Posts Tagged ‘wplg’

Producing TV from Cuba is difficult & expensive…

(edited from – To pull off broadcasting from Cuba is anything but easy, yet Miami’s local stations have become expert at it.

This has turned into the new measuring ground for South Florida’s fierce TV news competition: Cuba, the foreign country Miami considers a suburb of its own.

All four of Miami’s English-language network affiliates — WPLG, WSVN, WTVJ and WFOR — have set up shop for the week to broadcast live from Havana for President Barack Obama’s once-in-a-century visit. Read the rest of this entry →

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03 2016

More news on WPLG…

Starting Sunday February 14th, Miami’s WPLG will add another 30 minutes to its weekend morning newscasts.

Weekend morning shows will now air from 5 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings, anchored by Neki Mohan and Todd Tongen, with weather by Jennifer Correa.


02 2016

WPLG sued by local man shown in promo…

(edited from – Miami’s WPLG is being sued for defamation over its use of video of a man in promos for a 2013 news series about clusters of sexual offenders in a Miami neighborhood.

Miami resident Wilfredo Batista, who is NOT a sex offender, says in the lawsuit that he has no idea how his photos ended up being used by WPLG and never gave the  station permission to use it. He says he was simply parking his car in Miami Shores when he noticed a WPLG cameraman filming him. Read the rest of this entry →

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12 2015

WPLG helicopter crew aids crashed plane…

(edited from – WPLG’s (**NOTE) Sky 10 was flying to another scene when pilot Clem Carfaro spotted a downed plane in the Everglades near U.S. Highway 27.

James Townsend, 63, was trapped inside the cockpit. Sky 10 arrived before Broward Sheriff’s Office firefighters got there.

Local 10 News engineer Juan Rodriguez just happened to be on Sky 10 at the time, and the helicopter landed briefly so that Rodriguez could help the pilot. Read the rest of this entry →


10 2015

Dish and Graham stations battle it out…

UPDATE: 7/23/15 – Graham Statons and Dish Network have reached a deal (shocking!) and all of its stations will remain on Dish until the deal comes up for renewal again and I post this same story again. <rolls eyes>


7/21/15 – (from – Satellite television provider Dish Network is set to drop six local stations from its lineup Wednesday in a retransmission dispute with Graham Media Group.


The stations are Miami ABC affiliate WPLG, Houston NBC affiliate KPRC, Detroit NBC affiliate WDIV, Orlando CBS affiliate WKMG, San Antonio ABC affiliate KSAT and Jacksonville indie WJXT….Cont….


07 2015