Is Broadcast TV Done With NATPE?

A big crowd doesn't necessarily translate to big business wheeling and dealing. That's exactly what many NATPE 2019 attendees are saying. Several high-level individuals who spoke with RBR+TVBR both on the record, and off the record, agree that NATPE today is all about OTT, and no longer important for them.

Wall Street: All About OTT, And Ignoring TV?

If there was one key takeaway from a Tuesday morning NATPE 2019 panel session with the title "How Wall Street Watches TV," it was this: Does Wall Street watch television ... or is it in lock-step with Madison Ave. millennials who have gone over-the-top on OTT and the ever-growing "D2C" manner in which video content is being delivered and consumed by U.S. households?

Comscore Score: Full Group Deal With NBC, Telemundo O&Os

As one of the television industry's biggest international executive and program-selling conferences slowly began its first day of sessions and meetings, attendees at NATPE 2019 were delivered a major announcement that came not from the Fontainebleau resort but from an upscale Northern Virginia town close to Dulles International Airport. Just after 9am Eastern, the Reston, Va.-based Comscore revealed that it now has a wider, more comprehensive partnership with Comcast's over-the-air television stations under the NBC and Telemundo banner.

Chapter 11 Plan OK’d For iHeart

The long, bumpy path to an emergence from debtor-in-possession status is officially nearing its terminus for the nation's No. 1 owner of radio stations. On Tuesday, iHeartRadio filed a 210-page redlined version of its organization plan, which it hoped would meet the approval of the bankruptcy judge overseeing its case. That happened.

Hispanic Radio Podcast: New Access To In-Language Voices

What's stopping a radio station owner from taking the plunge and switching an underperforming AM or FM to Spanish-language programming? Talent is one big concern. How does one get great voices that can resonate with Latino audiences? This Hispanic Radio Podcast could yield the answer.

Townsquare Prepares For First Financial Fling Post-Prasad

On Tuesday, Townsquare Media will present at another important investor conference in warm South Florida. But, there's something a bit different about this jaunt to the land of palm trees and reggaetón beats: Townsquare will be showing off its merits to money men and women without Dhruv Prasad.

KLVE Co-Founder Elias Liberman Dies

José Liberman and two of his brothers came together to purchase an FM radio station in Los Angeles. It was the first station in the MHz band west of Mississippi River to offer Spanish-language programming. Today, the Hispanic media industry is remembering Elias Liberman, a father of KLVE.

Beasley Bets On A Bigger Deal With Veritone

A new agreement doubles the number of stations owned by Beasley Media Group that have access to Veritone's proprietary operating system, aiWARE. It's an important renewal and contract expansion for Veritone, which has successfully thwarted a hostile takeover effort.
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Do you own shares in Emmis Communications Corp.? If so, one Wall Street observer believes it is worth thinking about how it contributes to the volatility of your portfolio, overall.

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Good News From AZ: Tucker Officially Takes An AM

In September 2018, Ted Tucker and his wife Jana Tucker, via a 50-50 partnership, agreed to acquire am AM facility in the Grand Canyon State. That deal has now closed, providing some "Good News" for Doug and Mary Martin.

Friday Deadline To Nominate Broadcast TV’s Best

Have your say today! Nominations are now extended through Jan. 25 for the RBR+TVBR 2019 Broadcast Television’s Best Leaders list. The one-week extension was requested by busy industy executives planning for NATPE Miami and the Matrix Solutions Symposium, each this week, immediately following CES 2019.
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Univision Apps Bring Local News Bump

For viewers of Univision Communications craving more noticias, their prayers have been answered. A slate of new local news apps in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Chicago and the Bay Area are now available for download.

ACA Calls For Capitol Hill Action On Nexstar Conduct

Is Nexstar Media Group not playing fair with respect to how it has been negotiating a retransmission fee agreement impacting one of the nation's small cable TV providers? The President/CEO of the American Cable Association says no, and wants Congress, the DOJ and the FCC to conduct a conduct test.

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An Irish Win For Wedel

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