The owner of the CBS affiliate serving Southwest Florida, perhaps the last market in the U.S. where three of the Big Four network affiliates are owned by independent broadcasters, has just signed a new agreement for "industry-leading local TV measurement currency" across its stations in the market. The deal isn't with Nielsen.
The future of television arrived Thursday in Western N.Y., as five local television stations, owned by The E.W. Scripps Co., TEGNA, Sinclair Broadcast Group, and Nexstar Media Group, are the latest in the U.S. to begin broadcasting with NEXTGEN TV. For those across Lake Ontario in Toronto, a taste of ATSC 3.0-powered television is that much closer to fruition.
With Thursday's announcement that the National Football League has handed exclusive rights for "Thursday Night Football" match-ups to Amazon, respected Wall Street analyst Michael Nathanson has some "significant takeways" that need to be discussed.
Capitol Broadcasting Company has launched a new agency that promises to offer clients strategic brand, marketing, and creative services. It's an expansion of services offered since 2017 by its WRAL Digital Solutions. "However, the needs of clients have continued to evolve, and CBC realized there was an unmet need in the market," it explains.
Starting March 19, viewers across the Pacific Northwest's second-largest market can stream 39 local broadcast channels through a service operated by a non-profit entity that's rapidly expanding across the U.S.
The trade association that represents the interest of local TV station owners and management on a national level, similar to how the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) works with AM and FM radio stations, has renewed its agreement with "a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms."
In recent months, its become clear that Dish Network Corp. seeks to be a significant player in the rollout of 5G wireless technology. To further its 5G business aspirations, Dish has just locked in a long-term deal with the tower company founded by the late Steve Dodge.
Former HC2 Holdings head Philip Falcone is now CEO of Sovryn Holdings. According to newly filed FCC documents, Sovryn is on a buying binge. In February, it agreed to purchase two properties in Los Angeles. Now, it is purchasing a Houston station.
In November 1993, Gary Cocola -- the Fresno-based digital multicast pioneer -- acquired a low-power TV station in one of the fastest-growing markets in the U.S. West. Now, Cocola is parting ways with the LPTV station. The buyer? Lawrence Weissman and Ted Achilles are at the helm.
A pair of Spanish-language television stations owned and operated by Hispanavisión Televisión will now have the benefit of local TV measurement services provided by the nation's dominant ratings and audience consumption data provider.
The NAB and every national broadcast TV network detests it. Yet, not-for-profit IP-television service Locast has just entered its thirtieth market of bringing over-the-air channels to consumers via the internet.
A U.S. patent has been issued to an independent media metrics technology company devoted to measuring individual media viewing behavior at "their most granular level." For those dissatisfied with the products offered by Nielsen, ComScore and others in the space, the patent is certainly attention-grabbing.
In the radio industry, investment in eSports is nothing new. Beasley Media Group even owns a franchise in Houston. It now appears broadcast television companies harbor a similar interest in a segment of the sporting world that continues to explode in growth and has withstood the COVID-19 pandemic with flying colors. Pop artist Post Malone is involved.
Here's a transaction that will likely raise eyebrows: TEGNA's CBS affiliate serving Tampa Bay, along with two properties in Maine, are being transferred to a new licensee. No, TEGNA isn't selling the three TV stations. Rather, it's doing some internal housekeeping, and the paperwork shows that a dissident shareholder is still very much a key investor in TEGNA.
A special meeting of Comscore Inc. shareholders is now over. And, the results of the Tuesday event are now known. It's good news for one of America's biggest MVPDs and internet service providers.