One TV Year in the World: 60 Seconds Shorter Than ’17

In 2018, average daily viewing time for TV stood at 2 hours and 55 minutes in the 94 countries studied by Eurodata TV Worldwide. That figure was one minute shorter than in 2017, and this "overall stability" conceals disparities between different regions of the world.

FCC Economists Study … Economists!

Yes, you read the headline correctly.You might be tempted to see “Economists at the Federal Communications Commission study economics,” but the topic of study was economists, not economics, notes American Enterprise Institute visiting scholar Mark Jamison.

ATSC 3.0: ‘A New Broadband Pipe’

"This is an exciting and transformative time for broadcasters," said FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr. One of the biggest reasons for this, he noted at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, is the technology getting much discussion on Monday afternoon: ATSC 3.0.

Are TV Dollars Somewhat Impervious To Digital’s Vacuum?

"There appears to be a 'false dichotomy' that online advertising growth will have to come at the expense of TV and other media channels," says financial analyst Michael Nathanson. Why? TV advertising grew in 2018, suggesting dollars are not being sucked away by digital.

The New Spectrum Frontier: Acting On Potential

The FCC has opened a new frontier in the amount of spectrum available for unlicensed and experimental operations, adopting rules covering frequencies between 95 GHz and 3 THz (3,000 GHz). Find out what this means for you from a Fletcher Heald & Hildreth attorney.

Internet-Delivered Audio: A Growth Juggernaut

Internet-delivered audio, defined as listening to audio "pure-plays" such as Pandora or Spotify; listening to radio station streams and SiriusXM's digital streams; podcasts; or music from YouTube has unquestionably risen in the last five years. Just how dramatic is this rise?

AI’s Rise … and Impact on Broadcast and Production

"Reduce bit rates, but maintain visual quality; apply precise subtitles, but broadcast in real time; create highlight content, but transmit it immediately after the main event." According to Futuresource, these and many more headaches can be alleviated by the rise of AI.

Comscore ‘Enhancements’: C-Suite Sweep, Sinking Stock

Comscore stock lost nearly a third of its value on Monday after the company announced what it described as "enhancements to its board of directors and senior management team" to enable its next phase of growth. Translation: Its CEO for one year has resigned, as has the President.

Are Alternative Inspections Now A Thing Of The Past?

Media Information Bureau featured columnist Ken Benner is thrilled that the "ABIP Wheel" has rolled into the Portals and captured its attention. Why? It seems things he's advocated for have gotten the FCC's attention -- and they've reacted in a positive manner.

‘Premium Video’: Prime Growth In 2018, Says FreeWheel

FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, is now making available its fourth quarter Video Monetization Report. The key takeaways from this quarter’s report, “Growth & Convergence: The Evolution of Premium Video in 2018,” reinforce the growth of "premium video."

How Do Millennials Consume Video Content?

With increasing media fragmentation, understanding audiences is essential to determining effective content distribution strategies. Nielsen’s first quarterly Content Ratings Benchmarks report explores how audiences are connecting, on average, with video content across live TV, DVR, VOD and digital platforms.

The Most Frequent FCC Violations, And How To Avoid Them

One of the most frequent inquiries received by RBR+TVBR columnist Ken Benner is the following question, “What are the most frequent violations found during the inspections you conduct?” Given the Entercom/Buffalo news, we are pleased to share it again.

Addressable TV Ad Spend: Massive Four-Year Growth

The Video Advertising Bureau has released an in-depth guide for marketers analyzing all aspects of addressable TV—including investment projections and 10+ real-world case studies provided by companies including Xandr, Comcast Spotlight, Verizon Fios and Spectrum Reach.

Viacom and DirecTV: ‘Deja Vu All Over Again’

To the surprise of few, a new accord between Viacom and AT&T-owned DirecTV was reached prior to Monday's Opening Bell on Wall Street. This ensures Viacom's cable channels stay on the DBS provider. Here's what Michael Nathanson has to say about the new pact.
Apple

Content Control: A Learning Lesson For Radio

On Monday, Apple unveiled a new news and entertainment service -- one that is subscription-based. The New York Times' stories are likely to be absent from the platform, eliciting a warning from the newspaper's CEO. It is a cautionary tale for the radio business.

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