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?

This MVPD Player Just Bought An Online Video Ad Giant

You know those auto-play advertisements that are becoming more and more prevalent on TV station websites, among other places one would travel with a web browser? The owner of Optimum just bought the No. 1 player in the space.

Photographer dies in hotel accident

WLOS-TV (ABC) Asheville, NC reports that one of its photojournalists, John Billingsley, died Sunday after falling down an airshaft at the Omni Hotel in...
DirecTV

Here’s The Latest Retrans-Related Blackout For DirecTV

The Manship family's Louisiana Television Broadcasting has become the latest broadcast TV station owner to run into a brick wall with DirecTV. Their two ABC affiliates went dark on the provider on Friday night, with the stations' owner going on the offensive by noting DirecTV "has failed to realize the importance of local news and entertainment and pulled WBRZ programming from its lineup."
U.S. Congress

Pelosi, Pallone Plead To Pai On Nixing UHF Discount Return

Two key leaders of the House of Representatives have engaged in a last-minute — and likely futile — fight to get the FCC's key Republican leadership to stop its push to restore the UHF discount used to calculate compliance with the national television audience reach cap.

The Washington Post editors back Comcast-TWC merger

The Washington Post editorial board is calling on the Obama administration to approve and

CPB Thanks Congress For Keeping Its Funding

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has officially thanked the U.S. House of Representatives and Senators for ensuring that their funding remains intact for 2017.
Meredith

Meredith Corp. Sets NYC Investor Day

What's the road ahead look like for Meredith Corp., the publisher of a variety of women's lifestyle brands in addition to its collection of local TV stations across the U.S.? Investors will find out on June 6 during a 90-minute presentation devoted expressly for them.
NAB / National Association of Broadcasters

NAB To FCC: Allow Temporary Alternatives For LPTVs, TV Translators

The NAB has asked the FCC to give displaced low-power TV stations and television translator facilities the ability to operate on an alternative channel until the FCC processes its displacement applications. Not doing so could jeopardize the continuity of service to viewers, the NAB argues.

TripAdvisor Votes For Cable Spots

The summer travel season is upon us, and Trip Advisor has opted to use cable TV spots to best communicate its brand message to consumers. In last week’s Media Monitors Cable Spot Ten report, TripAdvisor debuted to land in second place. What other companies were active users of local spot cable ads? Find out more now!

Here’s The MFM’s New Slate Of Officers

The Media Financial Management Association (MFM) has affirmed its officers and newly elected board members for 2017-2018 officers and for its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association.

Trivago Takes First Place

In last week’s Media Monitors Cable Spot Ten report, Trivago was No. 1 with 44,968 spots and Taco Bell soared from No. 13 to No. 2 with 39,256 ads.

How Successful Was TV’s 2018 Upfront Season?

The negotiations for national TV’s prime-time upfront for the 2017-18 season are nearly complete, and Ed Papazian's New Jersey-based Media Dynamics Inc. estimates that total ad revenue for the broadcast TV networks and cable channels saw an increase of 5.9% over the previous upfront.
Dish Network

Is DISH Network ‘Sprinting’ Toward A Mega-Combo?

Rumorville has been filled with stories surrounding the fate of wireless telecommunications company Sprint. The latest tale to surface may have some legs, however. According to Japan's Nikkei, it's not Charter Communications that's a likely merger partner. Instead, it's DirecTV's biggest competitor — putting AT&T on notice.

The End Is Near For WUSF Television

Viewers of the University of South Florida's noncommercial public television station have until Oct. 15 to continue watching the programs the station airs. Come Monday, Oct. 16, there'll be nothing left to see: WUSF-16 in Tampa will be part of the city's past, joining the Tampa Tribune, WLCY and "95YNF" as a new part of Tampa Bay's media past. 

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