Morgan Murphy Media Selects TownNews To Grow Digital

Morgan Murphy Media, owner and operator of TV stations in several Texas, Wisconsin, Washington and Missouri markets, has chosen TownNews to power its future digital growth initiatives. The company will move six of its properties — Channel3000 (Madison, Wis.), News8000 (La Crosse, Wis.), KXLY 4 News Now (Spokane, Wash.), YakTriNews (Yakima, Wash.), CrossRoadsToday (Victoria, Texas) and KOAM-TV (Joplin, Mo.) — to TownNews’ Rayos Platform, a WordPress-based […]

TownNews, Stringr In Video Content Deal

The new agreement will give TownNews clients instant access to a pool of video content and talent while allowing easy searching and importing of high-quality packaged videos.

TVN TECH: OTT

News Orgs Grapple With OTT Discoverability

Creating an app to deliver unique content OTT is only a small part of the equation for local news. Stations moving into OTT need their target viewers to be able to find their apps on various platforms, and that can be tricky.

DMA 10: ATLANTA

WKTB Selects TownNews For Website, Mobile App

Korean American TV Broadcasting’s Telemundo affiliate WKTB-CD Atlanta (DMA 10) chose the TownNews BLOX CMS platform for the relaunch of its website and mobile app. “We were looking for new ways of growing engagement and revenue through our news website,” said Susan Oh, WKTB co-owner and managing partner. “TownNews offers a turnkey, reliable CMS solution […]

TownNews Buys GTxcel’s CMS Business, Tech

In addition to technology and expertise, the acquisition brings 200-plus new broadcast and magazine clients to TownNews.

NAB 2019 TECH HOT TOPICS

Stations Have Growing Options For Local OTT

Broadcasters thinking of plunging into OTT have big decisions to make, the biggest of which is settling on an OTT platform. They can turn to a turnkey provider or build their own. In either case, here are some vendors that can help.

 

DMAS 82 & 190

WAND, WLIO Move OTT, VMS, CMS To TownNews

Block Communications, owner and operator of TV  stations in Kentucky, Illinois, and Ohio, has broadened their relationship with TownNews, which has provided video and OTT services to BCI-owned WDRB Louisville, Ky., since January. Two additional properties — WAND Decatur, Ill. (DMA 82), and WLIO Lima, Ohio (DMA 190), — will launch on BLOX CMS, Field59 […]

Cowles Transforms Digital Ops With TownNews

TownNews to power Cowles’ digital initiatives with a suite of advanced content management solutions.

CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

A Multimedia Future Demands Agnostic CMS

For TV broadcasters, newspapers and radio stations, a truly cross-platform CMS that can easily cross over legacy lines and integrate disparate systems and workflows is the grail. A future in which media companies become multimedia organizations may be closer than some think. “Those barriers are coming down,” says WorldNow’s Craig Smith. “The industry needs to break down those barriers.” Part three of a three-part special report. Read the full report here.

CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

CMS Vendors Vie On Changing Terrain

Local newspapers and broadcasters today are seeking content management systems that are faster and more complex than ever before. And while vendors are constantly developing new products to keep up with evolving demands, the industry is facing contraction. “There are just too many players, and nobody is really big enough to have any control,” says Internet Broadcasting’s Elmer Baldwin. “There are some that just aren’t going to survive.” Part two of a three-part special report. Read part one here