Indianapolis Stations Court New Viewers

New owners shake up television in the Indiana capital.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Sales Manager And Account Executive Openings

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for local sales managers and account executives for Nexstar and Front Range Television.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

General Manager, Promotion Manager And Sales Manager Openings

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a general manger, a promotion manager and local sales manager at Nexstar stations in California, Alabama and Indiana.

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WXIN-WTTV Hosting Town Hall Tonight On COVID Vaccine

CBS Affils Continue To Anchor CBS Weekend News

As the CBS Broadcast Center in New York remains closed due to the coronavirus, local affiliates continue to pitch in on the weekends. This weekend it will be Debby Knox and Bob Donaldson from WTTV in Indianapolis.

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WTTV-WXIN Indianapolis Help Raise $219,000 For Food Pantries

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Marketing, Creative Services Dir. Opening In Indy

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for an experienced marketing/creative services director at the Nexstar CBS-Fox duopoly in a top 25 market, Indianapolis.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Sales Management & Creative Services Openings

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings at Sinclair and Nexstar stations for sales management in Las Vegas and Indianapolis, and a creative services director opening for Graham’s station in Roanoke, Va.

DMA 25: INDIANAPOLIS

Staff Cuts At WXIN-WTTV Indianapolis

As many as a dozen employees at Fox affiliate WXIN and independent WTTV, including one on-air reporter, were laid off Wednesday, roughly three months after Nexstar Media Group acquired the stations as part of its $4.1 billion deal to buy Tribune Media.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

Sales Director Jobs At Nexstar & Standard Media

New jobs posted to TVNewscheck’s Media Job Center include openings for sales directors at the Nexstar duopoly in Indianapolis and Standard Media’s ABC affiliate in Lincoln, Neb.

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WTTV 70th Anniversary Promo: Proud And Classy

DMA 25: INDIANAPOLIS

Dominic Mancuso New GM Of WTTV-WXIN

Nexstar is moving the 35-year local broadcast veteran from WIVB-WNLO Buffalo, N.Y., to lead its Indianapolis CBS-Fox duopoly.

MARKET SHARE | DMA 28: INDIANAPOLIS

WTTV Gives 10,000 Books To Indianapolis Schools

MARKET SHARE (DMA 27)

Picture Yourself In Indy As An Executive Producer

DMA 27: INDIANAPOLIS

Nicole Pence, Niece Of VP, Leaving TV News

DMA 27: INDIANAPOLIS

WISH Sports Anchor Moves To WTTV

MARKET SHARE (DMA 27: INDIANAPOLIS)

WTTV-WXIN Score In Indy’s Election Coverage

DMA 27: INDIANAPOLIS

James Aitken New GM Of WXIN-WTTV

Tribune moves him from VP-GM at its KDAF Dallas to succeed Paul Rennie at the Fox-CBS duopoly in Indianapolis.

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WTTV Promotes Switch To CBS Affiliate In Indy

DMA 27

CBS Shift Reorders Indianapolis TV Ratings

The last year has been a tumultuous one for TV broadcasters in the 27th market. One local media buyer called the current picture “utter chaos.” When CBS moved its affiliation from WISH to WTTV, the latter added another 24.5 hours of local TV news to the market mix. And to fill the CBS hole, WISH increased its local news offering 42%, to 64.5 hours per week. WRTV also added newscasts, upping its weekly amount to 40 hours. WXIN, already a local TV news heavyweight, broadcasts a whopping 66 hours per week while local ratings king WTHR airs 38.5.

Longtime WTTV Personality Chuck Marlowe Dies

DMA 27: INDIANAPOLIS

Bob Donaldson Leaves WXIN, Stays At WTTV

Sports To Give Tribune Huge Boost In Ind.

The addition of CBS on WTTV Indianapolis gives Tribune Broadcasting a rare one-two punch in the central Indiana market. WTTV and sister station WXIN, a Fox affiliate, can now deliver more sports to viewers than any other local broadcaster, by a wide margin. Those offerings could be used to raise revenue directly — especially if Tribune decides to sell ad packages across both stations — but also as a springboard to boost ratings and sell advertising across all its programs.

Indy Affiliate Switch: New Rule Or An Exception?

Network demands for increased programming fees form the central issue in affiliate-network relations today. And no recent story brought the situation into sharper relief than last summer’s announcement that CBS would move its long-time affiliation in Indianapolis from WISH, owned by LIN Media, to WTTV, a CW affiliate owned by Tribune Broadcasting. The reason: money. […]

DMA 27

WXIN-WTTV To Carry Indianapolis Colts

Beginning next season, all of the Colts pre-season games will be broadcast on either Tribune’s WXIN (Fox) or WTTV (CBS). In addition, Colts-produced programs such as The Coaches Show with Chuck Pagano and Colts Up Close will air on WXIN and WTTV. 

DMA 27

WTTV Indianapolis Names News Teams

Tribune’s Indianapolis outlet unveils the broadcasters that will head its news efforts when the station’s CBS affiliation begins on Jan. 1. Debby Knox, Bob Donaldson and Chris Wright to anchor 5, 6 and 11 p.m. weekdays. Marianne Lyles, Tim Doty and Lindsay Riley are set for 5 a.m. and noon on weekdays.

DMA 27 (INDIANAPOLIS)

WTTV To Hire 80 To Build News Staff

Tribune Broadcasting says it plans to hire 80 people to staff the WTTV Indianapolis newsroom and fill other roles stemming from the station’s assumption of the CBS network affiliation Jan. 1. “We’re talking to a lot of people about a lot of things,” said Paul Rennie, GM of WTTV and its sister station, WXIN. “One thing is certain: We’ll put a product out Jan. 1 that will get people’s attention.”

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WTTV Move Shows CBS Testing The Market

In moving its Indianapolis affiliation from LIN to Tribune, CBS is sending the message that “if the incumbent doesn’t meet the value that we perceive it to be, we will certainly test the marketplace,” says CBS’s Ray Hopkins.

DMA 26 (INDIANAPOLIS)

Paul Rennie New GM Of WTTV-WXIN

The former KCPQ-KZJO Seattle general sales manager will lead Tribune’s Indianapolis Fox and CW duopoly.

Indianapolis TV Pioneer Sammy Terry Dies At 83

DMA 26

Tribune Names Buterbaugh Indy Sales Chief

The group owner moves Susan Buterbaugh to its Indianapolis Fox-CW duopoly from its Harrisburg, Pa., Fox affiliate.

DMA 26 (INDIANAPOLIS)

Brouder Heads WXIN-WTTV Creative Services

DMA 27

Delia Tapped As GM Of Tribune’s Indy Duo

Larry Delia moves from head of Tribune’s WPMT Harrisburg, Pa., to run WXIN and WTTV.