Nexstar and The CW: Where things stand now

  CW cancellations fuel speculation of deal forthcoming Five months ago, The CW – the joint venture between Warner Media (now Discovery Warner Bros.) and ViacomCBS (now Paramount Global), created by the merger of UPN and The  WB in 2006 was up for sale, with Irving, Tex.-based Nexstar the leading suitor.  So where does things stand now?  A glimpse of […]

Digital divide could hamper streaming growth

  Low-income Chicago neighborhoods, suburbs lag behind With Dancing With The Stars and Thursday Night Football – two long-time broadcast programs moving to streaming this fall, it signaled something we knew for years – television is shifting to a streaming model as the growth of Netflix and other services have proven. Content ranging from sports to Charlie Brown specials have […]

“The Profit” and host Marcus Lemonis slapped with lawsuit

  The perils of reality TV resurface as show faces legal trouble amid backlash from angry businesses  If you own a struggling business, it’s probably best you don’t take the reality TV show route to improve your fortunes. In a story published in the Los Angeles Times this week, a Allentown, Pa.-based designed firm is suing The Profit, for $30 […]

Senators target LGBTQ content in children’s programming

  LGBTQ battle shifts to the tube   It would be only a matter of time before politicians would set their sight on television in their war with Disney over LGBTQ rights. In a stunt no doubt timed to curry over favor with their constituents with an election around the corner, five Republican senators are demanding the TV Guidelines Ratings Board […]

Marquee signs deal to carry Chicago Sky games

  New Multi-year deal keeps some games on local over-the-air TV and also includes streaming There was no doubt the Chicago Sky’s first-ever WNBA Championship would send the value of their media rights soaring, by achieving something no other pro Chicago team (with the possible exception of the White Sox) is in the position to do for the foreseeable future.  […]