Teen Kids News is a go for season five, according to executive producer Al Primo.
The FCC-friendly weekly , which Primo created and distributes, has been renewed on 215 stations, including all 29 Hearst-Argyle stations and WNYW-TV New York, the nation's top market. New pickups include WAGA-TV Atlanta (Fox).
In addition, Primo has packaged 100 library episodes which can be stripped and which he is selling for cash. Theother deals are barter (stripping is running the show five days a week, rather than weekly. Barter means the stations may in ad time rather than cash). The package of shows is being pitched as a way to help fill the new three-hour educational kids show requirement per new FCC kids rules that kicked in Jan. 1.
The biggest clearance for the package so far, says Primo, is Raycom's digital stations WOIO and WUAB in Cincinnati.
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.
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