Hearst's KITV Honolulu has expanded its 10 p.m. news to an hour. KITV 4 Island Television News leads into Nightline, giving the ABC affiliate a 90-minute news block.
KITV is competing against the "Hawaii News Now" brand recently launched by the combined Raycom-MCG stations KHNL, KFVE and KGMB.
"Given recent changes in the market, we believe there's a positive message in expanding our local coverage," said KITV President/General Manager Mike Rosenberg. "Also, the late night programming landscape has created some unique opportunities to reach new viewers."
KITV is moving Seinfeld from 10:35 to 6:30 p.m.
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.