tv stations – Access 21 http://access-21.net/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 19:54:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://access-21.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png tv stations – Access 21 http://access-21.net/ 32 32 The driver was ordered to remove the “FART” license plate from the truck https://access-21.net/the-driver-was-ordered-to-remove-the-fart-license-plate-from-the-truck/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 19:54:31 +0000 https://access-21.net/the-driver-was-ordered-to-remove-the-fart-license-plate-from-the-truck/ article Karly Sindy’s “FART” license plate. (Credit: Karly Sindy) ASHEVILLE, North Carolina – A woman who made national headlines for her unusual “FART” license plate says the North Carolina DMV ordered her to remove the plate from her truck. Karly Sindy, 37, of Asheville, North Carolina, told FOX television stations that the DMV allowed him […]]]>

Karly Sindy’s “FART” license plate. (Credit: Karly Sindy)

A woman who made national headlines for her unusual “FART” license plate says the North Carolina DMV ordered her to remove the plate from her truck.

Karly Sindy, 37, of Asheville, North Carolina, told FOX television stations that the DMV allowed him to at least keep the plaque in his possession after he used the word as an acronym for his newly launched club.

“I’m disappointed that I can’t keep the plate on my truck, but I’m glad the DMV is letting me keep the plate in my possession which I will be using on official FART club business,” Sindy told TV stations. FOX.

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Sindy had applied for her license plate last October and received it in November.

“I was re-registering my truck online and it had the ability to customize my plate, so on a whim I tried FART,” Sindy previously told FOX TV stations. “I was excited and surprised he was available.”

The DMV later informed her that someone had complained about her vanity license plate and asked her why she chose the word.

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Sindy then got smart, turning the word into an acronym, “FART”

“After receiving the letter, I took to Reddit at r/Asheville to ask for help in responding to the letter,” she continued. “Someone suggested to Friends of Asheville Recreational Trails and creating a website.”

“I loved the idea because I love hiking, biking and spending time outdoors,” she added.

Sindy launched a website and even organized a group hike. She also informed the DMV about her new club.

“FART may not have started representing Asheville Recreational Trail Friends, but it certainly does now!” she explained.

Sindy has even made stickers and shirts from designs suggested by her band members and will donate proceeds to a local charity.

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She said that since launching her group, she has organized two hikes.

“We had fun chatting, hiking and hanging out,” she said. “I feel like we all really needed a laugh right now and I hope to continue spreading joy with the FART club.”

This story was reported from Los Angeles.

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Woman fights to keep ‘FART’ license plate in North Carolina https://access-21.net/woman-fights-to-keep-fart-license-plate-in-north-carolina/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 19:19:27 +0000 https://access-21.net/woman-fights-to-keep-fart-license-plate-in-north-carolina/ item Karla Sindy’s “FART” license plate. (Credit: Karla Sindy) ASHEVILLE, North Carolina – A North Carolina woman is fighting to keep her ‘FART’ vanity license plate after the DMV issued it to her, but later said she could be recalled. Karly Sindy, 37, of Asheville, North Carolina, said she applied for her license plate last […]]]>

Karla Sindy’s “FART” license plate. (Credit: Karla Sindy)

A North Carolina woman is fighting to keep her ‘FART’ vanity license plate after the DMV issued it to her, but later said she could be recalled.

Karly Sindy, 37, of Asheville, North Carolina, said she applied for her license plate last October and received it in November.

“I was re-registering my truck online and it had the option to customize my plate, so on a whim I tried FART,” Sindy told FOX TV stations. “I was excited and surprised he was available.”

The DMV later informed her that someone had complained about their vanity license plate and asked her why she chose the word. The DMV informed Sindy that she had 30 days to respond.

RELATED: Average U.S. gas price hits $4.17, all-time high, AAA says

That’s when Sindy got smarter, turning the word into an acronym, “FART”

“After receiving the letter, I took to Reddit at r/Asheville to ask for help in responding to the letter,” she continued. “Someone suggested to Friends of Asheville Recreational Trails and creating a website.”

“I loved the idea because I love hiking, biking and spending time outdoors,” she added.

Sindy launched a website and even organized a group hike.

“FART may not have started representing Asheville Recreational Trail Friends, but it certainly does now!” she explained.

Sindy has even made stickers and shirts from designs suggested by her band members and will donate proceeds to a local charity.

RELATED: Leaflets left on cars in Florida with New York plates tell them to leave the state if they are ‘awake’

But whether the DMV would let her keep her license plate remains to be seen. She recently sent a letter to the DMV explaining her acronym and is awaiting their decision.

“The custom text in question has been on our deny list for some time and was posted in error,” DMV spokesman Marty Homan told FOX TV stations. “It is currently under review.”

According to the Charlotte Observer, several banned license plate names are deemed offensive. Some examples include “SATAN”, “DUKEEY”, and “P0THED”.

This story was reported from Los Angeles.

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Fox TV stations settle NLRB fees, NY and DC broadcast workers still demand a better deal https://access-21.net/fox-tv-stations-settle-nlrb-fees-ny-and-dc-broadcast-workers-still-demand-a-better-deal/ Mon, 14 Feb 2022 17:57:55 +0000 https://access-21.net/fox-tv-stations-settle-nlrb-fees-ny-and-dc-broadcast-workers-still-demand-a-better-deal/ New York, NY- In recent days, Fox Television Stations, which owns local news stations such as Fox 5 New York (WNYW), My 9 New Jersey (WWOR), Fox 5 DC (WWTG) and Fox 5 Plus (WDCA), settled accusations of unfair labor practices. regarding the company’s failure to provide information in connection with a grievance filed by […]]]>

New York, NY- In recent days, Fox Television Stations, which owns local news stations such as Fox 5 New York (WNYW), My 9 New Jersey (WWOR), Fox 5 DC (WWTG) and Fox 5 Plus (WDCA), settled accusations of unfair labor practices. regarding the company’s failure to provide information in connection with a grievance filed by Local Union 794 (WNYW-WWOR) of the Television Studio Employees Union (IATSE).

