About

Pearl TV is a business organization of U.S. broadcast companies with a shared interest in exploring forward-looking broadcasting opportunities, including innovative ways of promoting local broadcast TV content and developing digital media and wireless platforms for the broadcast industry.

Pearl’s membership, comprising more than 400 network-affiliated TV stations, consists of eight of the largest broadcast companies in America including: Cox Media Group, the E.W. Scripps Company, Graham Media Group, Hearst Television Inc., Meredith Local Media Group, Nexstar Media Group, Gray Television, and TEGNA, Inc.

Members

Reach

  • Pearl TV member stations reach nearly 85% of the TV viewing audience in America
  • 49 of the top 50 U.S. markets
  • 432 stations in 184 markets 

Affiliations

  • 111 CBS
  • 111 NBC
  • 85 ABC
  • 50 FOX
  • 34 CW
  • 25 MyNetwork
  • 16 Independent

% of U.S. Total

  • 57% of CBS affiliates
  • 56% of NBS affiliates
  • 43% of ABC affiliates
  • 27% of FOX affiliates
  • 41% of CW affiliates
  • 29% of MyNetwork affiliates

Management

Anne SchelleManaging Director

Anne SchelleAnne Schelle (pronounced SHELL-ee) is Managing Director of Pearl TV, a business organization of broadcast TV companies with a shared interest in exploring forward-looking opportunities, including innovative ways of promoting local TV content and developing digital media and wireless platforms for the broadcast industry. Pearl TV companies reach more than two-thirds of the U.S. population with more than 300 local TV stations operated by Pearl TV members.

Anne is a board member of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) and she has more than two decades of wireless
and media industry experience.  Schelle was founder and President of APS Connext LLC, providing senior-level advisory services to some of the nation’s largest public media companies focused on the future of digital media.

An innovator who is comfortable advising established companies and startups, Schelle served previously as senior advisor to the National Association of Broadcasters and as Executive Director of the Open Mobile Video Coalition, where she led outreach efforts by broadcasters to introduce Mobile TV services.

Anne was a founding management team member for several companies, including the nation’s first commercial digital cellular network (American Personal Communications, dba Sprint Spectrum) and also xDSL Networks (a competitive local exchange carrier.)

She also served as manager of business development at LCC Inc., a cellular engineering consulting firm, and was a financial analyst for McCaw Cellular Communications, MCI/Airsignal. She is also a past venture partner and CEO of Acta Wireless and served as Vice Chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association’s North American Board.  Anne was founding chair of the Mobile Marketing Association’s video committee and is also a member of the advisory board of the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering for Professionals.

About Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group (CMG) is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications. Additionally, Cox Media Group operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxRepsGamut and Videa; and offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services through its Local Solutions and Ideabar businesses. For more information about Cox Media Group, please visit www.coxmediagroup.com.

About The E. W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP)

The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, print and digital media brands. After approval of its acquisition of two Granite Broadcasting stations later this year, Scripps will own 21 local television stations as well as daily newspapers in 13 markets across the United States. It also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses including digital video news service Newsy. Scripps also produces television programming, runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the longtime steward of one of the nation’s largest, most successful and longest-running educational programs, Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1879, Scripps is focused on the stories of tomorrow. For a full listing of Scripps media companies and their associated Web sites, visit www.scripps.com.

About Graham Media Group (NYSE: GHC)

Graham Media Group (Graham Holdings Company) (NYSE: GHC), formerly The Washington Post Company, is a diversified education and media company whose principal operations include educational services, television broadcasting, cable systems and online, print and local TV news. The Company owns: WDIV–Detroit (NBC), KPRC–Houston (NBC), WKMG–Orlando (CBS), KSAT–San Antonio (ABC) and WJXT–Jacksonville (independent). The stations also broadcast digital channels focusing on classic television and lifestyle programming, in addition to operating market-leading websites, mobile sites and mobile apps delivering breaking news, weather and community news.

About Gray Television, Inc. (NYSE: GTN)

Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 91 television markets, including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. Our television stations broadcast almost 400 separate programming streams, including nearly 150 affiliates of the CBS/NBC/ABC/FOX networks. We also own video program production, marketing, and digital businesses including Raycom Sports, Tupelo-Raycom, and RTM Studios, the producer of PowerNation programs and content. For further information, please visit www.gray.tv.

About Hearst Television Inc.

Hearst Television Inc., a national multi-media company, owns and operates 29 local television stations and two local radio stations, serving 30 U.S. cities and reaching approximately 18% of U.S. television households. The TV stations broadcast 60 video channels, featuring local and national news, weather, information, sports and entertainment programming, and local community service-oriented programs. The stations also host and operate digital on-line and mobile platforms that extend the company’s brands and content to local, national and international audiences. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s premier companies, and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst Corporation.The Company’s Web address is www.hearsttelevision.com.

About Meredith Local Media Group (NYSE: MDP)

Meredith Local Media Group (www.meredith.com) is one of the nation’s leading media and marketing companies with businesses centering on magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media. Meredith owns or operates 12 television stations that reach nearly 10 percent of television households across the country and one radio station: WGCL-TV (CBS), Atlanta; KPHO-TV (CBS), Phoenix; KPDX-TV (MYN), Portland, OR; KPTV (FOX), Portland, OR; WFSB-TV (CBS), Hartford-New Haven, CT; WSMV-TV (NBC) Nashville, TN; KCTV (CBS), Kansas City, MO; KSMO (MYN), Kansas City, MO; WHNS-TV (FOX), Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC-Asheville, NC; WNEM-TV (CBS), Flint- Saginaw, MI; KVVU-TV (FOX), Las Vegas, NV; and WSHM, (CBS), Springfield, MA and radio station WNEM-AM in Saginaw- Bay City, MI.

About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 171 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 100 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households. Nexstar’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. Nexstar’s community portal websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content while creating new revenue opportunities. For more information please visit www.nexstar.tv.

About TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA)

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), formerly Gannett Co., Inc., is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver. TEGNA reaches more than 90 million Americans and delivers highly relevant, useful and smart content, when and how people need it, to make the best decisions possible. TEGNA Media includes 46 television stations (including those serviced by TEGNA) and is the largest independent station group of major network affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. TEGNA Digital is comprised of Cars.com, the leading online destination for automotive consumers, CareerBuilder, a global leader in human capital solutions, and other powerful brands such as G/O Digital, Clipper and Sightline Media Group. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.