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Ybeth Bruzual calls out Gov. Rick Scott…

(from HuffingtonPost.com) – Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) has spent $13.5 million on reelection ads for television, most of it in Central Florida.

But that doesn’t mean he wants to talk on television — and one Orlando news anchor is seriously over it. News 13′s Ybeth Bruzual spent nearly two minutes of air time calling out Scott for dodging her and her show, “Political Connections.”

Bruzual said Florida’s other major gubernatorial candidates including Charlie Crist (D) have appeared on “Political Connections,” but Scott’s campaign had repeatedly declined to commit to an appearance. Then, she said, his staff reached out and requested to appear on News 13′s Spanish language sister station InfoMás to discuss his Hispanic outreach program.

InfoMás initially agreed to the interview, but everything fell apart when producers informed Scott’s staff that Bruzual would conduct the interview and it would appear across all of the platforms owned by parent company Brighthouse Cable, including News 13 and a station in Tampa Bay….Cont….

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06 2014

Burn, baby, burn: WTSP to air “Yule Log” for 2013…

Tampa’s WTSP-TV has announced that it will air its version of the burning “Yule Log” from 7:00-9:00am Christmas morning. This is the first year that WTSP will air the burning fireplace, a tradition that has was started locally twelve years ago by Tampa 24hour cable news channel Bay News 9. As Florida News Center has reported, Bay News 9 (along with its Orlando area sister channel, News 13) will air their version of the “Yule Log” from 7:00pm-12:00am on Christmas Eve.

The Yule Log tradition was started in 1966, at New York City station WPIX-TV. Click here to learn more about that.

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12 2013

Burn, baby, burn…2013!

For the twelfth year, Tampa’s Bright House Cable news channel Bay News 9 and Orlando’s News 13 will be airing the burning “Yule Log” on the cable channels from 7:00pm to midnight on Christmas Eve.

Bright House customers can watch the burning Yule Log anytime by going to OnDemand channel 999 in the Tampa and Orlando cable markets. For 2013, Bright House offers three versions of the Yule Log with differing fire places; “Holiday Tradition,” “Christmas Angel,” and “Chimenea Navidena” in Spanish.

The burning fireplace (Yule log) tradition was first started in 1966, by New York’s WPIX. Watch a history of the WPIX Yule Log and vintage WPIX Yule Log broadcasts, via the YouTube video below. Enjoy!

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12 2013

November 2013 Sweeps – Tampa/St. Petersburg…

The November 2013 books for the Tampa/St. Petersburg market have been released. WFTS-TV narrowly beats WTVT-TV for first place in the 5:00, 5:30, and 6:00pm news slots. The numbers below demonstrate a virtual tie between WFLA-TV and WTSP-TV for the same time slots. In the late 11:00pm news half hour, WFTS also takes first place with a 2.3 rating, followed by WTSP (1.4), WFLA (1.1), WTVT (1.1), and Bay News 9 (0.6).

A press release from WFTS boasts that the November 2013 results “mark over 20 months in a row” that WFTS has “won the 24-54 demography in the evening and late newscast” time slots. WFTS started an upward trend in these ratings time slots during 2011.

Ratings for morning and noon results were not available at the time of this publication. However, if trends have stayed the same expect for WTVT, WFLA, and Bay News 9 to lead these time slots, followed by WFTS and WTSP. Stay tuned for more results.

Nov. ‘13 (25-54 rating)

5:00pm

5:30pm

6:00pm

5-6:30pm Avg.

WFTS-TV

1.6

1.6

1.8

1.7

WTVT-TV

1.4

1.4

1.8

1.5

WFLA-TV

0.6

0.6

1.0

0.7

WTSP-TV

0.8

0.6

0.6

0.7

Bay News 9

0.7

0.6

0.5

0.6

02

12 2013

Alan Mason named as VP/GM at Bright House FL…

(edited from BradentonHerald.com) – Bright House Networks has named Alan Mason vice president/general manager of news and local programming.

Mason will provide oversight and strategic guidance for Bright House Networks 24-hour local news channels — Bay News 9 and News 13 — as well as Bright House Sports Network, Local on Demand and InfoMas beginning Dec. 30.

Mason comes from VP/GM at Time Warner’s News 14 Carolina.

Bay News 9 and News 13 are among the country’s top-rated 24-hour local news channels. Bright House Networks owns and operates Bay News 9, News 13, Bright House Sports Network, and InfoMas. (full story from BradentonHerald.com)

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11 2013