Broadcasters Refine Remote Workflows

Broadcasters are prepared to stick with their remote production workflows for the long haul as the pandemic stretches on with no end in sight. A TVNewsCheck webinar last week found they’re continuing to try to bring as much of the studio into staffers’ homes as possible, not only for anchors and reporters but producers, director, editors and graphic artists, too.

Veteran WBTS Boston Investigative Reporter Ally Donnelly Out

WBTS Anchor Phil Lipof Out After 7 Years

DMA 9: BOSTON

NBCU Ups Chris Wayland To Boston GM

He maintains his president-GM duties for NBC Sports Boston as he succeeds Mike St. Peter in overseeing WBTS, WNEU and NECN there.

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TVN’s New Facilities Insider | NBCU Takes The IP Plunge In Boston

The massive NBCUniversal Boston Media Center in Needham, Mass., houses the company’s NBC and Telemundo stations plus regional cable news and sports networks in a new $125 million, 160,000-square foot headquarters. “It’s a complete game-changer,” says one GM of the greenfield build.

WBTS Investigation Prompts Hill Action

It looks like NBC Boston’s (WBTS) emphasis on investigative journalism has paid dividends in Washington. Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has reached out to Tesla with concerns about safety flaws in Tesla’s autopilot system, citing the station’s investigation.

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Job Openings In Sales, News, Creative Services

New TV job openings posted last week on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include opportunities at stations owned by Gray, NBC, Meredith, Cox and Graham in Charlotte, Orlando, Atlanta, Boston, San Antonio and the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City area of Michigan.

DMA 9: BOSTON

5 Boston Meteorologists Recall The Most Insane Weather They’ve Covered

DMA 9: BOSTON

Chris Wayland Named WBTS-WNEU-NECN Station Manager

NBCU today appointed Chris Wayland senior vice president and station manager of its Boston (DMA 9) properties: WBTS (NBC), WNEU (Telemundo) and cable channel NECN. He will oversee the sales, finance, marketing, and digital departments for all three. He will report to Mike St. Peter, president-GM of the three. Wayland joins NBCUniversal’s Boston stations from […]

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WBTS Airing Boston’s New Year’s Eve Celebration

DMA 9: BOSTON

Meteorologist Pamela Gardner Joins WBTS-NECN

DMA 9: BOSTON

NBC Boston Cuts Ties For Anchors

DMA 10: BOSTON

NBC Breaks Ground On Boston Media Center

The state-of-the-art 160,000 square-foot media center in Needham will be unveiled in the fall of 2019. It will house WBTS (NBC), WNEU (Telemundo), NBC Sports Boston and NECN. On hand were NBCU execs and local business and political leaders.

DMA 10: BOSTON

Kenny Plotnik Out As WBTS News Director

Kenny Plotnik, the news director of NBC’s Boston O&O, is stepping down. The station staff got the word from NBC Boston’s president, Mike St. Peter, who said the local NBC affiliate’s news operation had come to a “fork in the road” under Plotnik, but the parting is “amicable.” St. Peter also insisted the change has nothing to do with the station’s ratings, which have been mostly moribund since NBC dumped WHDH to go its own way over a year ago.

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Boston Anchor Christa Delcamp Joins WBTS

DMA 10

Who’s Winning Boston’s Local News War?

Was NBC’s decision to drop Ed Ansin’s WHDH as its Boston affiliate a big mistake? A little more than a year after the bitter divorce, the new NBC10 Boston’s newscasts are struggling to gain an audience, while Ansin’s Channel 7 is often first or second in key time slots.

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NBC O&O WBTS Boston Rebrands

DMA 10

Top 20 Market Social Media Report: Boston

DMA 9

Six Months In, How Is NBC Boston Faring?

It’s been six months since NBC Boston (WBTS-LD) launched, joining the city’s five other TV outlets, including WHDH, which had been the local NBC affiliate for 20 years before network bosses decided to start a new NBC-owned station there. So it seems as good a time as any to gauge how NBC Boston’s fledgling news programs are faring against their established rivals. The short answer: not very well.

DMA 9

J.C. Monahan Joining WBTS Boston As Anchor

NBC-owned WBTS Boston (DMA 9) today announced that J.C. Monahan will join the NBC Boston team in July as news anchor of the station’s afternoon and evening weekday newscasts. Monahan will also contribute to NBC Boston’s special programming. She will make her on-air debut in mid-July. Monahan will return to the NBCUniversal family after working for stations […]

DMA 9

Where Is NBC Boston’s Storm Ranger?

DMA 9

NBC Boston Launch Is A Gamble In Beantown

At 3 a.m. on Sunday, NBC will flip the switch on WBTS, “NBC Boston,”  its newest O&O that will broadcast via a patchwork quilt of signals from three stations serving the nation’s ninth-largest TV market. NBC has been planning to shift the affiliation in Boston from its 22-year incumbent, Sunbeam Television-owned WHDH, to the new station for the past year.

DMA 9

NBC Boston Shows Off New Sky, Road Fleet

DMA 9

NBC In Deal To Increase Boston Coverage

NBC Boston (WBTS) confirmed Monday that it has reached an agreement to increase its over-the-air capabilities ahead of the station’s official launch on Jan. 1, 2017. The station has entered into an agreement with WMFP, another full-power Boston station, to rebroadcast the NBC Boston signal on ch. 60.5. The signal will be up and running by Dec. 21. This will bolster the station’s over-the-air signal, which is also available on chs. 8.1 and 60.2.

Warren Also Concerned Over NBC Boston

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has joined Sen. Ed Markey in questioning how much of the Boston market will be able to watch new NBC O&O WBTS over the air when it officially launches on Jan. 1, 2017.

DMA 9

There’s A Weather War Heating Up In Boston

The new NBC Boston (WBTS) will be making a run at ratings leader WCVB starting on New Year’s Eve, and it is betting big on its weather coverage, which will feature the StormRanger, an armored car-like vehicle with mobile radar that will be deployed at the first sign of a major storm.

DMA 9

NBC Boston Gets Soft Launch Over The Air

Over-the-air viewers in Boston can get a glimpse of NBC’s future with the Countdown to NBC Boston channel that launched today. It’s the NBC-owned station’s push to get viewers to rescan their TV sets or set top boxes to WBTS on ch. 8 and ch. 60.2 in Northern Massachusetts and New Hampshire before the station launches for real on Jan. 1, 2017.

DMA 9: BOSTON

NBC’s New Boston O&O, WBTS, Sets Lineup

To be known as NBC Boston, the O&O will air on low-power WBTS on virtual chs. 8 and 8.2 and rely heavily on cable and satellite distribution. The O&O will replace long-time affiliate WHDH, owned by Ed Ansin, starting Jan. 1. NBC also announced programming for the new O&O along with the teams for each of its newscasts. The news operation is being built atop NECN, NBC’s regional cable news service.

DMA 9

Is WBTS The New NBC Boston?

Bizapedia lists WBTS Television LLC as a Massachusetts company formed on July 13, 2016. The two principals listed are both Comcast executives based in New York, while the LLC’s principal address is in Universal City, Calif., NBCU’s West Coast HQ.