Posts Tagged ‘wbbh’

Waterman Broadcasting & DirecTV go at it…

Tis the season for monetary p*ssing matches between local TV stations and giant cable/sat providers. This time Waterman Broadcasting and satellite giant DirecTV are going at it. This may impact Fort Myers’ WBBH. Read the statement from WBBH below.


(from The current agreement between WBBH (NBC2) and DirecTV ends at 11:59 p.m. Monday, October 26. So far, we have not been able to reach an agreement for DirecTV to continue carrying our station.

We have been in extensive conversations to reach agreement and have offered multiple extensions.

DirecTV resells our programming, charging you for its service. In order for us to broadcast quality shows, we must be paid a fair rate by DirecTV – a rate that is in line with other pay TV providers. Read the rest of this entry →


10 2015

Blake Burman departs WSVN…

WSVN weekend anchor/reporter Blake Burman has been named as a new correspondent for the Fox Business channel. Burman will be based in Washington, D.C. He starts his new job on April 6.

Burman joined WSVN in 2008, from across the state at Fort Myer’s WBBH as a reporter. In 2011, Burman received a promotion, bumping him up to weekend anchor at the Miami station.


03 2015

Man approaches WBBH crew with murder tip…

(edited from – Just minutes before the composite photo of the Cape Coral T.J. Maxx shooter was released, a man claiming to have details into the murder approached our WBBH NBC2 crews. After hearing the description of the man claiming to have details on the murder, investigators quick rushed NBC2 reporter Dave Elias and photographer Ben Colwell down the hall to the detectives working the case.

Once inside, Elias’ story quickly became sworn evidence in the case. Detectives recorded his every word as well, and it was the same story for Colwell….Cont….


11 2014

Changes at WBBH (New set/gfx/logo)…

Fort Myer’s WBBH unveiled its new high-definition home, built right behind the station’s existing studios. The new building houses the station’s new newsroom and new set. The new set includes a walkable LED video wall, color adjustable backgrounds, a huge weather set and several areas for stand-up reporting.

Other changes debuted today, include a new graphics package and a new logo (right). Gone is the red geometric background, carried over from logos of yore (left).

The new changes are only for Waterman Broadcasting owned WBBH and are not carried over to WZVN, whose set was literally right across the hall from WBBH in the same building. WZVN is owned by Montclair Communications, but is ran by Waterman Broadcasting under a local marketing agreement.

Check out video a video tour of the new set and newsroom below, c/o of the WBBH website.

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09 2014

Lindsay Logue to traffic at WFTS….

Lindsay Logue has been named as the new traffic reporter at Tampa’s WFTS. Logue officially signed on at the station today, taking over traffic duties and the Twitter feed @TampaBayTraffic.

Logue replaces Meredyth Censullo, who  left the station back in April. Censullo was the creator of the @TampaBayTraffic feed, which she grew to over 23,000 followers since 2009. Meteorologist Bill Logan has been managing the traffic desk while the station searched for Censullo’s replacement.

Logue joins WFTS from Fort Myer’s WBBH, departing that station just two weeks ago.


06 2014