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  1. Shareholders have re-elected all 12 TEGNA directors. https://tvnewscheck.com/article/top-news/248363/shareholders-re-elect-all-12-tegna-directors/ This campaign lead by Kim was ill-timed and honestly, comes off as desperate. I'm glad the shareholders saw that. I'd go a step further and say that Kim is responsible for the furloughs due to the cost TEGNA had to endure to hire advisory firms, etc, but this is out of my area of expertise so I'll leave it at that.
  2. The scolding continues from another advisory firm: https://tvnewscheck.com/article/top-news/248085/egan-jones-recommends-tegna-director-nominees/
  3. The current TEGNA board appears to be receiving a lot of support: https://tvnewscheck.com/article/top-news/248020/advisory-firm-recommends-tegnas-nominees/ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tegna-standardgeneral/proxy-adviser-iss-backs-standard-general-nominee-brown-at-tegna-idUSKBN21Z2BJ?il=0 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tegna-standardgeneral/ariel-investments-says-backs-tegna-in-fight-with-standard-general-idUSKCN21V2BK The vote takes place next Thursday.
  4. Spoiler alert: there isn't a single bank that is going to back/finance a transaction as big as what TEGNA is worth because of the current pandemic that has essentially caused our economy to collapse. Which is why Gray and Apollo dropped their bids. Nobody had to jump through hoops for anything. And yes, it was COVID-19 that ended those talks.
  5. I can't wait for all this to blow up in Soo Kim's face.
  6. They switched back because the school closures part of the Newsroom Solutions Ticker/Prime wasn't/isn't done being built.
  7. I'm not entirely sure. Air Comfort Solutions, the company, is a big spender in advertising. It could be that there was another suitor willing to pay more, so a name change may be on the horizon again. For now, it's just Chopper 4 again. I'm no longer there, so I can't say for certain. As a side note, Air Comfort Solutions Chooper 4 was a mouthful and I was never a fan of that brand.
  8. It appears every two-weeks starting Thursday, February 27 will be rollout dates for the remaining Tribune stations until the end of June. Also, the first group of stations will be getting their websites changed over on Monday.
  9. I think the biggest takeaway from this article is that Apollo does not intend to keep the CMG properties. That said, these Hedge fund companies can stick it where the sun don't shine.
  10. https://wgno.com/ has launched Nexstar's web design.
  11. KFOR launches their equipment on January 9th - they're keeping the current graphics package. KTVI will follow at the end of January. It also looks like the websites will be migrated toward the end of January through February. They're likely going to go with the current Nexstar look and feel once the migration is complete.
  12. Spoiler alert: If their IFB isn't working it's probably because they're late to the studio and that's on them. When a reporter does this, it's because they aren't mix-minused properly, so they hear feedback (themselves on a delay) which isn't delightful. Usually a result of an audio operator forgetting to do so.
  13. I spoke too soon. Of course after I posted this, I learned that Nexstar's graphic hub is indeed remaking some of Tribune's packages for Xpression. I guess it'll be up to the CSDs on whether or not to keep their current packages.
  14. I am hearing that WREG is next up with a launch on Thursday. KFOR will follow in January. These launches involve replacing TONS, Opus, Flight, and any other technology created under Tribune. Bit Central, ENPS, and Ross Xpression seem to be what the former Tribune stations will be turning over to. Nexstar has templates for their graphics packages already built for Xpression, so it seems likely most former Tribune stations will pick a Nexstar package for times sake. I believe they are moving quick because flash will be removed from all web browsers in December of 2020, and OPUS is a flash based program.
  15. Can confirm. The axe is swinging at KFOR, so far an anchor position has been eliminated along with various administrative positions. You truly hate to see it.
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