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15 minutes ago, scrabbleship said:

Also, even with WMUR superserving New Hampshire it isn't like WCVB ignores it totally. More people in New Hampshire watch WCVB than you would think and even with the PBS example there wasn't some backlash, especially from WGBH supporters in New Hampshire, 

 

Did you mean to say there *was* some backlash from NH residents that lost WGBH?

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1 hour ago, ScottJ said:

Comcast and Hearst have reached a new retrans deal covering the entire group, including the out-of-market stations that were scheduled to be dropped later this month. Those stations will remain on Comcast systems in the affected markets.

Glad I can continue watching WBAL when on vacation in Rehoboth or Ocean City.

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WYFF weekday morning anchor Geoff Hart announced that he has been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and will not be returning to the station (effectively announcing his retirement from broadcasting). Hart has been with the station since 1993, serving as sports director before transferring to the news side in 2011 as anchor of WYFF News 4 Today. He had been on medical leave from the station since December.

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Update to the Hearst Media Production Group news: the Litton name is being retired, as HMPG becomes a unified producer for all Hearst-derived TV programming. Litton's website now redirects to a subpage on Hearst's site. Three Litton alumi are taking executive roles in the new subsidiary (founder Dave Morgan and CCO Peter Sniderman retired at the end of last year):

  • Former Litton CCO Bryan Curb is now executive vice president and general manager of E/I programming.
  • Angelica Rose McDaniel, formerly exectctive VP of strategy and creative development, will oversee entertainment.
  • Chris Matthews has been named CFO, more or less the same role he had before.
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1 hour ago, Adam MadMan said:

Update to the Hearst Media Production Group news: the Litton name is being retired, as HMPG becomes a unified producer for all Hearst-derived TV programming. Litton's website now redirects to a subpage on Hearst's site. Three Litton alumi are taking executive roles in the new subsidiary (founder Dave Morgan and CCO Peter Sniderman retired at the end of last year):

  • Former Litton CCO Bryan Curb is now executive vice president and general manager of E/I programming.
  • Angelica Rose McDaniel, formerly exectctive VP of strategy and creative development, will oversee entertainment.
  • Chris Matthews has been named CFO, more or less the same role he had before.

The More You Know....thanks @Adam MadMan! And bye-bye, Litton Entertainment.

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1 hour ago, LTSC1980 said:

Litton’s name may be retired, but E/I programming won’t ever get back to before. Thanks to streaming technology now kids have different way to enjoy

 

The FCC seems content with an obsolete and broken status quo regarding E/I and Hearst has a practical Industrial Complex to keep it alive because without it they'd be hosed.

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1 hour ago, scrabbleship said:

 

The FCC seems content with an obsolete and broken status quo regarding E/I and Hearst has a practical Industrial Complex to keep it alive because without it they'd be hosed.

Nah, by broadening their umbrella beyond E/I, they're hedging that there's still schedule gaps on the weekends; eventually the E/I facade will die, but then they have hours and hours of programming appealing to older audiences that just needs the literal E/I Band-Aid ripped off the screen to fill the time on stations that don't have an NFL game.

 

Even the trades have long acknowledged no one over the age of 5 or under 50 is learning a thing from these shows or watching them seriously. It's a conveyance to offer products to seniors, and fills three hours that would otherwise go to news, infomercials, or much worse syndicated dregs (Allen Media, Associated Television, Telco, or A&E reality shows you already see on A&E).

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