KTXA Adds News

CBS-owned independent KTXA TV Dallas-Fort Worth is launching a two-hour news block Sept. 18.

The newscast will air seven days a week, the first time any newscasts have aired on the station.

CBS also owns affiliate KTVT-TV, but says that KTXA will use its own anchor team for a "hyper-local"newscast that will be heavy on sports. The station is the TV home of the Dallas Mavericks NBA team.

John Eggerton

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.