Dish Network

DISH Shares Slide On Poor Q4 Report

As the Closing Bell rang on Wall Street, the DBS provider's shares finished with a 7.7% decline in value, ending at $28.86. Volume was exceptionally heavy, as investors expressed displeasure in DISH's Q4 quarterly earnings report.

Sinclair’s ‘Marquee’ Plan To Secure Cubs Games

For years, Tribune's WGN-9 and what is now WGN America brought Chicago Cubs baseball games to fans across the nation, helping fuel the growth of "Cubs Nation." As of today, the team's games will no longer be found on over-the-air TV. Thank the company that failed to merge with Tribune.

Gray Gets OK For Legacy Plan In Nebraska

A September 2018 deal submitted to the FCC for approval has passed muster with the Commission. As a result, it can move forward with a plan to use the station as a full-time satellite of another station within this very large DMA. The station is the property owned by Sherry Nelson and her daughter.

More Repack Cash OK’d By Media Bureau

The Incentive Auction Task Force and Media Bureau released a report that largely mirrors what Ajit Pai shared earlier this month about the status of the post-incentive auction transition and reimbursement program. But, it also revealed that millions of dollars in additional repack dollars are on the way.

Former Scripps TV Reporter Speaks Out On Unlawful Firing

Lisa Benson was a news reporter for the NBC affiliate serving Kansas City. She's not there anymore, and it's the result of a successful claim of retaliation by her against her former employer, The E.W. Scripps Co., which will now fork over thousands of dollars per a court ruling that finds Scripps in the wrong.
Nielsen

Nielsen’s Comcast Pacts: Freewheel, NBC O&Os Ink Deals

Nielsen's present and future financial success will largely be predicated on two new contracts that involve units of Comcast. One involves FreeWheel, while the other involves NBC and Telemundo O&Os, as well as NBC's MVPD-distributed regional sports networks.

Is A Blackstone-led Group Closer To A Nielsen Buy?

According to reports, a group of private investors led by Blackstone Group, the private equity shop led by Stephen Schwarzman, is one step closer to snapping up Nielsen. That didn't excite shareholders, as Nielsen ended Monday's trading on a down note.

Is Today’s ‘Distracted Audience’ Ignoring TV Spots?

An "eye tracking" company recently conducted a study to help understand what makes an engaging TV commercial for today’s always-on, always busy consumer. What were the findings of this just-released report from Tobii Pro? TV C-Suiters and ad sales executives may not like what the results.
Meredith

Local Media Revenues Soar For Meredith

"We were pleased to deliver stronger-than-expected revenue, profit and related margin performance in the first half of fiscal 2019, and we are excited about our significantly improved second half advertising outlook," Meredith Corporation President/CEO Tom Harty said early Monday, as the owner of 17 over-the-air TV stations released its fiscal Q2 2019 earnings results. Just how did those 17 stations perform financially?

Spot TV: Where Flo Squashes The Gecko

It's no secret that GEICO is the dominant advertiser at both Spot Radio and at Spot Cable. But, it is a different story at Spot TV. This week's Media Monitors Spot Ten TV chart shows a role reversal in the No. 1 position. 

One Big Jewelry Retailer Loves Spot Cable

With Valentine's Day coming this week, one big retailer used spot cable to lure customers ahead of the annual lover's holiday. Which one was it? Click here for the answer, and which brand is ahead all others. Hint: It is spot radio's leader, in a big way, too.

What Motivates Today’s TV Consumer?

Viewers today can use a dizzying array of services to create their own consumption nirvana. However, there is bound to be an upper limit on both how many different services a consumer is willing to pay for, and how much time one has in the day to consume. PwC examines just what that limit is.

News and Country Superstars Join To Salute Sook

The 2019 Golden Mike Award Dinner and Ceremony will be held on March 6 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The annual event is a major fundraiser for the Broadcasters Foundation of America, the only charity devoted exclusively to helping broadcasters in acute need.

Here’s The New Look Of APTS Board Leaders, Members

America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) has announced the election of its new board leaders and members. Newly elected trustees will begin their terms on February 25, and newly elected officers will begin their terms on February 26.

Scripps Snags McNeely For Top Tucson Post

In June 2017, a five-year veteran of KABC-7 in Los Angeles rose to the role of VP of Brand Strategy, Audience Development and Programming -- a key role at the flagship ABC O&O on the West Coast. She began her career at The E.W. Scripps Company, and now Kara McNeely has come full circle.

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