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.

TEGNA OKs Diversity, Professional Development Grants

The TEGNA Foundation has given its nod to a slate of grants to support training for the next generation of diverse journalists and education and development opportunities for journalists and other professionals in the media field.
LBI / Liberman Broadcasting, Inc.

A Big Thursday Ahead For LBI Media

On April 10, LBI Media found itself smack dab in the middle of a fight with junior noteholders regarding its desire to extend the approval period for its plan to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Now, the Hispanic-focused broadcaster appears to have run out of time.

Satellite Station Rule Revision Gets Effective Date

The Commission ordered that the revisions to its rules be effective 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. That's just happened. Accordingly, an effective date is now in place.

Big Shifts Among Spot TV’s Biggest Advertisers

There's no change at the top of the latest Media Monitors Spot Ten TV report, with one of the world's biggest QSR brands the No. 1 user of spot TV by play count for the week ending April 14. It's the activity below the Top Two that's worth noting.

Katz Readying Court TV For Its Big Rebirth

Katz Television is putting the final touches on what will be a reborn Court TV -- this time, as a digital multicast network and not as an MVPD-distributed channel. When will the new Court TV bow? Here's the answer.

Despite Friday Dip, Sinclair Stock Is Flying High

With minutes remaining in the trading week, Sinclair Broadcast Group shares were off 1.2% to $43.57. Still, that's not much to cry over. Sinclair has only grown in value since the start of 2019, and is one of the best-performing media stocks of Q1, RBR+TVBR analysis shows.

Light Volume Can’t Stop Another Comscore Swoon

Comscore finished the month of March buoyed with confidence, thanks to several deals with broadcast TV companies including NBCUniversal and Gray Television. Now, Comscore is on shaky ground, with a two-week Wall Street skid only exacerbating matters for the company. 
Cable / Satellite

FCC Bids Farewell To ‘Unnecessary’ Cable Operator Rules

Until today, a cable TV operator was required by FCC regulatory policy to do two things with respect to public access to its current listing of the channels each system delivers to its subscribers. With a 5-0 vote, those two requirements became a thing of the past.

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