KOSA-7, CBS (TV Station)

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KOSA-7 is a Odessa, Teaxs television station and an affiliate of the CBS television network.

Station Owner

ICA Broadcasting

Use of Video News Releases and/or Satellite Media Tours

In the 5pm news bulletin on January 25, 2006 the station broadcast an edited video news release (VNR) produced by Medialink Worldwide for Siemens AG on 'advances' in ethanol. The Medialink publicist's voiceover was retained. [1]

In the 5pm news bulletin on March 16, 2006 the station broadcast an uncut version of a video news release produced by Medialink Worldwide designed to help General Motors Corporation recruit young mechanics. [2]

Contact Details

Odessa, TX
Phone: 210-320-3084
Fax: 210-320-3084
Web:http://www.kosa-tv.com/

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.