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That list at the bottom is the one that's been on their website for months. The line "According to Wotila, NewsNet has signed up 25 affiliates so far since it launched 28 days ago." is questionable si

Does anyone here remember the first 6 months of CNN? Just be happy they have sound for those pictures...   You guys be nice and support these kids. Send them one or 2 pre-paid pizz

There just goes any credibility the network had with one of their anchors(?) hanging out with that guy. 

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2 hours ago, Yankees4life said:

Didn't know Newsnet already did this

 TBF, it is a low-powered indy-ran station

 

Just a descent LinkedIn search shows that this guy is a minister and attorney. He's NOT a journalist. https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenneth-r-fabre-2b26bba0/

This is his YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CallingToKnowGod/videos

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5 hours ago, ABC 7 Denver said:

 

Just a descent LinkedIn search shows that this guy is a minister and attorney. He's NOT a journalist. https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenneth-r-fabre-2b26bba0/

This is his YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CallingToKnowGod/videos

Well...that makes a bit sense as the affiliate (WLFT) is owned by a church 

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On 7/10/2020 at 12:27 AM, Yankees4life said:

Didn't know Newsnet already did this

TBF, it is a low-powered indy-ran station

 

This was the original stated purpose of NewsNet. The original concept seemed to hope that affiliates would start their own small local news departments, that would insert 5 minutes of local news twice an hour. But, surprise, very few stations actually did that. Most stations ended up being low-power stations with 10 other "throwaway" networks that just ran NewsNet national and collected whatever tiny amount of ad revenue they could. 

The new model seems to be convincing stations to replace most of their existing local news departments with an hour of the NewsNet feed with a few minutes of local news sprinkled on top. What that tells me is the original concept is a failure, and they're now moving on to Plan B. They have to make this work.

 

Eric Wotila is riding the already-in-freefall rollercoaster that is local TV news, and is now working on pulling out the brakes.

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What goes away first, News Net or News Nation??   There are parts of this operation that fell a little more polished than News Nation however news net really needs to work on updating it's website more frequently, today they have posted no new news articles. YIKES!   😂 🤣

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1 hour ago, DENDude said:

What goes away first, News Net or News Nation??   There are parts of this operation that fell a little more polished than News Nation however news net really needs to work on updating it's website more frequently, today they have posted no new news articles. YIKES!   😂 🤣

 

NewsNet. NewsNation needs work, but it's not going anywhere.

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On 7/10/2020 at 1:20 PM, ABC 7 Denver said:

 

I don't think it's all that ethical though.

How is it not ethical?  They pay licensing fees to the F.C.C. just like other stations, or is it there political leaning??   If it's not ethical then should NBC not be on KSL-TV?  That's owned by Bonneville International Corp--a subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation, which is owned outright by the LDS Church. 

   
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1 hour ago, DENDude said:

How is it not ethical?  They pay licensing fees to the F.C.C. just like other stations, or is it there political leaning??   If it's not ethical then should NBC not be on KSL-TV?  That's owned by Bonneville International Corp--a subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation, which is owned outright by the LDS Church. 

 

Not the ownership. Just that they are having a reverend who has no journalism background present the news. That's screwed up.

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NewsNet has apparently started a video wire service for TV and radio stations, newspaper websites, and online publications.

 

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NewsNet, America’s free, over-the-air 24-hour news channel, has launched NewsNet Wire, a free content-sharing service allowing stations to access stories of regional and national interest — produced both by the NewsNet network and other NewsNet wire affiliates — while sharing their own video with other stations.

 

“In this day and age, we’ve found that stations are looking for more content while dealing with tight budgets,” said Eric Wotila, NewsNet president. “That’s why we’re initially launching NewsNet wire as a service that’s absolutely free to stations affiliating with the service.”

 

NewsNet Wire is designed to provide a source of video from across the country to independent stations which have limited options for video from outside their local area, and also aims to supplement any other sources of video that station groups or affiliates of other networks may be utilizing within their newscasts.

