Posts Tagged ‘television’

Fourth neighborhood in Starkville qualifies for C Spire’s 1 Gdps service

STARKVILLE — Homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a fourth area of the city of Starkville this week, helping it qualify for C Spire’s 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) fiber to the home Internet service and related digital HD TV and home phone services. Starkville’s Hiwassee fiberhood, which extends from the city center to […] [...]

City of Jackson, C Spire look to boost signup for Fiber to the Home service

JACKSON and RIDGELAND — The city of Jackson is upping its bid to bring 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home broadband Internet access from C Spire. Yesterday, municipal leaders and C Spire executives unveiled plans at a Convention Center news conference that promise to boost efforts to qualify more of the city’s […] [...]

Heartland Media, MSouth Equity buying Tupelo TV station

TUPELO — Heartland Media, LLC and MSouth Equity Partners have agreed to acquire the assets of television station WTVA, the NBC and ABC affiliate in Tupelo, from WTVA Inc. Terms were not disclosed. The acquisition will expand Heartland’s holdings to five stations. Other stations are located in Utica, New York, and Eugene, Medford, and Klamath […] [...]

Nielsen ratings: WAPT overtakes WLBT overall in newscasts

by Published: September 3,2014

Tags: Business, media, Mississippi, Nielson Ratings, television

  JACKSON —  The Nielsen ratings for July are in, and WAPT has taken over at the top overall for newscasts. The Nielsen ratings win compares all the weekday newscasts head-to-head including 5-7am, 5pm, 6pm and 10pm. WAPT General Manger Stuart Kellogg says, “Our brand at 16 WAPT is The One To Watch. And this certainly […] [...]

MetroCast Mississippi acquired by Ohio-based company

JACKSON — Block Communications Inc. has acquired MetroCast Mississippi, a rural cable system that provides cable television, telephone and Internet services to more than 45,000 residential and business customers in 16 Mississippi counties. Toldeo, Ohio-based BCI also acquired MetroCast operations serving Red Bay, Alabama. BCI says in a statement the deal is expected to close […] [...]

Locally filmed ‘Ask This Old House’ to air this weekend

BILOXI — A segment of “Ask This Old House” that was filmed in Biloxi premiers this weekend. The show demonstrates how to install a high tunnel to extend the growing season of backyard gardens. Two Mississippi State University horticulture scientists served as consultants for the traveling home improvement show. They helped the crew with region-specific […] [...]

WAPT welcomes Aaron Vogel

by Published: August 9,2013

Tags: Aaron Vogel, television, WAPT

Aaron Vogel has been named assistant news director at 16 WAPT-TV. Vogel comes to Jackson from Knoxville, Tenn., where he was executive producer at CBS Affiliate WVLT. Before that, he was in news management in Savannah, Ga., and worked as a news producer in Jackson, Tenn. In 2010, Vogel’s team won an Emmy for “Best […] [...]

PBS: Acting like a network as well as service

by Published: July 29,2013

Tags: media, Mississippi, NEWS, PBA, television

NEW YORK — Honey Boo Boo, the management at PBS wants to thank you. You, too, real housewives. And naked castaways, Long Island princesses, breakaway Amish, storage warriors, pawn stars and pickers. People at public television may not want to watch you, but they are happy to see you. When Discovery, The Learning Channel, History, […] [...]

Kenneth Dean’s television contributions honored

by Published: June 28,2013

Tags: Emmy, Kenneth Davis, television, WLBT

Kenneth Dean’s 50 years of service in the television industry stands apart as unique and special. During his time at WLBT in Jackson, he built the nation’s first bi-racial commercial television station, which became the first black-owned network station in the country. This year, as the only National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) […] [...]

Entrepreneur hoping for ‘something big’ from reality show

MCCOMB — Scott Johnson has a lot on his calendar. The 46-year-old owner of Chilly Willy’s — a sno-ball stand, restaurant, bar and concert hall — is busy preparing to defend his business in a chancery court lawsuit, a misdemeanor criminal trial in justice court and a noise ordinance violation charge in municipal court. The […] [...]

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