Local 794 was seeking information in connection with a formal challenge to the company’s reclassification of an executive employee so he could perform bargaining unit work, a possible breach of contract between the two parties .

It comes as IATSE Locals 794 and 819 continue their decade-long struggle to negotiate a succession deal for broadcast workers who bring local Fox News coverage to New York and Washington DC respectively.

After the NLRB filed a complaint and shortly before a hearing, as part of the settlement approved by the NLRB, Fox television stations were forced to turn over relevant information originally requested by Local 794 on November 12, 2020 and the May 6, 2021. Additionally, Fox TV stations were forced to release this opinion at the WNYW studio in New York and email it to every employee who works there.

In that notice mandated by the settlement, Fox Television Stations explicitly stated, “WE WILL NOT REFUSE to collectively bargain with the union by unreasonably delaying in responding to requests for information relevant and necessary to the union’s performance. of his duties as a collective bargaining representative of our employees.

However, the last time Locals 794 and 819 met with Fox Television Stations management for formal contract negotiations on December 7and 2021, the unions have filed a request for information for basic due diligence to understand the economics of the Company’s proposal which the Company has described as “fair” and “generous”. In order for the bargaining committee and union members to fairly assess the potential economic impact of the company’s proposal on employment conditions, unions need this information, but the company will not back it up with numbers. . The management of Fox Television Stations formally refused to produce this information after two requests, the most recent on January 27.andjust days after the settlement agreement was signed on January 24and.

On this, Nick Kroudis, Business Officer for IATSE Local 794, said:Fox Broadcast workers are rightly worried about the impact of the proposed deal on their jobs. Even if the company claims that the law does not require the sharing of this information, which the unions dispute, repeatedly refusing to provide financial analysis around a proposal you have made does unnecessary damage to the relationship. company with its workers and their union. This is not how productive working relationships are supposed to work.

IATSE Local 819 Sales Representative Robert A. Richardson said,The workers know that more negotiations are needed. Fox’s proposal does nothing to address workers’ concerns that the company is trying to make its workforce more available, and its package appears designed to erode those workers’ longstanding protections and bargaining power. union collective. If Fox bosses can’t or won’t produce information that the company’s deal is worth taking, why should the workers accept this agreement?

Negotiations for a successor deal have been ongoing for over a decade now, starting in September 2011. When the last contract between unions and Fox TV stations was negotiated during the 2008 financial crisis, workers understood the need to make temporary sacrifices in the hope these sacrifices would be honored in future negotiations. Fourteen years later, the current bosses of Fox TV stations refuse to even acknowledge those sacrifices and the ongoing sacrifices of frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, racial justice protests and the 2020 election, including January 6 coverand uprising at the capitol

As of this writing, union representatives are still eager to get back to the bargaining table and have offered several dates for March, although none have been officially confirmed by the Company. The Bargaining Committee will continue with its resolve to obtain the best possible contract for the broadcast workers of Locals 794 and 819 and will continue to use all legal tactics necessary to achieve this.

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ABC-owned TV stations celebrate Black History Month https://access-21.net/abc-owned-tv-stations-celebrate-black-history-month/ Wed, 02 Feb 2022 22:29:30 +0000 https://access-21.net/abc-owned-tv-stations-celebrate-black-history-month/ ABC-owned television stations announced the cross-platform slate of its Black History Month content with stories, focusing on suffrage and electoral reform while celebrating cultures, heritage and black communities. Led by the Race and Culture Content team integrated into the eight stations, journalists will shed light on current circumstances that are making voting increasingly difficult. Most […]]]>

ABC-owned television stations announced the cross-platform slate of its Black History Month content with stories, focusing on suffrage and electoral reform while celebrating cultures, heritage and black communities. Led by the Race and Culture Content team integrated into the eight stations, journalists will shed light on current circumstances that are making voting increasingly difficult. Most Black History Month stories, media coverage and premium content are available on the new 24/7 streaming channels of ABC-owned TV stations, in addition to airing linearly in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh. -Durham and Fresno, and its connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku.

The award-winning series “On the Red Carpet Storytellers Spotlight” celebrates leading black storytellers. Cast members from the hit comedy series “Black-ish” will discuss the show’s legacy and its impact on culture as it comes to an end. Quinta Brunson, creator, executive producer and star of ABC’s comedy series “Abbott Elementary,” shares her creative journey, challenges and victories as a woman of color in Hollywood. Marissa Jo Cerar, creator, showrunner and executive producer of ABC’s groundbreaking series “Women of the Movement,” talks about the importance of bringing the story of Emmett Till and Mamie TIll-Mobley to television and how it does so of being a black mother impacted her creative process. Tara Roberts, National Geographic Explorer, takes viewers on a listening journey in “Into the Depths” podcasts, the untold story of the transatlantic slave trade. She also shares with storytellers the importance and impact of black voices in the podcast space.

ABC’s award-winning show “Localish” will air wellness stories featuring Black-owned businesses and community leaders, including its most popular show, “More in Common,” across all platforms.

