TVNewsCheck Presses Pause

TVNewsCheck will suspend updates to its website and publication of its regular newsletters amid escalating challenges in the industry’s business environment. The company will focus instead on its event business.

For the past 18 years, TVNewsCheck has been the broadcasting industry’s essential source for continuously updated news, analysis and opinion, but as of today’s AM newsletter, we must put that service on hold.

It’s no secret that the media industry is facing the most challenging environment it has ever known, finding itself in need of adapting to fragmentation and the demands of a multiplatform media universe. Each day, we have endeavored to share with you the story of that transition, the incremental successes and the casualties among the organizations that comprise this industry.

We are not immune to those challenges and have continuously adapted ourselves. Our cutting-edge conferences and webinars are second to none in the industry, enabling vital conversations and information sharing necessary for maintaining thriving businesses. Talking TV, our weekly video podcast has allowed TV’s leaders to share in-depth discussions of what they’re doing to move this business forward. And our original reporting has provided a depth, context and analysis that has all but disappeared from the landscape.

We want nothing more than to continue our efforts to keep the industry informed and in touch and we are exploring strategic options for doing so, including expanding our premium content strategy.

In the meantime, we intend to keep the events segment of TVNewsCheck up and running to bring you essential conferences like Programming Everywhere, Local TV Strategies and  NewsTECHForum, along with webinars such as Optimizing Political Revenue in a Multimedia World, for which registration is still open for the March 5 event.

It has been a great honor to serve you, our readers, and to each day earn your trust in and reliance on us for vital industry news. We hope this pause is only a temporary one.


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AIMTV says:

February 12, 2024 at 8:43 am

That’s a bummer, fellows. You did an excellent job for so many years. I especially enjoyed Michael’s video interviews with industry leaders. Hope to see you back soon!

JoMomma says:

February 12, 2024 at 10:27 am

OMG, say it ain’t so! I read you guys every day at lunch time. What am I supposed to do now?

I don’t get it, if you are not populating this website, what are you doing?

Dennis Wharton says:

February 12, 2024 at 11:06 am

Very, very sad news. This has been a must-read for everyone on the biz for almost 2 decades. I wish all of your contributors well, and urge readers to financially support quality journalism.

Drift says:

February 12, 2024 at 4:06 pm

This is no bueno. This is THE publication for knowing what is going on in the industry. You will be missed.

tvn-member-8289622 says:

February 12, 2024 at 4:37 pm

I actually gasped. I can’t believe this wonderful daily source of excellent Industry reporting and information is on hold.

A million thank-yous for thousands of great tid-bits, articles, and webinars through the years. You will be missed.

Thank you all!

[email protected] says:

February 12, 2024 at 11:37 pm

I’ll miss reading the articles and skim it as well knowing what was going on around broadcast.

Oboecop says:

February 14, 2024 at 12:32 pm

This is indeed a shocker. This, coupled with the essential end of the PROMAX Station Summit is really too bad. Shows the stark changes afoot in our business.

[email protected] says:

February 20, 2024 at 9:55 am

This makes me sad! Absolutely the best!