Family shopping together dressed in holiday attire

Broadcast TV Aflurry With Holiday Spots

Yes, Veterans Day is Thursday. Yet, it already looks and sounds a lot like Christmas. With Hanukkah arriving on November 28, retailers are already in high gear on gift-giving ideas. For two brick-and-mortar department store brands, the ad activity surged in a significant way.

Nexstar’s Upcoming Dividend Gets Wall St. Notice

For investors, getting in to Nexstar Media Group would involve purchasing the company's stock at a record high, as NXST has surged from $57.73 in March 2020. For Simply Wall St., snapping up shares today may still be beneficial. Why? Nexstar is going ex-Dividend next week.

Three Ex-Entravision Markets Go No-Nielsen Under Univision

On Friday, it became known that audience measurement services in three Univision markets it is gaining from Entravision will be delivered to the nation's largest Hispanic-focused multimedia company exclusively by Comscore.

TEGNA Responds to Dish ‘Bad Faith’ Fight with FCC Cross-Complaint

It's perhaps the ugliest retransmission consent impasse seen in recent months. On Friday, TEGNA took things up a notch by going to the FCC by filing a cross-complaint against Dish for what it says is "its failure to comply" with the Commission's "Good Faith" rules.

DISH Shares Plummet As Q3 EPS Misses By Pennies

The direct broadcast satellite company presently at war with broadcast TV station owner TEGNA over a new retransmission consent agreement suffered a severe gut punch on Wall Street, following the release of Q3 2021 results that failed to live up to analyst forecasts. At the Closing Bell, Dish Network shares were down by 14%. One analyst was left head-scratching, wondering what the fuss was.
David Zaslav

Discovery Shares On The Rise Despite Q3 Miss

Discovery Inc. shareholders appear to be satisfied with the company's third quarter results, despite falling short on analysts' EPS estimates and coming in just shy of the Zacks Consensus Estimate on revenue.

NBCU Local Station Apps Added To Amazon Fire TV

Through the NBC and Telemundo station apps on Fire TV, users can access content produced by 11 NBC owned stations, 23 Telemundo owned stations and New England Cable News (NECN), including local news, weather and investigative reporting.

New York Festivals 2022 TV & Film Awards Now Accepting Entries

The 2022 TV & Film Awards Storytellers Gala will take place at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 26, 2022. This is the 12th year of NYF’s strategic partnership with NAB Show. All NYF TV & Film Award winners have access to the multi-day event which is the world’s largest global gathering for the media and entertainment industry.

Eight TV Owner Groups Sign On With VUit

A subscription-free, ad-supported national streaming video service backed by Gray Television has signed what it calls "major agreements" with eight station groups and independent TV station owners. The deal brings local programming and content from 71 over-the-air stations to the VUit platform.
Philip Falcone

Sovryn Secures Two More Mako LPTV CPs

In early September, RBR+TVBR first reported on the sale of a low-power CP that doesn’t need to be built until 2023 in Boise, Idaho. The property is one of several put on the market by Corpus Christi, Tex.-based Mako Communications. And, the buyer was an entity headed by the former CEO of HC2 Holdings. Now, a second deal has been consummated between the two parties.
The studios and offices of Gray Television's WJHG-7 in Panama City, Fla.

A Gray NBC Affiliate Returns To Air After Vandal’s Squelch

The NBC affiliate serving the Panama City, Fla., viewing area turned to the air on Tuesday afternoon, two days after being crippled by a vandal's act that made operations all but impossible for the Gray Television-owned station.
Tom Carter

Supply Chain Concerns Aren’t Hurting Nexstar

It was Wolfe Research analyst John Janedis who was first in a Q&A period during Nexstar Media Group's Q3 2021 to ask about supply chain concerns at its advertisers. Nexstar's CEO and CFO each acknowledged that there is an impact. But, Chief Financial Officer Tom Carter says growth in 14 of 25 categories is "more than making up" the loss.

DuJuan McCoy Commits Funds For ‘Business Equity’ Show

DuJuan McCoy is offering a three-year commitment to provide more than $1 million in platform distribution and media resources to produce and broadcast a program dedicated to economic opportunity and "business equity."

Spot Television’s Top Brand Supporters Starts With Walmart

There's a new leader on the Spot Ten TV report from Media Monitors. And, just in time for the holiday shopping season, it is the biggest retailer in the U.S. that is strutting its stuff.

The InFOCUS Podcast: Michael Lee, LPTV Broadcasters Assn.

In this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, LPTVBA Executive Director Michael Lee offers a comprehensive update on why his organization seeks passage of the "Local Journalism Sustainability Act" as low-power television stations attract buyers ranging from The E.W. Scripps Co. and Gray Television to entrepreneurs including LPTVBA founder Frank Copsidas and South Asian TV programming specialist Ravi Kapur. LISTEN HERE
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