Weigel & Morgan Murphy’s WISC To Bring Milwaukee Bucks Games Back To Free Over-The-Air TV In Madison

Ten games will be available on WISC’s 3.1 and 3.2 channels beginning Feb. 23.

Weigel and Tegna’s WQAD To Bring Milwaukee Bucks Games Back To Free Over-The-Air TV In The Quad Cities

Ten games will be available on WQAD’s 8.3 subchannel beginning Feb. 23.

SWAAGTV In Chicago Sets New Black Television Lineup

SWAAGTV, which offers programming aimed at Chicago’s Black viewers that includes comedy series, drama, thrillers, movies, inspirational and sports offerings over the ch. 24.3 subchannel of WPVN-CD, has announced its […]

‘WIS News 10 At 10 On Columbia’s CW’ Is Expanding To Full Hour

Gray Television’s NBC affiliate WIS Columbia, S.C., said today that the station’s half-hour 10 p.m. newscast, WIS News 10 at 10 on Columbia’s CW, seen on its 10.2 subchannel, will […]

Some PBS Affiliates Shift Airing Of Hearings

Public television built its reputation for news on the Watergate hearings. But on many PBS stations, the hearings are losing out to the likes of Daniel Tiger and Curious George, being consigned to second-class status, airing them only on secondary digital channels instead of their better-known and more widely accessible flagship channels.

Defy TV Launches On WDBD Jackson Subchannel

American Spirit Media’s Fox affiliate WDBD Jackson, Miss., has added the new Scripps diginet Defy TV. This new network on ch. 40.5 joins WDBD’s roster of multicast offerings that include […]

WMC Plus Is A Big Idea That Started Close To Home — And Plans To Stay There

Next week, Gray’s Memphis NBC affiliate WMC is expected to launch (very softly) a new digital channel called WMC Plus — or in effect two digital channels. A linear version will be broadcast over the air while an on-demand version streams on the station’s OTT app. WMC Plus won’t officially kick off with a full slate of original programs until September, but the project is already a model of collaboration and innovation that balances technical challenges, creativity and experimentation with careful planning and cost controls.

Estrella Debuts 24/7 Estrella News On WGEN Miami Subchannel

The network grid will consist of local, national, entertainment and sports news segments, all produced in-house at WGEN Miami and available on ch. 8.2.

NAB Seeks Licensed Status for Multicast Channels

As they transition to ATSC 3.0, the Next Gen TV transmission standard, broadcasters want the FCC to clarify/modify the TV station license framework for simulcasting to extend to multicast streams. The FCC is allowing stations to partner on distribution arrangements so that broadcasters can continue to deliver a primary stream in ATSC 1.0 given that ATSC 3.0 is not backward compatible with current sets. The NAB, in a petition for declaratory rulemaking, wants the FCC to declare that various multi-station arrangements for hosting and originating multicast streams in ATSC 1.0 and 3.0 are OK.

KAPP-KVEW Adds Shopping Subchannels

KAPP-KVEW Television, two full-power ABC affiliates serving south-central Washington and North Central Oregon, today added two television services to its lineup, for a total of seven broadcast streams each on […]

KTVU Airing School District’s Original Educational Program

As part of its effort to reach all students, the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is partnering with Fox O&O KTVU San Francisco (DMA 6) to provide an hour-long […]

WMC Memphis Broadcasts Home School Lessons On Subchannel

The coronavirus pandemic has forced widespread school closures in the United States and an unprecedented disruption of K-12 education. For children living in homes without broadband internet service, the lack of schooling […]

KLWB Lafayette Adding Telemundo On Subchannel

Delta Media-owned MeTV affiliate KLWB Lafayette, La. (DMA 121), is adding a Telemundo feed on ch. 50.3 beginning Jan. 22. Branded as Telemundo Lafayette, it will be the only Spanish-language […]

WESH 10 P.M. News To Simulcast On Estrella TV Orlando

KAPP-KVEW Yakima Adds New Subchannels

Morgan Murphy said today that its ABC affiliates KAPP-KVEW Yakima, Wash. (DMA 118) are adding three more television services to its lineup, for a total of 5 broadcast streams each […]


WNBC, Cozi TV: OTA Viewers Need To Rescan

With NBC O&O WNBC New York and its diginet Cozi TV preparing to move their broadcast signals from the Empire State Building to One World Trade Center next month, viewers […]

DMA 143

WMDT Salisbury Adds Ion TV On Subchannel

Marquee Broadcasting’s ABC affiliate WMDT Salisbury, Md. (DMA 143) has expanded its programming options, launching Ion Television as its fourth digital channel (47.4). Ion’s library includes off-net shows Criminal Minds, […]


WSOC Adding Telemundo Subchannel

The Cox-owned ABC affiliate in Charlotte, N.C., will launch a Spanish subchannel this summer carrying programming from the Telemundo network. Telemundo Charlotte will air on ch. 9.2. Laff, the comedy diginet currently at that dial position, will move to ch. 64.4 of co-owned independent WAXN.

