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KOKH-25, FOX (TV Station)

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KOKH-25 is a Oklahoma City, Oklahoma television station and an affiliate of the FOX television network.

Station Owner

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Use of Video News Releases and/or Satellite Media Tours

In the 9pm news bulletin on November 3, 2005 the station broadcast an uncut version of a video news release produced by D S Simon Productions for Trend Micro on e-mail 'phishing' scams. [1]

In the 9pm news bulletin on November 23, 2005 the station broadcast an uncut video news release produced by D S Simon Productions for the Panasonic, Namco and Techno Source on high-tech gift ideas. The VNR was produced for Robin Raskin. [2]

In the 9pm news bulletin on January 3, 2006 the station broadcast a video news release (VNR) edited for length but using the supplied sound track produced by D S Simon Productions for Intel promoting Intel/Tivo technology. [3]

In the 9pm news bulletin on January 25, 2006 the station broadcast an uncut video news release (VNR) produced by Medialink Worldwide for Cadillac on the making of Cadillac's Super Bowl ad. [4]

In the 9pm news bulletin on February 11, 2006 the station broadcast an uncut video news release (VNR) produced by D S Simon Productions for Chemistry.com on a new 'chemistry-based' dating service. [5]

In the 9pm news bulletin on March 16, 2006 the station broadcast an uncut version of a video news release produced by D S Simon Productions to promote the management consulting firm, Towers Perrin, as a leading expert in workforce efficiency. [6]

Contact Details

KOKH FOX25/KOCB WB34
1228 E. Wilshire Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK, 73111
Phone: 405-843-2525
Fax: 405-478-4343
Web: http://www.kokh25.com/oklahoma_ok/

SourceWatch Resources

External links

  • Diane Farsetta and Daniel Price, "Fake TV News: Widespread and Undisclosed: A multimedia report on television newsrooms' use of material provided by PR firms on behalf of paying clients", Center for Media and Democracy, April 6, 2006.