MVPD ‘Good Faith’ Complaint Against Nexstar Nixed

In March, one Tennessee-based operator planning to bring cable TV services to a rural portion of the state filed a "Good Faith Negotiation Complaint" against Nexstar Media Group. The Media Bureau's Chief just ruled on the matter, and it disagrees with the MVPD.

ATSC 3.0: Just Call It ‘NEXTGEN TV’

Wondering what to call ATSC 3.0, the "next-gen" broadcast TV service that is being voluntarily adopted by UHF and VHF stations across the U.S.? There's now an industry-approved name for it -- and a snazzy logo which will distinguish forthcoming devices capable of receiving the new digital broadcast signals.


America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) and the NAB on Oct. 3 filed a Joint Petition for Rulemaking that asks the FCC to amend section 73.626 of the Commission’s rules relating to Distributed Transmission Systems -- a.k.a. single frequency networks. Here's what they seek.

Nexstar In Q3: BCF, Net Revenue Slip On Digital Dip

Local revenue and national revenue were both up by double-digits in the third quarter. Retransmission fee revenue climbed by nearly 4%, while a deal with Fox Corporation designed to lower its leverage are all positives for Nexstar. Unfortunately, the company's Q3 report is full of declines.

Lilly’s Dual Network Delivery To The Virgin Islands

Brian and Kevin Lilly's Erie, Pa.-based Lilly Broadcasting has closed on its acquisition of an over-the-air station serving the U.S. Virgin Islands. As such, religious programming airing on the main broadcast channel is gone. But, the ABC Caribbean feed remains, as CBS is added.

TeleFutura week one #2 Spanish-language network

TeleFutura, one of the largest Spanish-language networks in the U.S. and the ideal entertainment alternative for Hispanics across the nation, announced today that it...

One Final Day To Have Your Say In TV Sales Compensation Study

The study, conducted in partnership with Radio + Television Business Report, is designed to provide TV station owners, operators, and managers with insights to help them develop competitive sales compensation packages that attract — and keep — the best candidates, including those from younger demographics. Your participation counts, but Friday is the deadline!

TV Trends and Consumption: The Global View

The "New On the Air" Conference is a little-known event for U.S. media industry executives. Nevertheless, it is an event that sees representatives from French outfit Glance review TV trends and consumption on a worldwide scale. Research released Thursday at NoTa confirms that "catch-up and preview viewing for television programs can significantly add-up in the ratings."

A Pivotal Plus For DISH Network

Jeffrey Wlodarczak, the Principal and Entertainment/Interactive Subscription Services Analyst at Pivotal Research Group, likes what he sees at DISH Network. As such, he's just raised his rating on the DBS provider-turned-wireless services carrier upward, while Wlodarczak reiterated his year-end 2020 price target.

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.

What to Do For The Current TV License Renewal Cycle

The FCC’s Media Bureau has unveiled the license renewal filing procedures for all classes of television stations. In doing so, it is reminding stations of the availability of the Form 2100, Schedule 303-S, otherwise known as the new Children’s Television Programming declaratory form. The Bureau focuses its communique, however, on the 2020-2023 TV license renewal cycle.

A 41-Year Career In TV To End For Greg Bilte

On June 30, Greg Bilte will conclude a career in television broadcasting that began in 1979, when he took a job as an account executive at KXLY-TV in Spokane. Now, in Washington's other big DMA, the search is on for a new VP/GM at the Cox Media Group station Bilte has been overseeing.


What is Strategic Solutions Research doing on the television side of the broadcast media industry to help stations get bigger ratings -- and dollars -- from viewer-generated newscast improvements? We get the full scope of the company's offerings from President and Founder Kevin Cassidy in this fresh RBR+TVBR INFOCUS Podcast. LISTEN HERE

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.

Boost Mobile Holds Onto First Place

In last week’s Media Monitors TV Spot Ten report, Boost Mobile was No. 1 again. Where were the other wireless companies?

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