NewsNet may not yet be available in your market via an free-to-air digital multicast channel.
But, the Michigan-based entity is on a growth streak and available to all via an OTT app.
With strong growth in the markets where it is already present, the 24-hour news network that largely mimics the format of CNN Headline News some 25 years ago has broken ground on a studio expansion.
The 3,500 square foot addition will consist of three studios, each with their own control rooms, as well as a new, state-of-the-art master control room overseeing the operations of both NewsNet and Freelancer Television Broadcasting’s local stations, WMNN-LD 26 in Cadillac, Mich., and WXII-LP 12, which reaches Traverse City, Mich.
Since launching on January 1, NewsNet has operated out of those stations’ existing studios.
A combination of factors led to the decision to add additional studio space to the company’s 2,200 square foot building, says NewsNet President Eric Wotila.
“When we launched NewsNet, we wanted to operate ‘lean and mean’ from the existing facilities of our local TV stations with the idea that we would add additional space once the network was on-air,” Wotila said. “Now that we’re up and running, we’re thrilled to be moving forward with this new addition, which will benefit NewsNet as well as our local stations.”
NewsNet officially launched on Jan. 1, 2019. Key markets include Chicago, Houston and San Francisco.
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