How much of the George Zimmerman trial will make it to television in Orlando?
Cable channel Central Florida News 13 plans to cover the entire trial on the air, but won't stream it on the web.
WFTV-Channel 9 will stream jury selection, which starts Monday. "Once the jury is picked, you can watch the trial live right here on WFTV," anchor Martie Salt told viewers Tuesday.
"If the viewers are telling us they want to see it gavel to gavel, then we'll continue," WFTV General Manager Shawn Bartelt said. "It will always be on the stream."
Bartelt couldn't say how long the station will take to decide whether to stick with the trial on television.
WKMG-Channel 6 will put jury selection on subchannel 6.2 (463 on Bright House Networks) as well as stream it. The trial will be on either WKMG or the subchannel, news director Steve Hyvonen said.
"You gauge what's happening with the trial day to day and the viewer interest level and go from there," Hyvonen said.
Jeff Zeller, news director at WOFL-Channel 35, echoed that view. "Many things happen in the trial. We'll be flexible," he said. "We've got plans to go gavel to gavel. It’s a fluid situation."
WOFL will stream everything and plans to cover jury selection in its newscasts, Zeller said.
WESH-Channel 2 will stream jury selection and the trial. But General Manager Jim Carter wasn't explaining the TV strategy.
"We’re not prepared to discuss what our coverage plans will be. They will be extensive," he said.
But some anchors were definite in promoting their stations. "You can catch every second on clickorlando.com," WKMG's Lauren Rowe said.
"You won't miss a minute of the Zimmerman trial," WFTV's Salt said.
"News 13 is the only station you need when the trial begins," anchor Jackie Brockington told viewers. Of course, you have to be a Bright House customer to get the channel.
Another place to follow the case: orlandosentinel.com is streaming juror selection and the trial.