The question of who will end up owning Cleveland Fox affiliate WJW-TV should be settled soon, but “soon” could mean a couple of days, weeks or months. The key is how fast government regulatory agencies will move on necessary approvals, and that is never easy to predict.
Branding is a tool that has been used to promote and market everything from soft drinks and automobiles to political campaigns and sports. It has been an essential part of television news for decades, growing in importance as both technology and viewing options have exploded.
The NAB and the Consumer Technology Association have deployed Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark’s fully integrated ATSC 3.0 solution at WJW Cleveland. Under an experimental broadcast license from the FCC, Tribune Broadcasting’s WJW has been used by NAB and CTA to conduct field testing for ATSC 3.0. Comark Digital Services (CDS) delivered, installed and activated a […]
Andy Fishman, WJW’s news director, and Jessica Bates, the station’s managing editor, attribute most of their success on Facebook to experimentation, selective content and constantly responding to what their followers post. “What worked for us this morning may not be successful for us in the afternoon,” says Bates. “We’re going to take risks. Maybe it’s a graphic. Maybe it’s a video.”
A joint NAB-CTA “Living Laboratory” in Cleveland is designed to help broadcasters and manufacturers prepare for the launch of ATSC 3.0 services.
The company’s GuideBuilderXM ATSC 3.0 signaling and announcement generator and StreamScope XM MT monitoring and analysis system have been deployed at WJW to test interoperability and performance, providing broadcasters with a real-world working model for ATSC 3.0 television operations.
Proponents of the next-gen TV transmission standard simulcast Game 2 of the World Series last night with ATSC 3.0 using an experimental license (on ch. 31) and the transmission facilities of Tribune’s WJW Cleveland, the local Fox affiliate.
News-producing stations in the country’s 18th largest TV market have been hard at work preparing to offer comprehensive coverage of next week’s Republican National Convention that’s relevant to area viewers, while also ensuring staff have flexibility to cover unexpected activity and stay safe.
When Donald Trump and other Republican luminaries take their turns at the podium next month at the Republican National Convention, the reporters and producers of hundreds, maybe thousands, of television news organizations will focus their efforts on the messages emanating from the Quicken Loans Arena stage. The exception, though, will be the handful of hometown broadcast stations, whose cameras will be trained elsewhere.
It’s not even a contest in Cleveland among local media competing on social. According to Shareablee data, Tribune’s Fox affiliate WJW trounces fellow broadcasters on TV and radio, along with the local newspaper.
Cleveland’s first African-American television reporter passed away Sunday at 86. He worked at WJW, today a Tribune-owned Fox affiliate, for more than two decades starting in 1966.
Tribune’s WJW made it official, naming Andy Fishman news director. Fishman has been the Cleveland Fox affiliate’s interim news director for the past six weeks. He replaces Sonya Thompson, who became the director of news projects for Tribune Media Group.
The Tribune Fox affil promotes its general sales manager to the top spot, succeeding Greg Easterly.
Cleveland Fox affiliate WJW will be adding a 4 p.m. newscast this fall to its already news-heavy programming day. And the first person announced for this newscast is meteorologist Melissa Mack, who worked at the station from 2006 to 2009.