Corpus Christi, Texas–At 12:01 a.m. Tuesday morning, the new year brings with it a change in the Texas news landscape. The emerging Corpus Christi based Texas Take News, which bought out the rights to the former DigiTex News back in June says that the merger has been a long road in the making, but Texas Take publisher Matt Briscoe says that they merger went smoother than expected.
“We had a great legal team taking care of the merger and they stepped up to the plate and made this happen. I am personally really excited to see where this goes,” Briscoe said on Monday. “I think with our leadership team really becoming proactive in working together to cover great news, we will see a lot of great things.”
Texas Take News recently completed the installation of new newsroom located in Corpus Christi, complete with Chromakey walls, a digital studio, HD equipment and a state of the art digital radio broadcast room that will complete the outlets footprint as a multimedia newsroom.
“I think we were not taken seriously when we came to town. But when I left my spot at a former outlet up in the Hill Country, I decided that I wanted to do things differently and that is exactly what we are doing,” Briscoe says.
He also mentions that Texas Take will be making some major announcements in the coming days about affiliations, media partners and new programs that the company has in the works.
The new studio goes live tonight at 12:01 a.m. from Corpus Christi under the Texas Take News Brand.