• TVN Tech | MAM Evolving To Meet Newsroom Needs

    Media asset management systems are becoming more extensible, better integrated with newsroom technologies, and increasingly cloud-based, making it less important where the asset resides. Above: Earlier this year, Bitcentral announced that WFXG Augusta, Ga. was able to grow its news operations with the help of Bitcentral Oasis asset management and archive system, along with Precis for playout, a Ross OverDrive production control system and Grass Valley Edius nonlinear editing software. More | Add comment
  • Open Mike | Top 4 'Outrageous Myths' About ATSC 3.0

    With the FCC poised to approve the use of the new broadcast standard tomorrow, One Media EVP Jerry Fritz takes on the critics of the standard and the "horror stories" they tell about its impact on consumers and MVPDs. More | Comments (20)
  • Social Scorecard | WTVF Is Millions Ahead In Nashville

    WTVF, the Scripps-owned CBS affiliate in Nashville owned by Scripps, has twice as many social media actions as its next nearest competitor in the market over the last six months according to data from audience insight firm Shareablee. Including Facebook users in the newsgathering process, prudent use of Facebook Live and monitoring the various Nashville community Facebook pages are significant attributes to its success. More | Comments (1)
  • Jessell | Trump Tweets Cast Cloud Over FCC, DOJ

    The president’s steady stream of anti-media rants puts government officials like FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and DOJ's Makan Delrahim in a tough spot. Every time they take an action that negatively affects a news organization that Trump has targeted, they will be accused of acting as an agent for Trump. So, why is Pai making excuses for him?
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  • TVN Tech | Sinclair Plunges Into Cloud-Based Playout

    Sinclair is using public cloud-based playout to broadcast a three-hour block of children’s programming loaded across 51 stations. So far, so good, says CTO Del Parks. “It’s been pretty bulletproof." And it also just may be the future for the whole industry. More | Comments (2)
  • TVN's TV2020 Explains How Broadcasters Can Monetize Their Future

    Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBC Broadcasting and Sports, said the network faces changing sports consumer habits that have affected ratings, but it’s making a full court press with its upcoming Super Bowl and Olympics coverage. He also said ATSC 3.0 presents an opportunity for its stations if it can find “the right balance.” He was just one of many speakers at the second annual TVNewsCheck TV2020 conference. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross) More
  • Tracking The News Contribution Revolution

    At TVNewsCheck’s upcoming NewsTECHForum, technology executives from ABC, NBC and Fox will look at the latest innovations in field reporting, editing, collaboration and transmission, mapping out what they want to see next from their contribution technology. More | Comments (5)
  • Tech To Court Next-Gen At NewsTECHForum

    AP's Andy Carvin, Quartz's John Keefe, The E.W. Scripps Co.'s Rob McCracken and GateHouse Media's Penny Riordan will look at how social platforms, bots and voice-enabled technologies are building audience engagement and loyalty among cord-cutting millennials at TVNewsCheck's sixth annual NewsTECH Forum on Dec. 11-12.   More | Comments (1)
  • News Tech Leaders To Mine Digital-TV Integration, Production At NewsTECHForum

    At TVNewsCheck’s upcoming NewsTECHForum, engineering, news technology and digital directors from Hearst Television, Cox Media Group, Fox Television Stations and Dalet will look to the newsroom’s evolving future in terms of digital and television production integration. More | Comments (3)
  • Nominations Open For TVN's Annual Women In Tech Awards

    The eighth annual awards ceremony and reception for TVNewsCheck’s 2018 Women in Technology Awards will take place at the NAB Show in Las Vegas in April and will benefit the NAB Education Foundation’s Technology Apprenticeship Program. More | Comments (2)

