Newscasts debuting this week… Edition #21.

KYW-TV 3 / Philadelphia (“CBS 3”)
WGNT 27 / Portsmouth – Norfolk – Virginia Beach – Newport News (“WGNT”)
KLAF-LD 46 / Lafayette, LA (“MyKLAF TV” – soon to become “Acadiana’s KLAF NBC,” starting July 1st)

Another week of newscasts debuting this week and we go to three places from around this country to deliver what will be debuting this week. Again, by day and time order (in EST):

Monday June 29th, 2015

  • 12:00-12:30 PM: CBS 3 Eyewitness News at Noon

KYW in Philadelphia. Talk Philly and CBS 3 Eyewitness News This Morning on The CW Philly 57 have been canceled in favor of devoting resources to the new half-hour noon newscast that will be making its return to KYW 3 for the first time since 2009. This will compete against WPVI 6 (ABC)’s hour-long Channel 6 Action News at Noon and WFMZ 69 (Ind. Allentown)’s half-hour 69 News at Noon.

  • 10:00-10:30 PM: WGNT News at 10:00 – Powered by NewsChannel 3

WGNT in Norfolk. The newscast was previously only on weekends, but will now expand to weeknights and become a 7-nights-a-week, nightly newscast and its produced by their sister station WTKR 3 (CBS). This will provide an alternative to the hour-long WAVY News 10 at 10:00 on FOX 43 on WVBT 43, which is produced by their sister station, WAVY 10 (NBC).

Wednesday July 1st, 2015

  • 5:00-6:00 AM: NBC 33 News – The Morning Edition at 5:00 a.m.
  • 6:00-7:00 AM: NBC 33 News – The Morning Edition at 6:00 a.m.
  • 5:00-5:30 PM: NBC 33 News at 5:00
  • 6:30-7:00 PM: NBC 33 News at 6:30
  • 10:00-10:35 PM: NBC 33 News at 10:00

KLAF-LD in Lafayette, LA. KLAF 46 will be adding its own local news department, focused on Lafayette and Lousiana’s Acadiana, starting in 2016. Until then, simulcasts of sister station WVLA 33 (NBC) in Baton Rouge will be provided as the local news department is being built from scratch. KLAF 46 will switch to NBC, this Wednesday, July 1st. Sister station KADN 15 will also carry it on KADN 15.2 and move the MyNetworkTV affiliation to KADN 15.3. KADN 15.1 will remain as a FOX affiliate.

KLAF 46 should debut its local news department on January 1st, 2016. If not, then at some point in Q1 2016 and the local news department will effectively compete against KATC 3 (ABC)’s KATC 3 – Acadiana’s NewsChannel and KLFY 10 (CBS)’s KLFY News 10. Eventually, KLAF 46 will also take over production of the half-hour, weeknight-only FOX 15 News at 9:00 on their sister station KADN 15 and possibly add more local newscasts to the station as well. We’ll find out and see what happens.

There you go everybody. Have a great week.


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