Raycom Expands Syndication of ‘America Now’
BURBANK, CALIF. — Raycom Media and ITV
Studios America are partnering with Trifecta Entertainment & Media as the
new distributor of "American Now," a daily newsmagazine show co-hosted by Leeza
Gibbons and Bill Rancic. The announcement was made today by Paul McTear, president
and CEO of Raycom Media and Paul Buccieri, managing director of ITV Studios
International and president and CEO of ITV Studios America. Trifecta will begin
selling the show in 2013 and will also handle all national advertising sales.
Now in its third season, “America Now”
airs weekdays in 45 markets, and is bringing in a 1.3 household rating/3 share
across the metered markets season to date – up 8 percent in household ratings
from a year ago.
Raycom owns and/or operates 47 television stations in 36 markets and 18 states,
covering 12.6 percent of U.S. television households. Raycom also owns Raycom
Sports, Raycom Post, and Broadview Media.