Special Reports

  • TVN's FCC Watch: A quick briefing on FCC proceedings affecting TV broadcasters from Washington communications attorneys David Oxenford and David O'Connor.
  • Multicasting 2017: A three-part examination of the revenue, programming and technology strategies of the diginet business.
  • Spectrum Repack: The estimated cost of moving nearly 1,000 TV stations to new channels in the post-auction repack on the TV band will likely reach $2 billion -- some $250 million more than the $1.75 billion Congress allocated for all relocation-related expenses.
  • Single Frequency Networks: With the spectrum repack and ATSC 3.0 on the horizen, broadcasters failing to think about SFNs now may prove to be quite shortsighted in the future.
  • TVN's Top 30 TV Station Groups: Its pending acquisition of Tribune Media boosts Sinclair from fourth to No. 1 in TVNewsCheck's annual station group ranking by spot revenue. Other groups that advanced multiple slots from a year ago include Univision, Gray, Ion Media Networks, Berkshire Hathaway and News-Press & Gazette.
  • 2017 NAB Show Tech Hot Topics: TVNewsCheck’s third annual multi-part series highlighting emerging tech trends in advance of the NAB Show. Topics include IP, virtualization, cameras, workflows, spectrum repack, ATSC 3.0, newsroom systems, graphics and master control.
  • 2016 — Year In Review: Revisit the year’s top developments in business, programming, journalism, technology, regulation and more.
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DMA 3: Chicago
Darlene Hill Leaving WFLD Chicago After 23 Years
TVNewsCheck, Nov 17, 2017, 11:59 AM EST
Market Share | DMA 36: Cincinnati
WLWT’s Murder Story Promo Is Editor’s Dream
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 17, 2017, 8:23 AM EST
Five Ideas For More Respectful Media Coverage After Mass Shootings
Columbia Journalism Review, Nov 17, 2017, 7:55 AM EST
NPR Chairman Steps Down Amid Harassment Crisis
NPR, Nov 17, 2017, 7:51 AM EST
Axios Raises $20M For Newsroom Expansion
The Wall Street Journal, Nov 17, 2017, 6:38 AM EST
The media startup plans to use some of the financing to expand its capacity for data analysis, product development and audience growth, as well as developing new coverage areas and increasing staffing. Link | Add comment
dma 3
Top 20 Market Social Media Report: Chicago
Share Rocket, Nov 16, 2017, 3:11 PM EST
Brand Connections
HLN Is Changing Its Programming Lineup
TVNewser, Nov 16, 2017, 2:17 PM EST
David Chang Joins NBC’s Winter Olympics Coverage
Variety, Nov 16, 2017, 11:53 AM EST
DMA 100: Greenville-New Bern-Washington, NC
WNCT Names Shayla Reaves Evening Co-Anchor
TVNewsCheck, Nov 16, 2017, 10:56 AM EST
dma 6: Washington
WTTG Helps Reunite Marine With Stolen Photos
Inside Edition, Nov 16, 2017, 10:13 AM EST
WaPo Expands Media Coverage With Sarah Ellison
TVNewsCheck, Nov 16, 2017, 9:27 AM EST
Should Journalists Carry Narcan?
Columbia Journalism Review, Nov 16, 2017, 8:03 AM EST
Brand Connections
A First Amendment Victory In St. Louis
RTDNA, Nov 16, 2017, 8:00 AM EST
Trust Project Wants To Rebuild Media Trust
Poynter, Nov 16, 2017, 7:58 AM EST
A new global initiative is launching today with the ambitious goal of creating transparency standards that help people easily assess the quality and reliability of journalism. According to the nonpartisan Trust Project, leading media companies representing dozens of news sites will begin to display what they're calling Trust Indicators. The labeling is meant to provide clarity on the organizations’ ethics and other standards, the journalists’ backgrounds, and how they do their work. The indicators will also begin appearing on popular social platforms, such as Facebook, and in search engines. Link | Comments (3)
Market Share | DMA 25: Raleigh, NC
AP Names WRAL ‘Outstanding News Operation’
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 16, 2017, 6:58 AM EST
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Reporter Tina Shively Leaving KVUE Austin
TVSpy, Nov 16, 2017, 6:22 AM EST
DMA 4: Philadelphia
WFMZ Turns To Devlin For New Set Design
TVNewsCheck, Nov 15, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
How Not To Get A Job In TV News
Advancing The Story, Nov 15, 2017, 3:34 PM EST
FNC Analyst Quits Over Harassment Victims Remarks
The Daily Beast, Nov 15, 2017, 3:15 PM EST
Broadcast Network News Down 8% From '16
MediaPost, Nov 15, 2017, 2:45 PM EST
Pivotal Research Groups says broadcast network news viewing is down 8% from last year. Total network TV news viewing through Nov. 12 — on broadcast and cable — is up 6% versus the same time period a year ago with viewing among the three big cable networks — MSNBC, CNN and Fox News Channel — 15% higher than a year ago. Link | Comments (1)
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  • Hal Boedeker

    A reassuring example of older means getting better, Will & Grace struts back to NBC bolder, brassier and bawdier. Some like it tart, and this frisky frolic delivers. After eight seasons, the beloved sitcom felt faded at its fade-out in 2006. Eleven years later, the revival packs a joyous kick in the first three episodes. Here is an absolutely fabulous return with four irrepressible stars who are at their very best. Will & Grace is no gay dinosaur.

  • Matt Zoller Seitz

    Wonderstruck, overstuffed, corny and stirring, Star Trek: Discovery stands tall alongside the best-regarded incarnations of the Trek franchise even as it raids elements from all of them (including the recent J.J. Abrams film series, which Paramount says is set in an alternate timeline that has nothing to do with this one). Though handsomely produced, the show’s imagination seems to have been slightly reined in by commercial mandates — namely, reinvigorating Trek as a TV property and serving as a marquee title that would lure customers to CBS All Access, the network’s subscription-only service.

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