FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 14 , 1998
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Local TV on Satellite, LLC
LOCAL TV ON SATELLITE HIRES JEFFREY MCINTYRE
AS VICE PRESIDENT – BROADCASTING: Satellites Will Transmit All Local Stations in All Markets, Creating Competition with Cable
RALEIGH, NC – Local TV on Satellite, LLC (LTVS) announced today that Jeffrey B. McIntyre, a broadcasting executive with 20 years of industry experience, will join the company as Vice President – Broadcasting, a new position.
Mr. McIntyre, 42, will work with the national broadcast networks, their affiliates, and all independent and public television stations nationwide to implement LTVS’s plan to deliver all local television stations in the U.S. via satellite, giving consumers alternatives to their cable providers. He joins LTVS from Gateway Communications, where he was General Manager of WTAJ, Johnstown-Altoona-State College, Pa. Previously, in a career spanning two decades at CBS Television Network, Mr. McIntyre’s positions included Vice President, Marketing of the Affiliate Relations Division, and Network Operations Supervisor. Mr. McIntyre holds a B.A. degree from Colgate University.
Jim Goodmon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., said, “Jeffrey McIntyre’s 20 years worth of broadcasting and marketing experience, and his valued local television relationships, will serve LTVS well as we implement our business plan to distribute via satellite all local television stations within their local markets.”
LTVS Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, John H. Hutchinson, said, “Jeff was our first choice to market the LTVS technological ‘local-to-local’ solution to broadcasters as we move our plan to give consumers greater choice, better service and lower prices, from drawing board to living room.”
Mr. McIntyre said of his new position, “I look forward to the opportunity to bring LTVS and local broadcasters together to provide meaningful competition in the multichannel video programming market.”
Local TV on Satellite, LLC was founded in 1997 by Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. and its subsidiary, Microspace Communications Corporation, to develop and implement a plan to deliver all local television stations in the U.S. via satellite. Using “spotbeam” satellite technology, LTVS would make Direct
Broadcast Satellite (DBS) providers fully competitive with cable, providing quality transmission of all local television stations in all local markets. Current laws prohibit DBS providers from carrying local stations. Congress is considering legislation this session that would guarantee all consumers access to local programming from all providers.
Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL-Digital, WRAL-FM, Microspace, the North Carolina News Network, DTV Plus, Wolfpack Sports Marketing, and Capitol Sports Management in Raleigh, NC; WJZY-TV and WFVT-TV in Charlotte, NC; WILM-TV in Wilmington, NC; WRAZ-TV and the Durham Bulls Baseball Club in Durham, NC; and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Club in Myrtle Beach, SC; Capitol Broadcasting Company also founded Local TV on Satellite in Raleigh, NC.