In The News

 
Sep 28, 2017
Category: In The News
Gray Television was recognized today with the Ad Council’s 2017 Crystal Bell award at Forward 2017, the Television Bureau of Advertising’s (TVB) annual leadership conference in New York City.
Mar 7, 2017
Category: In The News
Syncbak, the broadcaster-backed company that specializes in streaming live, in-market broadcast TV signals on connected devices, said its streaming platform, SimpleSync, now powers 2.5 million hours of live TV programming on an annual basis.
Mar 3, 2017
Category: In The News
As journalists left the White House following dinner Monday night with President Donald Trump, press secretary Sean Spicer told attendees that the administration invited them to honor the power of local television.
Sep 1, 2016
Category: In The News
What began as the proprietor of a single newspaper in 1897 is now a TV powerhouse. Gray owns more than 90 local TV stations, many acquired in recent years.
Feb 24, 2016
Category: In The News
Kevin Latek, Senior Vice President of Business Affairs at Gray Television, spoke with TV News Check about all the innovations that his company can bring to local stations.
Feb 5, 2016
Category: In The News
In announcing Gray Television as its Station Group of the Year for 2016, TVNewsCheck observed: “The group has flourished with top station acquisitions, savvy business moves and tech innovation.”
Jan 25, 2016
Category: In The News
Under the leadership of Hilton Howell and Kevin Latek, the group has flourished with top station acquisitions, savvy business moves and tech innovation.
Oct 26, 2015
Category: In The News
Plenty of people like to say that they “grew up in the broadcast business.” For Hilton Howell, it was quite literally the case. His grandfather started KWTX in Waco, Texas, where Howell was born and spent his childhood forming a connection with the business that would shape his life and career.
Oct 21, 2015
Category: In The News
TVNewsCheck today named Gray Television as its Station Group of the Year for 2016, citing its disciplined strategy of acquiring high-performing stations, its bold decision to bring national sales in-house and its technological innovations.
Sep 5, 2015
Category: In The News
Since late 2013, Atlanta broadcaster Gray Television (GTN - Get Report) has acquired more than two dozen TV stations throughout the U.S. Often, the targets have been small operators with the leading stations in places like Cedar Rapids, Iowa, or Odessa-Midland, Texas, which face an increasingly challenging marketplace.
Jul 31, 2015
Category: In The News
Beth Neuhoff is a senior executive and media, marketing and consumer segmentation expert recognized for creating innovative revenue growth and brand building strategies in both national and local markets.
Jul 22, 2015
Category: In The News
Gray Television is giving KMTF in Helena, a CW simulcast channel, to the public TV station, said Eric Hyyppa, director and g.m. of Montana PBS in Bozeman. The transaction should be complete by this fall.
Jun 19, 2015
Category: In The News
Gray Television Inc. will roll out combo virtual-hard news sets at a small number of its television stations in the third quarter, the first step in what may be a much wider deployment throughout the station group, says an executive level technologist at the station group.
May 12, 2015
Category: In The News
After five Gray TV-owned stations launched CBS All Access late last month, four more, including CBS affiliates in Knoxville and Lexington, are set to debut the landmark live-streaming service this week. Some 60 stations aim to premiere the service before the fall season, with the 26 CBS affiliates in the Gray group being a big chunk of that number.
May 4, 2015
Category: In The News
Kevin Latek, Gray Television’s SVP of business affairs, says his company is looking to buy more "high-quality TV stations that really serve as institutions in their markets, that are typically No. 1 or No. 2 in news.” Gray is also intent on delivering that programming to as many devices as possible and so has embraced CBS All Access and NBC's TV Everywhere initiative.
May 1, 2015
Category: In The News
Competing in the Small Market Television category for region 7 — Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois — WTVG won Overall Excellence for a news station, top newscast for its Action News at Six half-hour broadcast, and for Continuing Coverage of "Toledo's Water Crisis." Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/TV-Radio/2015/05/01/WTVG-13-wins-3-Edward-R-Murrow-Awards-for-broadcast-excellence.html#KfZMXXIxJuXezjPJ.99
Feb 3, 2015
Category: In The News
Gray Television has opened a news bureau in Washington, D.C., to provide analysis of issues taking place on Capitol Hill that are relevant to the 44 markets in which Gray owns and/or operates TV stations. - See more at: http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0086/gray-opens-washington-dc-news-bureau/274355#sthash.R9CIPFLy.dpuf
Dec 4, 2014
Category: In The News
Gray Television isn’t the biggest television group out there, but according to Marci Ryvicker of Wells Fargo Securities, it can make a claim that puts it at the very top of the television station group business. Read more at http://rbr.com/standing-ovation-for-gray/#FDQAoqiRIlS8Abuv.99
Sep 3, 2014
Category: In The News
Gray Television, Inc. has agreed to transfer six full-power television stations to women and people of color in what David Honig, whose Minority Media and Telecommunications Council brokered the deal, called the "best day for diversity in television ownership in 10 years!"
