Empty House Voices OK To ‘Television Viewer Protection Act’

With nary a Member present, an affirmative voice vote came midday Tuesday to the Television Viewer Protection Act. Now comes a needed vote in the U.S. Senate. If passed, the legislation would establish "good faith" negotiation between MVPDs and TV broadcasters, while ending "hidden cable TV fees."

Entercom’s $5 Friday: A Four-Month High On Wall Street

Broadcast media executive and avid mountain climber David Field, of Entercom, has something to celebrate: The company's stock is on track to finish at its highest point in four months. Will the momentum continue into 2020?

Say Goodbye to the iPhone Dongle?

Attention, radio industry leaders: Apple is moving one step closer to making the next generation of iPhones completely cordless. Consider it the official death knell for activated FM chips in headsets.

This Deal Is Certainly ‘Lifting Up Jesus

With Entercom's WLYF-FM 101.5 "Lite FM" in balmy Miami the latest station to adopt an all-Christmas format, even though it's not Thanksgiving yet, thinking of Jesus is certainly top of mind. As such, this deal in the Land of Lincoln may be perfectly timed to usher in a new owner.

Retrans Consent’s Newest Lament: An Xfinity Bill Rise

Effective Dec. 18, certain Comcast Xfinity customers will be paying more to receive broadcast television stations serving their market. Rising retransmission consent deals are likely fueling the substantial jump in costs trickling down to subscribers. But, the percentage of impacted Xfinity consumers may be small.

A STELAR Start To Telecoms Symposium

STELAR: To Re-authorize or To Let Expire? That is the question that panelists participating in Phoenix Center's 19th annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium on December 3 will be answering.

Forecast 2020: Your Seat Awaits

When you're in attendance at the Harvard Club in New York, you won't miss out on the chance to hear from leading experts, inside and outside the industry, who will provide perspective and insight into what to expect in the next year. Few seats remain, so be sure to register today!

Will You Be Among The Smart Minds In NYC?

There's nothing like being there in person to learn and lead among the broadcast media industry's biggest influencers. And, guess what? There's still time for you to attend Radio's Financial Summit on Wednesday at the Harvard Club in Midtown Manhattan. Who's already committed to attending? Click here to see -- and then secure your space at this VIP no-press insider event.

NYF’s 2020 Radio Awards is Open for Entries

For the first time, the NYF’s Radio Awards winners will share the stage and the spotlight with NYF’s TV & Film Awards medal and trophy winners at the inaugural Storytellers Gala. Both competitions will be honored on Tuesday, April 21, at the 2020 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Mixed Results For Cumulus In Q3

It may be a Federal holiday, but U.S. stock markets were open on Veterans Day. As such, Cumulus Media decided to release its Q3 results immediately after the Closing Bell on the postal and bank holiday. How did the company fare for the three months ending September 30? Adjusted EBITDA fell, while net income went up.

An Essential FEMA Digital Certificate Update Comes From DAS

Emergency video communications provider Digital Alert Systems has just released an important update of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) digital certificates used to authenticate messaging from the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).
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Nissan Secures SiriusXM Through ’28 Model Year

Nissan and Infiniti customers will continue to get a three-month introductory SiriusXM All Access subscription, which includes access to the SiriusXM mobile app, with the purchase of equipped vehicles for the next nine model years.

Coming Thursday: ‘Access To Opportunity,’ Via The MMTC

Procter & Gamble Co. Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard made headlines at the recent ANA Masters of Marketing Conference by calling on attendees to "lead constructive disruption." Come Thursday, MMTC Access to Opportunity Conference attendees will have the ability to turn disruption into opportunity.

Reborn Court TV Adds 19 New DMAs

Digital multicast TV network Court TV is swiftly reclaiming territory it once enjoyed in its previous incarnation as a cable network focused on gavel-to-gavel coverage of newsmaker trials. On Monday, 19 TV stations added the Katz Networks offering to their DT lineup.

A Bigger Kentucky Home For A Radio ‘King’

Until now, a Class C3 noncommercial FM scraping the southern edges of the Cincinnati metropolitan area has used its signal to provide Christian Contemporary Classic Hits. Now, a programming shift is likely. The facility has just been acquired by another non-secular broadcaster.

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