WRTV-6, ABC (TV Station)

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WRTV-6 is an affiliate of the ABC television netwirk and is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Station Owner

The McGraw-Hill Companies

Use of Video News Releases and/or Satellite Media Tours

In the 5am news bulletin on June 10, 2005 the station broadcast an edited and re-voiced version of a video news release produced by MultiVu for the American Dental Association on saliva testing for diseases. [1]

According to the "Healthy Housekeeper" website, WRTV aired an SMT titled "Quick & Healthy Housekeeping with Laura Dellutri" on June 22, 2004, at 5:30 AM and 6:30 AM. [2]

Contact Details

WRTV (or TheIndyChannel.com)
1330 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2364
WRTV: (317) 635-9788
WRTV news desk at (317) 269-1440
WRTV news fax: (317) 269-1445
Web: http://www.theindychannel.com/rtv6

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.