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Georgie56

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  1. Georgie56

    Nexstar to acquire Tribune

    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.
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    AT&T buying Time Warner?

    It could happen. http://www.businessinsider.com/reports-att-in-advanced-talks-to-acquire-time-warner-2016-10
  3. There’s a report out that ESPN/ABC is considering going after either one of Fox’s NFC or CBS’ AFC Sunday afternoon packages. I bet they would want the former since the NFC is in larger markets. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/01/08/report-abc-considering-going-after-nfl-sunday-package/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
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    Out & About

    How unfortunate.
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    Nexstar to acquire Tribune

    Would New Fox really want a station in Des Moines? It makes sense not to bid in that case. Side note: that FTVLive article basically plagiarized that Bloomberg piece.
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    March Madness 2019

    Looks like we’re pretty much going back to the old format for Sunday’s Selection Show. No more studio audience or alphabetical order reveals. Thank God. https://awfulannouncing.com/cbs/cbs-turner-go-back-to-basics-with-a-one-hour-ncaa-tournament-selection-show.html
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    AT&T buying Time Warner?

    Surprised nobody is talking about this. WarnerMedia is working to phase out the Turner name on its cable networks. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/turner-brand-time-warner-tnt-tbs-trutv-1203160652/ And there’s some speculation that CNN may leave Atlanta behind: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/ted-turner-name-likely-stripped-new-warnermedia-company-after-85b-n982696
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    Random WBBM Thread

    I hope Rob ends up at WGN. It would be perfect for him.
  9. This is a strategic move. I like it and it's smart optics from NBC.
  10. @newsanchor26 mentioned it in the shoutbox, but WBFF debuted new graphics today. Could this be the new Sinclair package? [attachment=4622:name] [attachment=4623:name] [attachment=4624:name]
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    Nexstar...again

    And there shouldn’t be any uneasy feelings amongst station staff this time, hopefully.
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    Fox in talks to sell to Disney

    The end of an era. But I suppose Disney needed something else after Touchstone/Miramax faded.
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    Out & About

    So they pulled a KTTV basically.
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    Out & About

    Out goes Ron Corning at WFAA. http://www.unclebarky.com/dfw_files/39720003e97502ef6069b1bc872f6d3e-4379.html
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    February 2019 Sweeps Roundup

    No big surprises in Chicago, as WGN Morning News is still #1 in households and A 25-54. WGN also has twin wins at midday. WLS wins at 4, 5, 6, and 10pm in households and A 25-54. Meanwhile in Dallas, everybody finished first in at least one timeslot, but KDFW is the overall winner amongst A 25-54.
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    Random WGN thread

    That looks so much better. Kind of a worthless upgrade, though, considering this is the final season of sports on WGN.
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    Random WGN thread

    I like how they didn't explicitly mention it in the promo.
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    AT&T buying Time Warner?

    Atreya is one of the worst hires CN has made. At least Stuart Snyder learned from the live-action fiasco that plagued the network. For the record, Adult Swim exists for a reason.
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    Out & About

    WSVN is still 5 hours. 5-10am.
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    Cox sells majority TV interest to Apollo

    Nice name, Terrier Media.
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    Out & About

    KDFW is adding Sam Gannon, who comes from KOKH, to their sports team, mainly co-hosting Free4All with Mike Doocy. She starts later this month. http://unclebarky.com/dfw_files/0d658b3bcef2c49371e40979325dc5be-4371.html
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    February 2019 Sweeps Roundup

    We’ve repeated ourselves many times on this subject, but... CBS wants the full two hours of CTM cleared on all of its affiliates. They want the largest audience they can get for the show. WWL and KUTV preempted the show entirely/moved it to a sister station and only showed the 8am hour of it, respectively. CBS had an issue with both cases and mandated that both stations show the full two hours. WFMY, KOTV, and WTOC all get away with airing local news after 7am because they show the full two hours of CTM on a one-hour delay, which apparently is good enough for CBS.
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    Today Show

    I figured so. No way would NBC use a TWC OCM after they sold them off.
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    Today Show

    Kinda surprising that TWC OCMs are still appearing on Today after the Bryon Allen acquisition.
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