Everybody into the pool!
Sister stations CBS3 and CW57 recently joined NBC10 and Fox29 in a deal by which they share routine video.
The arrangement, known as Local News Service, saves money because each station does not have to send a camera crew to mundane news conferences and ribbon-cuttings. News execs optimistically also point out that it frees crews for enterprise work.
There's another side effect: CBS3's blue-and-yellow chopper now serves all three stations.
NBC10 and Fox29 were the first in-market competitors to test the arrangement in summer 2008.
WPVI (6ABC) is not part of it.
Roll 'emThis plot has thrills, chills, and suspense. It's Gov. Corbett's proposed fiscal 2011-12 budget, which he plans to release March 8. The local film community fears it will cut the film-tax incentives that supporters say create jobs and lead to increased spending in the state.
Incentives have been a hot potato since they were introduced under Ed Rendell in 2004. A Corbett spokesman on Tuesday said that the credits were being reviewed and that no decision had been made on their fate.