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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 be a week or more ...

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Creditors win right to go after Roberts' other holdings

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 real estate and hotel businesses ...

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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 Jack Harris. The board members ...

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New television station broadcasting in Hub City

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 offering is the Fox prime-time ...

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A different beat

Asked if Studio 61 has met his expectations, Eric Fowler studied his coffee as he measured his answer. “I knew in my gut I could make it work,” said the laid back Fowler. He added with a wry smile, “I’ve spent everyday since the studio’s opening proving I was right.” Studio 61 has been a labor of love for Fowler. ...

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WDBD-TV chooses Rentrak's StationView Essentials

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 matched to behavioral and attitudinal ...

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Big Star Media to launch IPTV channel

CLARKSDALE — Big Star Media Group Inc. plans to develop a television channel intended for broadcast distribution over the Internet. The channel, “Clarksdale TV,” will originate from the company’s production facilities in Clarksdale, and will feature proprietary blues-related music news and entertainment programming. Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) refers to the delivery of scheduled and video-on-demand TV programs and movies over ...

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Cablevision to pay $1.37B for Bresnan

BETHPAGE, N.Y. — Cablevision said today it will pay $1.37 billion for mid-sized cable television provider Bresnan Communications, a move that will help the New York cable company expand into western states. Bresnan has cable systems in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Utah with more than 300,000 basic subscribers. It’s owned by Providence Equity Partners. Founder and cable pioneer Bill Bresnan ...

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Irby again supports home makeover show

JACKSON — Stuart C. Irby Co. recently showed its support to the ABC television show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” by donating electrical supplies to the home of Hattiesburg’s “hometown hero,” military veteran Sherman Heathcock. Filmed in Hattiesburg, the show aired March 21. Doug Walo, Irby vice president of commercial/contractor sales, said, “Irby is proud to have been a part of ...

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Comcast acquisition raises concerns

WASHINGTON — Existing law would prevent Comcast Corp. from denying satellite TV providers and other rivals access to NBC Universal programming on reasonable terms once the cable TV operator takes control of the media company, Comcast’s chief executive said yesterday. Satellite companies such as DirecTV Inc. and smaller cable companies fear that if regulators approve Comcast’s plan to acquire a ...

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