Here’s Johnny … And The Spot!

Johnny Carson, who helmed The Tonight Show from 1962-1992, offered in-show product endorsements, as did sidekick and announcer Ed McMahon, throughout many of the show's early years. Now, thanks to Veritone, archival and licensing of these clips, in addition to guest appearances, is possible.
SBG / Sinclair Broadcast Group

Sinclair: Backing A Winning Amazon-Led YES Bid

The MVPD-distributed home of the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Nets play-by-play coverage and associated shoulder programming could soon wind up in the hands of a group of investors that includes the company that won't be building its "HQ2" second quarters in Long Island City -- and a company that won't soon be merging with Tribune Media.

How Do Millennials Consume Video Content?

With increasing media fragmentation, understanding audiences is essential to determining effective content distribution strategies. Nielsen’s first quarterly Content Ratings Benchmarks report explores how audiences are connecting, on average, with video content across live TV, DVR, VOD and digital platforms.

Despite Friday Dip, Sinclair Stock Is Flying High

With minutes remaining in the trading week, Sinclair Broadcast Group shares were off 1.2% to $43.57. Still, that's not much to cry over. Sinclair has only grown in value since the start of 2019, and is one of the best-performing media stocks of Q1, RBR+TVBR analysis shows.

Cordillera One Step Closer To TV Exit

On April 5, the FCC gave its blessing to Cordillera Communications' sale of 15 of its 16 stations to The E.W. Scripps Co. and its NBC affiliate in Tucson to Quincy Media. May 1 saw one of those deals formally close.

Here’s What TV Companies Will Present At G.research Event

G.research will host its 11th Annual Entertainment & Broadcasting Conference on June 6 in New York City. This research meeting will feature presentations by senior management of three broadcast TV companies, in addition to the nation's top entertainment companies.

Bevy Of Groups Wants FCC To Act On TV White Spaces FNPRM

A group of 25 rural broadband advocates has joined Connect Americans Now in filing comments urging the FCC to open a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) that facilitates the development and deployment of TV White Spaces (TVWS) technology.

China Media Inks A NATPE Partnership Deal

China International Television Corporation (CITVC), the international business division of China Media Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation with the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) U.S.-based global content association and professional membership organization.

Nexstar Board OK’s Dividend

Nexstar Media Group's Board of Directors on Friday declared a quarterly cash dividend. How does one receive it? They must be shareholders of record as of August 9.

What’s Pay-TV’s Casualty Count For Q2?

The largest pay-TV providers in the U.S. – representing about 93% of the market – lost a whole lot of net video subscribers in Q2. And, the year-over-year increase in cord-cutters is a bit startling, new data from Leichtman Research Group show. Should broadcast TV worry?

‘Word of God’ Settles Its Own KidVid Slip

A noncommercial religious station that serves as the Daystar affiliate for the Spokane DMA got in hot water of its own for the pre-emption of "Core Programming." It's paying a civil penalty to absolve itself of its sin.
Cable / Satellite

High Bills, Retrans ‘Blackouts’: Top MVPD Consumer Woes

Don't think retrans "blackouts" or tough new agreements matter for MVPDs? When disruptions in service or high bill problems occur without proactive communication, service satisfaction declines among residential wireline customers, a new J.D. Power study finds.

Netflix: A Domestic Negative For ‘Traditional TV’

Subscription video on demand (SVOD) services such as Netflix are proliferating around the world. While that's not necessarily a negative for broadcast and cable TV in all countries, its growth has been particularly troublesome on a domestic level, GroupM analyst Brian Wieser notes in a new report.
SBG / Sinclair Broadcast Group

Sinclair Declares Dividend As Q3 Earnings Beat The Street

It may not have Tribune Media, but it does have a big array of regional sports networks to give it the revenue boost and long-term growth it seeks. With that said, Sinclair Broadcast Group shares dipped by more than 2% on Wednesday in reaction to the company's Q3 earnings results.

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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