Mary Collins

BCCA Heads To C-SPAN For Two-Day Workshop

 Educational sessions and roundtable discussions will come with networking opportunities for media credit and collection professionals from across the country at an event hosted by C-SPAN in Washington, D.C. Ideas and best practices for the ever-changing media credit and collections function are the top topic.

Nexstar Finds Its Next Fresno Leader

His hometown is Yuba City, Calif. He worked in the market for nearly a decade. Now, an individual who has lived in California for the majority of the last 40 years is returning to Fresno, for a big role at Nexstar Media Group.

ViacomCBS Continues To Build Post-Merger Team

Viacom and CBS have named an Executive Vice President for Global Public Policy and Government Relations for what will be known formally as ViacomCBS, effective upon closing of the proposed merger between Viacom and CBS.

Hearst Places A Big ‘FactCheck’ On Election 2020

Journalists from Hearst stations across the country will not only report from their markets but in neighboring states. The collaboration with is an effort to identify misinformation so voters will just have the facts.

MFM Readying For L.A. Entertainment Financial Summit

A daylong summit will include morning sessions programmed by MFM for finance professionals working in film, television, OTT, mobile, digital, games and other content companies. The afternoon session features a discussion of the future of retail.
Broadcast Tower

A Trio Of TV Re-Do Deals In Wyoming

No less than three deals involving TV stations in Wyoming are being filed with the FCC and are expected to appear in the CDBS this week. The trio of transactions saw Kalil & Co. serve as the exclusive broker in each of these station trades.

A Top Wall Street Analyst Is Disappointed With FOX

"Fox’s early life as a new company has been nothing short of disappointing." Ouch. That's the assessment of the reborn Fox Corporation from Michael Nathanson, who laments that Fox has been hurt by multiple headwinds. As such, it has been able "to prove the superiority of their strategy and assets."

Lane Change In Macon Brings Marquee A Full-Power Indie

A debtor-in-possession that owns an unaffiliated full-power TV station serving a small Georgia market to the south of Atlanta has struck a deal that will send this onetime ABC affiliate to a new owner. The buyers: A husband and wife ownership group based in Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Time-Shifting TV Consumption: What’s A Marketer To Do?

A new Nielsen study examines how consumers lean into delayed viewing of TV content over broadcast and cable. It found that the proliferation of ways to view content has also helped influence them to be more patient viewers, tuning in past live, same day and even seven days.

DISH, FOX Reach A New Retrans Deal

In a brief announcement distributed Sunday,  DISH Network confirmed that it has reached a multi-year carriage agreement with Fox Corporation for its owned-and-operated local stations, as well as FS1, FS2, BTN, Fox Soccer Plus and Fox Deportes. The pact ends a week-long tussle.

Cough, Cough … Two P&G Brands Bump Up TV

With Procter & Gamble Co. Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard on Friday calling for media transparency during an ANA Masters of Marketing keynote address, two P&G brands are making their mark with consumers through a heavy investment in the most traditional form of visual content delivery.
Burger King

A Whopper Of A Spot Cable Commitment

Yes, GEICO is once again at the top of the Media Monitors Spot Ten Cable chart. And, it accomplished the feat with some 77,191 spot plays accounted for during the week ending Oct. 6. That said, one big quick-service restaurant chain had a huge week at Spot Cable.

FCC ‘Modernization’ Seeks To Update Broadcast Antenna Sitings

Way back in the early 1940s, shortages of equipment and materials were a serious impediment to the introduction of new broadcast services. "Today, however, this is obviously not the case," he says. That's why the FCC will take up a broadcast antenna siting NPRM at its next Open Meeting.

ACA Connects Salutes New Cable TV, DOCSIS Pioneers

ACA Connects-affiliated leaders on Oct. 2 were inducted into the 53rd Cable TV Pioneers at the group’s annual dinner, held at the Ritz Carlton in New Orleans. Joining the Cable TV Pioneers are individuals from Schurz Communications and Patriot Media, among others.

TV’s Live Love: News/Politics Programming Rivals Sports

TV news coverage of political events is some of the most watched programming in the U.S. In fact, viewership of news events related to political topics rivals even the most popular sporting events. That's one key insight from a new VAB report, which examines the appetite for news and the corresponding rise in ad spending.

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