Tuesday, October 4, 2011

WPHL-17 "Eye Opener"

WPHL-TV announced a newcomer to the morning TV newscape is on the horizon. Coming the end of October is "Eye Opener", a two hour morning news/features show that will compete with news on the other four stations which include KYW, WPVI, WCAU & FOX29. Eye Opener will air weekdays from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and include news, weather, consumer and entertainment/feature type segments. Also, traffic will be provided by Tango Traffic. Reports will be provided by five one-man-band types which means each person will be soley responsible for their report from interview, taping and editing their piece. With such a small staff I cannot believe this show will be much competition for the existing "big four" as far as covering breaking news. Reports indicate this show will focus more on features than news.


Anonymous said...

WELL, always up for a new option. I'd be curious though how much they can offer LOCAL with just a small handful staff for reporters. I read in yesterday's Inquirer that the people who own TANGO are closing their Malvern office and facing cutbacks. Wonder how that bodes for TANGO.

Anonymous said...

I think you have things confused. Tango Traffic is indeed located in Malvern, but they are independently owned. The company facing layoffs is Nokia with cuts being made to Navteq / Traffic.com, which also happens to be in Malvern. There is NO ownership relation to Tango. See the article in Philly.com here: http://articles.philly.com/2011-10-01/business/30232580_1_navteq-nokia-location.