The FCC has granted Cox Media Group’s request to change its Jacksonville, Fla., affils WAWS (Fox) to WFOX and WTEV to WJAX (CBS).
After five high-profile anchors at the Cox-operated CBS-Fox duopoly in Jacksonville, Fla., were fired, Michael Castengera, a senior lecturer at the University of Georgia’s Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communication, called it ‘wholesale slaughter’ and ‘ a stupid move.’
The Sony Pictures Television classic Hollywood film channel is adding Seattle, Charlotte, Jacksonville and Tulsa, boosting its coverage to 31 markets covering 48% of the U.S.
In the tourism-heavy Florida city, an unusal online alignment has emerged on the TV side: The Gannett-owned NBC and ABC affiliates share a website, as do the Newport Television-owned Fox and CBS stations. Jacksonville’s atypical team-ups have produced some unique approaches to digital content and revenue.