With Miami Beach Abandoned, First-Ever NATPE Hollywood Reveals Agenda

In January 2020, NATPE Miami was staged at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach resort. Scant discussion of an Asian health scare called COVID-19 was had. Today, NATPE Miami is dead. In its place is a new one-day event scheduled for June 1 in Los Angeles.

Retrans Revenue, Political Dollars Power Graham Media In Q1

The division of Graham Holdings Company today led by President/CEO Catherine Badalamente enjoyed revenue growth across its seven broadcast TV stations and its provider of social media management tools designed to connect newsrooms with their users. 
Chris Ripley, as pictured in June 2021

Sinclair Shares Rise On Dividend News, Q1 Results Release

Political advertising is off to a strong start, exceeding the company's Q1 expectations. This, Sinclair President/CEO Chris Ripley says, helped drive the broadcast and "other" Q1 2022 media revenue to the upper end of its guidance range. But, is it political alone that will ignite Sinclair revenue in Q2 and beyond?

Three Allen Media Networks Get Cox MVPD Distribution

Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group (AMG) is comprised of local free-to-air radio stations, the Local NOW OTT platform, and several television networks. Three of these networks are accessible via MVPD Comcast, and on Charter Communications' Spectrum platform. As of today, a new MVPD has been added to the mix, with a deal in place as of today with Cox Contour TV.
DuJuan McCoy

A National Lifestyle Show Rollout Is DuJuan McCoy’s Wish

It's gained viewers across Indianapolis with what DuJuan McCoy calls "clean, wholesome, family programming." Now McCoy's Circle City Broadcasting Entertainment, owner of The CW Network affiliate WISH-8, is partnering with Trifecta Entertainment as a consultant focused on bring the show Life.Style.Live! to a national audience.

Smullin Family Completes CMG Spin

In February, a family-owned independent broadcaster led by President/CEO Patsy Smullin moved forward with the sale of the FOX and MyNetwork TV affiliates serving the Eugene-Springfield, Ore., market. Now, the transaction brokered by Frank Higney of Kalil & Co. has closed, and we can share how many millions of dollars CMG paid for the two stations.

TEGNA Flips The Switch On New OTT Offerings

New OTT streaming apps and streaming channels are being rolled out by the company, representing SVOD content tied to its 64 stations across 51 DMAs.

Byron Allen-Owned TWC Gets Spanish-language Sibling

At the 2022 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Byron Allen said that his ownership of The Weather Channel was highly important, given his passion toward combating global climate change. Part of this commitment is delivering weather-related news and information to all across the U.S. Now, TWC has a sibling offering "el pronóstico," or perhaps "el clima" or "el tiempo de hoy."

A Big Dip Into Spot Cable For DQ

It's making noise at Spot Radio. And, it turns out this brand is also seeking to win over consumers through Spot Cable, too. It puts DQ on the warpath as it seeks to gain QSR supremacy in a crowded category.

New Dynamics in the Streaming Ecosystem Mean AVOD Wins

Some 51% of TV content viewers in the U.S. today subscribe to a traditional cable/satellite service. That's according to the just-released State of Pay TV, OTT & SVOD 2022 report from Horowitz Research.

Nielsen’s Digital Ad Ratings Getting Added to Tubi Measurement

The eight-year old OTT platform acquired by FOX in 2020 has confirmed that it is "working on an expansion" of its current integration with Nielsen — one it believes " will allow for enhanced and comprehensive measurement" through Nielsen’s Digital Ad Ratings (DAR) product.

Nexstar Selects Its Top Legal Eagle

Elizabeth Ryder, who has been Nexstar’s General Counsel since 2009, is relinquishing that role but will continue as Secretary to Nexstar’s Board of Directors.

TelevisaUnivision Creates a Brand Studio, Expressly for Marketers

The biggest Spanish-language media company in the world has launched an en español brand studio — an entity designed to connect markets to U.S. Hispanics through premium video solutions.
The Las Vegas Strip and the Bellagio Hotel & Casino just before sunrise on Jan. 7, 2022.

The Official Attendance for NAB Show 2022 is …

What was the preliminary registered attendance for the 2022 NAB Show in Las Vegas? We have the official number, along with the just-announced dates for the 2023 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Sales Success Stories From TV’s Mid-Sized and Small Markets

How's life for the account executive working at a Big Four affiliate in Hawaii, or perhaps at a NBC affiliate in Bowling Green, Ky.? A host of local sales and marketing pros shared some of the latest insights in a Tuesday NAB Show session that put the focus on community connectivity and trust.