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  1. It's really not unique. Len Berman on NBC4 works Sunday-Thursday for quite a while now. I used to live in a different market, most stations had their "A" team of anchors, weather and sports on Sunday through Thursday.
  2. This isn't even accurate. I moved to NY area in 1981. Sue Simmons was anchoring Live at 5 and the 11 pm editions of News4NY at that time. She joined the station long before the stated date of 1991. Roz Abrams worked at WXIA 11 Alive in Atlanta. I stopped reading after the inaccuracies in the post.
  3. Although the NBC O&Os on Peacock are an hour delayed, they do offer live streaming for all newscasts from their website and apps. Nexstar does not do that anymore. In NY where Nexstar (oops Mission, wink, wink) competes with only O&O flagship stations all of which offer live streaming it is less an issue other than pure stupidity in a world where the cord was cut. In other markets where Nexstar controls multiple stations, it can actually be a safety issue when major events or weather issues arise and too many viewers do not have cable access. As brought up in other discussions of this very issue elsewhere on this site, it is irresponsible for Perry Sook to decide this approach. It makes Nexstar the not "must go to" station for live news.
  4. The most recent discussion is confirming that in many markets, there is already saturation of 10 pm newscasts. In some markets there are also 9 pm news broadcasts and not to mention regional "hyper local" cable news stations like Spectrum News, NY1, News 12, etc. It begs for alternative programming on NBC affiliates. How much news can a station put on? NBC stations already broadcast newscasts at 4, 5, 6 and 11. How many stories can be repurposed? If NBC and other networks decide to pull a Fox and give up 10 pm, it begs for program suppliers to come up with some creative alternatives. I'd be concerned about a talk show considering how Jay Leno flamed out very quickly at 10 years ago.
  5. It’s the youth group that performed at the tree lighting. They won a contest for youth choirs. I think it’s great they are getting this exposure. Congratulations to them for their hard work.
  6. 1. I'm glad they did not do that. They have some real good 10 pm shows. 2. I would not be surprised if they are trying to convince another network or both to join them. 3. It gives local stations more time to consider what to put on - it could be a boost to syndicated dramas or comedy. Let's be real, just how much more local news or Family Feud do we all need. Many DMA's already have one or more options already for news at 10, and, have cable options as well.
  7. In Providence both Fox and the CW are blacked out on DirecTV. Saw it myself the other day.
  8. Nexstar, oops Mission stations are still off Cox cable. It’s over a month now.
  9. Nexstar has been so successful with NewsNation you would think they would keep people who really know what they are doing in place.
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. When was the last time a network bought a station (not counting Telemundo)? ABC, CBS and NBC haven't for many years.
  15. 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.
  16. This has been covered in the retransmission consent squabbles board. In some areas CBS, Fox and the CW are blacked out.
  17. 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.
  18. Since NFL+ as well as Sunday Ticket are not available on Optimum I suspect there is no impact.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. WABC has named a new news director. https://www.nexttv.com/news/cnn-cnbc-vet-scott-matthews-named-news-director-at-wabc-tv
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