TV2025: Collaboration And The Future Of Content Creation And Monetization

Leaders from E.W. Scripps, Sinclair, Fox Television Stations, ABC Owned Television Stations, Nexstar and Avid will discuss how cross-group collaborations and content sharing have ushered in a new era of efficiencies and content ROI at TVNewsCheck’s TV2025: Monetizing the Future Conference at the NAB Show New York on Oct. 25. Register here.

Scripps Howard Fund Kicks Off Annual Book Give-Away

Scripps Tablo Aims To Fuel Free OTA TV Viewing

The internet-connected device pairs with a TV antenna and sends a live TV signal to smart devices allowing users to watch and record live broadcast TV anywhere in their homes.

Scripps Taps Five Regional VPs To Oversee More Stations

The E. W. Scripps Co. has elevated general managers at five of its television stations to serve as regional vice presidents, a move that will put more TV stations under their direct oversight.


Scripps CEO Sees Strike Benefit For Linear TV

Adam Symson: “I think, ultimately, the strike is going to lead to higher costs for streamers. As the streamers end up with higher expense structures, even more than they have today, they will continue to look for new ways to offset that expense, or to monetize their own costs. And I think that will open up additional programming opportunities for linear broadcasters like us.”


Scripps 2Q Station Revenue Drops 1%

The decrease to $352 million was driven by lower core and political advertising. For the company as a whole, total 1Q revenue was $583 million, a decrease of 2%, or $11.6 million from a year ago.

Scripps Launches Two New FAST Channels Featuring Court TV And Laff Brands

The E.W. Scripps Co. today launched Court TV: Legendary Trials and Laff More — two free, ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channels based on its popular brands Court TV and Laff. […]

Merri Hanson Named KSTU Salt Lake City VP/General Manager

Scripps Local Stations Now Airing Scripps News National-Focused Content

In a post on the Scripps News LinkedIn page, the group’s president, Kate O’Brian, announced today that Scripps local stations have begun airing national-focused content produced first for Scripps News.

Scripps Names Merri Hanson GM Of KSTU Salt Lake City

The station group moves her from its KIVI Boise, Idaho, to oversee its Fox affiliate in Idaho.

Independent Streaming Alliance (ISA) Announces Formation

The new Independent Streaming Alliance (ISA) calls itself “a procompetitive independent industry forum to proactively engage and work collaboratively with consumers, platforms, regulators, and media.” ISA founding members include Allen […]

Layoffs At WEWS Cleveland


Broadcasters, Leagues And Teams Eye Hybrid Models While Rethinking Regional Sports

RSNs carried by pay TV services are struggling in the face of cord-cutting and are looking for new ways to reach fans old and new. Pictured (l-r): Adam Wiener, Dan Marshall, Ed Desser, Kerry Bubolz, Lee H. Berke and Brian Lawlor. (Alyssa Wesley photo)

Scripps Sees Opportunity In ‘Broken’ RSN Business

Brian Lawlor, president of the new Scripps Sports division, said cord cutting has become a “massive problem” for teams and leagues, making his company’s broadcast stations and linear networks attractive to rights holders looking to reach a bigger share of fans and potential fans.

NewsTECHForum: Creating More Content For A Multimedia Audience

Executives from Gray Television, Fox Television Stations, E.W. Scripps, Sinclair and Dalet will discuss how hubbing, news sharing and collaboration, AI, the cloud and cutting-edge video acquisition strategies are enhancing the ability of content creation teams to expand their productivity in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum event at the New York Hilton on Dec. 13. Register here.

‘Afternoon Focus’ Premieres On Scripps Stations

Afternoon Focus debuts on several E.W. Scripps stations today. The show offers stories of home and inspiration from around the country, celebrating “people making a positive impact in their communities,” Scripps says. “There will be stories of hope, resilience and innovation.”

Scripps Adds Award-Winning Journalist Lori Jane Gliha As National Investigative Correspondent

The E.W. Scripps Company has tapped award-winning investigative journalist Lori Jane Gliha as Scripps Network’s newest national investigative correspondent, the company announced in a statement today. Gliha will join the […]

DirecTV Launches Over-the-Air Digital Networks From Scripps

DirecTV said it has added Bounce and Grit, two of E.W. Scripps’ digital multicast networks, to its satellite system, effective Thursday.

More Scripps Channels Go FAST In Deal With Vizio

E.W. Scripps and Vizio said they made a deal that adds four Scripps channels to Vizio’s Watch Free Plus streaming platform. The agreement is the latest in the last few weeks that give the over-the-air Scripps networks–led by Ion and Bounce–carriage as free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channels.