Here’s a quick rundown of ABC-owned television stations celebrating Black History Month:

  • ABC7/WABC-TV New York, the #1 station in New York and the nation’s most-watched television station, airs numerous stories that celebrate black communities, their leaders, and their historic role in arts and entertainment while addressing barriers that black communities still face. . Highlighted stories include an interview with Collette V. Smith, the NFL’s first black female coach, a profile on American entertainer Augusta Savage, and specials, “Women in Motion: Black History Month and Mentoring Kings: Black History Month. “Here and Now,” the long-running popular African-American public affairs program in the tri-state area, will cover issues and interests that impact and celebrate the community.
  • ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles, Southern California’s most-watched station, will air numerous news segments, including a story of investigative data journalism on voting rights. Stories throughout the month highlight Black Restaurant Week, the SoCal Black History Parade and Unity Festival, Afro-Latino heritage, local Black-owned businesses, NAACP Image Awards coverage and vignettes Black History Month celebration specials featuring national celebrities.
  • ABC7/WLS-TV Chicago, is proud to celebrate Black History Month with special features, programming and vignettes throughout the month of February. Market leader to air special presentations of three-time Emmy®Award winner “Our Chicago: Building Black,” a series that taps into the essence of Chicago’s black community, hosted by ABC7’s Cheryl Burton and Hosea Sanders , with contributions from Jim Rose, Val Warner and Will Jones.
  • 6abc/WPVI-TV Philadelphia celebrates black culture on both its popular 30-minute show “FYI Philly” and “Vision,” a Black Community Affairs program. The market leader will air numerous news segments and stories celebrating black excellence, including the “Philadelphia International Records 50th Anniversary” honoring legendary music producers and community leaders Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.
  • ABC7/KGO-TV San Francisco celebrates the Bay Area’s black community, culture and leadership through extensive reporting that informs, inspires and empowers local audiences. Local content featuring black-owned businesses, like Ethos Collective, a company that helps uplift black wedding designers who are impacted by racial bias in the wedding industry. Race and Culture reporter Julian Glover delves into voting rights issues.
  • ABC13/KTRK-TV Houston celebrates black history as Race and Culture reporter Rosie Nguyen examines issues surrounding voter rights in Texas and reports on other community-focused stories. In addition to news segments celebrating black culture, the Houston market leader is launching a collection of 50 stories of Black History Month stories available to stream on its 24/7 streaming channel and its connected television applications.
  • ABC11/WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham will air 30-minute HBCU specials and rebroadcast content from the previous year’s HBCU Experience, news segments and community programming to celebrate Black History Month.
  • ABC30/KFSN-TV Fresno will air many stories in the 6:00 p.m. newscasts highlighting Black communities in Central California throughout the month. Viewers can watch inspiring profiles on community members, black-owned individuals and businesses, including a black wine owner, and California State University, Fresno’s mission to encourage more black students to learn winemaking.

About ABC-Owned TV Stations

The eight ABC stations owned by Disney Media Entertainment & Distribution are multiplatform leaders in local news and information. Collectively No. 1 on all of American television, reaching 23% of households and more than 34 million total viewers and 62 million digital visitors per month, the eight stations are made up of WABC-TV New York, KABC- TV Los Angeles, WLS-TV Chicago, WPVI-TV Philadelphia, KGO-TV San Francisco, KTRK-TV Houston, WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham and KFSN-TV Fresno. The stations also bring locally-sourced stories to more than 17 million viewers across America through its cross-platform lifestyle network, Localish. In 2020, the stations received five Broadcast & Cable awards, including Best in Local TV Awards 2020 as Station Group of the Year for Innovative, Next-Gen News Reporting, and Main market category for 2020: Best News Coverage, Best Digital Multi-Platform or Website, Best Investigative Reporting Station Group and Best Public Affairs Programming, illustrating the strength of the group and its ever-increasing growth and reach growing in the cross-platform space.

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ABC-owned TV stations announce Black History Month content https://access-21.net/abc-owned-tv-stations-announce-black-history-month-content/ Tue, 01 Feb 2022 14:46:50 +0000 https://access-21.net/abc-owned-tv-stations-announce-black-history-month-content/ Today, ABC-owned TV stations announced the cross-platform slate of its Black History Month content featuring stories, focusing on suffrage and electoral reform while celebrating cultures, heritage and black communities. Led by the Race and Culture Content team integrated into the eight stations, journalists will shed light on current circumstances that are DO IT more and […]]]>

Today, ABC-owned TV stations announced the cross-platform slate of its Black History Month content featuring stories, focusing on suffrage and electoral reform while celebrating cultures, heritage and black communities. Led by the Race and Culture Content team integrated into the eight stations, journalists will shed light on current circumstances that are DO IT more and more difficult to vote.

Most Black History Month stories, media coverage and premium content are available on the new 24/7 streaming channels of ABC-owned TV stations, in addition to airing linearly in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh. -Durham and Fresno, and its connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku.

The award-winning series “On the Red Carpet Storytellers Spotlight” celebrates leading black storytellers. Cast members from the hit comedy series “Black-ish” will discuss the show’s legacy and its impact on culture as it comes to an end. Quinta Brunson, creator, executive producer and star of ABC’s comedy series “Abbott Elementary,” shares her creative journey, challenges and victories as a woman of color in Hollywood.

