FCC Drops Fight For Fox Indecency Fine

By | Friday September 21, 2012 @ 4:40pm PDT

FCC vs Fox TV StationsThe Obama administration has dropped efforts to collect a $28,000 fine from Fox Television Stations for a 2003 reality TV episode that featured pixilated images of strippers, the Wall Street Journal … Read More »

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Group Opposes FCC Renewal Of Fox TV Station Licenses

By | Wednesday August 22, 2012 @ 4:05pm PDT

Because of the phone-hacking and bribery scandal plaguing News Corp’s British newspaper publishing subsidiary, a public interest group has filed a petition asking the Federal Communications Commission to deny broadcast license renewal to three Fox TV … Read More »

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Sinclair Renews Affiliation Deal With Fox, With Option To Buy Baltimore O&O

BALTIMORE, May 15, 2012 — Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBGI), announced today that it has entered into an agreement with the Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) for the renewal of the affiliation agreements for 19 television stations Sinclair owns and/or programs. The new agreements go into effect January 1, 2013 upon the expiration of the existing affiliation agreements and expire December 31, 2017. KFXA-TV, the FOX affiliate in Cedar Rapids, to which Sinclair provides certain non-programming related services, is also renewing its affiliation agreement for the same term.

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Bethenny Frankel’s Syndicated Talk Show Stays Alive With Trial Run On Fox Stations

By | Tuesday January 24, 2012 @ 12:51pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

After it didn’t make the cut for a traditional fall 2012 launch, Warner Bros.’ Bethenny Frankel talk show is going for a non-traditional rollout. Fox TV Stations have picked up the show, Bethenny, for a six-week trial run in the summer on some Fox owned-and-operated stations including flagships WYNY New York and KTTV Los Angeles. It will likely follow the third season of Frankel’s Bravo reality series, which premieres in February. “Bethenny is a lightning rod, and from a marketing standpoint, we love the idea of her hit reality series dovetailing into this test,” said Fox TV Stations SVP Programming Frank Cicha. It’s been a very crowded marketplace for new syndicated talk shows, with a whopping 4 newbies — Twentieth’s The Ricki Lake Show, CBS’ Jeff Probst, ABC’s Katie and NBCU’s Steve Harvey – cleared for a September launch. The competition for station slots, made more fierce by the renewal of Warner Bros’ rookie Anderson, squeezed Bethenny out of contention for next fall, though Warner Bros and Fox continued discussions about an alternative way to get the show on the air. Read More »

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‘Anderson’ Talker Renewed For Season 2

By | Wednesday November 9, 2011 @ 5:02pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Two months into it freshman run, Anderson Cooper’s daily syndicated talk show has been renewed for a second season. The show’s core station group, Fox TV Stations, has renewed the Telepictures-produced show on its stations in Los Angeles (KTTV-TV), Chicago … Read More »

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Fox’s MyNetworkTV Stations To Offer Bounce TV, Including NYC And LA

By | Thursday November 3, 2011 @ 11:45am PDT

NEW YORK – FOX Television Stations, in partnership with Bounce TV, to premiere FTS’ first digital over the air network on FOX-owned MyNetworkTV sub channels, including stations in New York and Los Angeles, announced Jack Abernethy, CEO, FOX Television Stations.

In making the announcement, Abernethy stated, “We are pleased to allocate our airwaves to provide focused and unique content with an accomplished partner that has a solid business model.”

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Debmar-Mercury, Fox TV Stations Team For ‘Father Albert’ Daily Talk Show

By | Tuesday January 25, 2011 @ 5:06am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Debmar-Mercury and the Fox TV Stations are setting up another gradual rollout of a daily syndicated talk show, Father Albert. This summer, the daily one-hour talk show featuring advice from radio-television talk show host, author and priest Father Alberto Cutié, known as “Father Oprah” will get a preview on the … Read More »

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‘Modern Family’ Sold To Fox Stations In Broadcast Syndication

By | Monday October 18, 2010 @ 11:55am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Fox TV Stations have inked a deal with corporate sibling Twentieth Television for the broadcast syndication rights to the Emmy-Award winning comedy Modern Family. The ABC comedy, produced by 20th TV, has been sold to the Fox TV stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Houston, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Baltimore … Read More »

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