Posts Tagged ‘wsvn’

WLTV gets a bird…well, sort of…

UPDATE: 07/23/2014 – Our friends at now report that WLTV’s new “Vision 23″ is in fact, only a vision. The helicopter shown in the promo shot (right) is real, but only serves as a back-up for the other two news helicopter’s in the market (WSVN’s “Skyforce 7″ and WPLG’s shared “Sky 10.” The decked out bird shown in the promos is the former helicopter from WTSP, but does not exist in its “Vision 23″ form shown (right)

WLTV does have access to a helicopter now, but only because the station has joined the sharing agreement between WPLG, WFOR and WTVJ, with WPLG’s Sky 10. Now four TV stations in one market are sharing the same helicopter, leaving only WSVN as the only station in the Miami market to operate its own helicopter.


Our friends at report that Miami Univision affiliate WLTV now has its own news helicopter. The station began running promos several weeks ago, bragging the station’s new toy, dubbed “Vision 23.”

This new bird makes only it only the third TV news helicopter to be used in Miami. WSVN’s “Skyforce 7″ and WPLG’s “Sky 10,” which is shared with comptetitor’s WFOR and WTVJ. also reports that the new WLTV helicopter was formerly WTSP’s “Sky 10″ (left). The helicopter could formerly be seen flying over the skies in the Tampa market, until WTSP joined a helicopter sharing agreement with fellow stations WTVT and WFTS. in 2009.


07 2014

Sunbeam TV’s VP/GM Bob Leider to “retire”…

(from – After a 40-year-run in broadcasting, Bob Leider, executive vice president and general manager of Sunbeam Television, is retiring as of Sept. 1, it was announced this afternoon.

In his current role, he oversees all three of Sunbeam’s stations — WSVN Miami, a Fox affiliate, and WHDH-WLVI, an NBC-CW duopoly in Boston. The group is owned by Ed Ansin….Cont….


06 2014

Andrew Perez departs WALA, headed to WPLG…

WALA-TV reporter Andrew Perez is leaving the Mobile/Pensacola station. He is headed to the same position at Miami’s WPLG-TV.

Perez, a Miami native, joined WALA three years ago. He previously worked off camera at Miami’s WSVN.

So far there is no word on when Perez will start at WPLG.

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04 2014

The best hair in TV news…

The website has released their 2014 list of male TV personalities with the best hair.

So where did dudes in FL TV rank?

#5 – Mike Marza – WSVN

#6 – Blaine Tolison – WFTV

#8 – Jamison Uhler – WFTS

#25 – Alex DiPrato – WSVN


04 2014

Parking troubles at WSVN…

(edited from – Several sources tell SFLTV that last week Sunbeam Realty, the real estate company owned by WSVN owner Ed Ansin, lost the foreclosure lawsuit it filed against property developer Scott Greenwald, and his company Isle of Dreams LLC  Sunbeam has been attempting to foreclose on the property right next door to WSVN studios since August of 2013 when it acquired the note from the bank.

SFLTV was told that immediately after the verdict the property owners moved to block any WSVN employees from parking on their property. Since the entrance to WSVN sits on their parcel they have also evicted the guard, and the guard-house is scheduled to be demolished.

WSVN is now left with about 90 parking spots altogether for its news trucks, and for employees. We’re told station management sent a memo out saying on-air talent can park on premises while an untold number of others will have to park at a parking lot across 79th street….Cont….


12 2013