Sep 2, 2014
Category: In The News
The brokerage arm of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Counsel was engaged by Gray Television to find socially disadvantaged and qualified buyers for a number of television stations that Gray might otherwise have had to surrender to the FCC. Gray and MMTC now report the fruition of this effort.
Sep 2, 2014
Category: In The News
Yesterday, Gray Television, Inc. announced that it had secured new, diverse owners for six television stations that it had acquired and previously operated under shared service agreements. The divestitures appear to be the direct result of recent statements by the FCC indicating that it would scrutinize any transfers of licenses that involve sidecar deals that indicate control or influence.
Sep 2, 2014
Category: In The News
The stage is set for six full-power television stations to be sold to three minority-owned and women-owned broadcasters as a major broadcasting company unwinds joint service agreements.
Aug 28, 2014
Category: In The News
Gray Television announced today it has found buyers for six full power TV stations that may have disappeared otherwise.
Aug 27, 2014
Category: In The News
We applaud the commitment of MMTC and Gray Television to find buyers for each of the six Gray stations that would increase diversity of ownership and programming in each of these markets. Such actions demonstrate how our rules can actively promote both competition and diversity, keep stations on the air, and serve the public interest.
Aug 27, 2014
Category: In The News
Gray Television has made deals, with the help of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council, to sell the stations to three minority or women-owned entities to comply with FCC rules. The stations involved are KXJB Fargo, N.D.; KJCT Grand Junction, Colo.; KHAS Hastings-Lincoln, Neb.; KAQY Monroe, La.; KNDX Bismarck, N.D.; and KXND Minot, N.D.
Apr 22, 2014
Category: In The News
Matrix Solutions, the leading provider of media CRM & Sales Intelligence Software, announced today that Gray Television has signed on as their first digital media development partner. Gray Television, which has been a Matrix Solutions client since 2000, will play a fundamental role in helping to expand the Matrix Solutions’ platform to optimize digital media sales workflows.
Apr 9, 2014
Category: In The News
Last Monday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a new regulation that adversely impacts the overall broadcasting sector. Share prices of local broadcasting companies have declined by 22-32% YTD due to anticipation of the new regulation (rising regulatory risk premium). Having investigated the issue over the past month, I believe that Gray Television (GTN), unlike its peers, is likely to emerge relatively unscathed or even stronger, fundamental-wise.
Feb 10, 2014
Category: In The News
When J. Mack Robinson spoke, people listened. Not only in Atlanta, where his name is synonymous with business – so much so that Georgia State University’s business school bears it but also in Washington and across the pond.
Feb 10, 2014
Category: In The News
Legendary Atlanta businessman J. Mack Robinson passed away Saturday night after a long illness.
Nov 14, 2013
Category: In The News
KKTV, Gray Television’s CBS affiliate here, is jam-packing a cozy new studio with the latest in broadcast news technology, including robotic cameras on tracks and a heavy dose of virtual reality.
Oct 28, 2013
Category: In The News
Where do winning ideas come from? What do you do to tap into your muse when you need inspiration? A walk in the woods, or perhaps a drive in the car?
Oct 21, 2013
Category: In The News
Gray Television and Sinclair Broadcast Group are willing to give up channel repacking funds following the spectrum auction if that means it will let continue innovating with other technologies outside of the the approved generation of ATSC.
Oct 21, 2013
Category: In The News
Broadcast Group tells FCC it should allow stations flexibility to test new transmission standards.
Oct 18, 2013
Category: In The News
DISH Network L.L.C. and Gray Television, Inc. announced today that they have reached an agreement to continue the retransmission of Gray TV stations in 30 markets.
Oct 18, 2013
Category: In The News
Dish Network and Gray Television said they reached a retransmission agreement that will enable satellite subscribers to continue to watch broadcast programming in 30 markets.
