Mike Viqueira was named Washington, D.C., bureau chief for Nexstar Media’s WGN America, which is being rebranded as NewsNation and will feature five hours of national news each weekday.
Nexstar Media Group said its board of directors approved an increase in its quarterly cash dividend and authorized the company to repurchase $1 billion of its shares.
Nexstar Media Group said it reached a multi-year agreement with streaming service Vidgo to carry Nexstar’s cable network WGN America.
Nexstar said it has integrated a hub of gaming content from Venn.TV into its websites and mobile apps.
Ashleigh Banfield, currently seen on Court TV, will be starting a new 10 p.m. ET news talk show on WGN America starting March 1.
Nexstar Media Group said it reached a long-term agreement renewing the NBC affiliations at stations in 33 markets.
Mission Broadcasting closed its acquisition of WPIX-TV in New York from the E.W. Scripps Co.
Dish Network said it reached a new carriage agreement with Nexstar Media Group, ending a three week blackout.
Nexstar Media Group said that its stations in Denver, KDVR-TV and KWGN-TV, have begun broadcasting NextGen TV using the new ATSC 3.0 format.
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