Comment Sought On Joint NAB/NCTA Carriage Election Plan

The NAB and NCTA have teamed in offering proposed changes to the carriage election notice process. The Media Bureau now seeks comment on the proposal. Here are the pertinent dates, and proposal details.

Who Will Be Broadcast Television’s Best Leaders?

Nominations are now being accepted for RBR + TVBR's inaugural list of the top individuals guiding over-the-air television companies at a most exciting time for the industry. Hurry ... voting ends soon, so be sure to make your voice heard today.

Block Widens Partnership With Growing OTT Partner

A 115-year old media company based in Toledo has expanded its relationship with a provider of video and OTT services to a Louisville-owned TV station it owns. Those services began in January 2018. Now, two other Block stations will be getting similar digitally focused capabilities.

The Year Ahead For TV, As OTT Players See It

With 2019 quickly approaching, executives are beginning to think about what the new year will hold for the TV industry. Among these industry voices are leaders engaged in programmatic, digital engagement measurement, a global ad-tech company, AI-driven advertising and a "second screen" DSP.

MFM CFO Summit 2019 Co-Chairs Selected

Midwest Communications' CFO and the CFO of Evening Post Industries have been selected as co-chairs of the Media Financial Management Association's 2019 CFO Summit.  Additionally, the CFO of Hearst Television is serving as CFO Summit Advisor for the event, scheduled for March 7-8 in Fort Lauderdale.

Free Feeds For TV For NYC’s NYE

Looking for clean or uninterrupted feeds of Times Square on New Year's Eve for your TV station's newscasts? Here's your solution, courtesy of the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment.

A Station’s 65th Birthday Gift: A Big Renovation

In fall 1953, the city of Monroe, La., gained its first TV station under the ownership of a former Louisiana Governor. Now, this venerable facility, presently under the ownership of Gray Television, is celebrating its birthday with a big renovation.
Univision Communications, Inc.

How Is Univision Involved In A Root Rant Against Ebony?

Univision owns The Root, an online hub for news and features of interest to Black consumers that is designed to compete against Ebony magazine. This explains why the Miami-based company known mainly for its Hispanic media has been sued by Ebony. The case involves a column accusing Ebony of not paying its writers.

Local Focus Urged For Repack Consumer Education Fund

The last Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing to be chaired by Senator-elect Marsha Blackburn was held Tuesday afternoon in Rayburn HOB. The NAB's Curtis LeGeyt and America's Public Television Stations head had much to share.

Hilliary’s Harmonic Choice For A Gigabit Tier

Hilliary Communications' move replaces a previously deployed legacy hardware solution. In its place is the Harmonic-distributed Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS).
CBS

Iconic CBS Television City Sold For Millions

CBS Corp. has just scored a big cash payment for the sale of its 25-acre site in the heart of the Fairfax District. Thanks to a definitive agreement announced following Monday's Closing Bell on Wall Street, CBS Television City is being acquired by local real estate developer Hackman Capital Partners.

The Asian American Tide Toward Streaming Video

Consumers are shifting to streaming both short-form and long-form video. Broadcasters will need to stay ahead of these trends. One solution for a TV station owner may lie in understanding how Asian Americans watch television. Simply put, they are leading the streaming wave.

Telemundo Shuffles Its Global Studios C-Suite

Production EVP Ricardo Coeto is exiting Telemundo Global Studios. It's part of an executive shake-up at the Miami-based entity of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises responsible for producing scripted Spanish-language content for U.S. Hispanic audiences.

Court TV Back In Session, Thanks To Katz

After an 11-year absence, Court TV is set to make its reappearance on television sets across the U.S. This time, it won't be a MVPD offering. And, it involves an arm of The E.W. Scripps Co., rather than Time Warner.

Radio On The TV: Komando Gets Global Show

The radio host synonymous with tech lifestyle who hosts a nationally distributed program syndicated across more than 400 stations is preparing to reach an international audience -- via television.

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