Sep 23, 2013
Category: In The News
Viewers tuning in to WKBW Buffalo's overhauled local morning news might think it's later than it really is.
Sep 13, 2013
Category: In The News
Gray Television Inc. this week rolled out a completely retooled version of its core news application across its 30 markets, the second major iteration since the company brought its app design in house in 2010.
Sep 9, 2013
Category: In The News
Gray Television's GrayMax Hotspot system is getting attention from other broadcasters and tests could start in Austin as early next year.
Sep 3, 2013
Category: In The News
North Platte, Neb. (DMA 209), has a new television station as Gray Television's CBS affiliate KNPL (branded as "10/11 North Platte") went on the air today.
Jul 23, 2013
Category: In The News
Never mind extra-long NFL games or other disruptions that throw regular TV programming out of whack. WIBW, Gray Television's CBS affiliate in Topeka, Kan., promises viewers they'll have local news 6 p.m. Sundays - and that is exactly what the station gives them.
Jun 21, 2013
Category: In The News
Gray Television is at again in its pursuit of new ways to leverage computer technology to improve station workflow.
May 29, 2013
Category: In The News
Gray Television, like many of its TV station group peers, took it on the chin during the Great Recession. Unlike many of those other companies, however, Gray's has had a longer, tougher recovery from the economic sucker punch.
May 22, 2013
Category: In The News
Gray Television will give local viewers of its 41 television stations access to their local signals over the top on Internet-connected devices via Syncbak, the broadcast group said last week.
Apr 26, 2013
Category: In The News
Gray Television has received an experimental license construction permit from the FCC to begin deploying a private radio network that's similar to a cellular phone network in College Station, Texas, and Bryan, Texas, for IP-based newsgathering from the field.
Apr 25, 2013
Category: In The News
The FCC has issued an experimental license to Gray Television that will let the station group test its home-brewed GrayMax Hotspot system over the Broadcast Auxiliary Service (BAS) band for the next two years.
Apr 16, 2013
Category: In The News
US broadcaster Gray Television, Inc. is standardising its station's infrastructure and transmission operations across its network
Apr 5, 2013
Category: In The News
Gray Television began converting its station websites to responsive design this week, a process that will see all 30 of its stations converted by late May.
Apr 1, 2013
Category: In The News
About a year ago, Jim Ocon, Gray Television's VP of technology, sat in a room in Shanghai with TVU Networks CEO Paul Shen, drawing on a whiteboard of what a new real-time IP video distribution, switching and routing solution would look like.
Feb 18, 2013
Category: In The News
There's money in moms. Just ask Gray Television, which launched an app version of its four-year-old moms vertical site last month with high expectations.
Feb 5, 2013
Category: In The News
KWTX-TV, News 10 in Waco, Texas, will go on-air in March 2013 with Sony's Media Backbone Production System. This roll-out marks the third application of Sony Media Backbone technology within the Gray Television group, with at least three more installs at Gray stations planned over the next 12 months.
Jan 25, 2013
Category: In The News
Gray Television Inc. informed employees today that they will receive extra paid time off.
Oct 8, 2012
Category: In The News
When top engineers and technologists gather Oct. 10-11 in Atlanta for the B&C/TV Technology annual News Technology Summit, streamlining newsroom workflows and delivering more content to mobile and online platforms will once again be top of mind.
May 21, 2012
Category: In The News
As the nation's largest owner of stations in mid-size markets, Gray Television Group dominates broadcasting across Middle America.
Apr 12, 2012
Category: In The News
Like the hopeful big spenders who frequent Reno, Nev.'s many casinos, the city's local media outlets are betting the house that investments in social media will bring new visitors to their Web and mobile sites.
Jan 10, 2012
Category: In The News
Jim and his team depend on Facilis Technology, Inc.'s TerraBlock Shared Storage Systems to help manage this influx of media and get the right content to air on time.
Nov 30, 2011
Category: In The News
There's a grasshopper and ant story to tell about the digital news market in Omaha, Neb., and it unfolds on two levels.
Mar 10, 2011
Category: In The News
Since joining Gray Television from Pappas Telecasting three years ago, VP Technology Jim Ocon has set about overhauling the station group's operations by making greater use of automation and replacing legacy proprietary hardware systems with more IP-friendly, open format gear.
May 27, 2010
Category: In The News
Since joining Gray Television as its chief tech a couple of years ago, Jim Ocon has been on a mission to streamline operations at the 36-station group.