Altitude Sports Added To NextGen Pay-TV Service

DirecTV is today the lone home in the Denver DMA for Altitude Sports, as Comcast and DISH have each been unable to secure respective carriage agreements with the sports network's parent. A "revolutionary" NextGen television service could bring Altitude for those who don't wish to wait for a possible deal with Comcast.

Nexstar, ViacomCBS Renew All But One Affiliate Agreement

Nexstar and ViacomCBS have reached comprehensive multi-year agreements to renew the existing CBS Television Network affiliations in 39 markets across the country. That's not prevented an affiliation switch from transpiring in the biggest city in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, to the benefit of Lilly Broadcasting.

Neflix Shares Sink Upon Release Of Weak Q4 Results

Netflix shares were down by more than 21% in Friday's trading, as investors reacted harshly to disappointing Q4 2021 subscriber results, which missed forecasts. Yet, there's dissent among just how poorly Netflix is performing. According to one industry observer, "Netflix’s performance is superb when you consider the crushing competition encroaching on what used to be a fast growing, greenfield market."

Gray Scoops Up Another LPTV Property

Gray Television has been an active buyer in recent months. And, we're not talking about its now-concluded deals with Quincy Media, Inc., or Meredith Corporation. Gray is an investor in low-power television stations. It's now asked the FCC for approval for another LPTV deal.

Sinclair’s Local News OTT Service Gets Samsung App Placement

It's a free, ad-supported app owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group that offers access to live and on-demand newscasts from its own stations and partner broadcasters from more than 165 DMAs across the U.S. As of today, it is the latest built-in app to appear on Samsung Smart TVs.

Comscore Wins A Entravision Market For Local Ratings

When it comes to local audience measurement, Nielsen isn't the only source for ratings and consumer data anymore. Entravision Communications recognizes this, as it is signing a new agreement giving it access to Comscore's "next-generation linear audience measurement service" as its local audience currency in one of its television markets.

CBS News Bolsters Streaming Leadership, ‘Newspath’ Teams

With an eye toward improving streaming, CBS News has made several leadership appointments. At the same time, there are new leaders in place at CBS Newspath, the CBS News-affiliated affiliate newsgathering service.

Maurice Bailey Grabs A LPTV From DTV America

It's controlled by HC2 Broadcasting but continues to have stations in its stable licensed to the entity it has majority control over, DTV America. Paperwork has been filed with the FCC that will see DTV America spin a low-power TV station in the Deep South. The buyer? It is led by Maurice Bailey.

DirecTV To Drop OANN as Koppel Speaks On News Bias

The conservative-leaning One America News Network (OANN) is losing a major distributor — one of the nation's two DBS providers. The contract expires in three months.

What’s Next for Cross-Platform TV’s Evolution?

“TV” now spans linear and streaming platforms. Access to clearer, more accurate data has become paramount to success. With 2022 already entering its third week, TVSquared compiled the key trends it expects to define this year.
Panama City Beach, Fla., prior to Hurricane Michael's arrival [Photo: Adam R Jacobson]

Gray Adds A LPTV Property on Fla. Panhandle

Gray is adding to its properties in the Panama City Beach, Fla., market with the addition of another low-power TV property in the former Spring Break hub popular with Atlanta and Birmingham-area retirees and beachgoers.
Wall Street

Riding Nexstar’s Coattails? Scripps, Gray Up and Down

This week, Nexstar shared just how much it stands to reap from ATSC 3.0, and Wall Street responded. On Thursday, both Gray Television and Scripps benefited from the rosy forecast, too. Friday, however, brought dips for the latter two groups while NXST continued its stellar growth.

Five MVPD Brands Join To ‘Astound’ Consumers

This week, Atlantic Broadband changed its name to Breezeline. Now, a group of ACA Connects member MVPDs have joined together to operate under a new brand — one very much like the one Breezeline just tossed.

Telemundo Enters The OTT Space, Via Peacock

It's described as "a new content brand designed to super-serve the full spectrum of today’s U.S. Hispanics." And, it is an Over-the-Top (OTT) experience. But, it will not have an app of its own. Introducing TPlus, which will be fully housed within the NBCUniversal Peacock platform upon its autumn launch. Meanwhile, streamed local news is coming for four Telemundo O&Os

Deloitte To Help 605 Accelerate New Product Launch

The Kristin Dolan-led television and cross-platform measurement, analytics and attribution firm known as 605 is teaming up with Deloitte Digital on an initiative designed to accelerate the launch of 605's newest product.
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