The Entertainment Studios CEO’s Allen Media is getting CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates in Evansville, Ind., and Lafayette, La.
The former ND of KJRH Tulsa, Okla., is tapped to lead news efforts at Bayou City Broadcasting’s CBS-Fox affiliate in Evansville, Ind.
Bayou City Broadcasting says the dispute, related to underpayment of retransmission fees by the satcaster, is over and it is “very satisfied with the outcome as well as the expeditious nature of the resolution.”
The owner of the Evansville, Ind., CBS affiliate, DuJuan McCoy, files a lawsuit alleging the satellite operator, by prorating retrans payments, is depriving him of “significant revenues.”
On Aug. 3, WEVV, the CBS and Fox affiliates in Evansville, Ind., is launching a local TV news operation from scratch, going up against already established local TV newscasts from both the NBC and ABC affiliates in town.
New owner Bayou City Broadcasting brings in long-time Evansville journalist to return news to the CBS-Fox affiliate in Indiana.
New owner Bayou City Broadcasting picks market sales veteran to run the CBS-Fox affiliate in Evansville, Ind.
Nexstar Broadcasting Corp has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Communications Corp of America on condition that it sell WEVV Evansville, Ind., the Department of Justice said Wednesday. Nexstar said in early August that it was selling WEVV to Bayou City Broadcasting for $18.6 million.
After DuJuan McCoy paid his dues in local TV sales positions — “I believe sales is the crux of communication,” he says — he is now building a station group of his own, starting with his $18.6 million purchase of WEVV Evansville, Ind. The African-American entrepreneur believes adding news adds value to stations and he thinks he has a responsibility to “lay down groundwork for future minorities so that there’s some type of track record of success with minorities running television stations. That’s a responsibility that I think I have.”
The CBS affiliate in Evansville, Ind., is being purchased by minority-led Bayou City Broadcasting Evansville. The sale brings Nexstar’s Communications Corp. of America station purchases into compliance with DOJ criteria.
Communications Corp. of America, the parent company of the new Fox affiliate in Evansville, Ind., and Dish Network have reached a carriage agreement. The deal comes after a months-long stalemate between the two companies that saw WEVV mount a campaign telling its viewers of other cable and satellite choices, while Dish took to social media to claim that ComCorp wanted a 325% increase in carriage fees over what Dish had paid WTVW, the former Fox affiliate.
The Evansville, Ind., television market is sailing into nearly uncharted waters with the upcoming transfer of Fox television programming to a rival station. Insight Communications CEO Michael Willner wants you to know one thing: It’s not the cable TV company’s fault.