Posts Tagged ‘television’

Bankrupt Missouri company sells local TV station

JACKSON — St. Louis, Mo.-based Roberts Cos. is selling a TV station in Mississippi, one of many assets the financially troubled company has on the market. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports a bankruptcy judge approved the sale of WRBJ in Jackson to Trinity Broadcasting Network, a nonprofit religious corporation. Roberts Cos. is led by St. […] [...]

Court refuses to rehear businessmen’s defamation case

GULFPORT — The state Court of Appeals has declined to take a second look at its May ruling that a Gulf Coast television station did not defame two businessmen. Gerald “Heath” Hudson of Moss Point and his father, Arthur “Gerald” Hudson of Lucedale, sued WLOX-TV in 2006 in Harrison County Circuit Court. A Harrison County […] [...]

TEC adds DIRECTV to product lineup

JACKSON — TEC is now a local authorized DIRECTV dealer. With DIRECTV’s digital platform, TEC subscribers have access to more than 285 channels. “TEC is very excited to expand our television product offering to customers. We continue adding services that will enhance our customers’ lifestyles,” said Joey F. Garner, TEC executive vice president.   [...]

Hol-Mac’s Hammerhead to be featured on ‘Motorhead Garage’

BAY SPRINGS — Hammerhead, a division of Hol-Mac Corporation based in Bay Springs, will be featured on the TV series “Motorhead Garage.” “Motorhead Garage” is a nationally syndicated show that reaches over 990,000 homes across the country on the Fox Sports Network. The episode will air Sunday, Aug. 19 at 10:30 a.m. or Monday, Aug. […] [...]

ABC-affiliated TV station shutting down this month

SALTILLO — A northeast Mississippi television station is going off the air at the end of the month. WTVA-TV reports WKDH-TV, the ABC station, is going off the air. WKDH’s owner, Southern Broadcasting, says it will end broadcasting at 11:59 p.m. Aug. 31 after more than a decade on the air. ABC plans to continue […] [...]

Coast TV station now affiliated with both ABC and CBS

BILOXI — CBS and WLOX-TV in Biloxi have signed an affiliation agreement. WLOX-CBS will be on a digital sub-channel of WLOX and will be viewed over the air, on cable and satellite, CBS said in a statement. The affiliation is effective April 8. David Vincent, vice president and general manager of WLOX, says it will […] [...]

Creditors win right to go after Roberts’ other holdings

by Published: December 19,2011

Tags: bankruptcy, broadcasting, creditors, media, television

JACKSON — Creditors in a bankruptcy case involving Roberts Broadcasting Co. will be able to sue other businesses belonging to the company’s owners. St. Louis-based Roberts Broadcasting is owned by Michael and Steven Roberts, who filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October with debts totaling more than $4 million. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports several […] [...]

Cable board members quit over Comcast agreement

HATTIESBURG — Several longtime members of the Hattiesburg Cable Advisory Board have resigned over a new franchise agreement with Comcast Cable that one board member has called a “detriment to citizens.” WDAM TV reports five of the 7 board members announced their resignations. They are chairman Ken Smith, Leon Pringle, Brown Miller, James Duncan and […] [...]

New television station broadcasting in Hub City

by Published: October 20,2011

Tags: media, television, television station

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg has a new television station. The Hattiesburg American reports WHPM started broadcasting at low power last week and will have a signal covering a 40-mile radius in the weeks to come. Station president Mike Reed’s company, Waypoint Media, manages the Meridian Family of Stations that includes WGBC and WMDN. The station’s main […] [...]

WDBD-TV chooses Rentrak’s StationView Essentials

by Published: April 17,2011

Tags: media, telecommunications, television

JACKSON — Rentrak Corporation, a multi-screen media measurement company based in Portland, Ore., has entered into a multi-year StationView Essentials contract with WDBD-TV, the FOX affiliate in Jackson. Terms were not disclosed. “The combination of viewing data representing cable, satellite, telco and over-the-air households across the entire Jackson market, along with the viewing data being […] [...]

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