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ABC News on Apple TV Goes Local - Posted June 24, 2014
Lost Remote reports on ABC News' Apple TV launch this morning, which in addition to a variety of national and global news content, offers some local news flavor. The new Apple TV product, which launched this morning at 10amET, offers a local news section, which showcases top video-on-demand clips from some of... [TVSpy]

WPVI Says Goodbye to its 'ZooBalloon' - Posted February 5, 2014
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Four ABC Owned Stations Pick Up Rachael Ray Show - Posted February 3, 2014
Starting this Fall, CBS Television Distribution's Rachael Ray show will air on seven of eight ABC owned stations. The show will make the switch from CBS owned stations in Los Angeles (... [TVSpy]

Debra O'Connell Promoted to President of ABC National Sales for Owned Stations - Posted January 23, 2014
Debra O'Connell has been promoted to president of ABC National Sales, succeeding John Watkins who ... [TVSpy]

Philadelphia Stations to Share News Content - Posted December 20, 2013
Philadelphia's ABC owned station WPVI and Univision station WUVP have announced they're partnering on news content integration. As part of the deal, WUVP will launch a live local 11:00p.m. news starting Decembe... [TVSpy]

Disney Reportedly Thinking About Selling Local Stations - Posted October 18, 2013
The New York Post is reporting the Walt Disney Company is looking into selling its eight owned and operated stations. With station groups like Sinclair Broadcasting buying up local stations left and... [TVSpy]

Disney Reportedly Thinking About Selling Local Stations - Posted October 18, 2013
The New York Post is reporting the Walt Disney Company is looking into selling its eight owned and operated stations. With station groups like Sinclair Broadcasting buying up local stations left and... [SocialTimes.com]

Chicago Station Plans Return to 'Eyewitness News' Brand - Posted October 17, 2013
Chicago media writer Robert Feder reports ABC owned Chicago station WLS will once again brand itself as "Eyewitness News." Feder said the "Eyewi... [TVSpy]

Rob Jennings to Retire After 36 Years at WPVI - Posted May 21, 2013
After 36 years at WPVI, Rob Jennings will retire from the Philadelphia ABC O&O in July. "Rob has played a huge role in the success of Action News and 6abc for decades," WPVI preside... [TVSpy]

ABC Set to Launch Live-Streaming App - Posted May 13, 2013
This week, ABC will become the first major broadcaster unveil an app that allows users in New York and Philadelphia to live-stream local programming. Content from WABC and WPVI will be available first, with plans to... [TVSpy]

WPVI Opens New Wilmington Bureau - Posted April 24, 2013
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Streaming Sandy Coverage Drives Record Traffic for Local TV Websites - Posted October 30, 2012
Stations who streamed their live coverage of Hurricane Sandy on their websites and mobile apps are reporting record traffic according to Broadcasting & Cable. The ABC O&O, WPVI in Philadelphia, hit a single day record of 13.1 million page views across mobile and desktop on Monday October ... [TVSpy]

VIDEO: Open Mic Lands WPVI's Cecily Tynan in Stormy Waters - Posted October 30, 2012
The anchors at Philadelphia's ABC O&O WPVI got caught in a tempest of their own making last night. During their Hurricane Sandy coverage, meteorologist Cecily Tynan could be heard clearly saying the word 'moron' or 'more on' after tossing... [TVSpy]

East Coast Stations Deliver Extended Hurricane Coverage as Sandy Marches On - Posted October 29, 2012
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Cablevision and Disney Make a Deal - Posted October 4, 2012
Cablevision customers get to watch their favorite Disney programming without interruption. The two companies reached a deal covering approximately 70 services including retransmission consent for WABC in New York and ... [TVSpy]

Katie Couric Makes Her Daytime Debut - Posted September 10, 2012
After more than a year of planning and promoting, ... [TVSpy]

VIDEO: Burglar Surrenders at WPVI Studios - Posted August 31, 2012
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WPVI Takes Over 10pm Newscast On WPHL - Posted August 27, 2012
Philadelphia's WPVI will soon begin producing the 10pm newscast for Tribune owned WPHL 17. WPHL, the MyNetworkTV affiliate, is currently in an agreement with NBC-owned station WCAU to produce their 10 pm news. Adam... [TVSpy]