Marissa Jo Cerar, creator, showrunner and executive producer of ABC’s groundbreaking series “Women of the Movement,” talks about the importance of bringing the story of Emmett Till and Mamie TIll-Mobley to television and how it does so of being a black mother impacted her creative process. Tara Roberts, National Geographic Explorer, takes viewers on a listening journey in “Into the Depths” podcasts, the untold story of the transatlantic slave trade. She also shares with storytellers the importance and impact of black voices in the podcast space.

ABC’s award-winning show “Localish” will air wellness stories featuring Black-owned businesses and community leaders, including its most popular show, “More in Common,” across all platforms.

Content per ABC station

ABC7 / WABC-TV New York, the #1 station in New York and the nation’s most-watched television channel, airs numerous stories that celebrate black communities, its leaders, and their historic role in arts and entertainment while removing the barriers that black communities still face. Featured articles include an interview with Collette V. Smith, the NFL’s first black female coach, a portrait of American artist Augusta Savage, and specials, “Women on the Move: Black History Month” and Mentoring Kings : Black History Month. winning “Here and Now,” the long-running popular African-American public affairs program in the tri-state area, will cover issues and interests that impact and celebrate community.

ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles, Southern California’s most-watched station, will air numerous news segments, including a story of investigative data journalism on voting rights. Stories throughout the month highlight Black Restaurant Week, the SoCal Black History Parade and Unity Festival, the legacy of Afro-Latinos, local Black-owned businesses, coverage of the NAACP IMAGE AWARD and special Black History Month celebration vignettes featuring national celebrities.

ABC7/WLS-TV Chicago is proud to celebrate Black History Month with special reports, shows and vignettes throughout the month of February. Market leader to air special presentations of three-time Emmy® Award winner “Our Chicago: Building Black,” a series that taps into the essence of Chicago’s black community, hosted by ABC7’s Cheryl Burton and Hosea Sanders , with contributions from Jim Rose , Val Warner and Will Jones.

6abc/WPVI-TV Philadelphia celebrates black culture on its popular 30-minute “FYI Philly” and “Vision,” a Black Community Affairs show. The market leader will air numerous news segments and stories celebrating black excellence, including the “Philadelphia International Records 50th Anniversary” honoring legendary music producers and community leaders Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.

ABC7/KGO-TV San Francisco celebrates the Bay Area’s black community, culture and leadership through extensive reporting that informs, inspires and empowers local audiences. Local content featuring black-owned businesses, like Ethos Collective, a company that helps uplift black wedding designers who are impacted by racial bias in the wedding industry. Race and Culture reporter Julian Glover delves into voting rights issues.

ABC13/KTRK-TV Houston celebrates black history as Race and Culture reporter Rosie Nguyen examines issues surrounding voter rights in Texas and reports on other community-focused stories. In addition to news segments celebrating black culture, the Houston market leader is launching a collection of 50 stories of Black History Month stories available to stream on its 24/7 streaming channel and its connected television applications.

ABC11/WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham will air 30-minute HBCU specials and rerun content from the previous year’s HBCU Experience, news segments and community programming to celebrate Black History Month .

ABC30/KFSN-TV Fresno will air many stories on the 6:00 p.m. newscasts highlighting Central California’s Black communities throughout the month. Viewers can watch inspiring profiles on community members, black-owned individuals and businesses, including a black wine owner, and California State University, Fresno’s mission to encourage more black students to learn winemaking.

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New live broadcast channels from ABC-owned TV stations offer news, weather and local shows https://access-21.net/new-live-broadcast-channels-from-abc-owned-tv-stations-offer-news-weather-and-local-shows/ Mon, 31 Jan 2022 15:40:54 +0000 https://access-21.net/new-live-broadcast-channels-from-abc-owned-tv-stations-offer-news-weather-and-local-shows/ ABC Owned Television Stations, the #1 leader in the news market, today announced its new 24/7 live and local broadcast channels. The new streaming channels are an extension of the most watched and trusted owned stations ABC7 New York, ABC7 Los Angeles, 6abc Philadelphia, ABC7 Chicago, ABC13 Houston, ABC7 Bay Area (San Francisco), ABC11 Raleigh-Durham […]]]>
ABC Owned Television Stations, the #1 leader in the news market, today announced its new 24/7 live and local broadcast channels. The new streaming channels are an extension of the most watched and trusted owned stations ABC7 New York, ABC7 Los Angeles, 6abc Philadelphia, ABC7 Chicago, ABC13 Houston, ABC7 Bay Area (San Francisco), ABC11 Raleigh-Durham and ABC30 Fresno . Streaming channels offer 24/7 local news coverage, breaking news, weather forecasts, wellness stories from ABC’s award-winning “Localish” channel and premium content exclusive available for free on their websites and streaming channels.

“We are the trusted market leader for local news across linear, digital and social media, with the most-watched stations in their regions, and I’m incredibly pleased to offer the communities we serve their favorite local news at their fingertips. 24/7,” said Chad Matthews, president of ABC-owned television stations. “We pride ourselves on listening to our audiences and delivering what they want in the most thoughtful and impactful way. The launch of our 24/7 live and local broadcast channels responds to the appealing to our audiences who want more options and ways to view their favorite news and shows. The streaming experience our audiences will have is solely due to the incredible teams across our group of stations who have worked tirelessly to provide a network of streaming channels that we can now proudly share.

