WSVN announced today they’re adding two thirty-minute newscasts on Saturday and Sunday.
Beginning September 26, 2009 WSVN will add a 30-minute newscast on Saturdays and Sundays at 11pm, going head to head with already established newscasts in that time slot from WFOR, WTVJ and WPLG. The station’s Sunday sports wrap up show ‘Sports Xtra’ will now start at 11:30pm.
The added ‘7News at 11’ newscasts will be anchored by Reed Cowan and Robbin Simmons.
With this expansion, WSVN will now be producing a total of 57 hours a week of live newscasts and programming counting Deco Drive and Sports Xtra.
According to Broadcasting & Cable, BIA Financial estimates WSVN was first in terms of revenue for 2008 with$89.2 million, $19.6 million ahead of Post-Newsweek owned WPLG which came in second with $69.6 million in revenue for 2008.