Nexstar Stock Tops $90 Mark

With a 1-year target estimate now well above $100, investors are energized once again about Nexstar Media Group and its potential growth, once its likely acquisition of Tribune Broadcasting is complete and it spins stations -- with Apollo Group/Cox Enterprises' newly formed group taking them.

Here’s The Number Of Households That Own A Smart TV

Whether you like it or not, broadcast media C-Suiters, the "smart TV" is capturing more homes than ever. Just how many homes are acquiring these internet-connected devices, allowing viewers to seamlessly view Netflix, Amazon Prime and other OTT services just as easy as a cable or over-the-air channel?
ANA

ANA Study: A ‘Disconnect’ In Employer Diversity Efforts

A new study by the ANA Educational Foundation concludes that recruiting and retaining racially diverse talent continues to vex marketers due to a disconnect between the resources invested in diversity initiatives and a lack of inclusiveness felt by diverse workers. Could media be suffering from similar challenges?

How Consumers Can Navigate ‘Fake News’ In The ‘Post-Trust’ Era

We grew up trusting our friends, teachers, newspapers, radio hosts and TV news announcers. Now, say two scholars, "we are now living in the post-trust era." What does this mean for the content appearing on many radio station websites? What about what's being said from a broadcast TV stations news anchors?

Here’s Johnny … And The Spot!

Johnny Carson, who helmed The Tonight Show from 1962-1992, offered in-show product endorsements, as did sidekick and announcer Ed McMahon, throughout many of the show's early years. Now, thanks to Veritone, archival and licensing of these clips, in addition to guest appearances, is possible.
Auto

Here Come The Auto Dealers

"Happy Valentine's Day ... here are the keys to your gift." Is that a common thing? Auto dealers may have been hoping for a lovers' leap in sales last week, given the surge in spot TV activity seen for the week ending February 17. What brands, in particular, stepped up their ad activity?

‘Strong Appeal’ For ATSC 3.0 Next-Gen Features, Says Pearl

New research from the Phoenix deployment of Next-Gen TV shows that the new service delivering live, over-the-air TV could increase broadcast TV viewing and drive sales of new receivers. That's according to a study recently conducted by the people pushing the voluntary rollout of ATSC 3.0.

A Global Look At The State Of Broadcast TV Today

Among the many articles about broadcast media shared with RBR+TVBR is a piece from U.K.-based globalwebindex, which enjoys a U.S. office just minutes east of a placid stretch of Pacific beaches. With OTT, CTV and vMVPD common acronyms disrupting broadcast TV, what's the state of the biz?

Broadcast Foundation Reveals 2019 Leadership Awards Recipients

The awards will be presented at the Broadcasters Foundation annual breakfast at 7am Pacific on Wednesday, April 10 in the Brahms Room of the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, during the 2019 NAB Show.

Philip Falcone Grabs A Gotham LPTV

How valuable is an LPTV facility licensed to the city of New York? Call it a bargain-basement acquisition in the nation's No. 1 DMA for the man behind HC2 Station Group, thanks to a deal consummated Jan. 31 and filed Friday with the FCC.

How Is AI Transforming Media’s Financial Ecosystem?

The co-lead in Deloitte Telecom's Media and Technology Cognitive Advantage Consulting Practice and a Deloitte Consulting principal have been tapped to serve as keynote speakers for Media Financial Management Association’s Localism Event In New York.

Could This Next-Gen Video Conference Be For You?

What is being billed as the industry’s largest conference dedicated to the next generation of video distribution is readying its second go-around, in Denver in mid-May. It promises to bring together the leading video executives from around the globe. Learn why The Pay TV Show may matter for you.

CBS In Q4: Revenue, Income Up, But It’s Not Good Enough

Just after Thursday's Closing Bell on Wall Street, CBS Corporation revealed its Q4 results. Here's a glance at the key highlights you need to know about the media company's fiscal health.
Univision Communications, Inc.

Univision: Ratings Are Up, But The Q4 Net Loss Is Big

According to Nielsen, Univision is easily beating Comcast-owned rival Telemundo in the prime-time ratings war. That isn't helping Univision's finance flaws, exacerbated by an ongoing carriage dispute with DISH Network. Univision in Q4 swung from net income to a net loss of $40.2 million.

Graham Sticks With Nielsen For Local TV Ratings

A multi-year renewal agreement for Nielsen Local TV ratings and Nielsen local consumer behavior data, Scarborough, across Graham’s local television stations and markets was announced today by the nation's dominant audience measurement and consumer data company.

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