Viewers will now have access to award-winning newscasts, stories and content. Newscasts and content from ABC-owned television stations have received numerous awards, including Emmys in the key categories of Overall News Excellence, Overall Station Excellence, Best newsletter and have been recognized with the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards in regional and national categories for overall excellence. , Best Newscast and Best Current Affairs Documentary. Viewers will now be able to stream popular content such as mysteries and true crime documentaries like “Unsolved” and “Texas True Crime”; award-winning exclusive content such as “Our America”, “Eyewitness to a Pandemic” and “Localish” series; and local station-produced documentaries that have national appeal such as “be blago,” “Unresolved JFK,” “No good deed,” “Raised Killer,” the next “Stolen: The unsolved theft of a $3,000,000 violin,” and many more.

24/7 streaming channels from ABC-owned TV stations include the following:

ABC7 New York kicked off with a 6:30 p.m. newscast, anchored by Bill Ritter and Sade Baderinwa, and the premiere of “Inside Rikers,” an investigation into Eyewitness news. 24/7 news programming will also include the latest live news, weather and favorite tri-state segments such as “Newsmakers”, “The Vault” and “Weather or Not with Lee Goldberg “.

ABC7 Los Angeles launched its 24/7 feed with a new weekday newscast, Eyewitness News at 7:00 a.m. with the ABC7 morning crew of Leslie Sykes, Brandi Hitt, Leslie Lopez and Brianna Ruffalo covering weather, breaking news and live local news. Viewers can stream exclusive premium content, hyperlocal reporting from community journalists and Hollywood content through the award-winning entertainment brand “On The Red Carpet”.

ABC7 Chicago launched its 24/7 streaming with two new original weekday newscasts available to stream. ABC7’s Tanja Babich, Terrell Brown and Val Warner host a new 7:00 am newscast with Roz Varon and Tracy Butler. Cheryl Burton and Rob Elgas will host a new 7:00 p.m. newscast. ABC7 Chicago will also debut “STOLEN: The Unsolved Theft of a $3,000,000 Violin,” a true-crime documentary exclusively airing 24/7 beginning Wednesday, February 2.

6ABC Philadelphia launched its 24/7 feed, with a new weekday news hour that starts at 7:00 a.m. and includes the premiere of “The Rush,” a segment anchored by Action’s Matt O’Donnell News, Tamala Edwards and meteorologist Karen Rogers. At 7:30 a.m., viewers can stream “Brighter News,” a lighter news format with feel-good stories that give viewers a sunny outlook on the day ahead.

ABC7 Bay Area (San Francisco) launched its 24/7 streaming platform with the all-new “ABC7@7”, an hour-long weekday newscast featuring the ABC7 Mornings crew. Kumasi Aaron, Reggie Aqui, Jobina Fortson and meteorologist Drew Tuma bring viewers more live, more local news and more to build a better Bay Area.

ABC13 Houston launched 24/7 streaming in its market with an additional 17 hours of local and live news each week. The Houston market leader now broadcasts from 4:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. every weekday with Eyewitness News premiering at 8 a.m. with Jonathan Bruce. The station will also launch its daily Eyewitness News at 9 p.m. Viewers can also stream the hit series “Unsolved” and “Texas True Crime.”

ABC11 North Carolina (Raleigh-Durham) is the first station to launch 24/7 streaming in its market. The station is expanding its live news coverage with the addition of a 7:00-8:00 weekday newscast anchored by Barbara Gibbs and John Clark. The stream will also feature high impact content from the ABC11 First Alert Weather Team, I-Team, Troubleshooter and the Race and Culture teams.

ABC30 Central California (Fresno) is the first station to launch 24/7 streaming in the Central California market. ABC30 expanded its local streaming news by adding a 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. newscast featuring Landon Burke, Amanda Venegas and Madeline Evans for the morning show, and Warren Armstrong, Margot Kim and Kevin Musso for the morning show. evening.

ABC local, the cross-platform lifestyle network that features wellness content showcasing inspiring people and places in America is available on all eight websites, streaming channels and connected TV apps.

Users can access all eight streams from any ABC-owned connected TV app, regardless of market.

“We like the idea that a viewer is now connected to all of our major stations through one of our streaming apps.” said Matthews. “For example, you can stream from the ABC7 Los Angeles app, but have an interest or ties to Philadelphia and want to stream their content; you can seamlessly watch the 6abc Philadelphia stream 24/7 from the ABC7 Los Angeles app and stay tuned to what’s happening in the Philadelphia market.You’re connected to all of our top stations through any app you choose to stream – greater access to our award-winning content and to incredible storytelling – another example of how we creatively serve our communities.

About ABC-Owned TV Stations

The eight ABC stations owned by Disney Media Entertainment & Distribution are multiplatform leaders in local news and information. Collectively No. 1 on all of American television, reaching 23% of households and more than 34 million total viewers and 62 million digital visitors per month, the eight stations are made up of WABC-TV New York, KABC- TV Los Angeles, WLS-TV Chicago, WPVI-TV Philadelphia, KGO-TV San Francisco, KTRK-TV Houston, WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham and KFSN-TV Fresno. The stations also bring locally-sourced stories to more than 17 million viewers across America through its cross-platform lifestyle network, Localish. In 2020, the stations received five Broadcast & Cable awards, including Best in Local TV Awards 2020 as Station Group of the Year for Innovative, Next-Gen News Reporting, and Main market category for 2020: Best News Coverage, Best Digital Multi-Platform or Website, Best Investigative Reporting Station Group and Best Public Affairs Programming, illustrating the strength of the group and its ever-increasing growth and reach growing in the cross-platform space.

