In the ramp-up of WGN America's rebranding as a general cable network rather than a superstation, WGN America drops the 9 p.m.
(Central Time) nightly newscast of WGN-TV/Chicago as well as the station's broadcast of Illinois Lottery drawings, including the multi-state Mega Millions and Powerball drawings.
The setup comes after the termination of an eight-year shared services agreement at the end of 2013 with Nexstar-owned WROC-TV, which saw WROC produce news content for WUHF.
Likely due to contractual issues, the channel now broadcasts the 4 a.m.
(Central Time) hour of the WGN Morning News on weekdays as a replacement.
Hearst Corporation announces that David Barrett, CEO of its television station division, has ceded day-to-day oversight to the division's President/COO, Jordan Wertleib. ABC begins limiting online access to day-after streaming of its series' new episodes to customers of participating cable providers, Hulu Plus, i Tunes, and Amazon Video and restricting free access to recent episodes on its website and streaming app to other users eight days after an episode's original airdate. to its name (the result of a partnership with Yahoo!
's similarly titled website), the CBS-syndicated entertainment/gossip program omg!
Insider sees its title revert to just The Insider in line with omg! Celebrity; the two entities continue to promote and share each other's content.
CBS Sports NFL analyst Dan Dierdorf calls his final game, an AFC Divisional Playoff game between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots, ending a three-decade career as an analyst spent with CBS and ABC's Monday Night Football.
On Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Captain Donald Cragen (Dann Florek) retires from the NYPD, leaving Detective/Sergeant Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) as the only remaining character who has appeared on the series for its entire fifteen-season run.
NBC airs the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl, likely the last Pro Bowl game to air on broadcast television for the next few years.
The dispute runs until April 8, when Direc TV and The Weather Channel reach a new carriage deal.