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Teens, Social Media and Technology: Facebook Is Out

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A new Pew Research Center survey of American teenagers ages 13 to 17 finds TikTok has rocketed in popularity since its North American debut several years ago.

In fact, it is now a top social media platform for teens among the platforms covered in this survey.

Facebook? Not even close, Bud.


NABOB Fall Conference Is On. It’s Opposite NAB Show NY

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The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) will host its 46th annual Fall Broadcast Conference and 22nd Power of Urban Radio Forum as a live in-person event in mid-October.

Attendees may want to plan their trip carefully. The NABOB affair is a direct snub of NAB Show New York’s radio industry events still to be made finalized by the industry’s biggest lobbying and advocacy voice.


Rep. Tlaib Introduces Streaming Royalties Resolution In House

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.)
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.)

As most radio industry leaders understand, H.Con.Res.33 — the widely supported “Local Radio Freedom Act” — is a non-binding House resolution. It’s a promise, per se, of those signing the resolution.

While that has 225 co-sponsors, Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib has decided to introduce a House resolution of her own — one that states it is the “duty of the Federal Government to establish a new royalty program.”

This program doesn’t target Radio, but its streaming competitors.


The InFOCUS Podcast: Buddy Shula

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Buddy Shula
Buddy Shula

On August 10, the FCC received paperwork seeking its approval of a transaction that will see a FM radio station serving the Southernmost City in the continental United States wind up in the hands of Buddy Shula.

With the regulatory OK and subsequent closing, Shula will become the owner of the Key West-based facility, adding it to his successful WECK in Buffalo. Why did Shula buy the Florida FM? How does he plan on making money in a tough revenue market with no ratings data to offer prospective advertisers?

Shula shares all in this exclusive conversation with RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson, the latest InFOCUS Podcast presented by dot.FM.

Listen to “The InFOCUS Podcast: Buddy Shula” on Spreaker.


Meet Allen Media Group’s New CFO

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Chris Malone
Chris Malone

LOS ANGELES — He was initially brought to Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group in June as EVP and Head of Corporate Development.

Now, just weeks later, he has taken the title of Chief Financial Officer of the media company.


A Key Wall Street Analyst’s Lone ‘Outperform’ Goes to FOX

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FOX Logo

It is the only company with an “Outperform” rating on its publicly traded stock among the companies included in the Media coverage provided by MoffettNathanson.

Why is that the case? Senior Analyst Robert Fishman offers a simple explanation: “[B]ecause we know exactly what the company is and maybe more importantly, what it isn’t.”


‘Cancel Culture’ Podcast Host To Keynote NAB Show NY

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Evan Shapiro
Evan Shapiro

He is an Emmy and Peabody Award winning producer of film, TV and podcasts and also serves as a professor of Media Studies at New York University and Fordham University schools of business. When he’s not busy with that, he co-hosts a podcast called “Cancel Culture.”

Come October 19, this industry “thought leader” will keynote the 2022 NAB Show New York opening event at the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan.


Disney+ Gets An Ad-Supported Tier

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Disney

LOS ANGELES — On December 8, Disney+ will introduce its much-anticipated ad-supported subscription offering in the U.S., a move that all but erases the subscription-as-a-revenue driver philosophy that built “over the top” (OTT) offerings and made them desirable in the first place.


Final Results of Emmis Tender Offer Arrive

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Emmis Communications

The final results of a cash tender offer to purchase up to 1 million shares of its Class A common stock have been released by Emmis Corporation, the Indianapolis-based operation founded by Jeff Smulyan that is exiting radio station ownership to focus on other technology-driven endeavours.


Disney Earnings Please Wall Street. But, OTA TV Growth Lags

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The main gate to Walt Disney World in Florida
The main gate to Walt Disney World in Florida

The fiscal third quarter 2022 financial results for The Walt Disney Co. were released late Wednesday, and for the period ending July 2, 2022, the performance was everything magical for investors in the owner of ESPN, ABC and fast-growing OTT platform Disney+.

Revenue grew at both Disney’s Cable and Broadcasting units. What fueled the improvements?


Walker Newberry Secures A Second Property In Bluegrass State

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Handshake

One month ago, a consummation notice was posted by the FCC that confirmed Walker Newberry and his Red Sky LLC of Bowling Green, Ky., was now the licensee of a Class D daytime-only AM station serving Franklin, Ky., just south of Bowling Green.

Now, Mr. Newberry, a relative of Commonwealth Broadcasting and QUU head Steve Newberry, is adding a second property to his holdings.


Samba TV Enters Spanish Market

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Here’s a deal that will make some say, “¡Olé!” and saudade.

TV industry and “omniscreen” advertising and analytics firm Samba TV has signed a new strategic partnership with an adtech platform that enables it to enter España for the first time.


TV Pubcasters Chime In On FCC State of NextGen TV NPRM

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America’s Public Television Stations (APTS), the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) submitted comments on Tuesday in response to the third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the state of the “Next Generation” broadcast television transition.

What did the noncommercial TV groups share with the Commission? In their view, local public television stations across the country “have made significant strides forward with ATSC 3.0 deployment, and these stations have continued the long-term project of
exploring the public service use cases for ATSC 3.0, as detailed in prior public TV filings.”


Global Smart TV Sales Growth Returns

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The global TV market is forecast to show signs of recovery in 2022 and beyond, thanks largely to improvements in the supply of large LCD panels — the primary obstacle manufacturers struggled with in 2021.

That’s according to Kagan, the media research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence.


‘Big WECK’ Owner Adds Some ‘NRG’ To His Holdings

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He’s known for his success owning and operating WECK, the nation’s No. 1-ranked Oldies station based in Buffalo. Now, Buddy Shula is acquiring an FM radio station in his second home — the heart of the Conch Republic.