FCC Proposes $20,000 Fine For Program-Length Commercial In Children’s Programming

The FCC’s Video Division yesterday issued a Notice of Apparent Liability to WUTB Baltimore for airing a commercial for a Hot Wheels product in eight showings of the program Team Hot Wheels.  The commission has, for almost 30 years, had a policy against what they term “program-length commercials” — programs that feature characters who are also featured in a commercial that runs during the program.

DMA 27

Sinclair Makes It A Triopoly In Baltimore

Deerfield LLC is buying WUTB from Fox, but has made a deal that will let Sinclair operate the MNT affiliate through joint sales and shared services agreements.Sinclair already runs Fox affiliate WBFF and CW affiliate WNUV.

Watchdog Asks FCC To Whack Fox Licenses

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics says the British phone-hacking scandel shows that the News Corp. subsidiary “lacks the requisite character to hold broadcast licenses here in the United States.’ The stations involved are WTTG-WDCA Washington and WUTB Baltimore.’

DMA 27

Bounce TV Adds Baltimore’s WUTB

The new network targeted to African-American audiences will appear on a subchannel of Fox’s MNT affiliate.


WUTB Ups McCausey To Creative Services Director

Bonnie McCausey has been named Creative Services Director for Fox-owned MNT affiliate WUTB Baltimore (DMA 27). She will be responsible for overseeing all promotional needs of the station, effective immediately. […]