DMA 28

KFMB San Diego Adding CW Affiliation

Midwest Television’s CBS affiliate KFMB San Diego (DMA 28) is adding the The CW on a subchannel, beginning Sept. 1. “We are thrilled to be adding the CW to the KFMB family,” said Alberto Mier y Terán, the station’s president-GM. “It enhances our strong multimedia platform in San Diego and helps us to better serve all San Diegans with compelling programming and award-winning local news.”


Twin Cities Public TV To Launch New Kids Channel

DMA 53

WNED Buffalo Changes Subchannel Programming

DMA 90

CW Network Coming To KWWL Cedar Rapids

The Quincy Media NBC affiliate in Iowa is adding The CW on its ch. 7.2 beginning in September.


KCCI To Add 9 P.M. News On Subchannel

The Hearst CBS affiliate will insert the newscast into MeTV, starting March 21.The half-hour broadcast will be anchored by Shaina Humphries.


KCCI To Add 9 P.M. News On Subchannel

KCCI 8 News at 9 on MeTV will launch on March 21. The half-hour broadcast will be anchored by Shaina Humphries.


WCVB Slots 10 P.M. News On Subchannel

Maria Stephanos and Ed Harding to co-anchor an hour-long, live newscast on WCVB’s MeTV subchannel.

Weiner To Anchor 10 P.M. News on WBAL Subchannel

Hearst-owned NBC affiliate WBAL Baltimore (DMA 26) says that on March 1, anchor Deborah Weiner’s role will expand to include anchoring WBAL-TV 11 News at 10:00PM, seen weeknights on the […]


WTAE Adds 7 P.M. Newscast On Subchannel

The half-hour weekday newscast will air on the Hearst ABC affiliate’s ThisTV subchannel beginning Feb. 1.


WBAL Uses Its History To Promote Subchannel


WLWT Adding 10 P.M. News On Subchannel

Broadcast TV: There’s A Lot To See For Free

If you haven’t hooked your TV to an antenna lately, you might be surprised to see just how much programming is out there free for the taking. In fact, there are now just about as many channels being broadcast over the air as there are on basic cable. The new broadcast channels cover a wide array of programming from the big four networks to specialty channels focused on movies, classic shows, science fiction, family programs, minority-oriented programming and other themes.

KWQC Davenport Adds Ion TV On Subchannel

On Nov. 1, Media General’s NBC affiliate KWQC Davenport, Iowa (DMA 101), will replace The Weather Channel on ch. 6.2 with Ion Television.  “More people than ever are receiving weather […]

DMA 172

WKTV Utica, NY, Lands CBS Affiliation

Utica, N.Y., viewers are about to have their own CBS affiliate for the first time in more than 50 years. Heartland Media, owners of NBC affiliate WKTV, will add CBS to its lineup of subchannels on ch. 2.2 beginning next month. It also offers The CW on ch. 2.3 and MeTV on ch. 2.4.


WLWT Expands H.S. Football Coverage On Ch. 5.2


WPHL Philadelphia Sets All-Mummers Subchannel


WBFF To Launch 4 P.M. News, Weather Ch.

The Sinclair-owned Baltimore Fox affiliate will launch a 4 p.m. weekday newscast starting Jan. 12, Bill Fanshawe, the station’s general manager, confirmed today. Fanshawe also confirmed that WBFF is going to launch a 24/7 digital weather channel in conjunction with Weather Nation perhaps as soon as next week.


WPTZ Burlington Launching Subchannel

Beginning Sept. 15, Hearst’s Burlington, Vt.-Plattsburgh, N.Y., NBC affiliate will give CW and MeTV separate channels, 5.2 and 5.3, respectively. Since March 2013, the two networks have shared the broadcast day on WPTZ 5.2.


WUSA Adds WeatherNation To Its Ch. 9.3

The Washington CBS affiliate will now offer the 24/7 service on its First Alert Weather subchannel.


Digital A Vital Part Of Station Sales Arsenals

The rise of mobile viewing platforms means TV stations have new tools to offer advertisers who want to reach viewers no matter where they are. And it means stations can offer a greater variety of options — and price points — to potential advertisers, many of whom don’t buy time on traditional TV. This is Part I of a four-part series. Part II on the automated buying of spot will appear tomorrow; Part III on Thursday will focus on improving digital sales operations; and Part IV on Friday will offer a case study of a successful digital sales effort and the lessons it offers for broadcasters and newspapers alike.


KGWN Shuts Down Colorado Subchannel


WWAY Adding CW On Subchannel

Starting Oct. 1, the Morris Multimedia-owned ABC affiliate in Wilmington, N.C., will broadcast The CW in high definition on its ch. 3.2 under the Cape Fear CW brand.