How Many U.S. Households Have An ‘SVOD’?

New consumer research from Leichtman Research Group (LRG) finds that some 64% of all U.S. households have a subscription video on-Demand (SVOD) service from either Netflix, Amazon Prime, and/or Hulu. That's up in a big way from 2014.
NAB / National Association of Broadcasters

NAB To FCC: Put Biennial Reports On Hold For TV, Radio

Under the FCC's current rules, all commercial and noncommercial radio and TV licensees, as well as attributable interest holders in those licensees, must file ownership reports by Dec. 1 in odd-number years. That means the clock is ticking. However, there's much going on at the Commission, and given "numerous recent proposals" to change the frequency of ownership reporting — among other things — the NAB requests that the biennial ownership reports be suspended.

This ‘Casa’ Deal Is Now Closed

A full-power TV station and its low-power simulcast partner, properties once owned by Equity Media, have traded hands. The new owner is already in control of the pair, which are airing Christian-themed programming in the Rocky Mountain region's biggest DMA. Closing has transpired, with Kalil & Co. representing the seller in this transaction.
Entravision Communications Corporation

Entravision Adds ‘OTA’ Pair In Palm Springs To Its TV Stable

The multimedia company superserving Hispanic consumers across the U.S. is purchasing an NBC affiliate in the Coachella Valley of Southern California, in addition to the market's MyNetworkTV affiliate. The deal gives Entravision a formidable cluster in the market, as it already owns three low-power TV stations and two radio stations—all serving Spanish speakers.

Another Move Forward For Nexstar

It's been a great July for Nexstar Media Group shareholders, as the company's stock has sharply rebounded from a mid-May swoon. Tomorrow's trading could be even bigger for the broadcast TV company, which today reached a tentative agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group "on principles" to coordinate the transition of the over-the-air delivery of ATSC 3.0 next-gen TV services in 97 television markets.  

Nielsen Adds VOD Content Ratings To ‘Media Impact Planning Solution’

Syndicated VOD Content Ratings from nine top networks, including those owned by Turner and Discovery, will be featured as "an enhancement" to a Nielsen tool that enables media planners to estimate the impact of their plans on audience reach, sales and brand equity before committing investment.

Top House Democrat Seeks $1B More For Repack

With TV broadcasters already requesting "significantly more" than the $1.75 billion set aside to cover all costs related to the post-FCC Incentive Auction repack process, the top Democrat on the House Energy & Commerce Committee has introduced legislation that would create a $1 billion emergency fund. Not only would these additional funds boost the reimbursement purse, but House E&C Ranking Member Frank Pallone Jr. (D-New Jersey) says his bill will keep viewers' TVs from going dark.

Should We Rethink Retransmission Content For TV?

Take one look at the recent quarterly earnings statements for the nation's biggest broadcast TV companies, and one thing is certain: retransmission fees have become a major revenue source. Is that a good thing? That's perhaps the crux of a Digital Policy Institute webinar scheduled for Thursday, July 27, at 11am.

Rumors Bring Univision, Discovery Possibilities To Light

Tongues are wagging across TV land, and the latest rumors to involve big television industry players have catapulted Univision Communications and Discovery Communications into the headlines.

How Successful Was TV’s 2018 Upfront Season?

The negotiations for national TV’s prime-time upfront for the 2017-18 season are nearly complete, and Ed Papazian's New Jersey-based Media Dynamics Inc. estimates that total ad revenue for the broadcast TV networks and cable channels saw an increase of 5.9% over the previous upfront.

Media Outlook 2018 Co-Chairs Selected By MFM

The VP/Controllership of Disney Financial Services and Helios and Matheson's CFO have been selected as co-chairs of a seminar devoted to what lies ahead for media in 2018 offered by Media Financial Management Association (MFM).
Brian Wieser

A Big Live Dip For June TV Viewing

Pivotal Research Group analyst Brian Wieser has once again taken an up-close look at live and time-shifted TV viewing for children and adults, and examined the calendar month of June 2017. His findings were released today, and the results are hardly surprising—albeit bad news for the TV networks.

MMTC Ready To Help Finance America’s Future With Annual Confab

Hundreds of media and telecom industry experts, insiders and entrepreneurs will gather Wednesday and Thursday to highlight the most far-reaching issues affecting minority entrepreneurs and underserved communities, as the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) holds its 15th annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference, “Financing America’s Future.”

Tom Wheeler: Deregulation Will Harm Local Broadcasting

Since stepping down as FCC Chairman on Inauguration Day in January, Tom Wheeler has been relatively mum on what's transpiring at his ol' stomping grounds since becoming a senior fellow at Washington, D.C. think tank The Aspen Institute. Wheeler broke his silence on what the Commission is plotting following his exit in a big way last week, by way of a "Techtank" column appearing at the Brookings Institution's website.

Can Gray Get A ‘Yes’ For An Alaskan Channel Change?

Affirmative. Good to go. "Sí, signore!"  No matter how you say it, Gray Television simply seeks a "yes" from the FCC so it can change channels for KYES, its MyNetwork TV affiliate serving Alaska's biggest market. What is Gray's plan? We've got the details.

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