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Streaming TV Site Wins One in FOX Lawsuit

homepageMMSV5As our sister site TVNewser reported, a judge has given a partial victory to TV archiving and streaming site TVEyes.

U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein ruled the site’s keyword search function falls under fair use doctrine after FOX sued the site last year.

A Fox News spokesperson says the network will fight on: “The Court expressly said that it required more information to decide whether TVEyes’ other features — including allowing video clips to be archived, downloaded, emailed, and shared via social media — were fair use.”

The Court has called for another hearing on that part of the case on October 3. Mediabistro sites TVNewser and TVSpy use TVEyes extensively.

On the Move, 9/10/14

Alison Morris joins WNYW in New York as a Business reporter and fill-in anchor for the  stations 5, 6 & 10pm newscasts. She last worked at WTIC in Hartford, Connecticut.

Courtney King joins the Big Ten Network as a social media correspondent on BTN Live & host of the Big Ten Blast from sports anchor/reporter at WITI in Milwaukee.

Harry Cicma adds anchoring duties within the NBC Sports family at Comcast SportsNet in Philadelphia and continues as sports anchor at WNBC in New York.

Nick Giovanni becomes a business/consumer/sports & breaking news anchor and reporter for WUSA in Washington, DC. He was sports anchor and MMJ at KPRC in Houston.

David Wilkinson moves back to his hometown of Atlanta to join WXIA as a Sports anchor/reporter. He was a sports anchor/reporter at WBNS in Columbus, OH. Read more

Charlotte ND Returning to Houston, WWOR Station Manager to Help Out in Interim

wjzy-wmyt logo_304x200WJZY-WMYT news director Geoff Roth has announced he’s leaving the Charlotte FOX owned station and going back to KRIV in Houston.

A station spokesperson told TVSpy WWOR station manager Dianne Doctor will help out the newsroom while the station looks for a news director. Doctor will continue in her role as station manager of the New Jersey MyTV affiliate.

Roth came to Charlotte from FOX owned KRIV when FOX took over the Charlotte station in 2013. He is going back in the newly created position of managing editor.

He’s been news director at KSEE and KMPH in Fresno, Calif., WFTX in Fort Myers, Fla., KSWB in San Diego, Calif., KSTU in Salt Lake City, Utah, and WRIC in Richmond, Va.

WNYW Adds Business Reporter

morris wtic_304New York FOX owned station WNYW has added Alison Morris as the station’s business reporter.

Morris left WTIC in Hartford, Conn. in August. She has also worked at KDKA in Pittsburgh. She started her career at the Wall Street Journal Europe in Paris, France and has reported for CNBC Europe.

“I can’t wait to become FOX 5′s first business reporter and bring our viewers the latest on the economy, business climate and their money,” Morris said in a statement. “What we’re doing here is unique and to do it on a station I grew up watching is awesome.”

She starts Monday, September 22.

Raycom and DirecTV Say What They Really Think After Retrans Agreement

directv raycomAfter the retrans dispute between DirecTV and Raycom was settled Sunday, you’d think each company would forgive and forget, after all they’ll have to negotiate all over again one day. Instead, each company took a parting shot at the other on their company websites.

On Sunday, DirecTV posted:

“We thank all of our affected customers for their patience over these past several days and regret that Raycom and too many other broadcast stations are willing to resort to these contrived blackouts to antagonize the public rather than serve it,” said Dan York, chief content officer at DIRECTV.

“Broadcast station groups who ransom their content back into their communities at exorbitant fees deserve the scrutiny of the Federal Communications Commission and local Congressional representatives. Raycom’s intentional recent black outs of DISH, Cox and now DIRECTV customers creates an even greater sense of urgency for lawmakers to review and overhaul this anti-consumer retransmission consent process once and for all.”

Raycom later posted: Read more

So What Do You Do, Gaby Natale, Host of SuperLatina and President of AGANAR Media?

Gaby-Natale-2Gaby Natale’s rise to success is an inspirational tale, filled with international locations, plenty of gumption and a whole lot of perseverance. After leaving her native Argentina for Texas, Natale began her career in broadcast journalism as an anchor at Univision. After securing her green card, she left the company and pitched her own Spanish-language television show, SuperLatina, to a local network. To her surprise, they loved the idea.

Natale broadcast her first show out of a carpet storage closet in Odessa, Texas. Seven years later, SuperLatina is a six-time Emmy-nominated, nationally syndicated hit. Her production company, AGANAR Media, now has an impressive marketing arm with clients like Ford and Ebay. Here, Natale talks about her Argentine roots, her early life as a gypsy reporter and the secret behind SuperLatina’s success: Read more

WGCL Brings Back Noon Newscast

connell wgclStarting Monday, Meredith owned CBS affiliate WGCL will once again air a Noon newscast.

The station stopped airing a Noon show in September 2011.

Anchor Jocelyn Connell announced the new show on her facebook page saying, “I have been blessed with the opportunity to anchor the show along with Meteorologist Jim Loznicka bringing you the weather. We’re excited and can’t wait to get started!”

[Atlanta Journal Constitution]

Bat Dive-Bombs Anchors During WATE Morning Newscast

There are all kinds of ways for morning anchors to wake up. You’ve got your turbo coffee, your high volume music as you roll through empty streets toward the station, and, in Knoxville, you’ve got a bat that gets into the studio during “Good Morning Tennessee” and dive-bombs the anchors. Trust me, nobody was nodding off.

The bat appeared repeatedly on camera as anchors Bo Williams, Tearsa Smith and meteorologist Julya Johnson displayed varying degrees of live TV freaking out. ABC affiliate WATE reports its employees are working to escort the winged intruder out of the building, with the help of uniformed animal control officers.

WPMT Swaps Evening and Morning Anchors

lutz y warner WPMTBeginning September 29, Harrisburg, Pa. FOX affiliate WPMT is swapping morning anchor Heather Warner and evening anchor Amy Lutz.

Lutz will now anchor the morning news alongside Amanda McCall, meteorologist Jeff Jumper and traffic reporter Chris Garrett. Warner will move back to the evenings alongside Evan Forrester, chief meteorologist MaryEllen Pann and sports director Todd Sadowski. She’ll also anchor at 4:00 p.m.

“What we’ve discovered over the years,” news director David Silverstein said in a statement, “is that our viewers love these two no matter what newscast they are on. Amy worked on morning news programs prior to her arrival here at FOX43, so she is more than ready to wake up early! And of course, Heather has a long history in this area, having anchored FOX43 NEWS AT TEN for many years.”

Reporter Brandon Richard Leaves Tulsa’s KJRH for Kansas City

Screen Shot 2014-09-10 at 10.02.01 AMBrandon Richard, reporter at Tulsa NBC affiliate KJRH, has left the station. He’s headed to Kansas City to report for CBS affiliate KCTV.

Richard, a native Oklahoman who’d been with KJRH for two years, said farewell via Twitter after his final story in Tulsa Friday:

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