Hearst-owned ABC affiliate KETV leads Omaha local media on both total actions and fans/followers, according to data from Shareablee. It edges out Gray’s NBC affil WOWT in both categories, dominating both Facebook and Twitter.
Gray Television’s NBC affiliate WOWT Omaha, Neb., went off the air Wednesday on the Cox cable system.The two parties were unable to reach a new retrans agreement by a midnight Tuesday deadline and Cox dropped the station from its television lineup Wednesday, said Vic Richards, WOWT VP-GM. The negotiations are continuing, said Beth Weiss, senior manager of public affairs for Cox Communications’ central region, which includes Nebraska and Iowa.
With no new retransmission consent deal in place by deadline, Cox Communications subscribers today lost Gray Television’s WOWT Omaha, Neb. (NBC); KAKE Wichita, Kan. (ABC); and WIBW Topeka, Kan. (CBS).
Backpack journalists have been a boon to traffic at WOWT.com, where reporters file stories from smart phones and four TVU technology-powered units being tested by parent company Gray Television. The station and its bigger online rival, World-Herald-owned Omaha.com, are bristling with apps to serve a population that accesses much of its digital news on mobile devices.