Here’s How Nexstar Will Foot The Bill For Tribune Buy

Roughly eight months ago, Nexstar Media Group emerged as the television broadcasting company that would merge with Tribune Media. How will the company founded by Perry Sook in the early 1990s pay for it? A billion-dollar senior note offering is in the works.

LatAm Ad Growth Outpaces North America, As Digital Slows

The global ad economy remains strong and will grow by 5% this year. However, ad spend growth in North America will trail that of Latin America, Europe and Asia/Pacific -- entirely due to a lack of political dollars. That's no surprise. What could be surprising is the slowdown in U.S. digital growth already seen in 2019.

Digital Ad Deceleration: Radio and TV’s Untaken Opportunity

Digital ad growth is slowing, and radio and TV need to properly act today to take advantage of this. If they don't, C3 Metrics COO Jeff Greenfield tells RBR+TVBR in an exclusive interview, this could be the last hurrah for broadcast media.

Six Months Later, CBS Still Absent From DISH In SWFL

For more than six months, DISH subscribers in Southwest Florida have had no access to their local CBS affiliate. That's thanks to a prolonged retransmission fee war. According to the station's owner, there's no end in sight, although talks are ongoing.

Second EEO Audit Letters Dispatched At Random To Radio

On Thursday, the FCC's Enforcement Bureau sent its second group of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) audit letters for 2019 to randomly selected radio stations. What are the radio stations included in this audit? The Bureau shared the details on Tuesday.

Gen Media Partners Goes To School With Video News

Here's an announcement that doesn't require a bell ring from the Principal's office. Gen Media Partners (GMP) is launching a video news program for middle and high school students, educators, and parents.

A Leaner Emmis Sees Its Shares Skyrocket

The last week on Nasdaq has certainly been exciting for Emmis Communications. On June 10, the company confirmed that it is saying goodbye to the capital of the Lone Star State. That excited investors, and that enthusiasm hasn't ebbed. But, is that a "YES" vote for a N.Y. move?

‘The Steady Reach of Radio’: Audio Today, As Nielsen Sees It

Nielsen's newly released June 2019 Audio Today report is chock full of fresh insights regarding listening trends, including how consumers are using podcasts and smart speakers. It's yet another report showing that radio reaches more Americans each week (92%) than any other platform.

Digital Saves The Day For Radio Ad Growth Trends

Ten key U.S. findings were highlighted in the just-released summer 2019 update of MAGNA advertising forecasts, authored by MAGNA EVP/Global Market Intelligence Vincent Letang. For owners of broadcast media properties, the biggest learning involves radio.

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Another Quiet Day At The FCC: No Deals Filed

It may be "The Longest Day," as summer solstice brings the day with the most light to the northern hemisphere, but it could be the "shortest day" for TRANSACTIONS TODAY. There were no new Form 314 or Form 345 filings with the FCC ... again. Two STAs and a closing are in the news.

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Trio Of Cell Phone Makers Ink ‘MOUs’ On 5G /6G

The rollout of 5G wireless communications technology will undoubtedly reshape how consumers get their audio and video content. Now, not only 5G but 6G are getting a boost from a joint research and development pact signed between South Korea's SK Telecom and three cell phone makers.
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Entravision-Owned Headway Selects A New CEO

Since 2018, one of the key revenue drivers for Entravision Communications has been Headway, which serves as Entravision's programmatic advertising business unit. As of today, it has a new leader -- one charged with bringing digital revenue back into positive territory after a glum Q1.

ANA, Pharma Brands, Want Courts To Nix New Price Law

On July 9, new legislation that would require the nation's pharmaceutical companies to show the prices for their prescription drugs in every TV commercial is set to become law. The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and three leading pharma companies have just sued the Trump administration in a unified effort to put a stop to the rules.

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India Deal Can’t Stop Comscore’s Steep Stock Slide

Thanks to a decision made by India's federal government, Comscore currency will be used to set ad rates for desktop and mobile advertising in India to help create "a fair and stable marketplace." Did this news give investors a reason to put a stop to Comscore's big dip on Wall Street? Nope.

Seven Ways To Fix Underperforming Sales Reps Today

Got some sales reps that aren’t meeting your expectations? Here’s an article that might help, courtesy of expert sales training consultant Barrett Riddleberger. Here, Riddleberger shares seven ways one can fix underperforming sales reps ... right now!

Here Comes A New Local Media Buying Platform

Media executive JT Batson and a team of sell-side, buy-side, linear, and digital professionals have teamed to launch a new company that's bringing a local media buying platform to market. At the same time, the new company has launched a suite of APIs for broadcasters and their technology and data partners, and WideOrbit is involved.
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DOJ Reaches Info Sharing Settlement With TV Groups, Cox Reps

The DOJ has reached settlements with five owners of broadcast TV stations, as well as Cox Reps, to resolve a Department lawsuit brought as part of its ongoing investigation into exchanges of competitively sensitive information in the broadcast TV industry.

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Telos Alliance Readies For BroadcastAsia 2019

The Telos Alliance is gearing up to present an array of IP Audio and Audio Processing Solutions to the APAC market at BroadcastAsia 2019. The event is scheduled for June 18-20 and is one of the world’s major conventions for broadcast media.

A New Broadcast & Media Leader For R&S

On June 30, Jürgen Nies will retire from his role as EVP of Broadcast and Media at Munich-based Rohde & Schwarz. The following day, the person responsible for the transmitter and amplifier systems and file-based media solutions business units with that division will formally succeed Nies.
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Hey, Siri … Open iHeartRadio!

Introduced by David Brooks, an iHeartRadio Software Engineer, listeners who have iOS 12 or a newer iOS version iPhone, can use these Siri Shortcuts to listen to music and podcasts on iHeartRadio with the shortcut feature.