manager of the Scripps-owned OTT service Newsy.

Newsy Establishes An Office In Washington

The over-the-top video news service from Scripps also announces the premiere of Buying Democracy, an interactive video experience that invites viewers to explore the links between big-money donors and candidates in 2016’s race for the White House.

Newsy Named To Apple TV Best Of 2015 List

E.W. Scripps’ millennial-focused over-the-top news service Newsy has earned a spot on Apple’s list of the top apps of 2015 for its Apple TV platform.