Multicultural News Network will launch in the second half of 2021, and founder DuJuan McCoy said 150 people will be hired to work out of WISH-TV’s Indianapolis headquarters to make it happen.
WISH-TV sues Dish TV over fee negotiations, claims racial discrimination
Indianapolis-based Circle City Broadcasting, which owns WISH-TV Channel 8, this week filed a lawsuit against Dish TV, accusing Dish of racial discrimination as the two sides negotiate over fees that WISH is seeking to be retransmitted on the satellite service.Read More
WNDY-TV to broadcast 70 Indianapolis Indians games over next two seasons
Circle City Broadcasting, the owner of WISH-TV Channel 8 and WNDY-TV Channel 23, has signed a two-year contract to air Indianapolis Indians home baseball games over the next two years.Read More
Entrepreneur who purchased Channel 8 plans upgrades, hiring spree
An Indianapolis native, DuJuan McCoy expects to use his status as a local owner and the wisdom he’s acquired as a national turnaround artist to improve the station’s fortunes.Read More
WISH-TV Channel 8 has added a new anchor to replace Mike Barz, who recently departed after two years of co-anchoring in several of the station’s news slots.
The 30-minute show, called All INdiana Politics, will run at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays starting Sept. 27.
The suit involves fees that Circle City is seeking for the retransmission of WISH and WNDY on AT&T’s Uverse and DirecTV cable and satellite services. Circle City filed a similar lawsuit against Dish TV earlier this year.
WHME-TV Channel 46 plans to broadcast 60 hours of live WISH news starting April 6, WISH owner Circle City Broadcasting announced.
WISH-TV Channel 8 announced Thursday it has hired McKinzie Roth as the station’s “Entertainment Insider.” Roth is known locally for appearing in TV ads for Andy Mohr auto dealerships.
Katiera Winfrey, who grew up in Indianapolis, will be “the state’s first-ever television journalist dedicated exclusively to covering stories affecting Indiana’s diverse population,” according to station officials.
Indianapolis native DuJaun McCoy is back home with a big project. In April, he purchased WISH-TV Channel 8 and sister station WNDY-TV Channel 23 for $42.5 million, becoming the only black owner of a TV station in a Top 50 market.
WISH-TV said the hiring will be part of “an unprecedented news coverage expansion initiative being rolled out over the next several months” by the station’s new owner.
Earlier this month, AT&T blacked out 120 stations operated by Nexstar in a similar dispute over programming costs. Among those stations is WISH-TV Channel 8 in Indianapolis.
DuJuan McCoy, who has agreed to buy the stations, also is the owner and CEO of Bayou City Broadcasting LLC, one of the leading black-owned broadcast TV station affiliate groups in the United States.
Indianapolis station WISH-TV Channel 8 plans to add a 4 p.m. newscast to its broadcast schedule, owner Nexstar Media Group announced Monday.
The deal will see WISH-TV and WNDY-TV split a 20-game slate for Indy Eleven’s 2019 season.
Retired driver and former motorsports broadcaster Derek Daly has amended the defamation lawsuit he filed last week against WISH-TV Channel 8 and the station’s parent company.
Just days after filing a defamation lawsuit seeking more than $25 million from WISH-TV, Derek Daly sits down with IBJ’s Anthony Schoettle to discuss what he says the news station got wrong in a story that accused him of using a racial slur.
The stage is being set for the sale of WISH-TV Channel 8 as its owner prepares to buy two other Indianapolis stations.