In a blow to local sports fans, WRTV Channel 6 is shutting down its Hometown Sports & News network and replacing it with a national syndicated network called Grit that features a lineup of action movies and westerns.
WRTV-TV Channel 6 for the first time will air the Indianapolis 500 twice. But neither of those telecasts will be live.
Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders have bought TV time on Indianapolis stations. So have the Club for Growth, Our Principles and Trusted Leadership PACs.
The Federal Communications Commission is seeking to buy spectrum space to sell to wireless, broadband and other technology and communications companies. And they appear willing to pay big bucks to get it.
The deal between the network and Channel 6 effectively closes the door on WISH-TV Channel 8’s chances of partnering with ABC.
The loss of Julie Patterson and Julie Zoumbaris comes as Channel 8 prepares for life without its CBS affiliation and tries to make long-term deals with advertisers.
Media giant E.W. Scripps is building a multimillion-dollar master control facility at its WRTV-TV Channel 6 that will control all 19 of Scripps’ U.S. television stations. The control hub will bring about 10 additional jobs to WRTV’s 1330 N. Meridian St. campus.