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Byron Allen Buys Black News Channel for $11M

Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group is buying the Black News Channel, with plans to revive the bankrupt cable news outlet and significantly grow its distribution footprint. Allen’s company is acquiring “substantially all” of BNC’s assets for $11 million, with a bankruptcy court in Tallahassee, Florida, formally signing off on the sale. BNC is available in […]

Black News Channel to Shut Down

Black News Channel, an independent cable news channel founded to give a voice to perspectives underrepresented on legacy cable news channels, is shutting down, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Originally launched in 2020, and backed by billionaire Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Kahn, the channel rebooted itself last year with high-profile talent like New York Times […]

MSNBC Pivots Streaming Strategy, Will Add TV Shows to Rebranded Peacock Channel

MSNBC is shifting its streaming strategy, adding shows from its cable TV channel to its streaming hub on Peacock. The network also plans to rebrand from “The Choice” to the “MSNBC hub on Peacock,” better reflecting its TV lineage. The programming will be available on-demand to all Peacock subscribers who subscribe to a paid tier […]

After Jeff Zucker’s Exit: CNN Holds “Tense” Meeting With Jason Kilar as Staff Reels

Jeff Zucker’s stunning resignation from CNN has left staff at the company reeling at one of the most critical points in its 42-year history. The channel is in the midst of two corporate-level shifts: Entering the streaming wars via its CNN+ service this spring, and preparing to operate under new ownership once the merger of […]

Fox News Names Jesse Watters Permanent Host of 7 p.m. Hour

After a year of rotating guest hosts, Fox News Channel has found its new 7 p.m. host. Fox News has tapped Jesse Watters as the permanent host of the hour, the company said Monday. Watters has been a co-host of The Five since 2017, and also hosts a weekend program called Watters’ World. Watters will […]

Biden Alum Symone Sanders to Host Shows for MSNBC

MSNBC has hired its first veteran of the Biden White House. Democratic political strategist Symone Sanders, who just last month was working as chief spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris, is joining MSNBC. Sanders will host multiple programs for the NBCUniversal-owned cable news operation, including a weekend program on MSNBC’s linear cable channel, and a […]

CNN Anchor Erin Burnett on 10 Years of “Calling Out the Truth and Not Being Afraid to Hold People to Account”

When Erin Burnett joined CNN to anchor its 7 p.m. news hour in 2011, she had to deal with an unexpected technical problem. Before Burnett was anchoring early prime on CNN, and before she was a staple of CNBC’s dayside lineup, she worked as Willow Bay’s assistant on the CNN financial program Moneyline. That was […]

Dan Abrams Set to Host Show For NewsNation

NewsNation, the fledgling cable news channel owned by local TV station giant Nexstar, is adding some high-profile talent to its primetime lineup. The channel on Monday said that ABC News chief legal correspondent Dan Abrams is joining to host a new primetime show, Dan Abrams Live, beginning Sept. 27. The Abrams show will replace NewsNation […]