Unscripted Gets Full Day at NATPE Miami 2020

NATPE has revealed a full slate of programming dedicated to all aspects of unscripted programming, underlining the event’s further commitment to that area of the international content industry at a time when top-flight scripted shows are more likely to wind up on a OTT platform than a broadcast or cable TV network.

FCC Asks To Reduce MVPD Consumer Confusion

The FCC has proposed to update its rules regarding cable service change notification notices by issuing an NPRM instructing cable operators to provide to subscribers and local franchise authorities "certain written notices" that would reduce the potential for consumer confusion in the context of program carriage disputes.

Comscore Scores A Pair Of Quincy TV Markets

Comscore's comeback isn't just limited to Wall Street. On Wednesday, it revealed that it has a new agreement in place that allows it to provide a pair of TV stations in Iowa with measurement services.

Multiviewer Market: On the Rise, With Limitations

Multiviewers are moving through a growth curve. According to a new industry report from Futuresource Consulting, total market value increased annually by 3% worldwide in fiscal 2018, with North America in the top slot. What does this mean for broadcast media companies?

The Future of 8K TV: What It Means For Broadcasters

Ready or not, 8K TV resolution is here. On the heels of CES 2019, manufacturers are starting to announce the availability of 8K TV models. These products will likely remain out of reach for most consumers this year, but you can expect them to become more readily available very soon.

Spots n’ Sports: No Sign Of Slowdown For World Series, NFL

Ad spending for both National Football League telecasts and the 2019 Major League Baseball World Series has increased, new data from Standard Media Index (SMI) show.

Ex-D.C., SWFL TV News Pro Dies In Auto Accident

One of two individuals who died in an automobile accident on Daniels Parkway in the Brookshire Lakes community to the east of Fort Myers, Fla., is a former Assignment Editor who worked for WJLA-7 in Washington, D.C., and for the CBS affiliate in Fort Myers-Naples.

Amazon’s Big Spot Cable Play

Brick-and-mortar retailers aren't the only ones using spot cable to drum up holiday business. Look at what Amazon.com is doing.

Gray … Or Netflix?? Value Investors Should Buy One Now

It may seem like apples and oranges to some, but Zacks Equity Research took out its notepad and compared Gray Television's stock to that of Netflix. Why? It wants to know which stock value investors should buy now. Here's what Zacks learned.

How Many Podcasts Does iHeartMedia Now Boast?

The November 2019 Podrac Podcast Industry Ranking report is out, and iHeartMedia has an even bigger position in the hot audio space than in October. Just how many podcasts does iHeart offer?

Disgruntled Nexstar SSA Partner Files For Bankruptcy

The company led by a man known for his stint as Group Publisher of the Los Angeles Wave Publications Group has voluntary filed for Chapter 11 in a Houston-based U.S. Bankruptcy Court. It follows an April lawsuit filed against Nexstar Media Group for what this company says are efforts “to undermine” its three TV stations.
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CBS Goes Out With A Bang On Wall Street

And, that's a wrap ... CBS Corporation's final day of trading on the NYSE is today, and investors made sure to get in prior to the conversion of CBS shares to those associated with ViacomCBS. The new entity's stock begins trading Thursday on Nasdaq.

Meredith Corp. To Present At Upcoming UBS Event

Meredith Corp., the owner of 17 broadcast TV stations, will present at the upcoming UBS Global TMT Conference. Other sessions of note include a session with ViacomCBS head Bob Bakish and a breakfast event featuring AT&T Chairman/CEO Randall Stephenson.

Tailored Ads For TV Viewers: The Next Tech Tale

Some 80% of the world's broadcasters are considering implementing ads tailored to the consumer but are increasingly falling behind streaming services due to hesitance around adopting cloud technologies. That's the chief finding from research carried out on behalf of ATEME, a video delivery provider for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT.

A Music City Digital Move For A Music Industry Giant

The company that calls itself the "leading audio company in the U.S." has selected Music City U.S.A. — Nashville — as the location for its second digital headquarters. The move by iHeartMedia widens its current New York-based digital team, creating new jobs in the process.

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