Less than 48 hours after a federal judge declined to honor its request for summary judgment in a case focused on copyright infringement brought against the operation by the nation’s “Big Four” broadcast TV networks, Locast on September 2 suspended its operations. Now, that suspension has become a permanent cessation of business activities.
There are "tectonic shifts" in how Americans perceive, consume and pay for media content, a new Futuri/SmithGeiger study finds. There are also big changes in how media executives see the sector progressing into the 2020s, putting clouds over their confidence in their ability to address emerging challenges.
The head of Davis Broadcasting Inc. has personally written to those in favor of a resolution that would prevent the levying of any new performance royalty payments on Radio. While the biggest piece of legislation on Capitol Hill designed to do this is largely dead, recording industry advocacy group musicFIRST on Monday will seek to resuscitate it.
With just 24 days to go before the Sales and Management Television Exchange was to begin ahead of the NAB Show in Las Vegas, the organization has called off the conference. The decision comes following participation pullouts from Brainstorm, Ross Video, Panasonic and Canon.
Comscore has been working hard to offer new solutions media and marketing professionals could trust. On Wednesday, the media consumer data and analytics company revealed that it has "invented" what it calls "the next generation of personification methodology created to bring person-level measurement to its video products."
As the first half of 2021 ended, Cumulus Media could count itself among a select group of publicly traded broadcasters that were enjoying strong interest in investors on Wall Street. Shares reached $14.75 after bottoming out at $9 on May 4. Today, Cumulus shares are moving closer to that six-month low point, punctuating a 90-day decline for the company's stock.
It has been tied to the company's Flint, Mich., radio stations yet has a signal that's based in Lapeer and covers such Michigan towns as Sandusky and Almont, to the east of Port Huron and Midwestern Ontario. Now, Townsquare Media has decided to part ways with this outlier. The buyer? A religious noncommercial broadcast operation.
Riverfront Broadcasting, led by Carolyn Becker, has attracted national attention for its operations in the Heartland of America. With operations in such markets as Yankton, S.D., Riverfront is now scaling back in a small way. It is saying goodbye to an AM, FM and FM translator serving a small city in Iowa.
One of the many early radio stations that predates KDKA in Pittsburgh, credited by many as the "first" commercially licensed radio station, didn't get commercial licensed to Boston until its relocation there in 1931. Before then, it was located in Springfield, Mass. That explains in part why WBZ-AM 1030 on Sunday will commence its 100-day centennial celebration.
The importance of fact-based broadcast radio and television journalism at a time when misinformation is running rampant on social media is a key mission for local news organizations across the U.S. It's also integral to the NAB, which has unveiled a new ad campaign giving a boost to local stations in particular.
On its surface, a follow-up report to the U.S. Latino Podcast Listener Report, released in July by Edison Research, offers rather encouraging findings on the percentage of U.S. Hispanics who've listened to a podcast. Now, Edison believes the growth opportunity is even stronger.
Kagan's Volker Moerbitz's assessment of the transactions landscape through June 30 is a striking one: the first half of 2021 registered a total deal volume that was less than the average monthly deal volume in any of the years between 2011 and 2019. If it weren't for the presence of brokers, how much worse would things have been?
The company's shares have been on the rise across 2021. Still, Wall Street wonders if Entravision Communications' stock is undervalued? We have the review of EVC from Zacks Equity Research to share with you.
A new television viewership report from the spot cable arm of the company that owns Peacock, NBCUniversal and Universal Studios, as well as Comcast, finds that streaming "consistently" serves as a strong complement to traditional TV ad campaigns.
What you wear during a virtual meeting can bring your confidence and executive presence to another level, veteran PR professional and "Zoom expert" Rosemary Ravinal notes in this column. "Large numbers of office workers continue to work remotely with video conferencing at the heart of the workday," she says. "So, the image you project can be critical to your success."
Why are you not you using a green screen when you Zoom? Public relations veteran Rosemary Ravinal recently conducted an informal poll on LinkedIn. What did she learn? More than 80% of respondents do not use a green screen with a virtual background. "That was disappointing, but not surprising," she says in this column.
What are some of the biggest brands using spot television and spot cable to best connect with consumers, and grow their sales? The latest Media Monitors Spot Ten Reports are out for the week ending September 5. Click here to learn in just 30 seconds what categories and products are leading the way with viewers.
The recently launched nonprofit industry organization representing Low Power, Translator and Class A TV Stations is giving its seal of approval to the "Local Journalist Sustainability Act." Says association executive director Michael Lee, "This legislation is surely a sensible investment in the all-important issue of local media trust and transparency."
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According to Davide Nossa, Product Manager at Barix, the Exstreamer M400 boasts a next-generation hardware platform with greater processing power, enhanced security features, and increased extensibility, alongside expanded support for audio formats and technology standards including Opus and AES67.
The new executive has more than 12 years of experience in the radio industry and has successfully managed multiple commercial teams across Great Britain. In fact, Smith spent much of his career with iHeartMedia investor Global, becoming the youngest Commercial Director at the time.
With some vendors saying they're not going to attend the 2021 NAB Show, Telestream has spoken out regarding its attendance at the early October affair in Las Vegas. "They've got tons to talk about and, despite a reduced presence, will be showing the fruits of their labors especially in regards to technology integrations between products from previous acquisitions," a spokesperson says.