Estrella TV Arrives In Wichita Via Multicast Deal

LBI Media's Spanish-language Estrella TV broadcast TV network has landed its newest affiliate. The agreement brings it to Wichita, via a digital multicast agreement with a local owner.
Scripps Networks Interactive

Scripps Networks Interactive Discovers A New Owner

Broadcast radio and TV staff at The E.W. Scripps Co. need not worry about a new owner. That's because Scripps Networks Interactive, the former cable TV division of Scripps spun off as its own company in July 2008, is the entity that Discovery Communications is acquiring in a multi-billion-dollar stock and cash transaction.
Discovery Channel

Discovery Stock Sinks On Missed Q2 EPS

It's turning out to be a grey and gloomy Monday for Silver Spring, Md.-based Discovery Communications. As Wall Street digests the news that the pay-TV giant is acquiring Scripps Networks Interactive (not to be confused with broadcast radio and TV owner The E.W. Scripps Co.) for $14.6 billion, Discovery reported adjusted net earnings that missed analysts' estimates by three cents per share. The double whammy led to a sell-off of "DISCA" shares, which finished down 8.2% on very heavy volume.

Auto Dealer Associations Tops At TV

With the pressure on at car and truck details going into the final week of a very important month for sales, dealer associations across the U.S. opted to use spot television to lure consumers into showrooms and to sign and drive away with a new vehicle. In last week’s Media Monitors TV Spot Ten report, half of the Top Ten is represented by auto dealer associations.

This Online Travel Player Stays Strong On Cable TV

With students set to return to school in one week in Hawaii and over the next several weeks in much of the U.S., families are still in the midst of summer holidays both near and far from home. Trivago is well aware of this, in addition to the planning now underway for the busy winter holiday season. The result of this awareness can be seen across cable TV.

Should We Rethink Retrans Consent On Its Silver Anniversary?

What’s the legislative and regulatory future for retransmission consent? That's what the Digital Policy Institute at Ball State University sought to answer in a webinar held Thursday morning from its Muncie, Ind., main campus. With significant escalation in the prices paid by MVPDs to carry TV stations choosing the retrans option, and disputes leading to "blackouts" of channels dominating the headlines for much of the start of 2017, some believe its time for a change. Others say leave it up to market dynamics, including several webinar participants.

Meredith Corp. Swings To Profit In Fiscal Q4

Record fiscal results. That's the front-and-center takeaway that Meredith Corp. provided to shareholders on Thursday, as the owner of broadcast TV stations across the U.S. swung from a steep net loss to net income of 95 cents per diluted share in its final quarter of fiscal 2017. The company also provided guidance for Q1 and full-year fiscal 2018. Will its lifestyle brands outperform its TV properties?
Univision Communications, Inc.

Univision Chooses Mandala As Turner’s Successor

The Tibetan mandala is a tool for gaining wisdom and compassion and generally is depicted as a tightly balanced, geometric composition. Now, Univision Communications has committed to its own Mandala as it seeks to retain its tightly balanced ad sales efforts.

These Pay-TV Nets Are Being Added To Nielsen OOH Reports

Nielsen's National Out-of-Home Reporting Service will now featue metrics for one of the nation's most prolific pay-TV news network, and for its sports-focus brethren. The announcement comes following Tuesday's news of the addition of “eligible TV viewing” from Hulu and YouTube TV to Nielsen’s Digital in TV Ratings service.

Creative Thread Seeks More Behind The Scenes Media Diversity

Multicultural millenial-focused FUSION TV has joined with more than 60 other leading companies, public interest groups and associations in launching a non-profit organization focused on breaking down barriers of entry for underrepresented content creators and those working behind the scenes in media and entertainment.

These O&Os Go Programmatic In WideOrbit Deal

The owned-and-operated stations of one of the nation's Big Four broadcast TV networks is adopting programmatic TV advertising. And, it's partnered with San Francisco-based WideOrbit to make it happen.

Cable One: Prove You Can’t Add Low-Power TV Twins

The owner of two low-power TV stations has received a provisional grant from the FCC for carriage on Cable One systems in a small market in the Deep South. There's no guarantee the stations will end up on the MVPD's channel lineup, however. That's because Cable One has been given the opportunity to prove it's unable to receive a quality broadcast signal needed to add the channels.

TV One Names Interim GM In Wake Of President’s Exit

There's an interim GM at Urban One's pay-TV TV One network. That's because Brad Siegel has exited as TV One President after 2 1/2 years, and informed the leadership team that he'll be leaving the company.

Charter, 605 Secure ‘Strategic Data Partnership’

An advanced data and analytics company focused on the media and entertainment industries with roots near the San Gabriel Freeway — Interstate 605 — has established what it calls "a strategic data partnership" with Charter Communications, the nation's No. 2 MVPD.

Digital in TV Ratings Now Include Hulu, YouTube TV

Looking for solid metrics on programs like the acclaimed drama "The Handmaid's Tale?" It just got easier, thanks to the addition of "eligible TV viewing" from Hulu and YouTube TV to Nielsen's Digital in TV Ratings service. Even more, this service contributes directly to C3/C7 currency.

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