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Petition asks TV stations to give Liam Reilly the recognition he deserves https://access-21.net/petition-asks-tv-stations-to-give-liam-reilly-the-recognition-he-deserves/ Mon, 24 Jan 2022 22:16:00 +0000 https://access-21.net/petition-asks-tv-stations-to-give-liam-reilly-the-recognition-he-deserves/ An online petition has been launched calling on RTE and the BCC to give Dundalk musician Liam Reilly and his band Bagatelle the recognition they deserve. an Aisling O’Leary launched the petition on change.org and it has already garnered over 400 signatures in just two days. “A year ago, Liam Reilly passed away and left […]]]>

An online petition has been launched calling on RTE and the BCC to give Dundalk musician Liam Reilly and his band Bagatelle the recognition they deserve.

an Aisling O’Leary launched the petition on change.org and it has already garnered over 400 signatures in just two days.

“A year ago, Liam Reilly passed away and left a huge musical legacy behind – a musical legacy that needs and deserves to be properly recognized and honored,” she says.

“His song library, including his No. 1 songs, his emigration songs, is to be credited. And yet, a year later, none of the biggest TV/radio stations here in Ireland have granted him any form appropriate recognition.

She says that although there have been documentaries and tribute shows to other musicians, songwriters and poets, no such tribute has been paid to Liam, despite several approaches from his bandmates, management and promoters.

“And now we’re asking long-time friends/fans (and perhaps their friends) to contact some of the biggest radio and TV stations here in Ireland to urge them to give Liam some well-deserved coverage. “

Among those who signed the petition is Liam’s sister, Darina Reilly. She “cites her work, the man, the musicality, the charity work, the intelligence, the spirit, the fans, the fabulous lyrics and music…”. as reasons why he should receive this recognition.

“Liam Reilly and Bagatelle have dedicated their lives to Irish music and have been fantastic ambassadors for Ireland. Diasporas around the world are die-hard fans of the band, Bagatelle has brought their music, love, storytelling and joy to people all over the world and their music and lyrics have resonated with so many people as if telling their story. own history or that of their ancestors. . Each song had a real meaning. They deserve due recognition for their achievements and contribution not only to Irish music here and on the world stage, but to the very essence of what it means to be Irish,” another fan wrote.

“If the media doesn’t recognize incredible talent like Liam & Bagatelle then they are telling our young people they need to go overseas to be recognised. The loss then is the media and the people of Ireland,” said one another supporter. .

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From Standing Comics to AAP CM Candidate https://access-21.net/from-standing-comics-to-aap-cm-candidate/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 12:29:49 +0000 https://access-21.net/from-standing-comics-to-aap-cm-candidate/ As his party’s national organizer nominated him as chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Punjab Assembly polls, one could easily notice his tears in his eyes, perhaps remembering the extraordinary trip he made in his life after coming from Satoj, a village in Sangrur district of Punjab. Stand-up comedian, actor and double MP, Bhagwant Mann […]]]>

As his party’s national organizer nominated him as chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Punjab Assembly polls, one could easily notice his tears in his eyes, perhaps remembering the extraordinary trip he made in his life after coming from Satoj, a village in Sangrur district of Punjab. Stand-up comedian, actor and double MP, Bhagwant Mann is the Aam Aadmi party man for Punjab.

After a long wait and a televoting campaign which demanded Punjabis to suggest the CM candidate for the party, Delhi CM and AAP National Organizer Arvind Kejriwal announced on Tuesday that Bhagwant Mann was the chief ministerial candidate of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for Punjab. In a dramatic reveal of the results of the televoting campaign, Kejriwal said that more than 21 lakh people took part in the vote, and Mann got the majority of votes i.e. 93%.

Early life

Born to a Jat Sikh family in Satoj village in Sangrur district, Punjab, Mann continued his education at Shaheed Udham Singh Government College, Sunam, where he began participating in youth comedy festivals and interuniversity competitions. With his unparalleled wit and humor, Mann won two gold medals in a competition at the Punjabi University of Patiala for his college.

Mann developed comedy routines on typical Indian issues such as politics, business and sports and debuted with a comedy album Gobhi Diye Kachiye Vaparanay in 1992. In partnership with Jagtar Jaggi, Mann went on to do a TV show titled Jugnu Kehnda Hai for Alpha ETC Punjabi. Parting ways with Jaggi after ten years, Mann teamed up with Rana Ranbir and made the television program, Mast Jugnu Mast for Alpha ETC Punjabi. Mann also worked with legendary satirist Jaspal Bhatti.

Bhagwan Mann (right) with Jaspal Bhatti (right).

However, Mann shot to fame across the country when he took part in the Great Indian Laughter Challenge on Star Plus. Fun fact: Navjot Singh Sidhu, his opponent in Congress in the current election, was the judge on this show.

Bhagwant Mann, in his 3-decade career in comedy, has made over 20 comedy albums. He has also acted in 13 Punjabi films.

Entry into politics

In 2011, after years of political satire, Bhagawant Mann entered active politics and joined the Punjab People’s Party (PPP) founded by Parkash Badal’s nephew, Manpreet Badal. However, his first election attempt did not go well. He contested the Lehra constituency assembly elections in 2012, but could not win.

