The Arizona Diamondbacks are in San Diego to face the Padres in their first Major League Baseball regular season match-up of the season. D-Backs fans won't be watching the game on FOX Sports Arizona. That's because it has been rebranded, along with every other FOX Sports RSN, as part of a long-planned reboot under new owner Sinclair Broadcast Group.
It began life centered on sports. Now, a growing virtual MVPD has scored a carriage agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group that secures a home for the company's newly created regional sports network -- the home of the beloved Chicago Cubs baseball club -- but not in time for Opening Day.
HC2 Holdings is paring down its assets as part of a capital-raising initiative. This explains why the company has been dominating the deal-making universe of late. As part of that divestment of non-essential assets, it is agreeing to spin a pair of LPTV construction permits to Larry Morton, the prominent Little Rock broadcast media veteran.
Five months after a splashy launch that included branded marketing swag and a promise that it would change TV for good, T-Mobile has abandoned its TVision rollout efforts. Instead, it is partnering with Google and YouTube TV as part of a newly expanded relationship shared by T-Mobile on Tuesday.
As expected, Univision Communications on Tuesday formally launched its streaming channels-based and VOD service created specifically for U.S. Hispanic audiences. The launch follows the recent acquisition of VIX, the largest Spanish-language ad-supported VOD streaming service for Latin American audiences and U.S. Hispanics.
“Our announcement today reflects our Board’s commitment to actively reviewing all options to create value for our shareholders, the continued execution of our long-term strategy, and the confidence in our continued strong performance and growth, which combined, led to our decision to increase our annual dividend,” said Howard D. Elias, Chairman of the Board.
The use of broadcast TV signals to help educators has been one of the touted benefits of the ATSC 3.0 standard that is voluntarily being introduced to consumers in a growing list of U.S. markets. Now, a next-generation TV service using Boise, Idaho, as its launch point has developed an umbrella of content and delivery channels expressly designed to augment classroom learning.
With a whole new C-Suite led by CEO Wade Davis, Univision Communications is on a reinvigorated path to growth, as demonstrated by the company's March 24 get-to-know-you "pre-Upfront" presentation for marketers and advertisers. Before it can progress forward with new momentum, Univision must look at its Q4 performance under its former leadership.
Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. has struck a deal to acquire MSG Networks in an all-stock, fixed exchange ratio transaction. The merger is expected to be tax-free for both entities.
A Scottsdale, Ariz.-based universal control and sensing technologies tech company focused on the smart home has inked a development partnership with a voice dialogue marketing platform powered by AI technology familiar to those in the radio and TV broadcasting industries.
With some Wall Street watchers newly concerned that streaming revenue and subscriber growth may be lagging, Discovery Inc. stock on Wednesday was swept up in a wave of downward activity on Wall Street.
Luken Communications no longer exists. The purveyor of digital multicast networks targeting niche audiences is now known as Get After It Media, and it seeks a bigger outlet for its offerings than on a DT signal a cord-cutter would tune to. Get After It is jumping into the over-the-top space.
Better sound and audio quality. Data capabilities designed to bring new revenue streams to broadcast TV. Those are the principal promises of ATSC 3.0 and the arrival of NEXTGEN TV in a local marketplace. Buffalo recently ushered in the NEXTGEN TV era. Now, a DMA two hours to the east along the ol' Erie Canal has made the move into TV's future.
The individual behind Landover Wireless, a 30-year veteran of the global wireless telecommunications industry, has decided to part ways with 20 unbuilt LPTV construction permits. The buyer? An individual with a presence stretching from the Grand Strand through Georgia's Coastal Empire.
A Nexstar Media Group TV station has launched its first podcast. It's part of a bigger plan to provide those in the Pacific Northwest's second-largest market a local look at the six things they need to know ... that they may not get from the abundance of full-power and low-power radio stations or the Oregonian newspaper as they start their day.