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  1. Oh God, it's going to happen... (cool mock btw)
    4 points
  2. From Scripps Scripps is acquiring: • WPIX, the No.5-ranked CW affiliate in New York City • KASW, the CW affiliate in Phoenix (which joins the Scripps ABC affiliate there) • WSFL, the CW affiliate in Miami–Fort Lauderdale (adjacent to the Scripps NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Florida) • KSTU, the No. 2-ranked Fox affiliate in Salt Lake City • WTKR, the No. 2-ranked CBS affiliate, and WGNT, the CW affiliate, in Norfolk, Virginia • WTVR, the No. 2-ranked CBS affiliate in Richmond, Virginia • WXMI, the Fox affiliate in Grand Rapids, Michigan
    2 points
  3. It didn't matter who was going to purchase WATN/WLMT in the end as the new owners were going to be in an uphill battle competing against the well-established stations in the Memphis market regardless. Then again, with every station changing owners (WMC to Gray, WREG to Nexstar, WHBQ to Terrier (woof), and now WATN/WLMT to TEGNA), it'll be interesting to see how everybody fares going forward.
    2 points
  4. Sorting out Indianapolis is all that is left. They are asking for the waiver to keep the current Tribune duopoly together. Otherwise they'll have to mix and match.
    2 points
  5. KASW fits KNXV like a glove. It's also noteworthy how this gives Scripps what it typically hasn't had much of: CBS, Fox and CW affiliates. Surprised to see this much of an acquisition from Tegna. Nexstar must be happy that Tegna, which lately has seemed to have the reverse Midas touch, is buying one of their chief competitors (WNEP).
    2 points
  6. Probably try to run it out of WPTV or just hold onto it to eventually swap for something else. Terrier is screwed. I'm getting same vibe I got from Four Points or Newport or Local TV. There is nothing realistic to take anymore. As I said, if I'm Tegna I'm looking long and hard at WFXT right now. It's their only real path to any sort of expansion in New England short buying Hearst or hoping that Citadel gives up the ghost. It would be an improvement over the status quo and since Terrier lost their one path for anything in the Northeast short maybe Hubbard it's the ri
    2 points
  7. Considering a very defined time period for a potential buy back, it is clearly dependent on the FCC significantly modifying ownership caps. With all the consolidation that has occurred, from a. consumer and legislative perspective that may be a major hurdle. Scripps is a far better option than either Sinclair or Nexstar. What is surprising, is the new Apollo/Cox combination, was not in the mix. Perhaps they were too late to the party.
    2 points
  8. Forget WNEP - $75 million seems EXTRAORDINARILY low for a station in the #1 DMA, even if it’s ranked 5th in the market.
    2 points
  9. WNEP is getting Borged, aren't they?
    2 points
  10. Well, MCTYW had a good run at WNEP. Hope they're ready to C Clarity.
    1 point
  11. WBFS did have a 10PM news for a while as did WSFL in the late 90s and early 2000s but considering how strong WSVN is, I doubt it makes any financial sense to run a newscast. I just think that more than likely they will start hubbing out of WPTV (like MC and other functions) so that it can be literally low cost.
    1 point
  12. Probably think they can also hub it with WPTV From a source within Graham, that will probably not happen. If anything, Warren Buffet will probably sell back to Graham if and when he does not want to run WPLG anymore. Not only that, technically WPLG is still mostly managed by Graham.
    1 point
  13. Now that Natalie won't be co-hosting Access Hollywood anymore, I wonder if she will go back to The TODAY Show fulltime?
    1 point
  14. Whoa! WTVR and WTKR/WGNT to the Lighthouse. First time in Virginia for Scripps. I can see the current graphics now (hopefully, they keep their current logos) and Stephen Arnold's Inergy music package. Will we see The Now: RVA (nickname for Richmond) and The Now: Hampton Roads soon? WTVR's rival WWBT currently use the NBC version of Inergy since 2014. But after switching to another Arnold package (The Rock) in 2015, Inergy currently survives on investigative and sports segments. Time for WWBT to drop Inergy. Good luck with WTVR and WTKR/WGNT, Scripps. Oh, and PIX 11, too. Wow, I'm surprised.
    1 point
  15. WPIX going to Scripps is probably the one I like the most. Of all the non O&Os, Scripps is in my opinion the best in terms of quality of production. WPIX should be fine under them, though the graphics package will change.
    1 point
  16. I would think WPTV an hour or two up the road would produce newscasts for them. I think Scripps is a good fit for WPIX. I agree that there is bad optics on Nexstar’s part for selling WPIX, seeing that they have much of New York state covered.
    1 point
  17. Based on the comments section of the article, this Mario Lopez guy is NOT well-liked. Interesting move.
    1 point
  18. I was told that the deal is expected to be finalized between April 1 and 15.
    1 point
  19. I think now we know TWO of the buyers... https://www.tegna.com/tegna-to-acquire-11-local-television-stations-in-eight-markets/ http://scripps.com/press-releases/1232-scripps-to-acquire-eight-television-stations-from-nexstar-tribune-merger-divestitures
    1 point
  20. This is marked as a "Circle K commercial" (which is what it is), but at the :30 mark, there is a KTVK teaser from 1985 ("Eyewitness News" era) featuring weekend anchors (at the time) Frank Camacho and Heidi Foglesong.
    1 point
  21. WTTG is adding a new 4pm hour in the spring, competing against WRC & WJLA. They didn't announce an exact date. But could they be launcing before the May books?
    1 point
  22. I don't get all the KYW hate either. Ukee and new-Jessica are fine. Kate Bilo is very good, as is Don Bell. I'll admit the field reporters vary wildly in quality, but they're just reporting the facts on the ground, not doing in-depth analysis. I prefer the more upbeat coverage. I don't need if-it-bleeds-it-leads and over-dramatizing everything. I think what's killing them is that familiarity is what drives local ratings and high turnover is killing them there. Especially in the mornings, although I was thrilled when Meisha Johnson moved on. I know guys loved her because she was su
    1 point
  23. If you're longtime game show fans as I am, be prepared to the return of two classic games coming back to ABC (Not for syndication). ABC is doubling down on its game-show revival business, adding both Card Sharks and Press Your Luck to its roster of retro redos, where they will join Match Game, $100,000 Pyramid, (Celebrity) Family Feud and To Tell the Truth. (Judging by The Gong Show‘s absence from ABC’s press site, I’d say it got gonged.) Pre-production on hour-long episodes is underway, with an eye on spring premiere dates, Vulture reports.
    1 point
  24. Here's the opening and closing of KXXV's 5pm newscast recorded tonight (1/2/19) following the acquisition by the E.W. Scripps Company.
    1 point

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