Kagan Panelist Prediction: A Plethora Of Growth Sources For TV

High-level executives on a Thursday morning Kagan Media Summit panel predict TV industry growth will come from a variety of diverse sources — including private equity, core and emerging advertising categories, and the promise that the next-gen broadcast TV standard holds.

The U.S. Ad Marketplace: Expanding Thanks To SMBs

If Radio is a "local" media, then small and medium-sized businesses are its lifeline, right? If you believe that, you'll be very pleased to see the latest ad spend trend data from Standard Media Index. SMBs are sizzling. Here's the rub: it's thanks to digital dollars.

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.

Pleading Cycle Set For Multimedios Ownership Ask

In April 2019, one of the most significant foreign ownership petitions to arrive at the FCC saw a Mexican multimedia giant file the paperwork necessary to gain full control of four stations once a part of Border Media Partners’ 33-station stable. Now, the public will have their say in the matter.
Townsquare Media Group

Townsquare Opts For A New Accounting Firm

Since Jan. 31, 2019, Bill Wilson has been the lone CEO. As such, it may not be too surprising to see Townsquare Media make a change with certain corporate-level needs. On June 13, such a change came, with Townsquare naming a new independent registered public accounting firm.

Access.1 Officially Exits Radio Station Ownership

In 2003, a media company primarily known for its radio holdings and its leadership by an African-American woman attracted the industry’s attention. Today, this company has just shed its last two broadcast holdings, which had been operated by Alpha Media.

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.

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BBN Sews Up Wiregrass FM

Wiregrass Country is the area of the South that includes Southwest Georgia and Southeast Alabama, with Dothan at the center of the region. In this city, Bible Broadcasting Network has moved forward with the purchase of a Class C3 FM.

DirecTV

Are Nine Sinclair-Controlled Stations Acting In ‘Bad Faith’?

DirecTV parent AT&T has filed a "bad faith" complaint with the FCC against nine licensees -- all with agreements giving Sinclair Broadcast Group control of their stations -- that have collectively "pulled" 20 stations from DirecTV and U-Verse homes on May 30 and June 10.

An Ex-Media General Leader Gets A Key Nexstar Post

An individual who completed the NAB Leadership Training Program and rose through the ranks at Media General before joining Nexstar Media Group thanks to its January 2017 merger has just been given a key corporate role as a Dallas-based SVP and Regional Manager.
TVB / Television Bureau of Advertising

TV: The Media That Moves Marketers The Most?

Of all media, TV's impact on consumer purchasing behavior is tops. In fact, the impact is greater than all other media combined, a new study finds. Who commissioned this rosy report? None other than the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB).

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More Great News About Radio, From Radio

Audio is on fire. But, is radio? A study conducted by Ipsos for iHeartMedia in March 2019 says yes. Here are some of the key findings worth including in your radio stations' marketing materials for potential and returning clients.

New Insight On Digital Advertising, And ‘Better Ads’

Google can block ads on a website without the publisher even knowing it. That's just one big takeaway from a new MediaRadar report on online advertising. It's great intelligence for broadcast media AEs looking for more fuel to win over clients skeptical of radio and TV.
Wall Street / Trading Floor

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.
U.S. Congress

House OK’s More Money For U.S. Pubcasters

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved $495 million in advance funding for public broadcasting in Fiscal Year 2022, the first increase for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) in 10 years.

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Streaming Summit To Return to NAB Show NYC

A two-day event that focuses on the business and technology of OTT video will again be tied to the annual NAB Show New York conference. Co-produced by streaming industry expert Dan Rayburn, the Streaming Summit will be held October 16-17 at the Javits Convention Center.

Arkansas Broadcasters Association To Charter First SBE Chapter

The Arkansas Broadcasters Association (ABA) and its Board of Directors have agreed to charter the state's first chapter of the Society of Broadcasters Engineers (SBE).

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.