The digital subchannel revolution

Digital broadcast network The Tube folded last September and went belly up. But that hasn’t stopped digital networks from emerging and vying for station’s subchannels. Whether its classic TV or Hispanic-targeted programming, digital broadcast networks could change the face of broadcast television as we know it. And this revolution will be televised. At the recent NATPE convention, digital networks were […]

Local station roundup

Let’s see what’s going on in local markets around the country: -According to Nielsen, KETC-TV in St. Louis was the nation’s highest-rated public TV station in October, even outperforming WTTW in Chicago. The station’s total-day ratings were up 8 percent from a year ago and up 39 percent in primetime. It’s same to assume that this station outdraws Sinclair’s weak-kneed […]

"Chicago Tonight" rained out

Baseball games and golf matches get rained out all the time, but a TV show? That’s exactly what happened tonight after a downpour flooded the studios of WTTW-TV, forcing the cancellation of tonight’s edition of Chicago Tonight. A freak rainstorm created havoc downtown and on Chicago’s North Side, causing flooding in many areas. WTTW replaced the canceled airing of Chicago […]

WMAQ-TV, WTTW form partnership

NBC-owned WMAQ-TV and PBS station WTTW have teamed up to present a documentary on Italian-Americans that will premiere during the Memorial Day weekend. And They Came To Chicago: The Italian-American Legacy, a special tracing Italian-American history in Chicago, is being narrated by native son Joe Mantegna and will air on WMAQ Sunday Night at 11:05 p.m. and again on Memorial […]