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NewsNation Is Supposed To Be An ‘Unbiased’ Alternative To Fox, MSNBC, And CNN. Almost No One Is Watching It.

Execs at Nexstar, the country’s largest owner of local TV stations, had research saying that consumers wanted a source of nonpartisan news. So the corporation turned its cable outlet, WGN America, into NewsNation, offering five hours of news programming every evening to 75 million homes. Nielsen says NewsNation averages 27,000 prime-time viewers a night. (That’s nationwide.) Several top editorial hires have quit, and there are allegations that the network is not as unbiased as it claims to be. ...
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ABC News’ Adrienne Bankert Joins Nexstar’s NewsNation to Anchor Morning Show

ABC News alumnus Adrienne Bankert has joined Nexstar Media Group’s NewsNation cable channel as an anchor and correspondent. Bankert is expected to be part of the anchor team for a national morning news program that NewsNation is set to launch later this year. To start, she will cover national affairs and produce special reports for […]
Tags: News, Abc News, Nexstar, Nexstar Media Group, Adrienne Bankert, NewsNation, Bankert

Plex raises $50M growth round to fuel ad-supported streaming, expansions

Streaming media software maker Plex announced today it has raised a $50 million growth equity round from existing investor Intercap ahead of its planned business expansion into rentals, purchases and subscription content. This is the first financing Plex has taken on since 2014 and is being partly used to purchase shares and options from Plex’s early seed investors and shareholders from prior acquisitions, and to give the company’s earliest employees a bit of liquidity. Of the $50 million raised...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Tech, Vizio, Plex, Kleiner Perkins, Pluto TV, Nexstar, Keith Valory, Valory, ViacomCBS, Intercap, Jason Chapnik, James Merkur, Chapnik Plex

‘Young Sheldon’ Set For Broadcast Off-Network Syndication This Fall, Clearing 90% of the Country

“Young Sheldon” is set to launch in off-network broadcast syndication this fall, WarnerMedia confirmed on Monday. The comedy, which has already entered cable syndication, will be seen in major markets via the Nexstar station group and has been cleared in more than 90% of the country. Nexstar’s stations include WPIX New York, KTLA Los Angeles […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Nexstar, Sheldon, Chuck Lorre, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, Young Sheldon, WarnerMedia, WPIX New York KTLA

Nexstar’s NewsNation Faces Turmoil, Staff Departures Amid Conservative Bias Concerns

Nexstar’s NewsNation channel is in turmoil as it faces staff defections amid concerns that the outlet is being pushed by management to lean to the right in its news coverage. The simmering controversy for the channel previously known as WGN America gained steam on Tuesday when Nexstar confirmed that Jennifer Lyons, the WGN-TV Chicago news […]
Tags: News, Nexstar, Wgn America, Jennifer Lyons, WGN TV Chicago, NewsNation

Student critical after alleged hazing at BGSU; Attorney says focus remains on the family

DELAWARE COUNTY, Ohio (WCMH/NEXSTAR) — Ohio-native Stone Foltz is in critical condition following an alleged hazing incident at Bowling...
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Nexstar’s WGN America to Rebrand as NewsNation, Expand Nightly Newscasts

Nexstar’s WGN America will rebrand itself NewsNation as of March 1 when the cabler expands its volume of daily newscasts to five hours a day. The move is another commitment from Nexstar to turn WGN America into a full-fledged news channel. WGN America launched a three-hour primetime newscast on Sept. 1. The plan is to […]
Tags: News, Nexstar, Wgn America, NewsNation

Verve Group Acquires Digital Video Ad Platform From Nexstar Inc.

