Tegna’s Atlanta MNT affiliate this week added a 7 p.m. newscast with no fanfare, replacing a repeat of The Andy Griffith Show. Two sources said the newscast is temporary and tied directly to accommodate a flood of political ads in the hotly contested House seat race that have filled the inventory on co-owned NBC affiliate WXIA. They said the newscast will end after the runoff is over June 20.
New African-American television network Bounce TV will launch in Atlanta on Gannett’s WATL when the new network debuts on Sept. 26. The deal marks Atlanta-based Bounce TV’s first agreement with Gannett.