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Fox Stations Pick Up ‘RightThisMinute’

right this minuteFox Television Stations has picked up the syndicated “RightThisMinute” for the 2014-15 season. The series, which is cleared in more than 85% of the U.S., will air on Fox-owned stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., Boston, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston and Charlotte.

“RightThisMinute” is syndicated by MGM Television and produced by MagicDust Television, in partnership with Cox Media Group, Raycom Media and E.W. Scripps. The official announcement is after the jump.

“We are delighted with the enthusiastic response in the marketplace for ‘RightThisMinute,’ and this agreement with FOX Television Stations is another vote of confidence.  ‘RightThisMinute’ is a unique and captivating series that is poised for a stellar 2014-2015 season,” John Bryan, the president of domestic television distribution at MGM and MagicDust Television, said in a statement.

 “RIGHTTHISMINUTE” PICKED UP BY

FOX TELEVISION STATIONS FOR THE 2014-2015 SEASON

 

MGM TELEVISION’S SYNDICATED HIT EXPANDS REACH IN KEY MARKETS

Beverly Hills, CA (April 3, 2014) –  “RightThisMinute,” television’s first daily broadcast series devoted to finding the most captivating web videos, often before going viral and breaking the stories behind them, has been picked up by FOX Television Stations in 10 markets for the 2014-2015 season. The announcement was made today by John Bryan, President of Domestic Television Distribution at MGM and MagicDust Television, the producers of “RightThisMinute.”

“RightThisMinute” rolled out nationally this past September, and is seen in syndication by nearly two million daily viewers. The program has consistently delivered ratings successes, and is currently the highest rated new syndicated show of the 2013-2014 season. Through the agreement, FOX Television Stations will air “RightThisMinute” in 10 of its biggest markets Monday through Friday along with a weekend version. Markets include New York (WWOR/WNYW), Los Angeles (KTTV/KCOP), Chicago (WFLD/WPWR), Washington D.C. (WTTG/WDCA), Boston (WFXT), Minneapolis (KMSP/WFTC), Phoenix (KSAZ/KUTP), Dallas (KDFI/KDFW), Houston (KRIV/KTXH) and Charlotte (WMYT/WJZY). The hit series is cleared in more than 85% of the U.S.

“We are delighted with the enthusiastic response in the marketplace for ‘RightThisMinute,’ and this agreement with FOX Television Stations is another vote of confidence.  ‘RightThisMinute’ is a unique and captivating series that is poised for a stellar 2014-2015 season,” said John Bryan.

“Our viewers rely on ’RightThisMinute‘ as their go-to source for breaking videos and the stories behind them,” said Phil Alvidrez, MagicDust executive in charge of production. “We look forward to bringing the web’s most compelling stories to larger audiences nationwide.”

“RightThisMinute” is syndicated by MGM Television and produced by MagicDust Television, in partnership with Cox Media Group, Raycom Media and E.W. Scripps. “RightThisMinute” produces two original half-hour episodes every weekday and is currently in its third season, with fall of 2013 marking its official national rollout. “RightThisMinute” executive producers include former TMZ executive producer Lisa Hudson and veteran journalist Dennis O’Neill. The program is hosted by Beth Troutman, Steven Fabian, Christian Vera, Nick Calderone and Gayle Bass.

On the digital front, RightThisMinute.com and the downloads for show’s companion apps continue to grow each month in traffic and downloads, with tens of thousands of videos instantly available.

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