BBC

The BBC’s Own ‘Brexit’: A ‘Reshaped’ News Division

As the U.S. radio industry continues to discuss widespread programming and on-air job losses at the nation's biggest owner of AM and FM stations, the BBC has launched a plan designed to reach a $104 million savings target within two years by slashing its BBC News budget. The result: hundreds of job losses.

Your Input Counts: What Television Reps Earn Today

Media Staffing Network (MSN) and RBR+TVBR have teamed up to present the 2020 TV Sales Compensation Study. The survey concludes Friday, and your contribution is essential to helping television station owners, operators, and managers become more competitive – and successful -- when hiring new sellers.

Retired Alabama Teachers’ Steady Gray Area

 The Teachers' Retirement System of Alabama has made its mark in recent years for what The Wall Street Journal recently called its "alternative investments." Such investments include one of America's top TV broadcasting companies.

Nominations Sought For MFM’s McIntosh Memorial Scholarship

Now in its eighth year, the scholarship will cover registration for two recipients attending Media Finance Focus 2020, the 60th annual conference for MFM and its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association.

Will TEGNA’s Q4 Results Bump High-Flying Shares Even Higher?

TEGNA's Q4 performance could greatly determine whether or not the company's publicly traded shares continue their best performance since fall 2015. At the same time, investors are likely eager to get any sort of insight into how Soo Kim and his Standard General fit into TEGNA's future -- if, at all.

Another Big Money Week For Bloomberg

If dollars meant votes, a former New York mayor would be in the driver's seat. That's because the big-dollar activity at spot television from the Mike Bloomberg for President campaign tops 'em all, coming in ahead of even GEICO -- the most prolific user of spot TV there is today.

From ‘Small Market’ To Sales and Management: A New SMTE Focus

The Small Market Television Exchange is no more. That's because it has a new name, as part of an effort to widen its attendee base and provide what the NAB calls "enhanced programming for station staff serving in a variety of functions."

Attracting Advertisers To Big Tentpole Telecasts, And Counterprogramming

Despite the argument that the viewership for awards shows and other major TV events is declining, advertiser demand for tentpole events is still high (as seen with Super Bowl inventory selling out even earlier this year, for example). However, according to one data analytics pro, brands aren’t always getting it right – especially when it comes to the right timing and audiences of these events.

Nexstar’s New L.A. Station Drafts Drafs As VP/GM

Twenty-four hours ago, Nexstar Media Group founder and CEO Perry Sook was the star of the show during NATPE Miami's TV-focused summit in a conference room ensconced deep inside the Fontainebleau resort. Who knew that the now-largest broadcast TV station owner in the U.S. had just decided who will succeed the retiring Don Corsini at its big L.A. property.
Geico

GEICO’s Spot Cable Supremacy Continues

It's no surprise to anyone who has turned to a cable TV network in recent weeks that Liberty Mutual Insurance is aggressively courting consumers with two integrated commercial campaigns. While the Limu Emu (and Doug) effort represents a huge number of spot plays, the Spot Ten Cable leader according to Media Monitors is the good ol' Gecko.

Dish Of The Day: ‘Dark By Northwest’

When it came to retransmission consent disagreements with the nation's two DBS providers or big MVPDs such as Charter Communications-owned Spectrum, Brian Brady's Northwest Broadcasting was one of the TV station owners in the news more than others. Now, the stations' new owner -- Cox Media Group -- is facing its latest retrans dispute. Thank Dish for the disconnect.

Peacock Shows Off For Comcast Investors

NBCUniversal is jumping into the stream with a free premium ad-supported service. Comcast investors were treated to a presentation of Peacock; a service that launches nationally July 15.

TV Thankful For Thanksgiving Day Advertiser Dollars

Advertisers were gobbling up air time Thanksgiving 2019. The latest advertising pricing and spend data from Standard Media Index shows a sharp uptick in ad spending this past turkey day compared to the previous year.

Peabody Awards Ceremony Moves West

For the first time in its 80 year history, the Peabody Awards Ceremony will be held in Los Angeles. Historically, the ceremony which recognizes excellence in TV, radio and journalism, has been held in New York.

What is Broadcast TV’s Big Dollar Gain From NEXTGEN TV?

Local TV groups stand to increase their revenue growth by 50% within the next 10 years from the rollout of NEXTGEN TV. That bright forecast comes courtesy of BIA Advisory Services, which also examined growth across over-the-air television, online TV, and the testy subject of retransmission fees.

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