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Posts Tagged ‘WNET’

One World Trade Center Lobbies Local Broadcasters to Come Back

With the addition of the spire atop One World Trade Center, the tower’s property manager looks forward to what can be for local broadcasters while remembering what was.

TVNewsCheck spoke with John Lyons, vice president and director of broadcast communication for The Durst Organization. Lyons is trying to woo local broadcasters who were forced to relocate their antennas after 9/11 to place their antennas back on top of the New York skyline.

So far no broadcaster has bit. WCBS told TVSpy their transmitter is atop the Empire State Building and declined to comment about where it would sit in the future. One of the biggest holdups, according to TVNewsCheck is the upcoming spectrum auction. Read more

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Aereo Countersues New York Broadcasters, Again

Aereo, the streaming TV service that launched last week in New York, has filed a second countersuit against companies that own stations in the market.

Reuters reports that the company, which is backed by former TV executive Barry Diller, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan this week against News Corp’s Fox, the Public Broadcasting Service, Univision, as well as WPIX and WNET.

The lawsuit is similar to the one Aereo filed last week against CBS, ABC/Disney, and NBCU/Comcast, and comes in response to the companies’ claims of copyright infringement. Read more

This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: WRNN, WNET, Eye Opener TV

This week, WRNN has two openings available. The station is looking for a “one man band” reporter to cover Long Island, N.Y. and New Jersey, and it’s also hiring an executive producer in Rye Brook, N.Y. WNET needs a director of distribution operations, and Eye Opener TV is seeking a head comedy writer for its morning news and variety show. Get all the details below, and find more local TV gigs on mediabistro.com.

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This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: WHBQ, WNET, WRC

This week, WHBQ is looking for a vice president/general sales manager, while WNET is on the hunt for a media sales representative. WRC-TV is hiring a web editor, and WRNN is still looking for an overnight videographer. Take a look at these jobs and more below, and find additional local TV gigs on mediabistro.com.

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In New York, WNET Enters Local News Game

New York public broadcasting company WNET is set to launch a lineup of local news programming later this year that will include shows on PBS-affiliates WNET and WLIW.

According to The New York Times:

The new venture, named “MetroFocus,” is envisioned as a half-hour television show and, eventually, a mobile application as well. The expansion to television specials or a monthly or weekly show, appearing on both television stations, could come as soon as the fall, and a daily version is expected to follow later.

Laura van Straaten, the current editor in chief and executive producer of WNET’s website, is overseeing the new venture.

“One of the futures of public television is making local connections,” WNET president and chief executive Neal Shapiro told the Times.