A Wall Street Media Analyst Takes A Turn To TEGNA

The managing director and senior equity research analyst for media, cable and telecom at a Wall Street financial house is saying goodbye to judging the financial performance of radio and TV companies. Instead, he will be responsible for "managing all treasury and banking activities and communicating TEGNA’s growth strategy."

ACA Continues Push For Sinclair Stations’ Early Renewal

ACA's push to get the FCC to do so continued Monday, with Reply Comments sent to the Commission noting that "Sinclair’s advocacy, if adopted, would shield if from any consequences for lying to the FCC during its attempted merger" with Tribune Media, now set to merge with Nexstar Media Group.

Oklahoma Operator Adds To TV Tally

Some 85 miles to the west of Oklahoma City is a town that's home to auto manufacturer SportChassis. It's also the home of a low-power TV station being acquired by an Oklahoma multimedia company that just closed on its acquisition of five radio stations in Tulsa from The E.W. Scripps Co.

Who Will Be Broadcast Television’s Best Leaders?

Nominations are now being accepted for RBR + TVBR's inaugural list of the top individuals guiding over-the-air television companies at a most exciting time for the industry. Hurry ... voting ends soon, so be sure to make your voice heard today.

Is Viacom Due For a Wall Street Rebound?

It has been about a month since the fiscal Q4 2018 earnings report for Viacom was released. Since then, its shares have lost about 10.2% of their value, underperforming the S&P 500. Will the recent negative trend continue leading up to its next earnings release, or is Viacom due for a breakout?

Fact-Checking The ‘Cord Cutting’ Phenomenon

We all see the headlines. "Cord cutting" is accelerating. Viewers may soon do away with TV as we know it. As Netflix, Amazon Prime and other streaming services gain traction, it may seem that traditional pay TV services -- cable and satellite -- are heading for the exits. But, headlines can be misleading -- in a big way. 

Comment Sought On Joint NAB/NCTA Carriage Election Plan

The NAB and NCTA have teamed in offering proposed changes to the carriage election notice process. The Media Bureau now seeks comment on the proposal. Here are the pertinent dates, and proposal details.

Block Widens Partnership With Growing OTT Partner

A 115-year old media company based in Toledo has expanded its relationship with a provider of video and OTT services to a Louisville-owned TV station it owns. Those services began in January 2018. Now, two other Block stations will be getting similar digitally focused capabilities.

The Year Ahead For TV, As OTT Players See It

With 2019 quickly approaching, executives are beginning to think about what the new year will hold for the TV industry. Among these industry voices are leaders engaged in programmatic, digital engagement measurement, a global ad-tech company, AI-driven advertising and a "second screen" DSP.

MFM CFO Summit 2019 Co-Chairs Selected

Midwest Communications' CFO and the CFO of Evening Post Industries have been selected as co-chairs of the Media Financial Management Association's 2019 CFO Summit.  Additionally, the CFO of Hearst Television is serving as CFO Summit Advisor for the event, scheduled for March 7-8 in Fort Lauderdale.

Free Feeds For TV For NYC’s NYE

Looking for clean or uninterrupted feeds of Times Square on New Year's Eve for your TV station's newscasts? Here's your solution, courtesy of the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment.

A Station’s 65th Birthday Gift: A Big Renovation

In fall 1953, the city of Monroe, La., gained its first TV station under the ownership of a former Louisiana Governor. Now, this venerable facility, presently under the ownership of Gray Television, is celebrating its birthday with a big renovation.
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How Is Univision Involved In A Root Rant Against Ebony?

Univision owns The Root, an online hub for news and features of interest to Black consumers that is designed to compete against Ebony magazine. This explains why the Miami-based company known mainly for its Hispanic media has been sued by Ebony. The case involves a column accusing Ebony of not paying its writers.

Local Focus Urged For Repack Consumer Education Fund

The last Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing to be chaired by Senator-elect Marsha Blackburn was held Tuesday afternoon in Rayburn HOB. The NAB's Curtis LeGeyt and America's Public Television Stations head had much to share.

Hilliary’s Harmonic Choice For A Gigabit Tier

Hilliary Communications' move replaces a previously deployed legacy hardware solution. In its place is the Harmonic-distributed Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS).

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