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Proud as a Peacock: NBC Universal launches streaming service

NBCUniversal launches new streaming service with reboots and reruns The bird is the word: joining in the streaming wars, NBCUniversal announced Tuesday the launch of its long-awaited streaming [..]

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NBC Sports Chicago may vanish from Dish, DirecTV

Chicago to become next battleground in retrans battle between RSNs, satellite providers If you are going to gloat when Marquee launches with a lack of distribution while NBC [..]

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FCC approves Tribune, Nexstar deal

Move ends 95 years of local control¬† I guess this is another way for the Trump administration and Republicans to stick it to Chicago. In another… all together [..]

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ABC 7 to bump Cubs game to CW 26 (Updated)

Bachelor in Paradise finale reason for the move (Editor’s Note: This story is updated as of September 17.) In a move panned by some – and praised by [..]

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Kelly Clarkson, Tamron Hall start off strong

Judge Jerry, Later With Leon also debuted Monday Two of the most talked about names in the last few months finally debuted Monday with NBCUniversal Television Distribution’s Kelly [..]

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Disney, DirecTV the latest to battle over retransmission consent

Companies upping ante in retrans dispute; ABC 7 could be off DirecTV by Saturday  The latest entity to go toe-to-toe with a satellite and cable provider is the [..]

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Bears bomb on field, but NFL Kickoff is a ratings success

Ratings up 14 percent despite downer of a game The NFL’s 100th season kicked off Thursday with the oldest, most storied rivalry in the league: The Green Bay [..]

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Fall syndication preview: three new talkers battle it out

New talk shows do battle this fall; former talk show host now TV’s newest judge (Editor’s Note: This post has been updated.) Even though the new broadcast prime-time [..]

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The CW is on the move in Chicago as “My50” returns

Move to WCIU takes place Sunday; rebrands as “CW 26” as WPWR returns to “My 50” Goodbye Taye Diggs, hello Vincent D’Onofrio. Beginning Sunday, WPWR reverts back to [..]

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ESPN 1000 gets some Good Karma

Milwaukee area-based broadcaster to take over WMVP In news that surprised numerous media observers Wednesday, Milwaukee area-based Good Karma Brands announced it is taking over The Walt Disney [..]

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Lori Lightfoot to address city’s financial issues in prime-time address

Local stations to carry speech In what has to be a first in recent memory, a sitting Chicago Mayor will address the city’s financial problems in a prime-time [..]

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WIND-AM’s Joe Walsh to run against President Trump in 2020; syndicated radio show to be dropped

But his local show might stay If you want to pop the bubbly celebrating former Illinois Representative Joe Walsh leaving his radio show because he’s running for the [..]

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The Media Notepad: NBC 5 launches new lifestyle show “Chicago Today”

Also: Access Hollywood adds another show; Sinclair closes on Fox RSN purchase; McHenry radio station with historic calls ceases broadcasting At long last, NBC 5 (WMAQ) is joining [..]

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WBEZ CEO steps down; takes position at New York City Public Media

Move stuns WBEZ staffers and listeners In news that shocked everyone who follows Chicago media, Chicago Public Media CEO Goli Sheikholeslami announced Wednesday she is stepping down from [..]

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Reunification: CBS and Viacom get back together

Split in 2005, both companies re-merge in order to compete with other entertainment giants In news that was expected for several months, it is now official: CBS Corporation [..]

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