Meredith

Retrans Revenue Drives Local Media For Meredith

With the spectrum auction now concluded, Meredith is looking to be a buyer: The company said in releasing its fiscal Q3 2017 results prior to Thursday's Opening Bell on Wall Street that it "expects to continue to grow its Local Media Group organically and through strategic acquisitions." How did the owner of broadcast TV stations fare in its fiscal Q3? We dissected the numbers for you.
Sirius XM

A Solid Q1 For Sirius XM, But Revenue Growth Is Slowing

It wasn't that long ago when some industry observers questioned the profitability of satellite radio. Today, there's no question that with one player in the arena -- Sirius XM -- it's certainly a revenue maker. That's because Sirius XM Holdings matched Wall Street expectations in its latest quarterly earnings report.

Hearst and Dish Kiss and Make Up

DISH Network has reached a multi-year retransmission fees agreement with Hearst Television, ending a nearly two-month stalemate with the owner of stations in 26 markets across 30 states. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, DISH said in a late Wednesday (4/26) release.

NFL’s Chargers Inks L.A. Radio, TV Deals

The Los Angeles Chargers, formerly the San Diego Chargers National Football League club, have agreed in principle to multi-year television and radio agreements that will make The Walt Disney Co.'s West Coast flagship and the nation's biggest Azteca América station as its official TV partners. At the same time, the No. 1 radio broadcast company's L.A. cluster and a historic AM now owned by Lotus Communications are now the franchise's official radio partners.

Another Extension For iHeart Exchange Offers

The company says in a pre-Opening Bell announcement that the exchange offers and consent solicitations set to expire tomorrow (4/28) at 5pm Eastern will now expire in mid-May.

Sirius XM Puts More Dollars Into The Connected Car

With AM and FM radio under a perceived threat of losing their dominant visual placement in the next-gen in-vehicle digital dashboard, Sirius XM is doing its part to keep its in-car and in-truck and on-motorcycle listening growth. For an undisclosed price, the satellite radio operator is acquiring San Francisco-based Automatic Labs, a provider of connected vehicle services for consumers and enterprises.

Puerto Rican AM Owner Won’t Relent On Booster Push

On April 19, the operator of a trio of experimental AM booster stations used in a long-running "test" to fill in coverage gaps was served notice by the FCC: The three boosters' licenses are to be deleted. Nevertheless, this veteran broadcaster in "la isla del encanto" has continued what some may consider a quixotic push to get the Commission to change its mind.

Emmis Head Honored For Excellence By Broadcasters Foundation

Emmis Communications Chairman/CEO Jeff Smulyan is one of the radio industry's most beloved leaders. In recognition of his company's benevolent efforts, in association with the Broadcasters Foundation of America, Smulyan this morning was honored with the foundation's Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award. Mays himself presented Smulyan with the honor.

NAB Honors Delilah With Hall Of Fame Induction

One of the most recognizable women in radio broadcasting has been inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame. We're not sure of her last name, but that's irrelevant. That's because Premiere Networks-syndicated host Delilah has been recognized for her efforts. It marks the first time a woman has been chosen in the last 35 years.

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A ‘Fun’ Floridian Finds A New Owner

A Class C3 facility located in a Gulf Coast resort town just west of the Gainesville-Ocala market is changing hands. The deal is likely to stop the fun, while expanding the reach of a well-established source of the "Greatest Hits."

Money

LocusPoint Sells TV Duo After Getting No Auction Bids

Two Class A TV stations that got no takers in the just-concluded spectrum auction have just been sold. In both deals, Kalil & Co. acted as the escrow agent and the buyer's broker, while Patrick Communications represented the seller.

SintecMedia, Lotame Bring Audience Targeting to Broadcast TV

Thanks to a deal announced Thursday, audience segments from the Lotame DMP will now be fed directly to SintecMedia's front-end proposal system, OnBoard. With the connection of detailed viewership data with Lotame’s audience data, local sellers have been empowered with enhanced targeting to clients, the companies note.
Meredith

Retrans Revenue Drives Local Media For Meredith

With the spectrum auction now concluded, Meredith is looking to be a buyer: The company said in releasing its fiscal Q3 2017 results prior to Thursday's Opening Bell on Wall Street that it "expects to continue to grow its Local Media Group organically and through strategic acquisitions." How did the owner of broadcast TV stations fare in its fiscal Q3? We dissected the numbers for you.

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This year's “Radio Marketer of the Year” Award, which recognizes a brand's advertising and promotional endeavors over the past year at AM and FM radio stations across the U.S., is going to the No. 1 bidder in the FCC's incentive auction.

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Say goodbye to net neutrality as we know it. In a major policy speech delivered this afternoon at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., FCC Chairman Ajit Pai officially unveiled his net neutrality proposals by "restoring internet freedom" through the repeal of Obama-era regulations. Naturally, Pai says such a decision will benefit all Americans. Here's how his new approach, in his view, would do so.

Sirius XM Puts More Dollars Into The Connected Car

With AM and FM radio under a perceived threat of losing their dominant visual placement in the next-gen in-vehicle digital dashboard, Sirius XM is doing its part to keep its in-car and in-truck and on-motorcycle listening growth. For an undisclosed price, the satellite radio operator is acquiring San Francisco-based Automatic Labs, a provider of connected vehicle services for consumers and enterprises.

Top House Democrat Pans Pai On Tanking Title II

House Energy & Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), along with other House E&C committee members and Democratic Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, gathered Thursday afternoon at the House Triangle to voice their disapproval of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to take away Title II, thus ending net neutrality. To Pallone, Pai's efforts "undercut" net neutrality protections.

NAB Show Tech Update: AccuWeather Debuts Digital Content Program

AccuWeather has pulled back the curtain on its "AccuWeather Digital Content Partner Program," providing exclusive, interactive digital content to participating partners. We've got the details straight from the Las Vegas Convention Center.