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WESH, the Orlando Hearst Television NBC affiliate, has moved to temporary set as it readies its studio space for a new set.
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WIVB-TV (Channel 4) is back in the regularly scheduled sportscast game on its 6 p.m. news after almost a two-year absence.
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In Rockford, Ill., WREX, Quincy Media’s NBC affiliate, is the first station in the market to debut a drone, which it’s calling REX-1.
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The Colorado Broadcasters Association announced the winners of the Awards of Excellence and Certificate of Merit, and KUSA, KDVR, KOAA, KKTV, and KXRM were among the winners
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WBOC is the first television station on Delmarva to legally launch drones for news-gathering and commercial production with six FAA certified unmanned aircraft operators.
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Madison, Wisconsin ABC affiliate WKOW launched the market’s first news gathering drone yesterday.
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Hearst Television’s independent WMOR Tampa (DMA 11) has signed an exclusive promotional and broadcast partnership with the United Soccer League’s Tampa Bay Rowdies for the 2017 season.
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Charter Communications’ Spectrum Networks will broadcast 10 Los Angeles Dodgers games on Tribune Broadcasting’s KTLA Los Angeles (DMA 2).
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KOIN, the Nexstar Media Group-owned CBS affiliate in Portland, Ore. (DMA 25), will expand its weekend early evening newscasts by one half-hour, with additional local news content available online at KOIN.com.
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Tribune’s Hartford Fox affiliate WTIC showed off its new drone which will be using to “keep track of weather and traffic and for capturing nice shots of the sunrise.”
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Graham Media Group’s NBC affiliate WSLS Roanoke, Va. (DMA 67) has become the 700th station subscribing to comScore's local TV ratings service, meaning all the major affiliates in Roanoke now use comScore’s local television ratings.
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More than month after opening the country’s first bureau in Cuba, Miami ABC affiliate WPLG is opening a full time bureau in Washington, D.C.
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KCAU, the ABC affiliate in Sioux City, Iowa, has debuted a new set in its new home.
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Los Angeles ABC-owned station KABC has upgraded its helicopter with a new zoom lens and improved moving map technology.
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The station wanted to create a promo for the longest-running anchor team in town that had the kind of production value worthy of airing alongside Super Bowl ads that may have costs millions to produce.
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WRNN, based in Rye Brook, NY, in the New York City market, may end up out-earning every station in the country in the FCC’s auction, pulling in $212 million.
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WITF-TV in Harrisburg, Pa., will use $25 million in spectrum auction proceeds to bankroll three new initiatives, including a possible statewide news organization.
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The University of South Florida has sold WUSF Television as part of the Federal Communication Commissions's spectrum auction.
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The public television station announced Thursday that it will reap $9.9 million from the sale of its broadcast frequency, enough to completely retire its long-term debt with a few million to spare.
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KENS, CBS 5 San Antonio, became the latest Tegna station to debut the group’s unique set design that emphasizes flexibility.
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TV stations looking for examples of successful locally-produced programming to replace syndicated fare need look no further than Dayton, Ohio.
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WKBW-TV, the ABC affiliate, is giving away iPad Air 2's during its 11 p.m. weeknight newscasts. It will give away one each weeknight through March 2, the day after the end of the February sweeps.
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San Francisco Nexstar-owned station KRON has been eulogized many times by those who cover local TV, but recent ratings show the station may be coming back to life.
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The University of South Florida has sold WUSF Television as part of the Federal Communication Commissions's spectrum auction.
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Millennials are often touted as the key segment that brands must effectively connect with because they represent the future of marketing. Yet, often overlooked is the baby boomer segment, which could pose problems for retailers.
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Fox affiliate WBRC Birmingham, Ala. (DMA 45) is the first Raycom Media station to launch aerial news-gathering with an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), which it says is the first in the market.
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Nine months into the effort, NBC-owned WRC Washington has recovered $1 million for consumers seeking help via the station’s consumer investigative unit, NBC4 Responds.
