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No NFL Blackout Rule Changes for CNY

SYRACUSE -- For the first time in almost 40 years, the National Football League is relaxing its TV blackout policy. But Buffalo Bills fans in Syracuse and Utica won't notice anything different: the Bills announced today that they won't be exercising a new option to reduce the team's "blackout threshold."

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"Wheel" and "Jeopardy!" Move to Fox 68 in September

SYRACUSE -- If you're among the few holdouts that still think of Fox as the "fourth network" in television, this might turn your head: after many years on CBS5 (WTVH), highly-rated syndicated game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! are moving to Fox 68 (WSYT) this fall.

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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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Former Fox 68 Owner Chuck McFadden Dies

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA -- Charles "Chuck" McFadden, a former owner of Fox 68 (WSYT) in Syracuse, passed away on Monday at the age of 79.  After more than three decades in various television sales and management jobs, McFadden formed his own company in the late 80s and bought WSYT in 1991, operating the station until […]

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Former WSYR-TV Reporter Lewke Joins Albany's WRGB

ALBANY -- Former NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) reporter Jennifer Lewke, who left the Syracuse ABC affiliate earlier this year, is back on television.  Our thanks to an observant CNYTVNews.com reader, who spotted a report from Lewke yesterday on CBS 6 (WGRB) in Albany.

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Fox 68 and My43 Reach Deal to Stay on Time Warner Cable

SYRACUSE -- Time Warner Cable says it has reached a long-term deal for rights to retransmit Fox 68 (WSYT), My43 (WNYS) and 26 other television stations owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, in markets where Sinclair and Time Warner deal with each other.

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Time Warner & Sinclair Reach "Agreement in Principle"

SYRACUSE -- While your editor was away for a road trip this weekend, Sinclair Broadcast Group stations Fox 68 (WSYT) and My43 (WNYS) were supposed to disappear from local Time Warner Cable systems.  But they didn't -- the cable company says it and Sinclair have reached an "agreement in principle" to keep the stations on […]

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Fox 68 & My43 Blackouts Averted... For Now

SYRACUSE -- The new year begins with new developments in the ongoing dispute between Time Warner Cable and Sinclair Broadcast Group.  Instead of being pulled off cable lineups nationwide last night, 31 Sinclair stations -- including Syracuse's Fox 68 (WSYT) and My43 (WNYS), will remain available on cable... for at least two more weeks. 

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Time Warner Disputes with Smith & Sinclair Heat Up

CENTRAL NEW YORK -- There's still no end in sight to two separate disputes involving Time Warner Cable and the owners of different local television stations.  In Syracuse, Sinclair-owned stations Fox 68 (WSYT) and My43 (WNYS) are set to disappear from Time Warner lineups at 11:59pm on Friday night.  In Utica, Smith Media's NBC affiliate […]

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Sinclair Threatens to Pull Fox 68, My 43 off Cable

SYRACUSE -- You probably heard of the well-hyped corporate battle between Fox and Comcast over cable TV carriage... but since Comcast doesn't operate here, you probably didn't care that much.  But now, there's a corporate battle that could upset local cable television customers when the new year rings in: Sinclair Broadcast Group is threatening to pull […]

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