Scripps Taps Pulitzer Prize Winner To Lead Journalism Journey Initiative

Jim Iovino has joined The E.W. Scripps Company to lead the new Google-backed Scripps Journalism Journey Initiative. The multiyear initiative is designed to transition experienced journalists with primarily print news backgrounds into video-driven news careers. Google has made a financial commitment to Scripps to underwrite the newly created program. (Photo: Jim Iovino, Scripps)

News Orgs Use Broad Toolset To Build Streaming Audience, Revenue

Executives from NBCUniversal, Fox Television Stations, E.W. Scripps, Gray Television and Estrella Media told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week they’ve needed to embrace a wide range of tools and tactics to grow audience and revenue for their streaming channels. Ubiquity and flexibility, they said, are key.

Kennan Oliphant Named WXYZ-WMYD News Director

The Scripps ABC-independent duopoly in Detroit moves him up from interim news director.

KMTV Omaha Names Lisa Volenec VP-GM

Scripps promotes her from local sales manager and an interactive account executive at KNXV Phoenix to oversee its Nebraska CBS affiliate.

Jeff Kiernan Named VP-GM Of KTNV Las Vegas

Scripps moves him from senior director of news at its WXYZ-WMYD Detroit to oversee its Nevada ABC affiliate.

Dave German Named GM Of KXXV-KRHD Waco-Temple-Bryan

Scripps moves him to Texas from KMTV Omaha, Neb., to succeed Andrés Chapparo who is now GM of its WSFL Miami.


Political Ad Projections Keep Rising

Broadcasters widely increased their political revenue guidance for 2022 following an earnings season in which spot saw continued growth across categories except for the still-beleaguered automotive industry.

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Core Advertising Recovery Continues For Scripps

Brian Lawlor: “We reached our 2019 core advertising performance in Q4 for the second quarter in a row, despite the headwinds of automotive. In fact, our forecast for the first quarter is that we’ll be up in results for five consecutive quarters of core advertising growth for Scripps, which is remarkable since it includes automotive.”

Veronica Placencia Named KERO News Director

Scripps moves her up from assistant ND to oversee journalism at its Bakersfield ABC affiliate.

Andrés Chaparro New GM Of KXXV-KRHD Waco

The former GM of KDEN Denver is tapped by Scripps to lead its ABC affiliates in Texas.

Dave German Named KMTV Omaha VP-GM

Scripps picks the former station manager of KPEJ Odessa, Texas, to oversee its CBS affiliate in Nebraska.

TVN’S TV2025 2021

Ad Execs: Cutting Out Research Middlemen Is An Option

Executives from Dentsu, Publicis Media, UM Worldwide and E.W. Scripps entertained the prospect of buyers and sellers being their own source of TV audience data in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s TV2025 last week, prompted by the industry’s threadbare patience with Nielsen.

Scripps Invests $10 Million In Misfits Gaming

The broadcaster seeks GenZ viewers, ad dollars with eSports deal.

Scripps Gives Bonuses To Pandemic Workers

Some Scripps employees were sent an email Wednesday, informing them that they were getting a one time bonus of $1,000 and an extra day off. The bonus and the PTO day were given to employees whose jobs required them to be in the office or in the field at least 60% of the time during the pandemic.


E.W. Scripps Sees Surge In Core Advertising

E.W. Scripps said Friday that it topped its guidance with same-station advertising up 48% and services seeing a 35% year-to-year spending jump, leading all other categories.

WPTV West Palm Debuts Studio Upgrade

Scripps-owned WPTV, the NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Fla., has debuted a new set from Devlin Design Group. The upgrade coincides with the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, a time when many NBC stations take advantage of increased viewership to run additional promotional spots and debut changes.

Scripps’ Denver Facility Sold, Set For Redevelopment

How Will Hubbing And The Cloud Affect The Future Of TV Station Group Operations?

Executives from Tegna, E.W. Scripps, Hearst Television, Gray Television and Bitcentral will explore the possibilities for hubbing some or all TV station group operations — and how much of a role the private or public cloud may play in those future designs — during an Aug. 5 TVNewsCheck webinar. Speakers are (clockwise from upper left): Dave Burke, SVP and CTO, Gray Television; Kurt Rao, SVP-CTO, Tegna; Ray Thurber, VP engineering, E.W. Scripps; Stefan Hadl, VP engineering, Hearst Television; Sam Peterson, GM, core business unit, Bitcentral. Glen Dickson, TVNewsCheck contributing editor, will moderate. Register here.

Scripps Launching Florida Statewide News Network

The Florida 24 Network highlights reporting from Scripps’ six stations in the state and is available over-the-top in every TV market across the state.

Ross White Upped To KOAA Colorado Springs GM

Scripps promotes him from sales director to lead the NBC affiliate, succeeding Evan Pappas.

Scripps Chooses A National Networks CRO

Michael Teicher will be responsible for developing the company’s ad sales strategy for all the Scripps networks across all platforms, including general market, direct response, programmatic/digital, long-form and sponsorship advertising.