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Update: Sinclair closes on channels 3 and 6

SYRACUSE -- It appears Sinclair Broadcast Group has officially closed on its purchase of NBC3 (WSTM-TV) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP).  Although the change hasn't been made on the FCC's own website just yet, the new ownership became on-air official at the close of tonight's 6pm news on NBC3.

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Fox 68 and My 43 seek full-time Master Control Operator

SYRACUSE -- Fox 68 (WSYT) and My 43 (WNYS) have a full-time opening for a Master Control Operator at the stations' facility on James Street. Among other duties, the MCO will be required to monitor transmitters, receive programming from various sources and handle live switching of both stations.

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Multi-station "Protecting Our Children" special nominated for Emmy Award

SYRACUSE -- When you see several TV stations airing the same thing at the same time, you know it's a big deal.  It doesn't happen often.  But last spring, several local stations turned their competition into cooperation.  Together, they produced and simulcast "Protecting Our Children," a one-hour special to raise awareness of child abuse.  Almost […]

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Channel 9 trio wrote the book on Syracuse TV History... literally!

SYRACUSE -- Browse the "history" section of any bookstore or library, and it's hard to miss the "Images of America" series.  Thousands of paperback titles cover various historical topics all over the country.  Next month, a book on the history of Syracuse TV will join the collection.

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National Trades: NBC3 / CW6 Owner Nearing Sale?

Updated 12/3 with a correction -- SYRACUSE -- Barrington Broadcasting, the owner of NBC3 (WSTM) and CW6 (WSTQ-LP), is reportedly nearing a deal to sell all 24 of its television stations in 15 markets nationwide. But it's unclear how the deal could impact the two Syracuse stations -- one national trade publication says the leading […]

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"The Cool TV" Disappears from WNYS 43.2

SYRACUSE -- Although there are several options on cable and online for watching music videos, fans who prefer to get their music video fix on free broadcast TV are out of luck, after "The Cool TV" network recently disappeared from WNYS-TV digital subchannel 43.2.

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UPDATE: Fox 68 and My43 Remain on Dish Network Lineups

SYRACUSE -- Although Sinclair Broadcast Group and Dish Network failed to agree on a new "permanent" retransmission deal before the old one expired overnight, Fox 68 (WSYT) and My43 (WNYS) remain available on the satellite provider's lineups.  The two sides have extended the old deal for two weeks as they continue to hash out a new contract.

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Dish Network Loss of Fox 68 and My43 Imminent

UPDATED 8/16 -- Blackout averted temporarily; click here for newer story.  SYRACUSE -- As of Wednesday evening, management at Fox 68 (WSYT) and My43 (WNYS) say they're pretty certain both channels will be pulled from Dish Network's lineup at midnight tonight.  That's when a contract allowing the satellite provider to retransmit the two channels will expire -- […]

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Reports: Sale of NewsChannel 9 Parent Company Imminent

UPDATE 7/19: WSYR-TV has been sold to Nexstar; see our newer story here. SYRACUSE -- The parent company of local ABC affiliate NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) is reportedly getting closer to a sale, nearly four months after initial reports that Newport Television was putting itself on the market.  And it looks like there will be not […]

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FCC Ruling Allows TV Stations to Share Same Channel

WASHINGTON, DC -- For years, the FCC has allowed television stations to reduce operating expenses by forming duopolies or other agreements where multiple stations are operated under one roof.  We have examples of this here in Syracuse and Utica.  And soon, there could be another chance to save more money: the FCC has announced a […]

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