Verve Group Is Solidifying Its Position as a Leading Global Advertising Technology Platform CARLSBAD, Calif. — Verve Group, a global brand performance ad platform, today announced the acquisition of Nexstar Inc.’s digital video advertising technology platform, formerly known as LKQD. The digital video platform reaches over 200 million unique monthly users in the US across […] The post Verve Group Acquires Digital Video Ad Platform From Nexstar Inc. appeared first on Ad Tech Daily.
Tags: Advertising, US, Video Ads, Press Releases, Nexstar, Video Advertising, Ad & Media Strategies, Ads by Creative, Ads Taxonomy, Ad Networks and Platforms, Verve Group, Nexstar Inc, Video Ad Platform

Nexstar, Dish Network End 23-Day Blackout With Christmas Eve Carriage Deal

Nexstar TV stations returned to Dish Network’s lineup on Christmas after a 23-day blackout. The sides struck a deal late on Christmas Eve to restore 164 Nexstar stations and WGN America to the satcaster’s lineup. WGN America, which has transformed its primetime lineup into a national newscast, will also launch on Dish’s virtual MVPD, Sling, […]
Tags: News, Dish Network, Nexstar, Wgn America, Nexstar Dish Network

Tribune Publishing to sell BestReviews website to Nexstar for $160 million

Tribune Publishing and BR Holding Company will sell the BestReviews website to TV station owner Nexstar Media Group for $160 million, the companies announced Wednesday.
Tags: Nexstar, Tribune Publishing, Nexstar Media Group, BestReviews, Tribune Publishing and BR Holding Company

Dish Network removes Nexstar's local TV stations in 115 markets over failed negotiations

On Wednesday night, Dish removed network and local programming provided by the local television stations owned by Nexstar.
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Dish Network warns Nexstar dispute could lead to 'largest local station blackout in TV history'

Dish Network and Nexstar Media Group are warning subscribers and viewers of a potential blackout that could start as early as Wednesday, December 2.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Dish Network, Usa Today, Nexstar, Nexstar Media Group

Second stimulus checks: Pelosi says deal can happen before election if Trump approves

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Though it appears there will be no COVID-19 relief bill before Election Day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still...
Tags: Washington, Nancy Pelosi, Nexstar, Trump, Pelosi, Election Day House

Venn, a network hoping to be gaming’s answer to MTV, raises $26 million

VENN , the streaming network hoping to be gaming culture’s answer to MTV, has raised $26 million to bring its mix of video game-themed entertainment and streaming celebrity features to the masses. The financing came from previous investor Bitkraft, one of the largest funds focused on the intersection of gaming and synthetic reality, and new investor Nexstar Media Group, a publicly traded operator of regional television broadcast stations and cable networks around the U.S. Meet VENN, the compan...
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WGN-TV hires new evening news anchor from Nexstar’s Indianapolis station

WGN-TV has named Ray Cortopassi to co-anchor its evening newscasts beginning in September. Cortposassi, who grew up in south suburban Dolton, comes to WGN via Indianapolis, where he anchors the morning news for the Nexstar-owned Fox affiliate.
Tags: Indianapolis, Fox, Nexstar, WGN, Dolton, WGN TV, Ray Cortopassi

Nexstar Media’s Websites and Mobile Apps Surpass 1.1 Billion Page Views in April

Strong Digital Momentum Continues, Users Up 133% and Page Views Up 250% from April 2019 Nexstar’s Websites and Apps Now Reach 36% of U.S. AdultsMay 21, 2020 05:11 PM Eastern Daylight Time IRVING, Texas — Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) announced that total users of its websites and mobile applications in April increased 133% […] The post Nexstar Media’s Websites and Mobile Apps Surpass 1.1 Billion Page Views in April appeared first on Ad Tech Daily.
Tags: Advertising, Mobile Apps, Video Ads, Press Releases, Mobile Advertising, Nexstar, Nexstar Media, Ad & Media Strategies, Ads by Creative, Ads Taxonomy, Video Monetization, NXST, Mobile Apps Surpass

Nexstar’s New York TV Stations Host Virtual Town Hall With Congressional Reps

Nexstar Broadcasting, the nation’s largest television station group, is leveraging its heft in New York to host a virtual town hall with eight members of the state’s Congressional delegation to address viewer questions about the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic. The one-hour event, “COVID-19: Congressional Town Hall,” will be held April 28 at 7 […]
Tags: New York, News, Nexstar, Congressional, Nexstar Broadcasting

