E.W. Scripps Company

Scripps Declares Q3 Dividend As Stock Dips

The board of directors of The E.W. Scripps Company has declared a cash dividend for the third quarter of 2019. That didn't prevent investors from selling shares of SSP on Wednesday, leading to a 3.3% decline.

Ahead Of TEGNA Q2, A C-Suite Dispatch For Delia

TEGNA on Tuesday morning released its second-quarter earnings, and the results were mixed, with revenue up but net income declining. Perhaps a new member of the C-Suite can help remedy that matter.

Nielsen Examines TV Streaming Across Our Cities

The latest edition of Nielsen’s Local Watch Report focuses on the impact that streaming and access to sVOD services are having on the media landscape, particularly at the market level. The report dives into video streaming behavior and how it’s impacting local broadcast TV.

TEGNA’s Tucson TV Take … With Gray Poised To Play

On Dec. 23, 2013, an option agreement was reached between a company led by former Fisher Communications President/CEO Ben Tucker and TEGNA, then known as Gannett Co. Now, TEGNA is acting on that option. But ... is Gray Television the big winner?

Graham Media Group: Q2 Growth, Thanks To Retrans Revenue

Graham Media Group is an unit of Graham Holdings Company, which has released its Q2 2019 results. How did TV-centric Graham Media do? Revenue was up. Why? Higher retransmission revenue, which offset an expected dip in political dollars.

Market Mod Nod Gets ‘RNN’ Localized In N.J. Towns

Once upon a time, WTZA-62 served the mid-Hudson Valley of New York as an unaffiliated TV station. It eventually morphed into what is today "RNN," based in Westchester County. The FCC just granted RNN the OK to modify its market. As a result, it now has Garden State security.
CBS

CBS Board Declares A Healthy Dividend

If you like big dividends, perhaps acquiring shares of CBS Corp. stock over the next 60 days is of interest to you. CBS Corporation's Board of Directors on Thursday approved a quarterly dividend on the company's stock that could excite some investors.

Sen. Rand Paul: Let STELAR Sunset, Please

A Republican Senator from Kentucky has become the latest Member of Congress to express their desire to let the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR) disappear, and simply expire.

Will Younger Viewers Spell the End of Traditional Sports?

Sports have long been a focal point in the battle between linear cable and OTT. But a new battle has begun – one which could change the face of sports video forever. And it has a lot more do to with the viewer than the video service provider. We’re talking about Sports vs Esports.

Netflix Originals Demand: A Domestic Dip?

Each year Parrot Analytics analyzes the global market share of the leading SVOD services, based on how much demand exists in each market for their original content offering, over the last 24 months. Included is a look at Netflix market share in the U.S., compared to the world. Lots of domestic competition is a factor.

DISH Q2: OK, But Wireless Story Key To Future Riches

One top Wall Street financial analyst says DISH's just-released Q2 results are "OK," with nicely better than expected subscriber losses. Investors may disagree, as DISH shares were off sharply in midday trading on Tuesday. By the Closing Bell, a 8.7% decline was seen.
SBG / Sinclair Broadcast Group

Sinclair Shares Slip On ‘Contingent’ Redemption News

Sinclair Television Group has notified the trustee for its 5.375% Senior Notes due 2021 that it intends to redeem, in full, its outstanding $600 million aggregate principal amount of Notes on August 13. There's just one thing, and investors may not be happy about it.
CBS

CBS Shares Rise On Word Of Altice Deal

Things may be rough for CBS Corporation with respect to its "blackout" across all DirecTV, DirecTV NOW and U-Verse local lineups where it has owned-and-operated stations, but it can now celebrate a retransmission consent win against one formidable MVPD player.

‘Man The Lifeboats’: One Analyst’s Wary Take On Media Stocks

"There is a strange juxtaposition forming in the world of media stocks: one of crumbling fundamentals and strong stock performance," says one top Wall Street analyst. After four years of money fleeing the sector, several media stocks "have recently been able to re-craft the conventional narrative." Yet, media industry headwinds remain.
Auto

The Month-End Push From Auto Boosts TV

Oh, hey ... the end of the month is approaching. Cue the boost in broadcast TV spots from the nation's auto dealer associations.

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