News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Local & Bistate

August 26, 2011

WTHI to broadcast FOX on second channel

CBS stays on main digital channel, FOX will air on channel 10.2 starting Sept. 1

TERRE HAUTE — FOX television network programming will be available in the Terre Haute market starting next month on WTHI-TV’s digital channel 10.2.

WTHI-TV Channel 10, a CBS affiliate, announced Thursday it will carry FOX network programming on “MyFOX10” beginning Sept. 1

That also will be the day the former Terre Haute FOX station, WFXW-TV, will become an ABC affiliate, WAWV-TV.

This means WTHI-TV’s parent company, LIN Media, will control the CBS and FOX affiliates in the Terre Haute market while WTWO-TV’s parent company, Nexstar, will control the NBC and ABC affiliates.

While people using over-the-air digital receivers will be able to watch FOX programming on Channel 10.2, it was not clear Thursday how cable and satellite viewers will receive FOX in the Terre Haute market.

“That’s something we’re working on,” said Courtney Guertin, corporate communications manager for LIN Media in Providence, R.I.

“We are excited that our digital channel will feature FOX’s excellent lineup of sports and entertainment programming, as well as a new original news product,” said Todd Weber, vice president and general manager at WTHI-TV, in a news release issued Thursday afternoon. “Having both CBS and FOX programming on our channels is a great combination for both our viewers and advertisers.”

Meanwhile, Nexstar is ready to launch ABC programming Sept. 1 on WAWV-TV 38, formerly WFXW-TV.

“It’s going really, really well,” said Tim Sturgess, general manager of WTWO-TV and Channel 38, speaking of the transition to ABC. “We’re just doing a lot of behind the scenes technical work in order to be able to get [ABC programming] on the air.”

“We are thrilled to bring the local ABC affiliate back to the Wabash Valley after a 16-year hiatus,” Sturgess said in a news release issued last week.

On Thursday, an official with satellite TV provider DirecTV told the Tribune-Star that DirecTV had been planning to bring FOX programming to Terre Haute from a FOX TV affiliate in Dayton, Ohio, beginning Sept. 1. However, DirecTV is now “re-evaluating” that decision since the company learned that WTHI-TV will offer FOX programming, said Robert Mercer, a spokesman for DirecTV in Los Angeles.

Satellite and cable providers can bring out-of-the-area major network programming to a community when there are no local affiliates, Mercer said.

Time Warner Cable, which provides much of the cable TV service in Terre Haute, was still waiting for the green light to carry FOX programming in the area, a company official told the Tribune-Star on Thursday.

“While we have an agreement to carry [WTHI’s] CBS programming, we need permission from WTHI’s parent company, which is LIN [Media], before we can offer its FOX programming to our customers,” said Mike Pedelty, a spokesman for Time Warner Cable in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Officials from DISH Network, a satellite provider, and New Wave Communications, a cable provider serving Clay and parts of Vigo County, could not be reached Thursday.

The news about the agreement between FOX and LIN media to use WTHI-TV in the Terre Haute market was first released early Thursday by the FOX Broadcasting Co.

“LIN is one of FOX’s strongest affiliate groups and we are thrilled to expand our already successful partnership,” said Jon Hookstratten, executive vice president, network distribution for FOX. “In an ever-changing television marketplace, it’s key that FOX continues to grow our relationships with progressive media companies like LIN. With their track record, we are confident this partnership in Terre Haute will be a big success.”

Arthur Foulkes can be reached at (812) 231-4232 or arthur.foulkes@tribstar.com.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local & Bistate
  • Feds cite Indiana Medicaid fraud unit over notices

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal agency says the Indiana attorney general’s office didn’t give proper notice in nearly a quarter of the Medicaid fraud cases it helped prosecute in recent years.

    July 30, 2014

  • Indianapolis man buys 2 $1M tickets in 3 months

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis man is celebrating his second $1 million Hoosier Lottery prize in the past three months.

    July 30, 2014

  • Vigo County Jail Log: July 30, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the Vigo County Jail by area law enforcement on Tuesday and Wednesday, based on jail records.

    July 30, 2014

  • MET072914leo screen.jpg Slick’s debut

    Bobby “Slick” Leonard was the main attraction but his hometown, Terre Haute, was constantly in the background as friends, fans and family gathered in Indianapolis Tuesday night to honor the man famous for the words “Boom Baby.”

    July 29, 2014 8 Photos

  • MET 072914 TAJIMI YANASE.jpg Sister-city students get a dose of ‘new culture’

    One of Juri Sawada’s dreams has been to visit America.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • Motion delays trial for 2012 homicide

    A man who has been jailed about 20 months in connection with the homicide of his wife will not go on trial next week as scheduled.

    July 29, 2014

  • Sheriff charged in prostitution case

    Clark County Sheriff Danny Rodden has spent more than 30 years in law enforcement working to protect the public from criminals, but on Tuesday he was treated as one.

