A daily strip was just picked up that will bring a new twist to daily news programming. The syndicated program, “Top 30,” received a pickup from the Fox-owned TV stations, which plan to run the show in selected markets.
The program, which had a four-week test last summer on Fox-owned stations in eight markets, is described in the announcement from Fox Television Stations as a daily news show that will present the top 30 stories of the day.
Stephen Brown, executive VP of programming and development for FTS, said in the announcement: “This show is perfect for the stations that don’t have a national news voice. The bite-sized segments with lower-third graphics play well on air and on our affiliates’ digital platforms. Give us 30 minutes, and we’ll get you up to date with everything you need to know each day.”
The current plan calls for the show to air at least through the 2018-2019 season. The announcement did not specify markets or stations, but said the program will air in all Fox Television Stations duopoly markets along with selected single-station markets.
“Top 30” is distributed by Twentieth Television.