Luken Adds 5 DMAs For ‘The Heart of Country’

Luken Communications’ country music and lifestyle channel can now been seen in five new television markets -- a move that broadens its national footprint by one-third.

TEGNA Solidifies A Multi-Year Renewal With CBS

There'll be no "great affiliate swaps" in any markets where TEGNA owns television stations airing programming from the CBS Television Network. CBS Corp. and the media company formerly known as Gannett on Thursday reached "a comprehensive, multi-year deal."

Golden Arches A Golden Leader In Spot TV Ads

There's a QSR giant that has risen to the top of the heap with respect to the active advertisers using Spot TV to connect with consumers. It's an exceptional achievement, as this fast food chain had more spot plays during the period as measured by Media Monitors than any automotive dealer.

‘Call out the NAB’s Hypocrisy’: musicFIRST Slams Stop To STELAR

Why is musicFIRST taking on this issue if it doesn’t have anything to do with music creators and fans? The musicFIRST coalition is on a PR blitz and wants the world to know that "the NAB is broadcasting out of both sides of their mouth when it comes to fair pay."

STELAR Comments From A Former Oregon Senator

For younger staff and Members of Congress, Gordon Smith may simply be the head of the most influential lobbying group for radio and TV companies. For older staff and Members, Smith is also well-known as a former Oregon Senator. Here's what he has to say on STELAR.

NABOB Urges House, Senate To Sunset ‘STELAR’

In a letter sent Friday to the leaders of the House and Senate Commerce Committees, National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters President James Winston urged them to allow the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization to expire as intended.

Oops: FCC Erratum Adds 36 TV Stations To Fee Schedule

On May 8, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking pertaining to the assessment and collection of regulatory fees for fiscal year 2019. It seems there was an error of sorts, and an Erratum was released today. It adds three dozen TV stations to the fee list.

Christian, Reed Point The Way To News Hub Growth

A Little Rock-based division of Media Gateway providing ways for stations to produce local newscasts in their markets in a high-tech and "cost-effective" way has been...

What The TV Universe Looks Like Now

What started as Horowitz’s segmentation of the TV viewing universe has morphed into six distinct, nuanced groups, thanks to the arrival of vMVPDs and OTA viewer group. These groups' content hunger levels are examined in a new study that analyzes TV viewers by their tune-in habits.

MMTC Wants Cable Procurement Rule Applied To OTA TV

For the MMTC, putting a stop to media ownership rule changes that would open the doors to further consolidation has become a key task for the lobbying group led by Maurita Coley. Reply comments filed with the FCC suggest a cable rule should extend to broadcast TV.

FOX Becomes First O&O Station Group To Join AWARN

FOX Television Stations has joined the Advanced Warning and Response Network (AWARN) Alliance, becoming the first major television O&O member of the coalition.

Hearing On TV & Video Marketplace Scheduled

“The State of the Television and Video Marketplace” hearing will examine how television programming and the delivery of video content have evolved over the past decade, as well as existing laws governing the video marketplace and their role in fostering access to content and promoting competition, localism, and diversity of viewpoints.

Public Media Group Has Launched

PMG says it is dedicated to building and operating a technology infrastructure system that powers broadcasters as the industry moves toward ATSC 3.0 and beyond. The company made the announcement at the 2019 Next Gen TV Broadcast Conference in Washington, DC.
Tru TV

More TruTV Layoffs Amid Restructuring

Reportedly, less than 50 staffers were pink-slipped but the cabler is yet another example of a narrowly targeted linear cable brand struggling to survive in a world of ever-expanding content options and slimming traditional pay TV bundles. We have the full memo that was distributed to staff.
FCC

First Set Of High-Band Airwaves Auctions Completed

The FCC has announced the conclusion of bidding in Auction 102 — the Commission’s second auction of millimeter wave spectrum suitable for 5G, which is providing licenses in the 24 GHz band. The FCC has now completed its first set of high-band airwaves auctions to make spectrum available for 5G wireless, Internet of Things, and other advanced spectrum-based services.

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