    July 29, 2014 1 Story

  • maple candy closeup.jpg Vigo Parks dishing out the sweetness

    Vigo County Parks and Recreation has made a “sweet” addition to its maple syrup production at Prairie Creek Park.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • Danny Rodden indicted on federal charges

    Instead of overseeing the operations of the Clark County jail and police force Tuesday, Clark County Sheriff Danny Rodden found himself being transported by the FBI to Indianapolis to answer federal charges.

    July 29, 2014 1 Story

  • Woman’s condition ‘fair’ after grocery store wreck

    A Terre Haute woman was listed in fair condition Tuesday at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis as the result of injuries sustained in Monday’s accident on the Baesler’s Market parking lot.

    July 29, 2014

  • Semi driver cited for alcohol use

    A commercial vehicle driver has been placed out of service after he tested positive for alcohol consumption during a Tuesday morning traffic stop in Sullivan County.

    July 29, 2014

  • Church to give out school backpacks

    United Methodist Temple will stage its first-ever Back-2-School Bash from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 9.
    The church is located at 5301 S. U.S. 41.

    July 29, 2014

  • Elderly woman in fair condition after accident in Baesler’s lot

    An 80-year-old Terre Haute woman is listed in fair condition today at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis as the result of injuries sustained in Monday’s accident on the Baesler’s Market parking lot.

    July 29, 2014

  • 2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women who became trapped on an 80-foot-high railroad bridge by a freight train that surprised them as they walked along the tracks.

    July 29, 2014

  • Vigo County Jail Log: July 29, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the Vigo County Jail by area law enforcement on Monday and Tuesday, based on jail records.

    July 29, 2014

  • Illinois to ask voters about taxing millionaires

    BERWYN, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing voters to weigh in on whether Illinois millionaires should pay more income tax.

    July 29, 2014

  • Illinois woman dies retrieving phone from fire

    BARTONVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a central Illinois woman is dead after running back into her burning home to get her cell phone. A police officer who tried to save her was hospitalized.

    July 29, 2014

  • Ivy Tech names Jeff Fanter senior VP, Anne Valentine VP

    Ivy Tech Community College President Thomas J. Snyder announced the promotion of Jeff Fanter to the role of senior vice president for student experience, communications and marketing and Anne Valentine to the role of vice president for student experience and customer service.

    July 29, 2014

  • Change in traffic patterns at U.S. 41 intersection improvement project

    VIGO COUNTY, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation reminds motorists the intersection improvement project on U.S. 41 from just south of Interstate 70 to just south of Johnson Drive has switched traffic phases. Traffic is prohibited from turning left off of U.S. 41 at both Johnson and Davis Drives.

    July 29, 2014

  • IU commemorating WWI centennial in 2014-15

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana University plans to spend the upcoming academic year exploring the lingering impact of World War I.

    July 29, 2014

  • Indiana higher ed chief rolls out class load campaign

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s higher education commissioner wants college students to get the message that they should take at least 15 credit hours each semester if they expect to graduate on time.

    July 29, 2014

  • Indiana higher ed chief rolls out class load campaign

    Indiana's higher education commissioner wants college students to get the message that they should take at least 15 credit hours each semester if they expect to graduate on time.

    July 29, 2014

  • MET 072814 BUS MEYERROSE.jpg Bus safety features

    New safety features on South Vermillion School Corp. buses have led to fewer disciplinary problems and fewer incidents of motorists illegally passing stopped school buses, officials say.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • Pendergast.jpg Humvee driver says foot caused fatal accident

    Kyle Pendergast, 22, the Terre Haute driver of a black Humvee charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing the death of a teenager, has told police he could not turn the wheel before the vehicle flipped in a field in an early Saturday morning accident.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • MET 072814 CONTAMINATED Cleaner may have contaminated water

    Groundwater and soil testing is set to begin within a week to learn whether toxic chemicals might have seeped into the wells of a small southside neighborhood and even beyond.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • Housing Authority’s Warren Village nearing completion

    Construction on the newest Terre Haute Housing Authority property – Warren Village – should wrap up next month, a housing authority official said Monday.

    July 29, 2014

  • rush-hr.jpg Observers predict ‘wide open’ process of picking next chief

    State Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Dickson surprised observers in June when he decided to step down after a brief tenure as the state’s top judge.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • Multi-vehicle accident in parking lot

    A woman was hospitalized with injuries after a multiple-vehicle accident late Monday morning in the Baesler’s Market parking lot on Poplar Street

    July 29, 2014

  • Old National acquires Michigan bank

    Evansville-based Old National Bancorp and Grand Rapids-based Founders Financial Corp. said Monday they have finalized an agreement under which Old National will acquire Founders through a stock and cash merger.

    July 28, 2014

  • Ohio man falls to death at Cataract Falls rec area

    Indiana conservation officers are investigating the death of an Ohio man that occurred at about 4:10 p.m. Sunday at Cataract Falls State Recreation Area in Owen County.

    July 28, 2014

Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: Earthquake Rocks Mexico's Gulf Coast Raw: NH Man Held on $1M in Teen's Kidnapping House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Gaza Official: at Least 100 Killed Tuesday Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
NDN Video
Weird 'Wakudoki' Dance Launches Promotional Competition Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Broken Water Main Floods UCLA "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Meet the Man Behind Dumb Starbucks Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH)
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity