‘Oye, Alexa’ … Telemundo Brings News, in Spanish, to Smart Speaker

Proving that its news updates can go beyond visual media in both a linear and digital environment, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises has joined forces with Amazon to publish new Spanish-language content on its cloud-based voice service.

VIZIO’s Smart TV Data Provider Debuts New Audience Panel

With Connected TV the buzz of the marketing world, broadcast television's C-Suiters are quickly gaining insight into how "CTV" could impact their bottom line. While questions will likely continue across months of discussions, the smart TV data arm of TV set maker VIZIO has a new pact with Dativa it says will yield "the largest commercially available data set of its kind."

Pai Applauds Broadcast Internet Innovation Through ATSC 3.0

Broadcast television has come a long way since "The Love Boat." Now, thanks to ATSC 3.0 and "NEXTGEN TV," it is one step closer to powering the "Internet of things" -- among other things. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai welcomes these advancements, as he noted at the Commission's virtual July Open Meeting held Tuesday in Washington.


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Nexstar Shares Roar Back Past $100 Mark

It was only a matter of time for Nexstar Media Group shares to recover from their COVID-19 influenced slump on the Nasdaq GlobalSelect market. Who knew that the amount of time it would take for NXST to achieve that feat would be so short?

Industry Report: Pulse Check on AI Adoption in TV

Veritone has partnered with Future Media & Entertainment Group to uncover television industry perceptions and experiences around AI. "At a time when organizations are finding new ways to work and searching for efficiencies, Veritone set out to gauge the role Artificial Intelligence plays in this process," the company says.

Nielsen’s Addressable TV Lights Up With ‘Luminate’

The Walt Disney Co.'s advanced advertising suite is expanding its offerings by bringing its Disney Media Networks program offerings to the Addressable TV beta test presently being conducted by Nielsen. With Disney's participation, its networks will gain the opportunity to test, evaluate and experience the Addressable TV platform ahead of its commercial launch.

Big Horn Closes On Wyoming TV Deal Following DOJ Gray Slay

Three deals involving TV stations in Wyoming, brokered by Kalil & Co., were filed in early October 2019 with the FCC. Now, the transactions, which include the sale of three TV stations and two LPTVs in the Casper, Wyo., DMA, have closed. That deal was only made possible after Gray Television's bid for one of the properties was nixed on the grounds it created a duopoly.

Are TV Newscasts’ Protest Reports A Negative To A Key Audience Group?

From a big-picture perspective, TV news is largely trusted. But, that differs with respect to how some Gen Z and Millennial consumers feel about the coverage of protests tied to the murder of George Floyd by some television news organizations. Negative aspects of the protests have dominated coverage, they lament.

Guard Band/Duplex Gap LPTVs Sign-Off Deadline Nears

The end-of-life for low power television and television translator stations operating on four specific UHF channels is nearing. And, the Media Bureau on Tuesday sent out a reminder to all licensees of such stations that operations must cease in just six weeks' time.

Settlement Period for LPTV, TV Translator ‘MX’ Situations Starts

Are you a party that finds it is in a "mutually exclusive" group for a new or modified digital LPTV and/or TV translator station listed in a public notice appendix distributed Tuesday? Now is your time to resolve this "MX" matter by unilateral engineering amendment, legal settlement, or engineering settlement, thanks to a Media Bureau settlement period that begins today.

Nexstar Selects Romines To Lead Charlotte Duo

A former Media General executive who has spent time in New York's Capital District and began his career in 1991 as an local AE at the FOX affiliate in Jackson, Miss., is being placed in charge of Nexstar's FOX and MyNetwork TV affiliates in the South's second-largest market.

As States Reopen, Local Spot TV Ads Swing Upward

Spot advertising in local markets appears to be starting to turn the corner after declining in some areas by as much as 35% at the end of March. That's according to fresh data released today by Nielsen.

Life. Changing. Transaction: A Texarkana TV Station Is Sold

For television viewers in the Texarkana, Ark./Tex., market, a Class A digital TV station has provided "life-changing" non-secular programming for several years. Now, the future of this property is in question thanks to its sale.

George Flinn Jr. Executes A Host Of ‘Radiant’ Deals

George S. Flinn Jr. is widely known across the media broadcasting industry for his ownership of radio and TV stations in Mississippi, the Memphis market, and in Arkansas. Now, he's paring back his television assets. Concurrently filed deals indicate that he's parting ways with several of them, with all going to the same non-secular operator. Could a political bid be why?

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