In March 2014, Mann joined Aam Aadmi party to contest elections in Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency. He won by 211,721 votes. He was also the organizer of AAP Punjab but quit after Arvind Kejriwal issued an unconditional apology to Bikram Singh Majithia over a drug mafia affair. In 2017, he participated in the elections in Jalalabad against Sukhbir Singh Badal and Ravneet Singh Bittu. He lost the elections in Badal by 18,500 votes. In 2019, he again won the Lok Sabha seat of Sangrur in India’s general election by 111,111 votes. He is the only member of the Aam Aadmi party in the lower house (Lok Sabha) of parliament.

drinker to teetotaler

Mann and controversy go hand in hand. He was frequently targeted by rivals due to his former addiction to alcohol. He was accused of compromising the security of Parliament and even attending the house while drunk. After footage of him allegedly drunk in public interactions went viral, Mann made a promise of abstinence and vowed never to drink again at a party in 2019. His mother by his side, he had promised that he would devote his time to working for the people of Punjab.

fiery speaker

Known as a fiery orator, Bhagwant Mann’s speeches inside parliament often go viral. With his subtle satire developed over the years, Mann’s speeches are not only appreciated by the opposition benches, but also by the Treasury benches.

In one of his famous 2014 speeches, Mann played on the BJP’s iconic election slogan “Achche Din (Good Days)” to ask when the good days would come, especially with rising fuel prices and rail fares. . In a satirical poem titled “Ache din kab aane wale hai?” (When will the good weather come?), Mann took down the BJP’s poll promises one by one.

In another iconic speech, he targeted the BJP over the number of defectors from the saffron party.

“Do you know that there are 116 BJP MPs who are defectors? I feel like TV stations are wasting money on election polls, they should just study where these MPs go to determine who wins I will ask Modiji to change the oath of secrecy for these MPs It should look like this: “main yeh shapath leta hoon, ki koi shapath le ya na le, main shapath loonga hi loonga” (I will be sworn in power, whether someone else does or not), ” he said with a chuckle.

Upcoming challenges

Although the AAP leads the state in all surveys and opinion polls, the multi-pole contest in the North State is more than meets the eye. As Congress’s Charanjit Singh Channi quickly rises to statewide fame, and the BJP and Amarinder Singh’s newly formed party join hands, the competition in Punjab is far from over. With just over a month to go until Election Day, Mann faces the challenge of keeping his party’s momentum going. With restrictions imposed on physical gatherings and road shows in the wake of the third wave of Covid, Mann has a responsibility to reach out to the people of Punjab through digital campaigns and other means, while coping to parties like the Congress, the BJP and the SAD, which have more resources than the AAP. The AAP’s performance in the last Assembly election in the state is certainly a silver lining for Mann, and he would do his best to capitalize on the gains of this election, leading the AAP to the long-awaited victory. in the neighboring state.

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Television license renewal reminder and February announcements: KS, NE and OK | Wiley Rein LLP https://access-21.net/television-license-renewal-reminder-and-february-announcements-ks-ne-and-ok-wiley-rein-llp/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 18:25:34 +0000 https://access-21.net/television-license-renewal-reminder-and-february-announcements-ks-ne-and-ok-wiley-rein-llp/ Licensed TV stations in Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma must file license renewal applications by Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Pursuant to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Public Notice to reign, a television station must broadcast post-filing ads after submitting its renewal application. Each station is to broadcast a total of six on-air announcements over four weeks. […]]]>


Licensed TV stations in Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma must file license renewal applications by Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Pursuant to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Public Notice to reign, a television station must broadcast post-filing ads after submitting its renewal application. Each station is to broadcast a total of six on-air announcements over four weeks. No more than two announcements per week will count towards the total of six announcements. In addition, announcements must be shown between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. local time. Pre-filing announcements are no longer necessary.

Post-filing announcements should be presented both visually and audibly. The ad text should appear on screen when read by the advertiser. Stations should keep track of when the announcements were broadcast. For more details on post-filing announcements, please see Section II of the Wiley TV Primer. The Primer also contains the mandatory post-filing advertisement language for full-power television stations (Attachment B) and low-power television stations broadcasting local programming (Attachment C).

Within seven days of the end of post-filing announcements, licensees of full-power and Class A television stations must upload to each station’s online public record a statement certifying compliance with the FCC notification requirements. . An example of a certification form is available in the primer (attachment D). Stations should upload them to the “Local Public Announcements” folder under the “More Public Inspection Files” tab. Finally, the FCC is now requiring low-power television stations not producing their own programming and television translation stations to make a post-filing notice available online after filing its license renewal application. To comply with the new FCC requirements, which we have discussed in more detail here, the post-filing announcement should be made by inserting a tab or link on the station’s home page ostensibly titled “FCC Applications” and a link to a separate page containing the text of the notice. The notice must be posted, in order of availability, on (1) the website of the requesting station, (2) the website of the licensee of the requesting station or (3) the website of the parent entity of the requesting station. The notice must be posted for 30 consecutive days on the web page or link. The text of the required notice can be found in Attachment E of the primer.

Prior to filing Form 303-S renewal requests, stations must submit an EEO Schedule 396 broadcast program report. Information regarding filing Form 303-S requests can be found in Section III of Primer and Annex F, and information on filing the Annex 396 report can be found in Section VI and Annex I.


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It should be consumer demand that drives TV channels to a digital platform like Walesi – Richard Naidu https://access-21.net/it-should-be-consumer-demand-that-drives-tv-channels-to-a-digital-platform-like-walesi-richard-naidu/ Sat, 18 Dec 2021 05:32:46 +0000 https://access-21.net/it-should-be-consumer-demand-that-drives-tv-channels-to-a-digital-platform-like-walesi-richard-naidu/ Following the cut-off of analogue TV transmission in many parts of the country, some residents of Naivikinikini in Lami who do not have access to Welsh set-top boxes connected to their home TVs are disappointed because they no longer have access to the channels. of TV. Frances Qounadovu said it was the talk of the […]]]>


Following the cut-off of analogue TV transmission in many parts of the country, some residents of Naivikinikini in Lami who do not have access to Welsh set-top boxes connected to their home TVs are disappointed because they no longer have access to the channels. of TV.

