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Scripps - General Discussion

Discussion in 'Corporate Chat' started by ns8401, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. oknewsguy

    oknewsguy News Director

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    KJRH, KSHB, KERO, WFTX, WMAR and WKBW all don't air The Now
     
  2. tvtime07

    tvtime07 Reporter

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    Young, 30-somethings I'd say. The other two were female. I think all of them work(ed) at a Scripps station at the time they tested the presentation.
     
  3. oknewsguy

    oknewsguy News Director

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    Which does makes sense because that's what Scripps is trying to do is get the younger viewers watching their shows and their content (Which I'm glad Scripps is at least trying even though it may be "cheap")
     
  4. tvtime07

    tvtime07 Reporter

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    Which is one of the problems facing broadcast televison. Do millennials care to watch live news when they can just learn everything on their smartphones on their own time?
     
  5. oknewsguy

    oknewsguy News Director

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    And the same can be said about the iGen people, but I like to get local news on Television (at a convienient time) and get Sports News/Highlights on CBS Sports HQ instead of ESPN plus national news on CBSN instead of Fox News, CNN and MSNBC
     
  6. NEOMatrix

    NEOMatrix aka Raycom's God of Destruction

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    At some point it makes you wonder what Scripps' end game is in the industry. All this "hip and cool stuff" combined with weird decisions and little recent investment in the on air look makes you wonder what's going on.
     
  7. Myron Falwell

    Myron Falwell Director of Graphic Blandishment and Chroma Cues

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    If anything, Scripps will go towards a restructuring bankruptcy, not a liquidation bankruptcy.

    Seriously, the company is not going to be peeled apart. WXYZ or other stations will not be sold off separately. Far more likely the company will wind up like Granite... holding on just for the sake of holding on.
     
  8. Myron Falwell

    Myron Falwell Director of Graphic Blandishment and Chroma Cues

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    KB runs a 30 minute form of The Now at 7:00, which is their de facto local newscast in a market that doesn’t have any newscasts in that time slot.
     
  9. oknewsguy

    oknewsguy News Director

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    Isn't KB is a Journal station turned into a Scripps station?
     
  10. NCFLMedia

    NCFLMedia Station Group CEO

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    KB was a Granite turned Scripps station.
     
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  11. ns8401

    ns8401 Station Group CEO

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    Umm... Granite was eventually peeled apart wasn’t it?

    As far gone as these stations are and the amount it would take to make them hum again why would you restructure rather than getting the cash and walking away?

    I don’t see the incentive there... it’s not unlike Sears-Kmart... what fool would try to restructure them and what would they get out of it?
     
  12. Myron Falwell

    Myron Falwell Director of Graphic Blandishment and Chroma Cues

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    No, WKBW and WMYD were sold by Granite to Scripps months before the Journal merger.
     
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  13. Myron Falwell

    Myron Falwell Director of Graphic Blandishment and Chroma Cues

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    The same fools who are trying to restructure iHeart and Cumulus... John Malone, for one.
     
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  14. CLETVFan

    CLETVFan AM Anchor

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    If The Now continues to sink in Cleveland, would WOIO start beating out WEWS in the late afternoon and early evening slots, plus 11pm?
     
  15. CLETVFan

    CLETVFan AM Anchor

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    "Steve" on WEWS is now going up against "Family Feud" - hosted by Steve Harvey - on WOIO. So it's Steve vs. Steve in Cleveland!! Weren't both shows not supposed to air opposite each other?
     
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  16. oknewsguy

    oknewsguy News Director

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    It's a good question and I would venture out and say yes but let's wait and see what WKYC and WJW does (especially WJW) before I can give you a straight answer (besides that any discussion about the other Cleveland-area stations can be discussed elsewhere)
     
  17. Weeters

    Weeters Director of Operations
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    The big, gaudy black trapezoid bug certainly is new... Looks like someone made it in PowerPoint compared to the old bug. And yeah, the old package used white lower thirds and red ones for breaking news, but it seems like they're always red now.

    I feel like these are a step backwards. The old package looked a lot more modern.
     
  18. ns8401

    ns8401 Station Group CEO

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    Neither of those groups has much hope... both are big but both have previous financial difficulties... now you are in Greyhound territory... how many bankruptcies can we squeeze out of this thing?
     
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    mrschimpf News Director

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    Checked in with both WTMJ and WGBA and their "Now" treatment; it looks like WGBA is playing it straight with some local content where it's fit in naturally, while WTMJ is giving it a more selective treatment as if it's a wire service, though today was an unusual edition due to Jordy Nelson's release from the Packers and the wait for a news conference with the team (which thank goodness started after primetime and both stations sanely decided to give it the 'more at 10' treatment rather than pre-empt The Voice for it). Oddly, WTMJ isn't using the custom time/temp bug any longer.
     
  20. Webovision

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    tmj4's version of the now was doing pretty well ratings-wise... so they might have some freedom to keep parts of their old format... one of the few "nows" where the ratings went up from the show it replaced ("wisconsin tonight" was a dumpster fire)

    that bug was the normal now bug without the current conditions icon... a limitation of viz ticker versus newsroom solutions that scripps standardized everyone else on... someone told me they were working on adding it but it was very low priority... guess no one got around to it...
     

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