With Parent’s BK Exit Set, EstrellaTV Adds Three Local Newscasts

With an emergence from debtor-in-possession status set to hand HPS Investment Partners 100% of the new equity interests in the company, LBI Media has given its broadcast TV network the green light to launch local newscasts in three markets where it has O&Os.
CBS

Is Ianniello’s Longer Acting Role A First Step To Viacom Merger?

In a late Tuesday announcement, a suspension of CBS's search for another CEO was suspended. This could be a signal that a Viacom reunification is coming. But, CBS made it clear that its move to keep an acting CEO in place through 2019 is a testament to his accomplishments.

‘What The Fed Is Watching’ … And Its Possible Media Impact

The VP and Regional Executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's New Orleans Branch will offer a keynote address at the 59th annual conference for the Media Financial Management Association (MFM) and its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association. 

AARP Yawp: A Generation Still Ignored By Marketers

Some 77% of U.S. adults 50 years of age and older feel they are being ignored by advertisers .That's likely no different than what was seen 20 or 30 years ago. But, here's the rub: The AARP generation is bigger than ever before and arguably more affluent, too.

Fuse Lit On Voluntary Debtor-in-Possession Move

The official tag line seen on the Twitter page for MVPD-distributed channel Fuse reads, "We're working on ourselves." How prophetic. Parent company Fuse Media has just initiated a voluntary, pre-packaged Chapter 11 financial restructuring. 

News, Radio/Podcast Honors Revealed by Peabody

The Peabody Board of Jurors has revealed its 2019 winners in the News and Radio/Podcast categories, rounding out the Peabody 30 for programs released in 2018. Click here for all of the details on who's taking home 2019 honors.

The Bleeding Continues For Comscore Stock

The company that believes it offers a strong alternative to Nielsen has a 1-year target estimate of $24.80 for its stock. With Monday's trading session, Comscore shares finished at roughly half of that amount, falling yet again on Wall Street.
Auto / Buying a Car

Another End Of The Month Auto Surge For TV Spots

Oh, it's the end of the month? That typically means auto dealer associations will rev up their advertising at spot television. But, what makes April 2019 different than previous months? It's happening earlier, perhaps thanks to Easter Recess and the Passover holiday.

The State Of The ‘Broadcast’ Industry, From An OTT Lover

There's been a surge of major streaming services into the consumer video market. With this has come a "multi-billion dollar" expansion of original content creation ... and an increase in M&A activity among broadcast companies. These are the integral themes of Ooyala's State of the Broadcast Industry report for 2019.
YouTube

Amazon, Google Agree To YouTube On Amazon Fire

Google's YouTube app is coming to Amazon Fire TV devices and Fire TV Edition smart TVs, in addition to the Prime Video app for streaming to Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices. That's the word from two tech giants sucking local ad dollars from broadcast radio.

Nielsen Board OK’s Big Cash Dividend

It's been a bumpy 12 months for Nielsen Holdings plc. Yet, that's not stopping its Board of Directors from declaring a healthy cash dividend.

SVoD Revenues: A Multi-Billion Sum In 2019

A new SVoD report from Futuresource Consulting reveals that SVoD already reaches more than 60% of households in North America, 26% in Western Europe, 21% in Asia-Pacific and 19% in LATAM.

Gulf Coast TV Pair Get Market Mod Nod

A forthcoming cable TV services provider in what is considered an "orphan county" within a large DMA in the Gulf South region wanted a local TV market modification for two stations, including one owned by Gray Television. On Thursday, the MVPD got its wish from the FCC.

A North American Media Giant Stumbles In Q1

Rogers Communications owns and operates 56 radio stations and 52 television stations across Canada. It is also a dominant provider of wireless voice and data services, a leading MVPD operator and the owner of the Toronto Blue Jays. It still had a miserable Q1.
2013 Univision Upfront / Enrique Iglesias

Univision Solidifies Its Upfront Plans

Billing itself as "America's Hispanic Superbrand," Univision Communications will be touting its upcoming slate of shows and live event programming at an Upfront presentation scheduled for the evening of May 13 in New York.

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