SBG / Sinclair Broadcast Group

‘Undervalued SBGI’: Stuck In The Fifties

With Wednesday's Closing Bell on Wall Street, Sinclair Broadcast Group shares entered after-hours trading priced at $52.85. That's great, compared to where SBGI was prior to May 6, when news of its regional sports network plans became known.  But, since that news, Sinclair has been mired in the $50 range. 

Awards Ceremony Presenters Set For NYF Radio Fete

Award winners from 35 countries around the globe will be honored by individuals representing one of Australia's largest newspapers, Ireland's public broadcaster, the CBC, a New York-based classical music hub and a veteran producer who works alongside Ben Manilla.

ANA CEO Liodice To Co-Chair Forecast 2020

One of the radio broadcasting industry's most exclusive and important annual events, known as "Radio's Financial Summit," has secured one of the most important individuals in the U.S. marketing and advertising industry as this year's Co-Chair.

A Small Montana Telco Abandons MVPD Services

Could this be the start of a trend as viewing habits shift and digitally delivered video is now grabbing more screen time than television -- as shown in the Mary Meeker report? 3 Rivers Communications is cutting the cord for its subscribers.

‘Zach Sang Show’ Gets ESports Injection Via Subnation

The first regular feature will air June 18 on the Westwood One-syndicated program. It sees gaming "legend" Paul “Redeye” Chaloner join the host on his show on a weekly basis, chatting about gaming news, current standings, and new releases.

GroupM’s Crystal Ad Ball: TV Challenges, Modest Radio Dips

Brian Wieser became well-known as a prolific Senior Analyst at Pivotal Research Group. He's now at GroupM, which has released a report that suggests many in charge of media buying and planning are aligned with Wieser on why TV isn't a great place for their ad dollars.

ATSC Honors Goldberg with Highest Technical Honor

The Advanced Television Systems Committee has honored Adam Goldberg as the 2019 recipient of the organization’s highest technical honor, the Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award. 

Oops: FCC Erratum Adds 36 TV Stations To Fee Schedule

On May 8, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking pertaining to the assessment and collection of regulatory fees for fiscal year 2019. It seems there was an error of sorts, and an Erratum was released today. It adds three dozen TV stations to the fee list.

Christian, Reed Point The Way To News Hub Growth

A Little Rock-based division of Media Gateway providing ways for stations to produce local newscasts in their markets in a high-tech and "cost-effective" way has been...
Pile of Money

With Cumulus Sales, Are FM Valuations Poised To Plunge?

With WRQX's end, along with that of New York sibling WPLJ-FM, questions abound as to whether any entity other than the stations' buyer could have swooped in to buy the properties. One broker believes the answer in this case is no. The FCC could change this paradigm.

MMTC Wants Cable Procurement Rule Applied To OTA TV

For the MMTC, putting a stop to media ownership rule changes that would open the doors to further consolidation has become a key task for the lobbying group led by Maurita Coley. Reply comments filed with the FCC suggest a cable rule should extend to broadcast TV.

NAB Reinforces Its Call For Further Media Deregulation

If it were up to the NAB, one company could theoretically own every AM station in a market of any size. It's also the chief architect behind a plan to allow one entity to own every FM in a market ranked No. 75 and under. The NAB is doubling down on this argument.

A Digital Music Promo App Goes Mobile

Music promotion and delivery service Play MPE has launched the latest version of its full-service mobile app. The app, available now for iOS and Android, gives promotional professionals and other key tastemakers access to new releases from labels big and small, plus artists themselves.

PIRATE Act Advances In U.S. Senate

The "Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement Act" on Wednesday cleared the Senate Commerce Committee, setting the stage for a full vote in the Upper Body of Congress. If passed, more FCC firepower against unlicensed radio station operators will be had.

An FCC Chairman’s 20th Anniversary Salute To WiFi

Who knew in 2008 that wireless internet technology would be an essential way of life for millions of Americans? WiFi is now two decades old, and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai remarked on WiFi's past, present and future on Tuesday at the Wi-Fi World Congress 2019 in Northern Virginia.

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