The Roku Channel Gets Three NBCU Local Offerings

The new additions come after NBCUniversal Local launched its first NBC local news channels on The Roku Channel in June. Meanwhile, the digital multicast network targeting younger adults, LX News, is now also accessible on The Roku Channel.
Trey Schmaltz

Manship Puts Schmaltz In WBRZ’s Top Slot

In Bayou Country, the Manship Family has become well-known for its ownership of ABC affiliate WBRZ-2 in Baton Rouge. Ralph Bender, its Chief Financial Officer, is nationally recognized for his active role with the annual Media Finance Focus conference staged by MFM and BCCA. Now, WBRZ's General Manager is retiring. His successor has just been revealed by the Manships.

A Programmatic Partnership for Elder American-Targeted Saltbox TV

A broadcast technology company known for its media workflows has inked an agreement that sees it team up with a content studio and online platform dedicated to "older adults." It's a move that expands Saltbox TV's audience reach and, more importantly, is designed to enable monetization through programmatic advertising.
Lee Ann Gliha, now EVP/CFO at Nexstar

Gliha On Nexstar’s Investment In The CW: An Immediate Transition

What will the investment mean to America's largest owner of broadcast TV stations, from a housekeeping perspective? Nexstar EVP/CFO Lee Ann Gliha offered some thoughts, but due to a poor connection they were not clearly delivered. We've gotten a transcript of her comments, and the biggest takeaway is that assumption of The CW will be immediate and seamless for Nexstar.

ABC Stations Selects a Content Development SVP

She's a marketing executive at KABC-7 in Los Angeles and is described by Station Group President Chad Matthews as "an incredibly talented, creative executive who takes a strategic, thoughtful and collaborative approach to content creation and marketing strategies." Now, she'll hold the role of SVP of Content Development for ABC Owned Television Stations.

QSRs Power Up Spot Cable Activity

It's no secret to those closely following the Spot Ten Cable reports from Media Monitors that quick-service restaurant brands prefer to use Spot Cable over Spot Television when seeking to connect to consumers. For the week ending August 14, two QSR brands in particular were the strongest users of Spot Cable.
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How Many Subscribers Did Pay-TV Providers Lose In Q2?

The largest pay-TV providers in the U.S., representing about 92% of the market, lost about 1,925,000 net video subscribers in the second quarter 2022, compared to a pro forma net loss of 1,235,000 one year earlier. That's according to newly released data from Leichtman Research Group.
Jim Lemon

Danielson’s California Successor Selected

In late May, Mark Danielson was selected to lead Nexstar’s ABC affiliate and home for The CW Network in Salt Lake City. This left an opening at the three TV stations in California's Central Coast he'd been in charge of — a position that placed Danielson on the Radio + Television Business Report Top Local TV Leaders list for 2021. The Santa Barbara-based position has just been filled.
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Trio Of Canadian Media Companies OK Freedom Mobile Sale

The sale of Freedom Mobile to a subsidiary of a Québec media giant that owns the TVA Group French-language television operation has been agreed to. It puts in motion the controversial merger of one of Canada's largest multimedia companies and Shaw Communications, which is still under regulatory review some 17 months after the transaction was announced.

A Key Wall Street Analyst’s Lone ‘Outperform’ Goes to FOX

It is the only company with an "Outperform" rating on its publicly traded stock among the companies included in the Media coverage provided by MoffettNathanson. Why is that the case? Senior Analyst Robert Fishman offers a simple explanation: "[B]ecause we know exactly what the company is and maybe more importantly, what it isn’t." 
Disney

Disney+ Gets An Ad-Supported Tier

On December 8, Disney+ will introduce its much-anticipated ad-supported subscription offering in the U.S., a move that all but erases the subscription-as-a-revenue driver philosophy that built "over the top" (OTT) offerings and made them desirable in the first place. 

Samba TV Enters Spanish Market

Here's a deal that will make some say, "¡Olé!" and saudade. TV industry and "omniscreen" advertising and analytics firm Samba TV has signed a new strategic partnership with an adtech platform that enables it to enter España for the first time.

Lockwood Goes To Summit Media For New Knoxville Leader

In July, Neal Davis announced his retirement, opening up a leadership position at the Lockwood Broadcast Group stations serving Knoxville, Tenn. The company has now revealed who Davis' successor will be. And, it has selected a 18-year market veteran who comes from a group of radio stations owned by Summit Media.

Gray Names New Leaders in Charlotte

Michelle Robinson Harper will join Gray Television as the General Manager of WBTV, the CBS affiliate in Charlotte. The appointment is effective September 6. But, that’s not the only leadership change at Channel 3.

Nielsen’s U.S. National TV Panel Surpasses 42,000 Households

With the growth in its U.S. National TV panel, Nielsen says it now covers 101,000 directly measured viewers. This includes a subset of 21,000 households that are part of Nielsen's streaming meter panel, which the company "plans to continue to grow over time."