Mike Bloomberg and Tom Steyer Delivered $600 Million Windfall to Local TV Stations

Political advertising floods the airwaves every four years like clockwork. But this time around, two candidates alone — billionaires Mike Bloomberg and Tom Steyer — delivered an unprecedented $600 million gift to local TV stations during the past few months. Bloomberg and Steyer together spent about $599.6 million in total TV advertising, according to Kantar/CMAG, […]
Tags: News, Bloomberg, Nexstar, Tom Steyer, Steyer, Mike Bloomberg, TEGNA, Kantar CMAG, Local TV Stations

Meet The Founders Of Black Women Talk Tech — Where They’re Building The Next Billion-Dollar Business

When Esosa Ighodaro, Lauren Washington, and Regina Gwynn met, they were navigating the challenges of growing and scaling their own businesses, on top of the fact that they were often the only women of color in the room. So in 2017, they banded together to create Black Women Talk Tech — a platform for Black women founders to support one another and help grow each other’s companies into the next billion-dollar businesses. The organization, which has 10 chapters in cities across the country a...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, London, New York City, America, Black, Nexstar, Gwynn, Julia, Lauren, Julia Collins, Esosa Ighodaro, Lauren Washington, Esosa Ighodaro Lauren Washington, Regina Gwynn

Janene Drafs Becomes First Woman to Lead KTLA

KTLA-TV is poised for a historic changing of the guard as Seattle station executive Janene Drafs takes the reins of the storied Los Angeles TV station as general manager following the retirement of local broadcast stalwart Don Corsini. Drafs, who is the first woman to lead KTLA, is set to begin her post as VP and […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Seattle, Nexstar, KTLA, KTLA TV, Janene Drafs, Don Corsini Drafs

Nexstar to Launch National Primetime Newscast on WGN America

Nexstar Media Group, the nation’s largest owner of TV stations, plans to overhaul the primetime lineup of the WGN America cable channel with the launch of a three-hour nightly national newscast. The Irving, Texas-based broadcast group expects the “News Nation” newscast based out of WGN’s ample studios in Chicago to debut by mid-summer. Nexstar executives […]
Tags: News, Chicago, Nexstar, WGN, Wgn America, Irving Texas, Nexstar Media Group, Jen Lyons, News Nation

Fox Corp. to Acquire TV Stations From Nexstar in Seattle and Milwaukee

Fox Corp. has cut a deal with Nexstar Media Group to acquire three stations in Seattle and Milwaukee for $350 million. The pact also calls for Fox to sell two of its stations in Charlotte, N.C., to Nexstar for $45 million. The station deal had long been expected as part of Nexstar’s divestiture of assets […]
Tags: News, Milwaukee, Fox, Seattle, Nexstar, Charlotte, Nexstar Media Group, Fox Corp, Fox Corp to Acquire TV Stations From Nexstar

Nexstar Broadcasting Transitions Advertising Sales to Impressions-Based Currency

Nation’s Largest Local Broadcast Company Will Shift from Ratings-Based Measurement to Selling Impressions Company is First to Provide Advertisers with Aggregated, Unduplicated Audience Measurement Across All Media Platforms IRVING, Texas — Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. (“Nexstar” or the “Company”), will begin to immediately transition its […] The post Nexstar Broadcasting Transitions Advertising Sales to Impression...
Tags: Advertising, Press Releases, Nexstar, Online Media, Media Buying, Audience Measurement, Ad & Media Strategies, Nexstar Broadcasting Inc, Advertising Sales, Largest Local Broadcast Company Will Shift, NXST

