Light Volume Can’t Stop Another Comscore Swoon

Comscore finished the month of March buoyed with confidence, thanks to several deals with broadcast TV companies including NBCUniversal and Gray Television. Now, Comscore is on shaky ground, with a two-week Wall Street skid only exacerbating matters for the company. 
Cable / Satellite

FCC Bids Farewell To ‘Unnecessary’ Cable Operator Rules

Until today, a cable TV operator was required by FCC regulatory policy to do two things with respect to public access to its current listing of the channels each system delivers to its subscribers. With a 5-0 vote, those two requirements became a thing of the past.

Gray ‘Sets Up’ After Earnings Surge

Gray Television was the company in the spotlight Thursday on Investor's Business Daily's Technical Analysis vignette.What did IBD reporter Alissa Coram have to say?
CBS

Benchmark Call: CBS Stock Is Simply Too Cheap

Many thought CBS stock would be more than $60 a share. Today, its struggling to stay above the $50 mark. For one financial analyst, this is a sign that it is time to buy CBS. Why? It's just so darn underpriced, he says.
Cable / Satellite

Cord-Cutting Slowing Down, But Not Loss Of Pay-TV Subs

The number of domestic traditional pay TV subscribers fell from 105 million in 2010 to 91 million in 2018, a new study shows. By 2014, those paying for MVPD services will be even lower than seen today. That said, cord-cutting is less of an issue than in the recent past.

Amazon, T-Mobile Pact Brings ‘TVision’ To Life

Say goodbye to T-Mobile's Layer3 TV cable television offering. But, don't call it a funeral. The wireless services provider that hopes to merge with Sprint has just reached an agreement that could yield a major disruptor, where available, by year's end. 

Post-FCC Auction TV Transition: An Update From The Chairman

With the nation's TV broadcasters just days away from the scheduled deadline for Phase II of a 10-phase process, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai provided a positive update on how the post-auction transition has gone so far to NAB Show attendees in a Tuesday afternoon address.

NYF TV & Film Awards Reveals ’19 Winners At NAB Show

New York Festivals Television & Film Awards on Tuesday night revealed its 2019 award winners, with the 2019 NAB Show serving as the grand stage for a ceremony celebrating "blockbuster entertainment" from 50 countries around the globe.

One TV Year in the World: 60 Seconds Shorter Than ’17

In 2018, average daily viewing time for TV stood at 2 hours and 55 minutes in the 94 countries studied by Eurodata TV Worldwide. That figure was one minute shorter than in 2017, and this "overall stability" conceals disparities between different regions of the world.

So, How Was The October ’18 EAS Test?

The FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau has issued a report on the October 3, 2018 nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert and Emergency Alert System test. What's the conclusion? There are "several areas" in which WEA and the EAS can continue to improve.

As Expected, Top 40 DMAs To Get ATSC 3.0 In 2020

A broad coalition of broadcast television station groups that include network O&Os, affiliate stations and educational broadcasters plan to deploy the ATSC 3.0 next-generation broadcast TV standard across the nation's 40 biggest markets by the end of 2020.

Univision Finally Gets A Gizmodo Buyer

In the final days of 2018, RBR+TVBR reported on the supposed lack of a suitable buyer for Univision’s Gizmodo Media Group. The company was “still struggling to find a buyer” some six months after going on the market. On Monday, a deal was finally reached.

Puerto Rico ‘Blackout’ Ends With Liberty-NBCU Deal

They'll be no talk of blackouts in a city of neon lights. As the 2019 NAB Show gets underway, Liberty PR confirmed that it has reached a new retransmission agreement with NBCUniversal, restoring all of the company's broadcast and cable channels to its subscribers.

FCC Says Yes To Cordillera’s Ownership Exit Deals

The FCC on Thursday gave its consent to Cordillera Communications' plan to exit the broadcast TV business, some 33 years after entering it. As such, closing will come soon for the sale of 15 of its 16 stations to one big operator, and of the sale of KVOA-4 in Tucson to Quincy.

Media Vista Says ‘Adios’ In SW Florida

Founded in 2002 by Orlando and Mayela Rosales, immigrants from Maracaibo, Venezuela, Media Vista began with a local half-hour weekly program airing on the Ft. Myers-Naples UPN affiliate. Today, it is selling three low-power broadcast TV stations to a Florida operator.

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