Retrans ‘Retraso’ Set To Silence NBCU In Puerto Rico

A deal was done. Then, it wasn't. Now, NBCUniversal's cable networks -- as well as its big local Telemundo O&O and WNBC-4 from New York -- are poised to go dark on the dominant MVPD serving the commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Nexstar’s Post-Xmas Power Play On Wall Street

Investors who purchased Nexstar Media Group shares on Christmas Eve have some celebrating to do. With minutes remaining in Wednesday's trading session, NXST was on its way toward its record high price of $110.49, seen on March 28. That's a nearly $40 per share profit.

AI’s Rise … and Impact on Broadcast and Production

"Reduce bit rates, but maintain visual quality; apply precise subtitles, but broadcast in real time; create highlight content, but transmit it immediately after the main event." According to Futuresource, these and many more headaches can be alleviated by the rise of AI.

Maple Money Move Sees Vertical Bridge Play Loonie Tune

A Canadian long-term institutional investor has reached an agreement to take a 30% stake in the main operating subsidiary of a Boca Raton, Fla.-based based private owner and operator of communications infrastructure across the U.S. 

Netflix Dominance: A SVOD Snapshot

What is the state of subscription video on-demand services in the United States? A look at market share, based on how much demand exists in the market for each service's original content offering, is now available from Parrot Analytics.

Mega TV Dip Can’t Ding SBS In Q4

Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) late Monday finally issued its fourth-quarter 2018 and full-year results -- just as financial leaders across broadcast media begin to assess their company's respective first-quarter 2019 performance. How did SBS do?

Thomson Readies A Big Return To The U.S. Marketplace

Thomson Broadcast has embarked on a "high-profile return" to the American market. It's all thanks to a software defined television platform integral to the proliferation of the next-gen broadcast television standard known as ATSC 3.0.

VIDEA: Connecting Adaptability to Staying Relevant in TV

How is TV winning back its leadership position in a Digital Age? That's the focus of a new survey conducted by VIDEA, the Cox Media Group-owned automated TV marketplace. VIDEA says the survey results "yielded insightful perspectives" from more than 200 marketing and advertising professionals with six or more years of experience in the TV advertising and buying industry.

Auto Insurers: The Big Spot Cable Category

Auto insurance specialists again dominate the Media Monitors Spot Ten Cable report, with the biggest advertiser at broadcast media dwarfing the No. 2 advertiser the week with more than double the amount of spots detected by the iHeartMedia-owned service.

Third beIN SPORTS Complaint Against Comcast Nixed

A MVPD-distributed sports network known for its coverage of La Liga and the Copa Libertatores soccer tournament has again failed in getting the FCC's Media Bureau to affirm a program carriage complaint it filed against Comcast.

Maine Senators Say No To STELAR Continuation

The two senators representing the state of Maine have formally expressed their concern about the reauthorization of distant signal provisions in the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELAR) to the leadership of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees.

TiVo Launches CubiTV for Android TV

TiVo Corporation has formally unveiled its CubiTV for Android TV. It's a pre-integrated platform giving operators the opportunity "to seamlessly begin their journey with Android TV Operator Tier and leverage the ecosystem benefits."
Nielsen

Black Thursday For Nielsen As Blackstone Backs Out

How impactful can an article in the New York Post be? Nielsen Holdings shares tanked after the tabloid reported late Wednesday that private equity player Blackstone Group has opted out of making a final offer for the audience measurement company.

Ion’s Alabama Amendent To Table Of Allotments Gets OK

The Media Bureau has granted a Petition for Rulemaking that allows Ion Television to amend the post-transition table of DTV allotments with respect to two cities in the state of Alabama. The planned construction of a post-auction transmission facility sealed the deal.

Vegas Sports Wagering Network Slung By Sling

Available on DISH's Sling TV today as a standalone channel for $4 per month, VSiN will deliver televised content to the growing number of Americans who wager on sports.

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