The retransmission agreement with AT&T/DirecTV to carry the stations recently expired and after several extensions AT&T/DirecTV and the station were not able to reach an agreement that allows for further carriage.
Over the last six months, the Rochester, N.Y., ABC affiliate owned by Deerfield Media but operated by Sinclair under a shared services agreement, has almost 1.4 million actions on social, accounting for more than 28% of the total engagement generated by the DMA (No. 76).
WHAM, a Deerfield Media-owned ABC affiliate operated by Sinclair, leads Rochester, N.Y., local media on social in both total actions and fans/followers over the last six months according to shareable. A day part strategy on Facebook and growing use of Facebook Live is driving that lead.
ABC affiliate WHAM and Fox affiliate WUHF Rochester, N.Y. (DMA 76) have added veteran broadcast meteorologist Scott Hetsko to the stations’ on-air team effective Sept. 12. Hetsko becomes the newest member of the 13WHAM News Weather Authority, joining chief meteorologist Glenn Johnson, Marty Snyder and Mark McLean. Hetsko will anchor weather during the stations’ 10 […]
As protests broke out across the country as a result of recent police shootings and the Dallas police murders, in Rochester, two WHAM reporters were detained and handcuffed by officers over the weekend while they were reporting live via Facebook from a public sidewalk.
Starting Jan. 1, the Rochester, N.Y., Newport ABC affil will air a half-hour 10 p.m. newscast every night on its CW subchannel