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NBC affiliates in Georgia and Mississippi raised $585,000 to help victims of the destructive tornadoes that hit south Georgia in January.
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The newest member of WGME’s fleet is “Weather Authority 1,” the station’s mobile weather vehicle. The station, the CBS affiliate in Portland, Maine, says the vehicle is stocked with “state of the art equipment” and that it can link and feed data to the station’s weather center.
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Telemundo’s East Coast flagship station, WNJU New York, launched Telemundo 47 Investiga, the station’s new investigative unit. Led by WNJU’s new investigative reporter Pablo Gutierrez, the unit will complement the station’s consumer investigative unit, Telemundo 47 Responde by delivering in-depth reports.
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The "Fox 19 Now" 10 p.m. newscast has been the No. 1 late news with viewers age 25-54 – the "money demographic" most advertisers want to reach—through fall (August-November).
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KCET, the PBS station serving Southern and Central California, begins celebrating Black History Month tonight and all through February by airing, Trials of Muhammad Ali, a documentary on Ali’s life.
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WBTS, the new NBC-owned outlet in Boston, replaced long-time affiliate, Sunbeam Television’s WHDH. CBS-owned WBZ decided “it would be a great time to emphasize our consistency and stability and showcase our station’s incredible legacy as New England’s first TV station."
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WFTV, the Cox-owned ABC affiliate in Orlando, Fla., won a Regional Emmy Award for set design last month. The visionary design was created by the Z Space team in collaboration with the WFTV station staff.
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Like the tornadoes that struck the area around Albany, Ga., on Jan. 21 and 22, 2017, one of them was an EF3 that was one the ground for more than an hour cutting a 70-mile path across the area.
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According to Nielsen, on March 1, TV networks that have implemented technology that allows content to be measured on various platforms will be able to release that data about their own shows to the public. Agencies will then also receive the info.
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WeatheRate, an independent, nonpartisan, weather verification company, has named NBC O&O WCAU to be the most accurate weather forecaster in Philadelphia.
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WFTV, the Cox-owned ABC affiliate in Orlando, Fla., won a Regional Emmy Award for set design in December, 2016.
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KRIV, Houston’s Fox O&O, has turned its studio into a “scenic storytelling environment,” according to the Devlin Design Group.
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Charles Warren, also known as Charlie, recently appeared on WGHP’s segment, Van’s Weather Kids. WGHP is Tribune’s Fox affiliate in Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, N.C. That performance is getting him national attention — a visit to New York City to appear on the national news show, Fox and Friends, this morning. Not bad for a 9-year-old.
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70 years ago, WTTG became the first commercial television station in Washington, D.C.
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For the first time in 25 years, Wilkes-Barre-Scranton, Pennsylvania Fox affiliate WOLF is producing its own 10 p.m. newscast.
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Janeen Vogelaar stepped into KARE, Tegna’s NBC affiliate in Minneapolis, about six months ago when she was named director of marketing and creative services.
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WLS, the ABC O&O in Chicago, has been running an image campaign that focuses on the station’s reputation for accuracy.
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A dusty saloon from the Wild West is the setting for Scripps-owned Tucson, Ariz., ABC affil KGUN’s holiday spot.
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NBC O&O WNBC-TV is promoting a new S-band radar system. Dubbed “Storm Tracker 4,” the new radar system will debut later this winter and cover the station’s entire tristate viewing area centered around New York City.
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After a video showing Carrier employees reacting to the news they’ll soon lose their jobs went viral in February, Indianapolis ABC affiliate WRTV went all in on the story about the local plant being moved to Monterrey, Mexico.
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WVIT, the NBC-owned affiliate in Hartford, won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for its investigative series, Crumbling Foundations.
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KUSA, Tegna’s NBC affiliate in Denver, raised more than $187,000 to take veterans, their guardians and medical personnel to the U.S. Capitol to see the national memorials dedicated to their service.
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Ten Sinclair stations are already equipped with drones and the personnel to operate them and 35 will get them next year, says Sinclair Chief Pilot Jeff Rose. “Viewers love drones, he says. “They go over really big.”
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