Caroline Foy Welch Named President-GM of WTVD - Posted July 26, 2012
Caroline Foy Welch has been appointed president and general manager of WTVD in Raleigh-Durham, effective immediately, the ABC O&O announced today. Welch has worked at ... [TVSpy]

Keith Russell Joining WRC in Washington, DC - Posted July 23, 2012
Keith Russell has been hired at WRC in Washington, DC, the NBC O&O announced today. He will anchor the midday newscast and contribute to the station's evening newscasts. Th... [TVSpy]

VIDEO: Sports Anchor's Pregnant Belly Accidentally Pokes Into Frame - Posted June 18, 2012
WPVI sports anchor Jamie Apody is eight and a half months pregnant and a camera operator at the ABC O&O didn't quite account for the size of her belly when framing a shot during a recent newscast. Apody's baby bump made a surprise cameo in... [TVSpy]

Sports Anchor Keith Russell Signing Off from WPVI - Posted June 5, 2012
Sports anchor Keith Russell is leaving WPVI in Philadelphia, the ... [TVSpy]

Obama Endorses Gay Marriage in Special Report on ABC Affiliates - Posted May 9, 2012
ABC News offered its affiliates a special report at 3pmET/2pmCT this afternoon with the news President Obama endorsed gay marriage in an interview with "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts. ABC has eigh... [TVSpy]

Erin O'Hearn Returning to WPVI as Weekend Anchor - Posted April 19, 2012
Erin O'Hearn is returning to WPVI to anchor the Sunday newscasts after more than a year off the air. O'Hearn has been on maternity leave from the Philadelphia ABC O&O since l... [TVSpy]

Local Stations Partner With Traffic App For Access To Real-Time Information On Road Conditions - Posted December 8, 2011
Four local stations announced partnerships today with Waze, a social traffic and navigation app that will give reporters real-time information on road conditions. Waze allows a community of 9 million drivers to report traffic via Smartphones. Traffic reporte... [TVSpy]

In Philly, Sandusky Arraignment Is News Of The Day - Posted December 7, 2011
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In Philly, Sandusky Arraignment Is News Of The Day - Posted December 7, 2011
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Tom Davis Promoted to News Director at WPVI - Posted December 2, 2011
Longtime assistant news director Tom Davis has been named vice president and news director at WPVI. Davis, who has been the ABC O&O's assistant ND since 2004, takes over for ... [TVSpy]

Local Anchors at the White House: The Tours, The 'Exclusive' Interviews, and Bo - Posted November 2, 2011
Anchors from nine stations were in Washington, DC yesterday for a local press blitz that included interviews with President Obama and unprecedented access to the White House. Most of the stations, wh... [TVSpy]

White House Opens Doors to 9 Local Anchors - Posted November 1, 2011
The White House is welcoming nine anchors today for a local round of press that will include interviews with President Obama and comprehensive behind-the-scenes access to the White House. In addition to their "brief" individual interviews with the President, the participating anchors will broadcast evening newscasts ... [TVSpy]

In WPVI Interview, Family of Philadelphia Dungeon Suspect Describes Murder, Forced Incest - Posted October 21, 2011
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Carla Carpenter Named SVP of Digital Media at ABC Owned Stations - Posted October 18, 2011
Carla Carpenter has been promoted to senior vice president of digital media at the ABC owned-and-operated stations. Carpenter has been vice president and news director of WPVI, ABC... [TVSpy]

KYW Reports Producers Were Concerned About Kim Delaney Taking the Stage Before Her Speech on WPVI - Posted September 23, 2011
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May Sweeps Scoreboard: Philadelphia - Posted June 1, 2011
Here's how things went down this past sweeps period in the City of Brotherly Love... Household: ... [TVSpy]

WPVI Launching Newscast to Replace 'Oprah' - Posted April 18, 2011
Philadelphia's WPVI is filling Oprah's soon-to-be-departed 4 p.m. timeslot with a new, one-hour newscast. "We've been building to this date for almost a year now, and we're ready," said ... [TVSpy]

With 2012 Election Looming, President Again Welcomes Local Reporters to White House - Posted March 24, 2011
In what appears to be an ongoing strategy to reach local viewers as the 2012 election looms on the horizon, President Obama sat down with reporters from three local stations last Frid... [TVSpy]

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