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A lot of you will disagree with me on this but, I think Scripps should have right of first refusal at WPIX seeing how they once owned it.   Or better yet, shake down mission broadcasting & force mission into being it's own company (it will never happen), prohibit Nexstar from doing ANYTHING for Mission stations nationwide (Websites, ad sales, ect). I'm happy that the FCC is finally taking some action against Nexstar & Mission.

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5 hours ago, DENDude said:

A lot of you will disagree with me on this but, I think Scripps should have right of first refusal at WPIX seeing how they once owned it.   Or better yet, shake down mission broadcasting & force mission into being it's own company (it will never happen), prohibit Nexstar from doing ANYTHING for Mission stations nationwide (Websites, ad sales, ect). I'm happy that the FCC is finally taking some action against Nexstar & Mission.

 

I would imagine that if that is the case, it would be in the purchase contract from Scripps.  Scripps control of WPIX was always intended to be temporary until Nexstar found a way to purchase the station, directly or through its Mission beard.  That is how the original contract was, that Nexstar could buy the station from Scripps.  Not sure why Scripps agreed to being a short term caretaker but they did.  Whether they maintained a right of first refusal should the station become available again is in the contract details which most of us probably are not privy too.  The first question, after Nexstar exhausts any/all available appeals, is are they willing to part with the number of stations required to purchase WPIX directly?  I would think many of the stations in smaller markets are direct/indirect duopolies (or more) and is Nexstar willing to give them up? and who could buy them?  Sinclair and most likely Gray are probably in the same boat edging close to the cap (including the long obsolete UHF discount) considering WPIX is a DMA 1 station broadcasting on the VHF band.  

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3 hours ago, NowBergen said:

 

I would imagine that if that is the case, it would be in the purchase contract from Scripps.  

Indeed; if you didn't put something in the contract, for whatever reason, such is life. And if they're interested, more power to 'em if they make it work. 

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On 3/27/2024 at 4:58 AM, NowBergen said:

 

I would imagine that if that is the case, it would be in the purchase contract from Scripps.  Scripps control of WPIX was always intended to be temporary until Nexstar found a way to purchase the station, directly or through its Mission beard.  That is how the original contract was, that Nexstar could buy the station from Scripps.  Not sure why Scripps agreed to being a short term caretaker but they did.  Whether they maintained a right of first refusal should the station become available again is in the contract details which most of us probably are not privy too.  The first question, after Nexstar exhausts any/all available appeals, is are they willing to part with the number of stations required to purchase WPIX directly?  I would think many of the stations in smaller markets are direct/indirect duopolies (or more) and is Nexstar willing to give them up? and who could buy them?  Sinclair and most likely Gray are probably in the same boat edging close to the cap (including the long obsolete UHF discount) considering WPIX is a DMA 1 station broadcasting on the VHF band.  

 

I think this would put former FOX O&Os in play. KDVR and KTVI, especially. KWGN and KPLR can be run through LMA by Fox, since they rely on the same news department and would satisfy a non-beard spin off.

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On 3/29/2024 at 6:22 PM, ABC 7 Denver said:

KWGN and KPLR can be run through LMA

I don't think Fox would do that. Also KWGN news department could fall if they split with KDVR since they share resources. When Tribune/Nexstarwas happening they're was worry if KWGN got spun off they'd shut down the news department. KDVR (a bit the younger station) has KWGN wrapped around its finger.

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20 hours ago, GraphicsMan said:

I don't think Fox would do that. Also KWGN news department could fall if they split with KDVR since they share resources. When Tribune/Nexstarwas happening they're was worry if KWGN got spun off they'd shut down the news department. KDVR (a bit the younger station) has KWGN wrapped around its finger.

 

KWGN wouldn't have a news department without KDVR. If KDVR is sold, is Nexstar going to establish a news department? That seems unlikely given the cost of living in Denver. Why wouldn't Fox continue an JSA/LMA?

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Due to a mets game airing in San Francisco from 9:30-12:30, there is no late edition of news scheduled for after the game. I think this has happened before on WNYW where they didn't air news after very late games ending after midnight?

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9 hours ago, NYNewsCoverage said:

Due to a mets game airing in San Francisco from 9:30-12:30, there is no late edition of news scheduled for after the game. I think this has happened before on WNYW where they didn't air news after very late games ending after midnight?

If it’s that late I don’t necessarily disagree. It was a regular game on a Tuesday night those who stayed up probably went to bed and weren’t going to stay up to watch the news. If I remember correctly I think it was like 11-11:30 where WNYW skipped the newscast 

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9 hours ago, NYNewsCoverage said:

Due to a mets game airing in San Francisco from 9:30-12:30, there is no late edition of news scheduled for after the game. I think this has happened before on WNYW where they didn't air news after very late games ending after midnight?

Surprised they didn’t opt to do a newscast at 9 instead of a pregame. 

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21 minutes ago, TVNewsLover said:

Surprised they didn’t opt to do a newscast at 9 instead of a pregame. 

Still early in the season, fans of all teams (almost all teams) are still excited and engaged even if their team has a crappy outlook for the next few months. Play into the excitement, the eyeballs and the ad revenue.

 

Mr. G. can record a forecast for the website for the people who really don't know how to find a newscast somewhere on their TV.

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In situations like these, I'm a big advocate of pre-recording the newscast and airing it after the game, instead of keeping the talent around to go live after the game. I don't think the audience cares whether or not the newscast was recorded live (in that instance). 

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On 4/24/2024 at 8:08 AM, TVNewsLover said:

Surprised they didn’t opt to do a newscast at 9 instead of a pregame. 

 

They need to do the pregame show somewhere. If not on WPIX, they'd had to put it on the schedule at SNY, which wouldn't make a lot of sense when WPIX has the game.

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On 3/29/2024 at 3:49 PM, Big Rollo Smokes said:

Reporter Amy Yensi is leaving WPIX, and the TV business as a whole.

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Late to the party but....the reporter turnover at WPIX along with WCBS and WNYW seems to be frequent. I could not name half the reporters at those stations compared to years past. And this is market 1, imagine the conditions in mid to low markets leading to this same issue.

 

 

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7 hours ago, MediaZone4K said:

Late to the party but....the reporter turnover at WPIX along with WCBS and WNYW seems to be frequent. I could not name half the reporters at those stations compared to years past. And this is market 1, imagine the conditions in mid to low markets leading to this same issue.

 

 

Different level but the absolute worst is news 12.. even their “main faces” don’t stay long anymore. We all know what has happened there in the last few years but it seems like it’s even worse now. 

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1 hour ago, RealNews18 said:

Different level but the absolute worst is news 12.. even their “main faces” don’t stay long anymore. We all know what has happened there in the last few years but it seems like it’s even worse now. 

 

At least in NJ, News12 is live only a few hours a day now.  Altice has killed it.  Hyper local?  Not so much anymore.  And they are now pushing News12 streaming, which is only NY news.  Pass.  

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8 minutes ago, NowBergen said:

 

At least in NJ, News12 is live only a few hours a day now.  Altice has killed it.  Hyper local?  Not so much anymore.  And they are now pushing News12 streaming, which is only NY news.  Pass.  

Per the IG page of a News 12 Brooklyn journalist, I see she MMJs. NYC is a chaotic market to do that in. I would imagine the conditions are similar in Jersey, pushing people out the door.

 

I've been told by some Nexstar employee friends that there is MMJing at PIX 11, which could be a contributing factor to turnover. 

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