 

On 11/7/2020 at 8:23 PM, DENDude said:

What goes away first, News Net or News Nation??   There are parts of this operation that fell a little more polished than News Nation however news net really needs to work on updating it's website more frequently, today they have posted no new news articles. YIKES!   😂 🤣

Honestly, if they realize that NewsNation isn't working on WGN America, I could see Nexstar eventually buying NewsNet, integrating their staffs (offering NewsNet staffers to relocate to Chicago to expand the NewsNation staff), and putting the network on Nexstar's stations and station websites (maybe even going the route of ABC News Live, NBC News Now and CBSN by inking deals with AVOD live streamers like Pluto TV, Xumo and Samsung TV Plus).

 

It might be a bit of a cost-efficient way to expand NewsNation to a 24-hour offering, rather than what they could do by converting WGN America into a news channel. Plus, a company like Nexstar would be better able to distribute NewsNet to news-producing network affiliates and independent stations, compared to the current ownership, which has only been able to get WSWG as its only major-network-affiliated outlet in a sea of mostly low-power, diginet-only affiliates. (I won't count KTWO and KYUR since they don't carry the network, even though it produces their newscasts.)

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On 11/18/2020 at 3:46 PM, T.L. Hughes said:

NewsNet has apparently started a video wire service for TV and radio stations, newspaper websites, and online publications.

 

 

Honestly, if they realize that NewsNation isn't working on WGN America, I could see Nexstar eventually buying NewsNet, integrating their staffs (offering NewsNet staffers to relocate to Chicago to expand the NewsNation staff), and putting the network on Nexstar's stations and station websites (maybe even going the route of ABC News Live, NBC News Now and CBSN by inking deals with AVOD live streamers like Pluto TV, Xumo and Samsung TV Plus).

 

It might be a bit of a cost-efficient way to expand NewsNation to a 24-hour offering, rather than what they could do by converting WGN America into a news channel. 

 

What exactly would Nexstar be acquiring in such a transaction? NewsNet has a staff of what, like 15 people of ...questionable qualifications and capabilities, and a cute little broadcast facility in the middle of Michigan. Not gonna happen, just let NewsNet die; the money has to dry up at some point.

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3 hours ago, caliwxdude said:

 

What exactly would Nexstar be acquiring in such a transaction? NewsNet has a staff of what, like 15 people of ...questionable qualifications and capabilities, and a cute little broadcast facility in the middle of Michigan. Not gonna happen, just let NewsNet die; the money has to dry up at some point.

 

Nexstar will not being purchasing NewsNet. NewsNet has a tight 30 minute newscast all originating in Cadillac Michigan, relying on AP and other wire services. It's not leveraging anything that News Nation can't. News Nation can leverage thousands of stations (with any investment) to report news worthy of national attention. NewsNet, on the other hand, relies on the resources of AP, and is never ever having an exclusive. Basically, NewsNet is advert filler.

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On 11/22/2020 at 12:30 PM, caliwxdude said:

 

What exactly would Nexstar be acquiring in such a transaction? NewsNet has a staff of what, like 15 people of ...questionable qualifications and capabilities, and a cute little broadcast facility in the middle of Michigan. Not gonna happen, just let NewsNet die; the money has to dry up at some point.

 

NewsNet will be on and off various subchannels for years to come, never lasting more than a few years on any PSIP. When a better subchannel concept comes down, either at a lower cost for the same ratings or at the same cost for higher ratings, NewsNet will be replaced. Why do you think we see several 480i subchannels squeezed onto the frequency instead of a few really strong first-run subchannels in 1080i? Few people watch them. Providing a wider variety of mediocre, often syndicated programming ensures more ad blocks at standard pricing than discounted ad rates on high quality (and more expensive) subchannel programming. There are fewer big fish in a large pond, than several small fish in thousands of small ponds.

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