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  1. “Adell told B+C he did not have an affiliation agreement with The CW, but agreed to air the network as an “accommodation” as he awaited the FCC’s signoff on the sale.” Someone just needs to get this boy away now. If he is “accommodating” them, like he says, he has a contract with them. How is Scripps and WMYD breaking anything? The CW/Nexstar had to go to them, not the other way around.
  2. Someone has been nipping in the cooking sherry again.
  3. No, Tom isn’t the king of Chicago weather… he is the God of Chicago weather and the God of local TV weather.
  4. I couldn’t find any previous topics for this, so I made one. The BBC has once again released its annual pay list. This is only for those getting pay from the BBC more than likely from the tv license fee. Gary Lineker still comes in on top with £1.35M ($1.74M). Everyone else is below £1M. BBC News main anchor Huw Edwards is still between £435,000 to £439,999 (roughly $563,000 to 569,000), which is way below what the big three network anchors make. Full list from the BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-66156287
  5. I know we have talked about this before for previous years, but why hasn’t the BBC, ITV, and Channel 4 tired to sell some of their shows to the US syndicate market? I’ll say it, I will watch Countdown, Pointless, and Tipping Point before I watch another newscast.
  6. KRON will add a 2pm newscast and will rejoin everyone else at 11pm. Safe to say the 8 and 9 will be axed. https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/kron4-to-become-cw-affiliate-this-fall/
  7. Add another one to the list: WISH-TV meteorologist Randy Ollis announced this morning he is leaving the station at the end of August. https://www.wishtv.com/news/local-news/randy-ollis-to-step-away-from-wish-tv-in-august/
  8. Long time NewsChannel 5 anchor Vicki Yates has announced she is retiring at the start of June https://www.newschannel5.com/news/vicki-yates-to-retire-after-more-than-three-decades-at-newschannel-5
  9. Update to with the BBC and Channel 4. A lot has happened since May like one PM kicked out by his party, another that just up and quit, and one that seems to be ok. We also say “God Save The King.” Anyway, the sale of Channel 4 is off and has been since January. The last time talk of selling Channel 4 was back in 2016. As for the BBC, well things have changed and some may not. BBC World News did merge with the BBC News Channel (UK). Not many people are happy with that. BBC 4 might stay on the air now. Ratings for the network in December hit 19 million while February was 15.9 million. Four is running mainly older programming like Come Dancing and the great Keeping Up Appearances. The budget for Four is £22M while BBC Three has a budget of £80M and has had terrible ratings since restarting. At the same time, the BBC is cutting roughly 1000 hours of programming this year. In 2022, the broadcaster made 12,500 hours, or 34.25 hours a day. As for CBBC, no changes have been made thus far. https://deadline.com/2023/01/channel-4-sale-off-rishi-sunak-michelle-donelan-1235211970/ https://deadline.com/2023/03/bbc-considers-bbc4-closure-u-turn-1235314448/amp/ https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-65129480.amp
  10. Streaming? That’s just a fad. Betamax, that is the future.
  11. Well, well, well. This gonna be great for WOOD-TV. I’m pretty sure they are happy about this and celebrating in the newsroom. https://www.woodtv.com/about-us/wood-tv8-launches-two-hour-delayed-news-stream/ If you listen carefully, you can hear Fox17 and WZZM putting new promos together.
  12. Screenshot from my phone at the start of the news at 10. It still has traces of the Nexstar days, but it was probably easier refresh than a full studio remodel. The BAM behind Phil and Alexis is something I haven’t seen in the market before. I don’t really know if any markets around Indy have something like it. Graphics package looks like Action News Jax meets WISH graphics from Nexstar. I did notice “steps” behind Phil, which makes me wonder if the desk can be moved and those can be used for any anchor stand ups for specials, etc.
  13. Meteorologist Stephanie Mead posted this last week. If you look past what she is wearing, it looks like weather is back in studio while news is still in the newsroom. Based on the background, they are probably keeping their current graphics package.
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