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Scripps question (WXYZ related)

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CircleWXYZ
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Scripps question (WXYZ related)

Post by CircleWXYZ » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:24 pm

Is EW Scripps now the largest media outlet in the country, or does Nextar hold that title? I was asking, because I’ve noticed that Scripps has bought a bunch of television stations over the past few years. With that said, is WXYZ still one of Scripps biggest stations as far as it being a cash cow? Or did they lose that title?



radioandtventhusiast
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Re: Scripps question (WXYZ related)

Post by radioandtventhusiast » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:58 pm

I don't know if WXYZ is one of the biggest cash-cow wise, but NexStar holds the title for largest operator of broadcast TV stations.



Editorcj
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Re: Scripps question (WXYZ related)

Post by Editorcj » Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:09 pm

Right now no property is a cash cow, advertising revenue is way down.



rushbuzz1013
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Re: Scripps question (WXYZ related)

Post by rushbuzz1013 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:52 pm

Editorcj wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:09 pm
Right now no property is a cash cow, advertising revenue is way down.
Cash is up. Talent is down.



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Re: Scripps question (WXYZ related)

Post by Rate This » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:29 pm

rushbuzz1013 wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:52 pm
Editorcj wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:09 pm
Right now no property is a cash cow, advertising revenue is way down.
Cash is up. Talent is down.
It’s doubtful in this environment cash is up...



Editorcj
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Re: Scripps question (WXYZ related)

Post by Editorcj » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:32 pm

Political ads are what's carrying everybody right now, should be a decent 3rd and 4th quarter for political but retail advertising is way down and Art Van left a giant hole both in accounts receivable and in future add buys. All of the stations in the market took a bite out of that shit sandwich.



SixPlusOne
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Re: Scripps question (WXYZ related)

Post by SixPlusOne » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:46 pm

Courtesy: Broadcasting & Cable

E.W. Scripps Reports Bigger Loss in Quarter


https://www.nexttv.com/news/ew-scripps- ... in-quarter



MasterB
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Re: Scripps question (WXYZ related)

Post by MasterB » Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:02 pm

Nexstar & Sinclair are the largest TV owners owning over 150+ each. Scripps owns 51 TV stations maybe a bit more.


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696lover
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Re: Scripps question (WXYZ related)

Post by 696lover » Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:42 am

Sinclair is bigger, and Scripps spun off their cable stations



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Re: Scripps question (WXYZ related)

Post by Deleted User 15342 » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:20 am

Editorcj wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:09 pm
Right now no property is a cash cow, advertising revenue is way down.
Agreed. The broadcasting business is in a world of hurt thanks to covid.



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Re: Scripps question (WXYZ related)

Post by 696lover » Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:54 am

It has been in trouble for years. Terrible biased infotainment packaged as news. Netflix and Prime, hulu... all give us a complete series season of TV in one drop, and hundreds of programs in their catalog. Meanwhile broadcast gives us a bachelor, dance off, sing off, literally mindless sitcoms, and maybe four real shows a season and they cancel two of them halfway through the season.



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