DMA 9

WBZ Boston Renews Patriots Through 2022

The new pact extends coverage of all Patriots pre-season games, Patriots All Access, Patriots GameDay and 5th Quarter exclusively on the CBS O&O and co-owned WSBK.

 

DMA 9

WBZ Boston Loses Its OTA Signal

CBS-owned WBZ and sister station WSBK (MNT) have been experiencing transmission problems with their over-the-air signals since Saturday. The outage has mainly affected Dish, Direct TV and over-the-air signals.

DMA 8

WSBK Shifting 10 P.M. News To 8 P.M.

CBS-owned MNT affiliate WSBK Boston (DMA 8) is moving its 10 p.m. newscast to 8 p.m., starting Monday, Aug. 29. Paula Ebben and Liam Martin will co-anchor the nightly, hour-long newscast. Mark Lund, president-GM of WSBK and co-owned WBZ-TV, said: “WBZ-TV is a 24/7 news operation. We are committed to using all of our broadcast […]

DMA 7 (BOSTON)

Landry New WBZ-WSBK Communications Dir.

Kerri Landry today was appointed director of communications for CBS-owned WBZ (CBS), WSBK (MNT) and the CBS Boston Local Media Group, effective immediately, overseeing internal and external communications as well as public affairs initiatives. A Boston native who has been based locally throughout her career, Landry most recently was the head of global public relations […]

NATIVE ADVERTISING

Lines Blur Between TV Journalism, Ads

Viewers who tuned in to the 10 o’clock news on WSBK Boston Thursday night may have seen the future of local broadcasting. The question is whether they knew what they were watching. Near the end of the telecast, the station aired an interview with Jeff Raider, founder of Harry’s, the online razor retailer. The segment ran during what is normally a commercial break but resembled journalism, with an interviewer posing questions to a business leader. In fact, the piece was something in between — not quite journalism yet not exactly advertising.

DMA 7 (BOSTON)

Liam Martin Joining WBZ-WSBK As Co-Anchor

CBS-owned WBZ Boston (DMA 7) has added Liam Martin as co-anchor with Paula Ebben of the WBZ News at 10pm on co-owned MNT affiliate WSBK. Martin will report for WBZ’s early evening and 11 p.m. newscasts Monday-Thursday. Martin will also co-anchor the WBZ News at 6:30 and WBZ News at 11 on Sunday nights with […]

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TV Localism Recap For Jan. 2

Mark Lund Named GM Of WBZ-WSBK Boston

The veteran local TV executive is returning to the stations where he began his career, succeeding Ed Piette who is retiring.

DMA 7

WSBK Boston Joins 10 P.M. News Race

The CBS-owned independent plans to shift its half-hour 9 p.m. newscast to an hour later beginning Sept. 19. In that time slot, the newscast will compete with ratings powerhouse WFXT and WLVI, which airs news from sister station WHDH.

DMA 7

MNT Moving From WBIN To WSBK In Boston

CBS-owned independent WSBK Boston will be joining the My Network TV programming service in the coming weeks, according to a knowledgable source. WBIN, licensed to Derry, N.H., is the current MNT station in the market.