In a series of transactions totaling nearly $100 million, Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting has acquired two stations serving the New York market as affiliates for the company’s MeTV digital networks.
PMCM-TV stations WNWT (home of the New Jersey News Network) and WJLP (serving New York City) chose PlayBox Neo’s multichannel playout system as part of a playout and channel branding capabilities upgrade. WJLP and WNWT share transmitter facilities at 4 Times Square in midtown Manhattan. WNWT is currently online with PlayBox Neo, and WJLP will be after its site […]
Robert Mc Allan, president of the two stations in New York/New Jersey and Wilmington, Del./Philadelphia, says he’s disappointed that the majority of long-form exposure given the presidential candidates from both parties has been in the debates presented solely over cable and satellite, leaving nearly 1.5 million over-the-air households in the New York and Philadelphia markets literally in the dark. He hopes to rectify that.
The new station in Middletown, N.J., that went off the air earlier this week over a PSIP channel dispute, returns following FCC approval of a temporary stay pending an Appeals Court ruling next month.
WJLP Middletown, N.J., the Jersey Shore’s first privately owned television station that went live on Oct. 1, will stop broadcasting temporarily after the FCC ordered it to abandon ch. 3 or leave the air.