Frances Qounadovu said it was the talk of the town for them as no notice had been given about the changeover.

She says the majority of homes have the Walesi decoder but don’t have the UHF antenna because it’s expensive.

Qounadovu says it had a big impact on them.

Qounadovu says only 10 of Naivikinikini’s 60 families have access to Welsh channels.

Fiji Television Limited announced on Tuesday that its free analog TV transmitter in Tamavua, Suva and Sabeto in Nadi will be closed from this Wednesday after the government decision to switch companies from analog to the digital platform, Walesi .

This means that residents of the affected areas will only be able to access the Fiji One TV signal through a Walesi set-top box connected to their home TV with a UHF antenna or through the Walesi app or through a Walesi satellite dish connected to the digital set-top box.

Residents of affected areas can no longer access Fiji One TV or any other TV signal through an antenna connected to their TV. In a market announcement, the publicly traded company said the shutdown of analog transmitters in Suva and Nadi is in line with communications from the Communications Ministry and is in line with the first phase of the analog to digital switchover process. planned by the government. television, Wales.

Fiji TV reports that the affected areas in the Central and Eastern Divisions are Pacific Harbor, parts of Beqa, Navua, Naboro, Wainadoi, Lami, Delainavesi, all areas of Suva, all areas of Nasinu, all areas of Nausori, parts of Korovou and Natovi, parts of Ovalau, parts of Koro, parts of Batiki and Moturiki, affected areas in the Western Division include Nadi, Lautoka, parts of Ba, parts of Mamanuca and Yasawa and parts of the coral coast, and Vunisea and its surroundings in Kadavu.

The company claims that Fiji One viewers in Ba and Vanua Levu will continue to access Fiji One through the analog platform, but are strongly advised to switch to Walesi.

We sent questions to Fiji TV about the financial impact on the business, what is the value of the assets of the closed transmitters and what would all those assets be used for, what fees Fiji TV has to pay Walesi for their channels on the platform, how will this financially affect the company, has the company entered into negotiations on the shutdown of analog transmitters and what advice has the company given to the Ministry of Communications on the effects on the business and people who do not have Walesi set-top boxes, antennas or satellite dishes, their thoughts on the benefits of leaving analog transmitters on for those without Walesi set-top boxes and there have been discussions about what type of license Fiji TV has and have there been any changes since the transmission is moved to the Walesi platform.

Fiji Television Limited released another market announcement stating that it has been granted a television broadcast operator license for a period of 12 years effective Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

It indicates that the license was granted today by the Attorney General and Minister of Communication, Aiyaz Saiyed-Khaiyum, under the 1992 Law on Television and Online Broadcasting.

The license authorizes Fiji TV to operate a free-to-air broadcasting service.

Chairman Deepak Rathod is pleased with the 12-year broadcast license as it will boost investor confidence in Fiji TV as a listed company.

We sent questions to the Acting Permanent Secretary for Communications, Tupou’tuah Baravilala, on the Fijian TV market announcement.

We are still awaiting the response from Fiji TV and the Ministry of Communications.

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FBC will shut down its analog transmitters in Sabeto and Nakobalevu tomorrow

Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says picture and sound quality will be better

By: Vijay Narayan

Tuesday 11/30/2021

The Fijian Broadcasting Corporation will shut down its free-to-air analogue television transmitter in Sabeto and Nakobalevu from tomorrow, following the government’s decision to switch companies from analogue to the digital platform, Walesi.

This means that people in the affected areas will only be able to access the FBC TV signal via a Walesi decoder connected to their home TV with a UHF antenna or via the Walesi app or via a Walesi satellite dish connected to the set -top case. .

From tomorrow, residents of disaster areas will no longer be able to access the FBC TV signal via an antenna connected to their television.

FBC CEO Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the switch was good for people as the picture and sound quality would be better.

Sayed-Khaiyum says that because of the work done by Walesi, more Fijians in these areas will have better access to television.

He says there is no financial impact on the company and that instead of paying for the maintenance of their transmitters, this responsibility will now be transferred to Walesi who will receive a license fee from the television companies.

FBC CEO says they haven’t sold any of their transmitters to Walesi.

Mai TV will shut down its analogue transmitters in Lololo, Sabeto and Nakobalevu at midnight

Simpson says any increase in Walesi’s fees will have a severe impact on TV broadcasting business in Fiji

By: Shanil Singh

Tuesday 11/30/2021

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Mai TV will shut down its free analogue TV stations in Lololo, Sabeto and Nakobalevu at midnight tonight following the government’s decision for businesses to switch from analogue to the digital platform, Walesi.

This means that people in the affected areas will only be able to access the Mai TV signal via a Walesi decoder connected to their home TV with a UHF antenna or via the Walesi app or via a Walesi satellite dish connected to the -top case set. .

From tomorrow, residents of disaster areas will no longer be able to access the Mai TV signal via an antenna connected to their television.

Mai TV director Stanley Simpson said the move would bring benefits, but that he would have appreciated a little more time to do so and that any increase in transmission costs by Walesi will have a severe impact on the business of TV broadcast in the country.

He says the government is trying to move forward and Mai TV will have to agree to the terms of the license.

Simpson adds that they are still waiting to find out how much they will be charged by Walesi and for the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission to look into the matter.

He adds that they are still in the process of determining how this will impact the business financially.


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