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  1. 47 minutes ago, Geoffrey said:


    I'm not entirely sure that would have worked. Robin's show did not have the political and international focus that the main network has. While it might have been refreshing to see CNN getting back to reporting more than three or four topics an hour, I don't think they would do that. 

    I do see your point. However I would argue that CNN has failed in the mornings for 20 years and so maybe the lighter flair of Robin would have led to something more successful than what CNN has been doing. I’m sure robin could be serious if the situation called for it. 

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  2. 5 hours ago, kdex86 said:

    First it was Nexstar.


    Then is was Tegna.


    Now Cox Media is the next station group to potentially have a dispute with DirecTV.

    Source: https://www.nexttv.com/news/directv-and-cox-media-look-set-for-another-retrans-standoff-as-station-group-accuses-pay-tv-operator-of-attacking-local-journalism


    WFXT was running a ticker during syndicated programming alerting viewers of a potential blackout:



    a reminder that Cox has been in dispute with dish since October 2022. Don’t expect a quick settlement 

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  3. yeah - the talent opens aren't that good. The transitions don't match the music and it's too busy / crowded. Why WABC insists on holding onto them I'll never know. They did the same thing with their 2012 package, butcher a good open by cramming talent shots into the open.

  4. 1 hour ago, SoCalLocal said:

    Remember when The WB and UPN Merged and they chose Hi performing stations like Nexstar's predecessor Tribune and CBS' Stations groups? None of the FOX Owned UPN stations in larger markets from the Chris Craft/United Television stations after the company bought it didn't get the CW and they started their network. It flopped 3 years later to become a syndication service and become a shell of their stations and twin-stick with their FOX O&Os. 


    I am curious how the CW will last. If It was Tribune, they would pull the plug on the CW. One of the executives at the Tribune was threatening not to renew their contract with the CW because of their performance.

    remember when Tribune rebranded all of their CW stations to deemphasize The CW affiliation? It’s never been a ratings winner and never will be 

  5. 11 hours ago, mouseboy33 said:

    they are almost entirely airing the CNNi feed anyway. CNNi is a shell of its former self. Most of the legacy anchors and reporters have left and its down to a few hours now. Zucker & Co really dropped the ball with CNNI and HLN. Focusing entirely on US politics have really destroyed CNN brand and IMO the other channels has been left to flounder and die and other channels have moved into their spaces. THere are loads of 24hr Streaming channels in the US that replaces what HLN used to do for decades. And CNN international has effectively been shelved and replaced with BBC and AJE.  Sad Really. I dont think this bargain basement MAX effort will help do anything help them gain any traction. Its all just sad to watch this legacy channel flounder this way. 

     And sadly with bean counter Zaslov in charge it’s highly unlikely that CNNi will be able to recapture any of its former glory 


    the gutting of HLN is the most bizarre to me as you could easily make a low cost operation with repeated or repeating news on rotation. Total failure of corporate leadership and lack of vision. 

    Sometimes I really wonder how different things would be of Ted had never sold to TimeWarner 

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  6. 6 hours ago, Megatron81 said:

    Nexstar would be in hot water if they tried to get a deal with Mission with DIRECTV as even know that it is a shell company Mission has to get a deal with Pay-TV on their own. Seems that smaller companies take forever to get done with DIRECTV, Dish with Mission almost a year it has been off both Sat TV. I was without Wood TV for year when Suckyvision oh I mean Cablevision in Kazoo couldn't agree with them in 97 but Cablevision always got Wood TV back on just in time for Super Bowls 28, 30 & 32. I didn't have Cablevision for Super Bowls 28 & 30 although Cablevision found a loop pole in 96 Wood TV returned after a week or 10 days.


    When there wasn't a deal ever reached why it was off for a year before 2 days before Super Bowl 32 and at the time it wasn't even about retrans it was to get a local weather channel on basic cable which Cablevision refused which became WXSP in Aug of 99 as a general entertainment channel and UPN station. Wasn't until Charter bought Suckyvision in Kazoo when WXSP was in the lineup May of 2001.   

     The Cox stations are still not on Dish, it’s been a year so far. dish really drags things out in their negotiations 

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  7. 42 minutes ago, bostonmediaguy said:

     What I find interesting is that there will be no prime time news on KTSW, WTOG, or WKBD


    yet there will be 8pm news on WUPA 

    5 minutes ago, T.L. Hughes said:

    Not to mention, sports.


    Also, WPCH is technically still a superstation in Canada, which poses an interesting situation given that The CW is now running Canadian imports like Son of a Critch and Children Ruin Everything, likely subjecting them to simsubbing over WPCH’s signal on cable and satellite providers there (since they are originals on domestic networks like CTV), like the network’s American-produced originals have been.

    I’d be really interested to know what kind of viewership WPCH gets in Canada….I doubt it significant. 

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