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WPEC CBS12 News

Tribune-owned Sun Sentinel and WPEC CBS12 in West Palm Beach have entered into an exclusive content sharing agreement. The two media companies are partnering on content development and will also share video, photo and other content with each other. Staffers from both outlets will appear accross media platforms – on-air, online and in the newspaper.

Sun Sentinel, WPEC CBS12 to Share Content

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Effective immediately, WPEC CBS12 and Sun Sentinel have teamed up in an exclusive content partnership. The TV station and newspaper will share photos, videos and other forms of content, and staffers will make appearances across media platforms. “This is an exciting opportunity to leverage the strengths of our talented teams across broadcast, digital and print, and elevate the news experience for our audiences,” said Sun Sentinel Editor Howard Saltz. “The partnership allows us to increase our organizational agility while delivering quality, relevant content to our audiences. It’s a win-win.”

In addition to partnering on content franchises, investigative series, digital enterprises and community projects and programs, the Sun Sentinel will feature CBS12’s weather forecast daily in its newspaper and online at SunSentinel.com. “Sun Sentinel’s credibility in South Florida, as the largest home delivered newspaper, coupled with CBS12’s growth in Palm Beach market, make for a great partnership. We both have the same priority, issues that are important to our community, and now we are expanding ways to deliver news, information and solutions, ” said Sun Sentinel President and Publisher Howard Greenberg.

WPEC CBS12 General Manager, Mike Pumo adds, “ This partnership is another step in CBS12’s commitment to be the one to turn to for the best content, breaking and investigative news in the area. Partnering with the Sun Sentinel gives the communities we serve the highest level of confidence that they are receiving the best information across all platforms in South Florida.”

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Sun Sentinel Company, LLC reaches an audience of more than 2 million in a variety of ways including print, online and over the air. We interact with South Florida through our more than 30 products. As a multimedia company, we are integrated across publishing, interactive and broadcasting, allowing us to offer customized multi-platform advertising solutions. Sun Sentinel Company, LLC is a subsidiary of Tribune Company.

WPEC is the CBS-affiliated television station for the Gold and Treasure Coasts of South Florida. Licensed to West Palm Beach and owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the station is sister to The CW affiliate WTVX, Class A MyNetworkTV affiliate WTCN-CA and Class A Azteca América affiliate WWHB-CA. Syndicated programming on WPEC includes: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, The Doctors, and Live! with Kelly and Michael.

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Palm Beach NBC affiliate WPTV and The Palm Beach Post newspaper have formed a news partnership. According to the announcement, WPTV will feature a front-page story from The Palm Beach Post during the station’s morning newscasts, its 11pm newscast and WFLX newscasts which WPTV is now producing.

The Palm Beach Post, owned by COX Media, will in turn feature video from WPTV on its website and weather forecasts from WPTV chief meteorologist Steve Weagle both online and in print.

This isn’t WPTV’s first partnership with a newspaper, they currently are in a news partnership with the Sun Sentinel which covers Broward and Southern Palm Beach County, and with Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. WPTV is owned by Sripps.

I guess this rules out COX making a bid for WPEC?

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WSFL/Sun Sentinel reporter got into a scuffle today after a press conference by the wife of self-admitted scammer Scott Rothstein.

As Kim Rothstein left for her SUV one of her bodyguards, identified by the Miami Herald as former Plantation police officer Joe Alu, and a WSFL reporter got into a scuffle for allegedly getting too close to the entourage.

Video recorded by a WFOR photog shows the Sun Sentinel reporter running toward Kim Rothstein to ask her a question when her bodyguard puts his hand on him and both start to fight.

Another man in a black shirt then rushed toward them and was seen pushing, shoving and threatening Sun Sentinel’s reporter yelling at him what sounds like “you’re dead”. When another cameraman tells the man not to touch him again he yells back “he’s a fucking a cop, there’s a cop behind you, he’s a fucking cop” presumably referring to Kim Rothstein’s bodyguard.

In September 2009 a Sun Sentinel/WSFL reporter was hit, and WTVJ and other crews, were shoved and blocked as a crooked politician and her family tried to run away from the cameras.

A few days before that incident, a WSFL/Sun Sentinel reporter Alex Zequeira was kicked in the stomach while covering a story

SunSentinel’s vantage point of what happened is after the jump. WFOR also has video of the scuffle showing better who did what