Higher Retrans Fees Lead Spectrum To Raise Rates

The thorny subject of retransmission consent revenue has resulted in a firm line in the sand between broadcast TV station owners and MVPDs. Now, rising retrans fees have led one of the nation's biggest MVPDs to raise their rates, with consumers having to foot the bill for more costly cable carriage of "free" channels.

Telemundo Brings ‘Noticias’ To Late Night Weekends

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises has given the green light to a new 11:30pm Eastern newscast to air on its Spanish-language Telemundo network each Saturday and Sunday, starting July 18. It's a move likely prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the upcoming U.S. presidential election.

From Palm Beach To Plattsburgh For Rothstein

Since 2013, he's been the GSM at the ABC affiliate serving the Treasure Coast and Palm Beach County.  Now, he's heading to the dual market of Plattsburgh, N.Y. and Burlington, Vt. to lead the Hearst Television duopoly a short drive south of Montréal.

A Second Phoenix NEXTGEN TV Facility Arrives

Another chapter in the rollout of next-generation TV service is being written in the collaborative Phoenix Model Market, with the launch of ATSC 3.0 signals from KASW-TV— The CW affiliate in The Valley of the Sun.

TEGNA Brings Alphonso To More Markets In Deal Expansion

TV data and measurement company Alphonso has renewed and expanded its agreement with TEGNA, an arrangement that gives local advertisers another way "to better understand the value and effectiveness of their local TV and OTT ad campaigns."
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Sinclair’s Universal Choice Made As Krolik Readies For Retirement

It's a newly created role that sees this industry veteran take control of Sinclair's recently acquired regional sports networks (RSNs); digital and internet sports channel Stadium, and Sinclair’s high school sports division, which operates in local markets across the country. What about Jeff Krolik? He's prepping for retirement, Sinclair reveals.

MOBITV Connect’s Vast Expansion, and Vexus Add

A MVPD serving parts of South Dakota and Minnesota, and a communications company serving parts of Texas and Louisiana, will soon be offering a MOBITV Connect managed service to their respective customers.

Nexstar’s Q2 Reveal: First Wednesday In August

One month from Wednesday, the nation's largest owner of broadcast TV stations will deliver its second quarter financial report card. Will it trigger another dip in share value, or will the results help propel the company's stock back above the $100 mark?

LiMu Steps It Up At Spot TV

Auto insurance companies are freely spending money on advertising across cable TV and radio, as well as broadcast TV. The two usual suspects, GEICO and Progressive, are right there at or close to the top. A third player is now increasing its efforts on Spot TV, after some significant use of Spot Cable.

TV Stations, MVPDs Must Upload Contact Information Soon

Upcoming deadlines associated with notifying multichannel video program distributors (MVPDs) – primarily cable TV and direct broadcast satellite operators – of the station’s election of either must-carry or retransmission consent carriage status on the MVPD systems demand your attention. So says a top Washington, D.C. communications attorney.

Amazon’s Devices & Services CFO The Choice To Succeed Spade

Christina Spade will be departing as EVP/CFO of ViacomCBS, with her transition to "an advisory role" set to transpire immediately following the company's Q2 2020 earnings call.  That's been scheduled for August 10. Who is Spade's successor? Look no further than the Devices and Services CFO for Amazon -- in the role just one year after exiting Pandora.

Set August 10 For TEGNA’s Q2 Review

It looks like the second Monday in August could be a busy one for Wall Street analysts that follow media companies. ViacomCBS will release its second quarter earnings on that date, and at the same time make a CFO transition. August 10 will also see the release of TEGNA's Q2 2020 results.

NBC SPOT ON Inventory Floats To Mediaocean

The NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ division has entered into a multiyear partnership with Mediaocean in an arrangement designed to help advertisers access NBC Spot On’s inventory through Mediaocean’s Spectra platform.

SAG-AFTRA OKs Tentative AMPTP Agreement

The SAG-AFTRA National Board of Directors, via a videoconference plenary held Monday, has approved the tentative agreement reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers on June 11. With the board’s approval, the deal covering motion picture, television and new media production now goes to the union’s membership for ratification.
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Sinclair Secures CBS For Eight TV Stations, Plus WTVH

Eight Sinclair Broadcast Group stations and a Central New York property it operates won't be seeing any sort of "Great Network Affiliation Change" in their respective markets anytime soon. That's because the stations, ranking in market size, have new multi-year agreements in place with ViacomCBS.

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