►The British Open (Golf) moves over to NBC and The Golf Channel in 2017; U.S. Open moves over to Fox Sports this year.
►The new MyNetworkTV fall schedule has been released. Effective September 27. All repeats Monday 20:00 - 22:00 Law & Order: SVU Tuesday 20:00 - 22:00 The Walking Dead Wednesday 20:00 - 22:00 The Closer Thursday 20:00 - 22:00 The Mentalist Friday 20:00 - 22:00 Bones
►Gannett Broadcasting, owners of WGRZ-2 Buffalo, will split its company into 2 separate trading companies. The digital/broadcasting division will be known as Tenga.
The spin-off remains subject to the conditions described in the preliminary information statement filed on Form 10 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Sunday October 4, 2015 is the date when Buffalo's WUTV 29 will debut Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson, an investigating reporting program. It will be carried on one Sinclair station in every one of their markets.
FOX NFL KICKOFF pregame show will move from FX1 to the main Fox network beginning this fall. The program airs at 11:00 am before FOX NFL SUNDAY pregame show. Randy Moss is expected to return as host for its third year.
"Tribune Broadcasting today announced a multi-year agreement with Carson Entertainment Group to broadcast Johnny Carson on Antenna TV, beginning Jan. 1, 2016.
Antenna TV will say goodnight to America each weeknight with a 60-minute classic Carson episode airing at 11 p.m. ET, with a rebroadcast at 2 a.m. ET. On weekends, Antenna TV will run 90-minute episodes at 10 p.m. ET, with a rebroadcast at 1:30 a.m." TVNewsCheck, August 12, 2015 1:03 PM EDT
One of the changes of this coming season’s television schedule is that half of ABC’s 16-game slate will be spotlighted as part of a new “NBA Saturday Night on ABC” franchise -- primetime schedule kicks off with the Cavaliers taking on Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls on Jan. 23.
NBA TV starts its 17th year of NBA coverage with five games during opening week, including a Halloween night doubleheader (Golden State-New Orleans and Sacramento-Los Angeles Clippers). The network will also show Cleveland’s visit to Miami on Saturday, Dec. 5, as James faces his former team.
ABC will exclusively broadcast the NBA Finals for a 14th straight season. TNT will air the Western Conference Finals and ESPN will televise the Eastern Conference Finals.
For the 20th straight year, TNT tips off the season with a doubleheader — this year featuring the Chicago Bulls against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the opener, followed by the Warriors receiving their championship rings before hosting the New Orleans Pelicans.
-- August 12, 2015 | 05:10PM PT |<!-- Subhead --> Rick Kissell | Senior Editor@ratesrick
"PBS will discontinue the long-running one-hour version of Sesame Street this fall, it announced to stations Wednesday, and will continue airing new half-hour episodes that premiered last year.
The new schedule, which takes effect Nov. 16, will feature the 30-minute version at 10 a.m." --Dru Sefton
In a surprise move, Sesame Workshop said it has cut a long-term deal with HBO that will move first-run episodes of “Sesame Street” to the pay cable provider. Those new episodes will air nine months later on PBS, the public broadcaster that has carried “Sesame” since its 1969 debut.
To fill the gap between now and when the new episodes hit PBS, the public broadcaster will air old episodes of the show, which will be edited from 60 to 30 minutes. The half-hour “Sesame” will bow this fall. The HBO deal is for five years, and it gives the network exclusive streaming rights as well, meaning “Sesame” will be available on HBO’s over the top service, HBO Now.
Past “Sesame” episodes will be yanked from current subscription video on demand outlets Amazon and Netflix. -- By Bill Cromwell
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