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The Frog

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  1. A move spurred in part by WFAA's recent reception woes, no doubt. Their signal has been more elusive than usual since they completed their facility changes this summer. Reducing ERP on VHF wasn't a good idea. This strikes me as a really roundabout way of doing what should've been a simple facility swap. If the plan is for Estrella to acquire WFAA's VHF facility, surely this could've been done in a more straightforward fashion? For Estrella, easily parting with an O&O in DMA #5 and potentially ending up on a weaker signal doesn't send a good message about their future. Either way, Tegna can maneuver this into more cap space...
  2. This wouldn't shock me. Remember when Fox entertained the possibility of selling their O&O's to Amazon?
  3. It's hard to picture Disney cutting ABC loose. So much of their infrastructure and properties are tied up with the network. IIRC just recently Disney was using ABC as a bargaining chip in NFL negotiations. But the O&O stations? I can definitely see those on the chopping block.
  4. WFAA is the likeliest candidate.
  5. XFL has filed for Chapter 11. https://www.tmz.com/2020/04/13/xfl-bankruptcy-league-fold-millions-lay-offs/ EDIT: Interestingly, THR reports that they're seeking a buyer: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/vince-mcmahons-xfl-files-bankruptcy-up-sale-1290073
  6. XFL is following suit in being Corona'd. That's a tough break for a start-up league.
  7. Man, who is even left to buy the conflicts?
  8. The league is off to a great start.
  9. The AAF was in fact a time buy. With the XFL, the networks are handling production in-house and it shows.
  10. XFL on ESPN graphics package: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49jIhh-dqRE
  11. Internal speculation is that ViacomCBS could buy out WarnerMedia's stake in The CW, or vice versa. The ownership shifts will come to a head at some point. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/cw-cbs-warnermedia-1203294203/
  12. The hell? That sounds unprecedented. I wonder what chain of events led to that.
  13. The fall CW Plus schedule is out: http://cwplustv.com/eastern-pacific-schedule/ From the schedule it appears that American Dad, Cheaters, Cleveland Show, King of the Hill, King of Queens, and Rules of Engagement are potentially leaving syndication and Bob's Burgers will begin weekday runs.
  14. MyNet's 2019-20 schedule https://tvnewscheck.com/article/top-news/236232/mynetworktv-announces-fall-2019-schedule/
  15. The CW has a new home in Columbia. https://tvnewscheck.com/article/top-news/235428/the-cw-moving-to-wis-tv-columbia-in-fall/
  16. 'Sinclair to Buy Fox Sports Networks From Disney' What a doozy of a headline. Imagine reading that a few years ago.
  17. Done deal. https://www.wsj.com/articles/sinclair-to-acquire-sports-networks-from-disney-11556835269?mod=hp_lead_pos6
  18. How do WCIU's ratings compare to WPWR?
  19. https://tvnewscheck.com/article/top-news/234122/weigels-wciu-chicago-adds-cw-affiliation/
  20. Page Six TV is done. Signs point towards Disney folding 20th Television. https://deadline.com/2019/04/page-six-tv-syndicated-pop-culture-show-end-second-season-1202589350/
  21. Welp, the AAF just folded. It's up to you now, Vince.
  22. Fox Corporation celebrates their first day with a sizzle reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJdPVkTGV2k
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