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Everything posted by NowBergen

  1. Nexstar has been so successful with NewsNation you would think they would keep people who really know what they are doing in place.
  2. I find it interesting that Nexstar/Mission want to have their cake and eat it too. PIX 11 was blacked out on FiOS due to a retransmission consent disagreement between Nexstar and Verizon. Meanwhile PIX 11 is blacked out on DrecTV due to Mission having a conflict with DirecTV. DirecTV has accused Mission of just being Nexstar. They deny this, yet with PIX 11 blacked out on FiOS, which was only a Nexstar conflict blows Mission's excuse out the window. It is time to end the sham of the sidecar approach to skirt FDA regulations. Mission can't choose who controls it based on circumstance. It makes them less than credible.
  3. Yes, Adam is solo most of the time. So is Gilma on weekend evenings. Didn't she move to follow her husband who got a new job in SC?
  4. They have an occasional night Notre Dame game. How do they handle that? For all 3 networks and Fox, it seems they can only do any original Sat. night programming from January to late August.
  5. Sadly all the networks gave up on Saturday nights years ago. I would not expect to ever see again a high rated night like when CBS had All in the Family, Bob Newhard Show (the original), Carol Burnett among other top rates Saturday night shows. All the networks treat Sat nights as an afterthought for too long.
  6. When was the last time a network bought a station (not counting Telemundo)? ABC, CBS and NBC haven't for many years.
  7. Interesting, when Tribune was in a retransmission fight with Optimum years ago, they actually blocked access from Optimum IP addresses. You can watch CW shows on Hulu.
  8. This has been covered in the retransmission consent squabbles board. In some areas CBS, Fox and the CW are blacked out.
  9. The Providence Journal has an article on how to watch the Patriots game (Nexstar owns the CBS, FOX and CW affiliates). It is of course behind a pay wall for subscribers only. And Gatehouse Media d/b/a Gannett wonders why folks no longer subscribe to a paper that is 90% the same in every Gannett paper.
  10. Since NFL+ as well as Sunday Ticket are not available on Optimum I suspect there is no impact.
  11. As an Optimum customer, I can watch Fox entertainment shows on Hulu. No biggie. The only issue is Sunday NFL - typically the Giants, this week the Jets and the WS should the Yankees make it.
  12. You do realize New Amsterdam is on its final season? Dick Wolf would never agree to airing either Chicago PD or L&O:OC on Tuesdays opposite his own shows on CBS.
  13. Fox5 has not carried any hearings which is no surprise despite other Fox O&Os doing so. Just a confirmatory statement. If Nexstar is serious about being in the news and network business, then I would expect them to allow their owned or operated stations to carry it.
  14. And once again, both WNYW Fox 5 and WWOR My9 in DMA 1 are NOT carrying the hearing. Nor is Nexstar, oops I mean Mission's PIX11.
  15. In Rhode Island that would include CBS, FOX and the CW. No college football on Saturday, no NFL including he home team Patriots on Sundays during the afternoon.
  16. WABC has named a new news director. https://www.nexttv.com/news/cnn-cnbc-vet-scott-matthews-named-news-director-at-wabc-tv
  17. The TVNewsCheck article was an opinion/analysis piece. The only public statement made by NBCUni was earlier in the week, during an investment conference, where they said it and other options are under evaluation. It would give back the hour to local stations. That means no national newscast. It means any station can do what they want (except broadcast a competing network's 10 pm show) - a syndicated talk show, more of the ubiquitous Family Feud, or other game show, off net reruns or expansion of local news etc.
  18. Some of us are old enough to remember when the networks gave up the 7:30 pm time slot to local stations. Look what we got instead! I imagine the hour will be filled with some news and Extra/Access and other type of shows. The statement NBCU/Comcast said in a presentation this week was that is it under evaluation. Lot's of "done deal" speculation is out there. I would imagine it gets complicated as they have to deal with the producers of 10 pm shows, especially Dick Wolf who would lose two hours of content. Would it mean Saturday becomes appointment TV like it was in the days of All in the Family, Mary Tyler Moore and Carol Burnett? That ship sank decades ago.
  19. So they are afraid of the competition? I would think Fox first concern that Nexstar controls many of their stations, being a competitor.
  20. The last line in the article sums it up. Just look at the lack of success at NewsNation.
  21. From where is she coming from? I'm sure I'm not the only one not familiar with her name.
  22. Wasn't KYW a NBC station back then? It was the old Group W stations that carried the Eyewitness News moniker. Once Westinghouse bought CBS, all their NBC stations switched affiliations.
  23. Does MyNetwork provide any value to any station group outside of Fox Owned? It's pretty useless with repeats you can find elsewhere. Have to admit, I never watch Ch 9 WWOR here. No one I know does.
  24. Personally there is a reason I didn’t subscribe to Discovery +. No interest on my part. If they turn HBOMax into a Service of cheap Discovery fare, they will lose subscribers including myself.
  25. Interesting. I’m visiting RI. Neither the Nexstar station (CBS) nor the Sinclair station (NBC) are yet (as of 6:30 am). Standard Media’s ABC station is.
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