ESPN Talent Facing Layoffs

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The Hartford Business Journal is reporting that layoffs are expected to take place at ESPN through June. The cuts will affect only on-air talent.

Tribune Station Sales

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While rumors circulate about a possible Sinclair and Tribune Media merger, one analysis says it is more likely Tribune Media would sell off some of its TV stations, but resist a full sale of all its assets.

Tribune Media owns Fox 61 and WCCT in Connecticut.

News Drone Spotted

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Back in 1979 WFSB debuted its news helicopter Sky 3 which was immediately mocked by some, but almost immediately put to good use covering a tornado in Windsor Locks.

This week Fox 61 debuted what it is calling Sky61 – a drone it used for the first time on Friday to provide live weather shots during its morning newscast. We have noticed an increased use of drones in the Hartford/New Haven market – so far mostly for beauty shot purposes, but it may not be long before they are used to enhance news coverage in both TV and print.

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