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What Is Broadcast Media’s Revenue Outlook?

The U.S. broadcast station industry, including radio and TV stations, generated $48.5 billion in total revenue in 2016, according to Kagan, a group within S&P Global Market Intelligence. What's the five-year outlook for radio and TV station ad revenue? Look no further.

Veritone Stock Sizzles With Astonishing Tuesday Leap

With today's close on Wall Street, the AI-focused tech company's stock has soared an incredible 487% in just one month. Today's leap comes following a successful appearance at the important IBC2017 conference in Amsterdam.

Where Do Radio, TV Fit In Georgia’s Local Ad Growth Trends?

Local advertising spending in the state of Georgia will reach $4.1 billion in 2017 across the state's six local markets. That's according to BIA/Kelsey's updated 2017 U.S. Local Advertising Forecast. Where are the dollars coming from? Six key categories are responsible for a big chunk of the total expenditure.

Sinclair Deal Demurral Creates D.C. War Of Words

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has responded to an Aug. 14 letter from the House Energy & Commerce Committee's top Democrats that raised a series of concerns about allegations of favorable treatment toward Sinclair Broadcast Group and its planned merger with Tribune Media. The response from these Members of Congress? Pai's response falls short of what they need answers on — including a possible new e-mail controversy on Capitol Hill.

How to Engage Ears and Elevate Experiences

Looking for ways to create engaging, rewarding connections that lead to listener loyalty? Make plans to attend Radio's Financial Summit Forecast 2018. A session devoted to the topic is on the schedule, with a top group head conducting a candid one-on-one conversation with Momentum Worldwide's CEO.

FCC’s JSA Rules For Radio Staying Put Under Pai

As part of his written response to an inquiry from leading Democrats on the House E&C Committee, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai affirmed that its television Joint Sales Agreement (JSA) attribution rule will be up for reconsideration. While that will likely impact the broadcast TV industry and media brokers, radio industry's C-Suite need not fret about any changes to its JSA regulations.

House Democrats Seek To Crash ‘Sputnik’

With the end of an agreement with American University to use W288BS at 105.5 MHz in Chevy Chase, Md., for its "Bluegrass Country" programming, licensee Reston Translator LLC — owned by D.C. communications attorney John Garziglia — needed new programming. Callers came, and eventually Sputnik — a News/Talk format funded by the Russian government — was launched. That's made three House Democrats hot.

Pai Assesses Post-Irma Florida Ahead Of A Midwest Trip

Lessons learned from Hurricane Irma across the state of Florida will help improve the reliability and resiliency of our nation's communications networks. That was the message delivered Monday morning by Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, who joined FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in a tour of Miami-area FCC-regulated facilities as the storm-battered region saw its students return to school and typically horrific rush hour traffic punctuated by still-inoperable traffic lights.
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Philly Client Promise: ‘Effectiveness Testing’ For Radio Advertisers

One of the last independent radio station owners in a Top 10 market has a plan to convince advertisers that spots on an AM or FM property are effective and delivering ROI. In fact, he's putting his words and belief in radio to the test: Free "effectiveness testing" of radio commercials will be given to every Philadelphia-area advertiser that spends at least $12,000 a year in local radio.

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What Is Broadcast Media’s Revenue Outlook?

The U.S. broadcast station industry, including radio and TV stations, generated $48.5 billion in total revenue in 2016, according to Kagan, a group within S&P Global Market Intelligence. What's the five-year outlook for radio and TV station ad revenue? Look no further.

Magna: The Aging Audience For Live Sports

Here's a statistic broadcast TV stations heavily invested in live sports play-by-play may not like to digest: Your audience has not only a touch of grey, but it's becoming a Silver Convention. That's according to newly released data from Magna Global.

Take Two For Meruelo and Hero For L.A.-Market CSA

Some 3 1/2 months after the Bob Behar-led Hero Licenseco backed out of a multi million-dollar deal trading its post-Spectrum Auction Channel-sharing Agreement to a fast-growing media company based in Los Angeles, it appears that the deal is back on. According to a Form 314 filing with the FCC, this "zombie station" will indeed soon become a video service sibling to such iconic radio brands as "Power 106" and KDAY.

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What Is Broadcast Media’s Revenue Outlook?

The U.S. broadcast station industry, including radio and TV stations, generated $48.5 billion in total revenue in 2016, according to Kagan, a group within S&P Global Market Intelligence. What's the five-year outlook for radio and TV station ad revenue? Look no further.

Where Do Radio, TV Fit In Georgia’s Local Ad Growth Trends?

Local advertising spending in the state of Georgia will reach $4.1 billion in 2017 across the state's six local markets. That's according to BIA/Kelsey's updated 2017 U.S. Local Advertising Forecast. Where are the dollars coming from? Six key categories are responsible for a big chunk of the total expenditure.

Pandora Succumbs To Video Ad Tuneout With ‘Plus’ Play

You know those ads that pop up while patiently awaiting the content you really want to see? Many tune out after a few seconds, yet some advertisers have been billed for those "viewings." Not anymore at Pandora, thanks to the introduction of a new policy that will see clients only pay for ads when users watch at least 15 seconds of it.
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The Implications Of ‘Adverse Special Interest Legislation’

As the old adage goes, what is one man's trash is another one's treasure. For featured Media Information Bureau columnist Ken Benner, a rescue from the trash heap of some old radio station equipment led to a radio show. The radio show opened Benner's eyes to just how things may work in Washington, sparking a fire under his belly that continues today, at age 80. In this column, Benner shares how he emerged as the industry's "Ralph Nader."

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Internet and digital news for the broadcasting industry.

Pandora Succumbs To Video Ad Tuneout With ‘Plus’ Play

You know those ads that pop up while patiently awaiting the content you really want to see? Many tune out after a few seconds, yet some advertisers have been billed for those "viewings." Not anymore at Pandora, thanks to the introduction of a new policy that will see clients only pay for ads when users watch at least 15 seconds of it.

Wazee Paves A Path With Veritone’s Advanced AI Offerings

A provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services has teamed up with fast-growing AI insights and cognitive solutions firm Veritone by offering its clients Veritone's proprietary platform of advanced cognitive engines and applications.

A Wireless Transmitter … And A Hard-Wired Mic

A Pompton Plains, N.J. broadcast tech firm has just expanded its digital recording wireless product line with a handheld microphone that can function either as a wireless transmitter, or as a hardwired microphone. The device can also handle both tasks simultaneously.