CBS Viewers Across 56 DMAs: ‘Come Back Soon’

As expected, all CBS-owned TV stations on Saturday went dark on DirecTV, DirecTV NOW and U-Verse. This impacts 6.5 million paying subscribers, but the total number of Americans unable to easily view a local CBS station is even higher. Failed retransmission consent renewals are to blame.
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Broadcast Groups To FCC: EEO Paperwork Needs ‘Reallotment’

One month ago, the FCC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on how the Commission can make improvements to equal employment opportunity (EEO) compliance and enforcement. Late Thursday, no less than 82 broadcast groups submitted joint comments in response.

In Maps We Trust: City Change Allows iHeart To Reclaim An FM

To get FCC approval of its plan to emerge from Chapter 11, iHeartMedia agreed to divest two stations -- including one in Brunswick, Ga. A loss of its grandfathered status was to blame. Now, that Georgia FM is returning to iHeart. Here's how a clever move allows it.

A Last-Gasp Attempt To Thwart LRFA?

The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) continues to gain support from both the House of Representatives and the Senate. As such, performance rights group musicFIRST is pleading its supporters to write to their Member of Congress "and keep their name off of LRFA." Why? Support is strong for the Act.

Another Radio Group Suffers A Ransomware Attack

A group of stations in a downstate Illinois market now have something in common with clusters of AMs and FMs owned by Urban One and Townsquare Media. It's not a good thing, as these stations' computer files have been compromised and are essentially useless.

Cumulus Shares Dip On Debt Prepayment News

Cumulus Media has sliced away another portion of its once-towering debt. How did investors react? Cumulus declined sharply across Monday morning trading on Nasdaq, with shares off 3.9% by noon. At the Closing Bell, CMLS was off by 4.3%.

ETM is Down. A Huge Price Gain Awaits.

Seeking Alpha has provided investors with another freshly written analysis of Entercom Communications that speaks highly of where the radio broadcasting company's stock is heading. In fact, it believes that in 18 months the stock price will be very much above where it is today.
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Is TSQ A Hot Dividend Stock?

Simply Wall St., of late, has been asking some keen questions regarding radio broadcasting company stocks. On Friday, it turned its attention to Townsquare Media. Here's its conclusion on whether or not big dividend seeks should invest in TSQ.

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Why Did JVC Just Buy A Noncomm Translator?

In Central Florida, there's perhaps no bigger source for Christian Contemporary music than "Z88.3," a "Positive Hits" broadcast ministry based in Orlando. Based on a new Form 314 filing, it appears it is gaining an FM translator serving a community to the west of Ocala ... or is it?


Brace Yourself: DirecTV/U-Verse Cuts CBS O&Os

As of 2am Eastern on Saturday, July 20, a litany of subscribers to AT&T-owned DirecTV and U-Verse went into a frenzy. AT&T will be to blame for many. For other furious subscribers, finger-pointing will be directed at the media company rumored to be weeks away from a reunification with Viacom.

A Miami Attorney Drives Into TV Ownership

A Miami-based lawyer who cut his teeth in international law and later obtained a $58 Million verdict leading to control of a TV network has entered broadcast TV ownership. The properties Marcell Felipe is obtaining include a LPTV being sold by LBI Media.
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Nexstar C-Suite Poised To Grow After Expected Tribune Merger

The VP/GM of Nexstar Media Group's two TV stations in Fresno and the VP/GM of the company's KASW-TV in Phoenix are poised to become co-SVP/Regional Managers for Nexstar -- once it completes its expected merger with Tribune Media. One of these individuals is an Entercom alum.

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This Credit Card Wants Radio Listeners To Discover Its Benefits

There's more stability seen among the top users of spot radio for the week ending July 21, the latest Media Monitors Spot Ten Radio report shows. That said, the advertiser at No. 10 is betting that it can grow its user base by using national AM and FM stations -- and the power of audio. 

Auto Dealers Power Up Summer TV Spots

While GEICO and Progressive remain some of the biggest users of Spot TV, the latest Media Monitors Spot Ten TV report shows several auto deal associations revving up their activity in the week ending July 21.
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Big Burst For A QSR At Spot Cable

It's summer, and that means students are out having fun -- and more likely to make a stop for cheap eats en route to a party, or the beach, lake or other favorite excursion locale. Taco Bell gets it, and as such the QSR stepped up its use of spot cable.

Pai’s Next Proposals To Streamline Rules, Go Green

Reducing regulatory burdens for broadcast media. Lowering the use of paper. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has been a champion of both since taking over leadership of the Commission. On Monday, Pai introduced two more proposals designed to "modernize" FCC processes.

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INOmini Models Transition, With Receiver Phase-Out Complete

Inovonics has completed the transition to a new family of INOmini Monitor-Receivers for AM, FM, NOAA, HD Radio, and DAB+. The current line of INOmini receivers have been phased-out over time to be replaced by the new models.

Arthur’s Theme: AI, Machine Learning and Sports

Veritone's SVP/Licensing has been selected to participate in a session titled "AI and Machine Learning for MAM: Let's Get Real" at the upcoming Sports Video Group (SVG) Content Management Forum in New York.

TownNews Extends its U.S. Use of Blackbird

A developer and seller of a global cloud video platform is getting a domestic boost from TownNews. The tool allows TownNews partners to rapidly view, edit and publish video content regardless of location