This Weekend Sees Meredith’s ‘Southern Living’ TV Launch

A new series that "celebrates the Southern lifestyle" covering topics ranging from food and cooking to holidays and style will bow this weekend across all of Meredith Corp.'s owned and operated stations. The show features host Ivy Odom, a Recipe Tester/Developer based in Birmingham, sharing recipes, decorating tips, home and gardening advice and more.

Covid-19’s Effects on Consumer Media Consumption

Kagan, the media research unit of S&P Global Market Intelligence, has fielded its first COVID-19 era U.S. media survey. Participants were queried on a number of subjects, including what sports fans are watching and which streaming services look the most enticing during this time of quarantine. The results could be of benefit to broadcast TV stations seeking to avoid coronavirus coverage fatigue.
Los Angeles Dodgers

At Long Last, Dodgers Games To Come To AT&T-owned MVPDs

A seven-year impasse between AT&T-owned DirecTV and U-Verse and Charter Communications has ended. This means that, once life returns to normal, Dodgers games airing on Spectrum SportsNet LA can now be viewed by subscribers of the respective pay-TV services.
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Nielsen, Sinclair Renew Ratings Vows

A multi-year renewal agreement has been signed that will allow Sinclair Broadcast Group's properties to use a series of measurement services from Nielsen across all of its over-the-air television stations, its regional cable news channel, its 22 soon-to-be-rebranded regional sports networks (RSNs), "several" digital multicast networks, and The Tennis Channel.

Pew: How Americans View Coronavirus Media Coverage

How Americans perceive the coronavirus outbreak and view media coverage differ by their main news source, new research from Pew Research Center's Journalism & Media arm finds. That said, the study looks at the nation's three nationally distributed pay TV "news" networks, which until early March were largely focused on Washington politics and opinions.

One TV Year For Earth: A Convergence Trend, Ahead Of COVID-19

In 2019, global individual television viewing time (IVT) was 2 hours and 48 minutes. This translates to a relative long-term stability, and France's Médiamétrie notes that it is a figure that has jumped in the first months of 2020 — due to the global health context. Online and "catch up viewing" are playing an increased role.

System T Consoles Now In Place Under Wayland’s Command At NBC Boston

One month ago, COVID-19 concerns were far from the Boston area. As such, a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a brand-new $125 million media center for NBCUniversal attracted state, city and local officials. The new facilities include System T consoles, from Solid State Logic. The man in charge: Chris Wayland.

FCC Wants To Update Its ‘Significantly Viewed’ Local TV Station Rules

It was a busy Tuesday for the FCC with respect to several NPRMs involving broadcast TV. But, not all of the actions were voted on in a virtual Open Meeting. The adoption of a NPRM seeking comment on modernizing FCC procedures for determining whether a television broadcast station is “significantly viewed” in a community outside of its local TV market came ahead of the digital affair.

Coronavirus Stay-At-Home Edicts Could Fuel TV Antenna Use

Could the COVID-19 pandemic further fuel cord-cutting by TV consumers across the U.S.? Yes, new research from Parks Associates suggests.

Coronavirus Claims Veteran CBS News Producer

For 29 years, Maria Mercader served as a Producer at CBS News. In May 2016, she was promoted to Director of Talent Strategy. During that time, Mercader fought cancer and related illnesses. She couldn't defeat the novel coronavirus.

DirecTV, U-Verse Unlock A Hispanic TV Network For All

A Spanish-language broadcast TV network that, until now, was not universally available to DirecTV and AT&T U-Verse consumers is being made available at no additional cost to all subscribers. The move is being done to provide Latinos who prefer news in Spanish the most available information regarding the continued coronavirus pandemic.

No-Charge Advertising Guidance, As Explained By A Top D.C. Lawyer

The FCC released a public notice that deals with the attempts of several broadcasters to support their advertisers, while at the same time filling advertising inventory holes that have been created by the cancellation of other advertising schedules. Wilkinson Barker Knauer partner David Oxenford explains why the Media Bureau issued it, and how it effects Lowest Unit Charge calculations.

FCC Waiver Gives Stations In LMAs, SSAs Greater News Window

The FCC's Media Bureau has established a temporary waiver process for brokered television stations, in light of COVID-19 pandemic. The NAB immediately responded, noting that it was grateful for the Commission's move.

First Nexstar, Now Meredith: Eye Secured For Seven Stations

Two days after Nexstar struck a renewal agreement, ahead of schedule, with CBS, Meredith Local Media has just inked a multi-year deal that ensures programs such as "NCIS" and "The Price Is Right" continue to air on the seven stations affiliated with the ViacomCBS-owned network.
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Another TV Win For Winemiller, This Time In Georgia

Lowcountry 34 — led by Jeff and Janet Winemiller — is selling a full-power station in Savannah, Ga., that had been associated with two LPTVs in the market. That was in January. Now, the Winemillers are buying two additional LPTVs in the DMA.

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