Is Another AT&T Retrans Impasse Coming, Impacting Sinclair?

"Millions of Viewers Across The United States Could Be Deprived Of Local News, Sports And Entertainment Programming." That's the somewhat sensational claim from Sinclair Broadcast Group regarding the fate of a still-unsigned retransmission consent deal with AT&T.

A Former Cablevision President Exits 605

No, Ben Tatta isn't taking the San Gabriel River Freeway and getting off at Katella Avenue. However, he may have more time to do in the coming days. The creator, co-founder and president of 605 is leaving his day-to-day role at the next-gen TV measurement firm.

Is Air1 Adding Atlanta, Months After KLOVE Arrival?

With 77,000 watts of power from a facility east of the metropolitan area, EMF offers Atlanta radio listeners its noncommercial Christian Contemporary Music network, KLOVE. Now, it is grabbing a pair of FM translators in a move that could bring Air1 to the South's biggest market.

Scripps, TEGNA Close On Nexstar/Tribune Spins

Nexstar Media Group and Tribune Media are officially one. The companies completed their merger on Thursday, with closing announced following market close. Concurrently, TEGNA and The E.W. Scripps Co. each closed on their acquisitions of Nexstar spinoffs resulting from the deal.

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Just Your Basic Translator Sale … To Saga

Saga Communications isn't really known as an "Outlaw" broadcaster. But in one city — a politically important one in any presidential election season — it is the owner and operator of an "Outlaw." Here, it is getting a second translator for that Country offering, thanks to a "Basic" deal.
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Local TV And Radio: A $1.17 Trillion Economic Engine

The local commercial broadcast television and radio industry generates $1.17 trillion of GDP and 2.47 million jobs through direct and stimulative effect on the American economy, according to new data compiled by Woods & Poole Economics with support from BIA Advisory Services.

Cumulus Moves Forward With A Second Term Loan

In June, Cumulus Media sold $500 million in senior secured first-lien notes due 2026. Net proceeds of the offering were used to partially repay Cumulus’ indebtedness under its senior secured term loan facility. Now, Cumulus is at it again, with a new term loan in the works.

A New Integration Is Heralded By Matrix and vCreative

The integration, Pittsburgh-based Matrix says, provides "enhanced connectivity" between Matrix’s media-focused Monarch ad sales platform and vCreative’s software, enabling users to seamlessly extend their workflow capabilities.

Skyview Wants Advertisers To ‘Experience Momentum’

For the TV industry, Upfront season begins a month before Summer. For radio industry player Skyview Networks, it is set to come right after the start of autumn. An October 3 event in New York promises potential advertisers a content preview, celebs, and a private concert.

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A Sales Manager’s Biggest Purchase: His Own Cluster

On a peninsula between Green Bay and Lake Michigan is Door County, Wisconsin. Here, Nicolet Broadcasting operates four FM radio stations and an FM translator. That's about to change. Nicolet has agreed to sell the quintet of FM signals to the cluster's sales manager.

Can TEGNA Maintain Its Strong Returns?

Return On Equity (ROE) and why it is important was a subject covered by Wall Street blog "Simply Wall St." on Friday. ROE was used to examine TEGNA, by way of a worked example. Here's what they found.

Consumer Reports: Cord Cutting Continues, Fueled By High Cable Pricing

When Consumer Reports asked its members for feedback on their pay TV, home internet, and bundled plans, most companies got poor marks for value and many for customer service. But, a couple of bright spots emerged from the survey of more than 108,000 CR members.

A $2 Sale For An HC2-Tied Licensee

With rumors still swirling in LPFM circles about HC2's finances, its DTV America is agreeing to part ways with a low-power TV station on the Alabama/Georgia line, and a LPTV serving Myrtle Beach. DTV is earning $2 from the transfer of these properties to a new owner.

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USRN, SoCast Join Forces On ‘Digital Playbook’ For Radio

Network radio programming, production and technical services company United Stations is expanding its partnership with Toronto-based SoCast by joining forces in the marketing of SoCast's "Digital Playbook" for radio stations.

For Radio Ads: A Visual Boost, Thank Quu

A self-described "pioneer in driving the evolution of radio" has unveiled “ad sync” technology that allows broadcasters to pair client logos and custom text with their over-the-air advertisements on HD Radio receivers. 

Thanks To Tech Spend, U.S. Ad Market Forecast Surges

Based on its analysis of media owner’s financial reports, MAGNA has determined that the U.S. net advertising revenues grew by 7.6% in the first half of 2019, to $107 billion — accelerating further on an already strong market in 2018. The growth was fueled, MAGNA says, by tech spend. Local TV is struggling.
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‘Triple L’ Gets NAL For Public File Violations

Continuous adoration of Christ couldn't prevent a Class D AM with a Black Gospel format from receiving a proposed penalty for sins it committed. The transgressions? Failure to prepare quarterly issues and programs lists and upload the information into the FCC's OPIF.

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Hilton Honors Guest Ears With iHeart Integration

So, you're in yet another hotel room that lacks an AM/FM radio? Hilton has an app for that, allowing guests to listen to any iHeartRadio station, in addition to podcasts and playlists.

A New FM Audio Processor Gets Radio Show Debut

Just in time for the 2019 Radio Show in Dallas: a new FM audio processor "built from the ground up based on several new breakthrough technologies, including a new approach to dynamics control and pre-emphasis management."

Real-Time Transcription, And Instant Translation, For Live TV

For the first time, newsrooms and content producers have access to a tool allowing them to collaboratively edit, verify and share accurate coverage of breaking news and live events virtually as they happen.