Nielsen Shareholders Meeting Date Inked As Barns’ Salary Is Revealed

At the shareholders meeting, NLSN stock owners will be asked to vote for nine Board of Director nominees, each of whom will serve a 12-month term. They'll also get to voice their views on CEO Mitch Barns' multi-million dollar salary as NLSN shares are at their lowest point since Nov. 2013.

Cord-Cutting: Not A ‘Massive’ Problem For MVPDs?

The number of pay-TV subscriptions in the U.S. and Canada will dip from a peak of 112 million in 2012 to 102 million in 2022. While this marks a 9% decline, Dublin, Ireland-based Research and Markets believes its findings do not point to "a massive cord-cutting problem." Should multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) be pleased with this finding?

Pai: FCC To Get ‘Office of Economics and Data’

In a midday Wednesday address at D.C.-based conservative think tank The Hudson Institute, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai presented what he sees are four key problems regarding data collection and economic analysis at the Commission. His solution? The creation of the "OED" -- the Office of Economics and Data.

Phoenix AM Falls Victim To Majority Owner’s Chapter 7 Move

The future of an AM in the Valley of the Sun will not include a successful banker who made headlines in 2001 for his participation as an aviator in the London to Sydney Air Race. That's because this individual, and his wife, have lost ownership of this facility some 5 1/2 years after filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection.

Are QSRs Taking A Fresh Look At TV Ads?

The budding feud between two fast food companies could be a good thing for broadcast TV, based on the latest data from Standard Media Index.

Liberty Adds An Alaskan Telco, And QVC Is Involved

In a complex deal, John Malone's Liberty Interactive Corp. — a sibling of Sirius XM — has acquired Anchorage-based General Communication Inc. in a transaction with an "undiluted equity value of $1.12 billion." This will set in a motion a series of events that will put an end to the Liberty Interactive brand.

BIA/Kelsey Gets Social By Agreeing To Share

Station-level social media data for the top 100 U.S. local television markets is being woven in to BIA/Kelsey's signature data and analytical software — MEDIA Access Pro — and the new ADVantage advertising dashboard offering.

Another Chance For Victory Given By FCC

Arkansas' Christian Connection has another shot at victory in its quest to shift seven counties from two different DMAs to the Jonesboro, Ark., local satellite carriage television market.

FCC Scolds Greyhounds For Wrongful Dish Delivery

Eastern New Mexico University may be used to being in the doghouse, but it's now been admonished by the FCC for its improper use of an FM translator to deliver programming via satellite to a full service FM in Midland, Texas.

Raycom Uses WVUE Acquisition Option

Now that the spectrum auction has closed, Raycom has exercised its option and is ready to take on the Crescent City's home for Peter Griffin, Homer Simpson and 34-year veteran newsman John Snell. The purchase price is upward of $50 million, and this station was once owned by Emmis Communications for more than a decade.
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Are T-Mobile, Comcast The Big Spectrum Auction Spenders?

If the estimates of UBS analyst John Hodulik are correct, a wireless carrier said to be courting Sprint and one of the nation's biggest MVPDs are the top two bidders in the just-concluded Forward Auction.

What’s A Pandora Shareholder To Do?

That's the question Frank DiPietro of financial advising blog The Motley Fool sought to answer. In a comprehensive review of the streaming audio company's financial health, DiPietro put on his thinking cap and wondered if Pandora Media is better off without a merger with its much-discussed potential suitor, Sirius XM Holdings.

Pai’s Polka Party: FCC Head Talks Up Infrastructure Investment

Four years after his last appearance at the American Cable Association's just-concluded ACA Summit, Ajit Pai was pleased to be back -- this time as FCC Chairman. ACA President Matthew Polka was even more pleased with Pai, in particular on his efforts regarding rural broadband expansion and infrastructure investment.

Is ‘Fair Play’ A Threat To Local Radio Freedom?

A 25-year Democratic Congressional veteran representing parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn and the Chair of the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology have served notice that a bi-partisan push to create a "radio tax" has just begun. The NAB chimed in, and we've got a RBR + TVBR OBSERVATION on the hot-button issue of performance royalties for radio.

MAGNA: Digital To Power Overall Sales Growth In ’17

IPG Mediabrands' MAGNA has released its 2017 advertising forecast for U.S. media, and domestic ad spend is expected to grow by 3.7% this year. But, to little surprise, it is digital ad sales that will power this growth. Meanwhile, it believes radio advertising will continue to struggle in 2017 due to weakening pricing power.

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