Are U.S. cable companies charging consumers a little bit more than they expect every time they get a monthly bill? That's a suggestion made by watchdog publication Consumer Reports in a new investigation that finds MVPD "charged numerous costly fees."
The television broadcasting company formerly known as Gannett is continuing to fend off a "blackout" of its stations across all Spectrum cable TV markets. At the same time, it has disclosed that the CEO of the entity that's just entered into a partnership with Emmis Communications will become "actively engaged" with TEGNA.
For a decade or so, Meredith Corp. has had a CFO that played a significant role in negotiating and securing financing for several large acquisitions -- including the purchase of TV stations in four markets. Now, this financial C-Suiter is heading into retirement, and has started a transition period set to extend into early 2020 while Meredith begins a national successor search.
Simultaneous to a $29 million transaction struck just over two years ago, Corpus Christi, Tex.-based Mako Communications agreed to offer to HC2 certain Construction Permits that it may obtain at a later date, for no cash consideration. Mako is now handing four of them over.
The 5 p.m. Friday, September 27, deadline has come and gone but Sinclair stations have remained on AT&T's U-Verse and DirecTV distribution platforms. It is not presently clear how long this extension will last.
The Spot Ten chart for the week ending September 29 finds Chevrolet holding at number one, Ford again at number five, Nissan up a place to number sixth, Toyota at ninth (down from eighth), and Honda moving up to 10th from 12th position.
For the week ending September 29, the Media Monitors Spot Ten Cable report saw Taco Bell, GEICO, and Liberty Mutual return as one, two, and three respectively.
A new study from the Ruderman Family Foundation — a Boston-based organization advocating for the rights of people with disabilities — has found that viewers prefer to see characters portrayed with disabilities played by actors who have those disabilities.
In May 2018, there was much chatter in South Florida that Ed Ansin-owned Sunbeam Television would lose its 30-year FOX affiliation. This was fueled by proposed spinoffs tied to a merger that never happened. As such, FOX isn't getting a Miami O&O. And WSVN-7 isn't following WHDH-7's lead.
Wondering what to call ATSC 3.0, the "next-gen" broadcast TV service that is being voluntarily adopted by UHF and VHF stations across the U.S.? There's now an industry-approved name for it -- and a snazzy logo which will distinguish forthcoming devices capable of receiving the new digital broadcast signals.
Don't think retrans "blackouts" or tough new agreements matter for MVPDs? When disruptions in service or high bill problems occur without proactive communication, service satisfaction declines among residential wireline customers, a new J.D. Power study finds.
After exponential growth in adoption of streaming between 2010 to 2016, the share of adult TV viewers who stream at least some of their TV content has plateaued for the past three years at around 65%. That's according to a just-released report from Horowitz Research.
On Tuesday, some 10 weeks after DOJ gave its blessing to a duopoly's creation, the FCC's Media Bureau moved forward with a similar decision. As such, Gray Television has been cleared to grab an NBC affiliate. The deal, brokered by Kalil & Co., closed Wednesday afternoon.
NBCUniversal on Sept. 11 announced it is on board. One week ago, Hearst Television followed suit, with CBS and ABC each signaling their OKs on making the move. Now, Graham Media Group says it will transact all future advertising business utilizing impressions-based currency.
At one point, Netflix shares were forecast to be more than $500 per share. Now, a still-impressive $350 target price for the end of 2020 is being predicted by one big Wall Street watchman. Investors were less than thrilled, sending the OTT giant's stock down by more than 4% in afternoon trading.