Netflix: A Domestic Negative For ‘Traditional TV’

Subscription video on demand (SVOD) services such as Netflix are proliferating around the world. While that's not necessarily a negative for broadcast and cable TV in all countries, its growth has been particularly troublesome on a domestic level, GroupM analyst Brian Wieser notes in a new report.

On Target With Its Spot TV Commitment

As seen in this week's Spot 10 Radio report, GEICO and McDonald's believe in broadcast media that can touch consumers via audio and visual messaging. For one department store chain, it is spot TV that is a preferred method for building ROI. This week, it stands out from such competitors as Walmart.

APTS, NAB Team On FCC ‘SFN’ Ask

America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) and the NAB on Oct. 3 filed a Joint Petition for Rulemaking that asks the FCC to amend section 73.626 of the Commission’s rules relating to Distributed Transmission Systems -- a.k.a. single frequency networks. Here's what they seek.

A Top Analyst Gives Altice A Long-Term Thumbs Up

Amid all the chatter about cord-cutting and declines in MVPD subscriber rolls, one provider that's relatively new to the U.S. market seems to have a long-term recipe for success. At least, that's the assessment of a Wall Street analyst at respected financial house Pivotal Research Group.

Advanced TV Solutions: A Big Local Market Advertising Shift Agent

Specialists in local media buying and planning are looking at data-driven and advanced TV solutions to help clients reach their customers in new ways. It is one key takeaway from a survey of FreeWheel's Strata platform users, most of whom work in local ad planning and buying. 

Byron Allen’s Multi-Million Deal Includes LPTVs

USA Television Holdings, the Bob Prather-led entity, on Oct. 1 revealed that it is agreeing to sell 11 broadcast television stations to Byron Allen’s Allen Media Broadcasting for $290 million. It is now known that the blockbuster deal includes several low-power TV stations.

Seeking Alignment: New, Improved Media Company Accounting

Deloitte’s Telecom, Media & Entertainment Industry Sector Leader for Audit & Assurance explores in this exclusive column the important accounting changes taking place in the TV industry, and the implications these changes will have for CFOs of broadcast TV organizations and their finance departments.

Telemundo To Power Bite-Size News, In English, On Quibi

The mobile-first video platform founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg is widening a programming pact with the NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises arm by bringing news briefs targeting bilingual, bicultural millennials and Gen Z audiences to the platform, set to launch in April 2020.
Mary Collins

BCCA Heads To C-SPAN For Two-Day Workshop

 Educational sessions and roundtable discussions will come with networking opportunities for media credit and collection professionals from across the country at an event hosted by C-SPAN in Washington, D.C. Ideas and best practices for the ever-changing media credit and collections function are the top topic.

Nexstar Finds Its Next Fresno Leader

His hometown is Yuba City, Calif. He worked in the market for nearly a decade. Now, an individual who has lived in California for the majority of the last 40 years is returning to Fresno, for a big role at Nexstar Media Group.

ViacomCBS Continues To Build Post-Merger Team

Viacom and CBS have named an Executive Vice President for Global Public Policy and Government Relations for what will be known formally as ViacomCBS, effective upon closing of the proposed merger between Viacom and CBS.

Hearst Places A Big ‘FactCheck’ On Election 2020

Journalists from Hearst stations across the country will not only report from their markets but in neighboring states. The collaboration with FactCheck.org is an effort to identify misinformation so voters will just have the facts.

MFM Readying For L.A. Entertainment Financial Summit

A daylong summit will include morning sessions programmed by MFM for finance professionals working in film, television, OTT, mobile, digital, games and other content companies. The afternoon session features a discussion of the future of retail.
Broadcast Tower

A Trio Of TV Re-Do Deals In Wyoming

No less than three deals involving TV stations in Wyoming are being filed with the FCC and are expected to appear in the CDBS this week. The trio of transactions saw Kalil & Co. serve as the exclusive broker in each of these station trades.
FOX

A Top Wall Street Analyst Is Disappointed With FOX

"Fox’s early life as a new company has been nothing short of disappointing." Ouch. That's the assessment of the reborn Fox Corporation from Michael Nathanson, who laments that Fox has been hurt by multiple headwinds. As such, it has been able "to prove the superiority of their strategy and assets."

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