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  1. For those outside of Central Indiana, this move, like the one from ABC to NBC is big. The Indy 500 is seen as a state holiday. Trust me, the people at Fox59 are very happy right now about this. When WTHR (NBC) got it from RTV6 (ABC), they were very happy and started planning right away. Now, the blackout is still probably in tact and will stay that way from now until the end of days.

    How are the people at WTHR feeling? Not happy. for a number of years, the big three network stations in Indy had a share in The Month of May. WISH-TV had the One America 500 Mini Marathon and Indy 500 Parade, RTV6 with the race (tape delay), and WTHR with the awards banquet the next night. Shortly after WISH said they were losing CBS, they also lost the rights to the Mini and Parade to WTHR. I should add the Mini Marathon and Parade are outside of IndyCar and the IMS. The awards banquet is also something outside of IndyCar and the IMS. Unless Fox59/CBS4 make a move for those, don’t expect those to change. 

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  2. 7 hours ago, brianpr3 said:

    I also heard a stort that when scott pelly was on the cbs evening news there was a breaking news story and they had to pull him out of a play he was attending 

    True… It was, sadly, to report the news that Bob Simon had died in a car accident earlier that evening. 

  3. 1 hour ago, nycnewsjunkie said:

    I wouldn’t bet on it. The live broadcast of the Indy 500 has been blacked out in Indianapolis for decades.

    The tape delay ratings in the Indy market still beat out the live ratings in other markets. So for WISH, it would give them a huge boost. 

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  4. 22 hours ago, TresGriffin said:

    Don't forget the late Don Farmer and Chris Curle from back in the day who both came from CNN in the 80's.

    Speaking of CNN, anyone surprised no one in ATL has tried, at this time, to get Robbin Meade? 

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  5. “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. 

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  6. On 6/4/2023 at 5:49 PM, WheelWarrior said:

    So with Rachael Ray leaving, what is the likelihood of WABC and WPVI moving GH back to 2:00 and either adding a 3:00 newscast, or adding a 10:00 AM newscast with Tamron Hall moving to 2:00 or 3:00?


    Well, it’s happening at WPVI. 


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  7. 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

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  8. 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. 

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  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. 





  10. 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. 


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  11. 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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  12. 10 hours ago, mrschimpf said:

    For markets dominated by Nexstar where others have been bought out by them, this is seriously bad news, especially in emergency situations; you can be sure mets will be pissed off they can't say 'stream us live' during a tornado warning (or have to whip up a jerry-rigged FB Live stream to do so). And this is a direct Exhibit A about why net neutrality should definitely apply to broadcasters.

    Hopefully, Deathstar… err Nexstar is smart and will still let stations live stream in real time severe weather. But this is the same company that didn’t have their cable channel break into programming for the death of Her Late Majesty The Queen.


    I do want to know how many current stations still don’t have live stream of any kind. I know in the past two years, one of the stations I grew up watching finally got live stream, but for some of their newscast. And that is if they remember to turn it on. 

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  13. I wish (and I mean really wish) the networks would take a page from their UK and Canadian colleagues and redo election night coverage by blowing out the commercials. As a bigger fan of British TV and a fan of British elections, I just wish we could have BBC type election coverage with the “Swingometer” showing overall NATIONAL vote for the house in real time. The chances of any of this ever happening is 0%, but one can dream. 

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  14. On 10/25/2022 at 4:24 PM, Georgie56 said:

    Saturday night is the rerun and sports night these days. CBS and NBC are the only ones putting out new content that night.

    Lisa: All right! It's time for ABC's "TGIF" line-up!

    Bart: Lis, when you get a little older, you'll learn that Friday is just another day between NBC's "Must See Thursday" and CBS' "Saturday Night Craporama".

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