Sources tell Florida News Center that Tampa’s Bay News 9 and Orlando’s News 13 are about to get some new digs. As of Saturday morning, viewers may have noticed something different at both stations as anchors have been moved into the newsroom for desk reporting (below). Read the rest of this entry →
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Check out this picture below that I took at the Tampa Museum of Science and Industry’s Hurricane Expo this weekend. The chief meteorologists from all five Tampa market stations were at the event to discuss the upcoming hurricane season and answer questions. Yours truly wrangled these guys all together for a rare photo opportunity after the Q&A. Thanks to all five for chatting and for humoring me.
From left to right Mike Clay (Bay News 9), Denis Phillips (WFTS), Paul Dellegatto (WTVT), Jim Van Fleet (WTSP), Steve Jerve (WFLA)
(edited from BizJournals.com) – Charter Communications Inc. is not expected to hit the off button for the 24-hour news operations Bright House Networks runs in Tampa Bay and Orlando.
The fate of Bay News 9, News 13 and Bright House Sports Network came into question after Charter said it would buy Bright House for $10.4 billion, and Time Warner Cable for $55 billion. Charter does not have similar local news operations in its current markets. Time Warner Cable has local programming in some of its market. Read the rest of this entry →
(edited from TampaBay.com) – In the latest twist and turn of cable TV deal-making, Charter Communications is reported to be near a deal to acquire Time Warner Cable that may also include the simultaneous purchase and merger of Bright House Networks.
Charter had earlier courted Time Warner but was pushed aside by a richer deal offered by larger Comcast. Regulators shunned the Comcast deal, even as Charter had turned to try and acquire for $10.4 billion Bright House Networks, one of the prominent cable TV providers in the Tampa Bay and Orlando/Central Florida markets. Read the rest of this entry →
(from BizJournals.com) – Expansion in Florida – the third-largest state in the United States – is a key goal behind cable television operator Charter Communications Inc.’s $10.4 billion deal for Bright House Networks.
Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) lacks a strong presence in Florida, Fortune reported, while Bright House is the largest cable operator in Tampa and in Orlando, with 1.7 million video customers.
“This is one of the fastest growing places in the country and we expect given demographics that Florida will continue to grow and this area of Florida will continue to grow more rapidly than the rest of the country,” Thomas Rutledge, president and CEO of Charter, said in a conference call. Read the rest of this entry →