WTCI will broadcast a locally produced program, "Conversations with the Candidates: Karl Dean/Bill Lee” on Thursday at 8 p.m. with an encore broadcast on Sunday at 7 p.m. This program will be hosted by Dave Flessner and will feature conversations with the candidates in the Tennessee governor’s race. WTCI reaches 1.4 million viewers and over 440,000 households in a 35-county area, including parts of Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina. Viewers throughout the region have access to the station’s main channel, 45.1, to the CREATE channel, 45.2, and to the quality, trusted PBS KIDS content available 24/7 at 45.3. Viewers in the region can tune in to 45.2 to enjoy the following special broadcast events: The “Tennessee Gubernatorial Debate 2018” on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m., the “Northeast Tennessee Gubernatorial Debate 2018” on Oct. 13 at 5:30 p.m. and Oct. 14 at 1:30 p.m., and “Conversations with the Candidates: … [Read more...] about WTCI To Broadcast Conversations With The Candidates Thursday
Rumours that Adam Crozier was heading for the exit at ITV have swirled through media land for at least a year. The exit of chairman Archie Norman almost exactly 12 months ago was the end of an era in which they had worked as a pair to restore Britain’s biggest commercial broadcaster. “We spoke to the company earlier this year and they said Adam had no intention of leaving, but this comes as no surprise to us,” says one top 10 shareholder. “If you look at his record he’s never done more than four or five years in any role except this one. People are people and they do roughly the same things.” It had teetered on the brink of disaster in the recession triggered by the financial crisis, as advertisers... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article … [Read more...] about Adam Crozier departs ITV: Did he put the broadcaster back on the right channel?
Judging by the way the inaugural Laver Cup panned out, Roger Federer is almost as good at organising events as he is at playing in them. The whole shebang came down to a highly charged showdown between Federer himself and Nick Kyrgios - and that is a combination anyone would pay to see. The two most gifted shotmakers in the game fought out a two-hour classic which could live alongside anything we have seen this year. Kyrgios even discomfited his host by using some of his own cheekiest tactics against him, including the so-called SABR, in which you charge the net as your opponent’s serve is coming down. But to upstage Federer at his own party would have represented a serious case of lese-majeste. Kyrgios came up just short, failing to take a match point at 9-8 in the deciding tie-break and finally going down by a 4-6, 7-6, 11-9 margin. The Laver Cup was thus claimed by Europe, who had collected 15 points to the World’s nine. (Had each match counted for one point, as might … [Read more...] about Laver Cup finishes with a flourish as Roger Federer heroics cap hugely successful event
Fans tend to overreact when their teams suddenly are on the national stage with a national broadcasting crew. There are perceived slights and overly sensitive reactions to supposed insults or criticismsMike “Doc” Emrick. And so it was during NBC’s broadcast of Stanley Cup Game 1 from here in Pittsburgh when, following the pregame player introductions and National Anthem, venerable hockey voice Mike “Doc” Emrick made the following observation about the Consol Energy Center crowd: “They sang along. The only booing was polite booing. No derisive chants. It’s a good town.” Harmless and complimentary of Pittsburgh fans, yes? Nothing controversial. Not according to a few Sharks fans who sent us email, including John Comiskey of San Jose. Comiskey wrote of Emrick’s remarks: “Clearly, he was referring to the practice at SAP Center of disrespecting the National Anthem and its performer.” … [Read more...] about No, NBC Broadcaster Mike “Doc” Emrick Was Not Critiquing Or Criticizing San Jose Fans With His Game 1 Remark
1:30 p.m. update: Cox is offering Pac-12 tourney games in Arizona and Southern California on a free-preview basis this week, per reports out of Arizona. That’s good news for fans, but it doesn’t solve the larger issue of the Category-5 storm that will hit the conference if the situation is unresolved come football season. 9:15 a.m. update: I should add one thing: The regional programming on the Pac-12 Networks will include football starting in the fall. You will need access to the National feed to watch teams outside your home region when their games are on the Pac12Nets. For transplants in Southern California in particular, that could be a gigantic fail for the conference if situation with Cox isn’t resolved … The Hotline occasionally takes a break from the usual array of commentary, analysis and news coverage and heads down a different path: Public Service Announcements. With the Pac-12 tournament beginning today, this seemed like a good time for a … [Read more...] about Pac-12 basketball: The (suboptimal) TV broadcast situation for the men’s basketball tournament