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Jackson TV stations negotiating with DISH on agreements

Raycom, which operates WLBT and WDBD television stations in the Jackson area, has yet to reach a retransmission agreement with DISH Network as the deadline nears. The companies have until July 31 to reach an agreement or DISH must discontinue the stations’ signals. Media General, meanwhile, which owns WJTV, last week provided DISH with a 90-day extension for its current ...

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Kenneth Dean’s television contributions honored

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) Gold Circle inductee, he will ...

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Agency advertising bill ‘ill-conceived’

A bill that cleared the committee in the Senate and awaits action on the floor has caught the attention of advertising and media outlets. Senate Bill 2736 would prohibit state agencies from spending funds appropriated from the state’s general fund on radio and television advertisements that promote programs and initiatives, unless there is a bidding process involved. “It’s got a ...

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The end of free television?

Local news stations aren’t concerned When Comcast, the largest cable television company in the U.S., bought a controlling stake in NBC Universal in December, the industry was set abuzz by speculation that the cable giant would eventually move to replace the traditional free network model with a paid model used by cable channels. Such a move would essentially put an ...

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