Meredith to explore sale of its U.S. broadcast stations: Reuters

(Reuters) – Meredith Corp, best known for its lifestyle magazines such as “Better Homes and Gardens”, is preparing to explore a sale of its portfolio of local U.S. broadcast stations as it looks to streamline its business, people familiar with the matter said. Meredith is discussing its plans with financial advisers and has already received interest in its stations from private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC, the sources said. A deal could potentially value Meredith’s 17 stations at mo...
Tags: Trends, Las Vegas, Sports Illustrated, Portland Oregon, Meredith, Time Inc, Nexstar, Reuters, CBS Corp, Tribune, U S Federal Communications Commission, DES MOINES Iowa, Better Homes and Gardens, TEGNA Inc, Apollo Global Management LLC, Cox Media Group

‘The Mel Robbins Show’ Picked Up for Fall Debut in Syndication

Sony Pictures Television announced Tuesday that “The Mel Robbins Show,” its new one-hour syndicated talk show, has been picked up by Nexstar Media Group. The show will be hosted by author and speaker Mel Robbins. It will debut in syndication on Sept. 16 and clear 90% of U.S. television households. The list of station groups […]
Tags: News, Sony Pictures Television, Nexstar, Mel Robbins, Nexstar Media Group, The Mel Robbins Show

Nexstar Accused of Sabotaging Black-Owned TV Station Group

A black-owned TV company sued Nexstar Media Group on Wednesday, accusing the company of sabotaging its efforts to operate independently. Marshall Broadcasting Group owns three Fox affiliates in Odessa, Texas; Shreveport, La.; and Davenport, Iowa. The company, owned by Pluria Marshall Jr., bought the stations from Nexstar in 2014, as Nexstar was looking to divest […]
Tags: News, Fox, Nexstar, Shreveport, DAVENPORT Iowa, Odessa Texas, Nexstar Media Group, Marshall Broadcasting Group, Pluria Marshall Jr

Tegna to Buy 11 TV Stations From Nexstar for $740 Million

Tegna has set a deal with Nexstar to buy 11 TV stations — mostly Fox and ABC affiliates — serving eight markets for $740 million. The sale is contingent on Nexstar closing its $4.1 billion acquisition of Tribune Media, which will make Nexstar the nation’s largest TV station owner by far. Nexstar projects the Tribune […]
Tags: News, Abc, Fox, Tribune Media, Nexstar, TEGNA

Nexstar Media selling 19 TV stations for $1.32 billion

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Nexstar is selling 19 television stations for $1.32 billion as part of its buyout deal with Tribune Media. Nexstar agreed in December to buy Chicago’s Tribune Media for about $4 billion. Part of that agreement requires Nexstar to sell certain television stations in order to comply with the FCC local and […]
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Weather Channel Taps NBCUniversal, Nexstar Alum Tom O’Brien as President

Byron Allen has turned to NBCUniversal and Nexstar alum Tom O’Brien to serve as president of the Weather Channel, the cable stalwart that Allen’s Entertainment Studios acquired for $300 million last March. O’Brien replaces Dave Shull, who left the company in October after serving as president-CEO of the Atlanta-based company since 2016. O’Brien will oversee […]
Tags: News, Atlanta, Nexstar, Allen, Brien, Weather Channel, Byron Allen, Entertainment Studios, Tom O’Brien, Dave Shull, Tom O, Weather Channel Taps NBCUniversal Nexstar

Apollo to buy Cox TV stations in broadcast push: Reuters

Buyout firm Apollo Global Management LLC has agreed to acquire a majority stake in 14 television stations from privately held Cox Media Group, the company said on Friday, a move that sets up Apollo to become a player in broadcasting, an industry it has sought deals in for some time. While Apollo and Cox did not disclose financial terms, sources said the transaction was valued at around $3 billion. The stations are in cities such as Seattle, Boston and Jacksonville, Florida, and reach more than 3...
Tags: Trends, Tech, Broadcast, Ohio, Pacific Northwest, Apollo, Tribune Media, Nexstar, Reuters, Jacksonville Florida, Cox, U S Federal Communications Commission, Apollo Global Management LLC, Cox Media Group, Seattle Boston, PE Deals