Brian Wieser

Does TV Presently Have A Problem With Its Core Audience?

Total TV use as Brian Wieser defines it was down. But, it was far more pronounced among adults 18-49 than among all households. There's a clear reason why this is happening, based on his analysis.

Investors Express Confidence In Meredith Pacings Boost

The multimedia company raised its earnings-per-share outlook for its fiscal 2017 third quarter and full year. Digital dollars are the key reason for the bump.

FOX Finalizes A Long-Term Deal With Nielsen

This new pact encompasses all of FOX Television Stations' 28 stations across 17 DMAs. Most importantly, the new deal includes FOX's Charlotte O&Os.

A Comet Arrives At Apple TV and Roku

Comet TV, the digital multicast science fiction and horror network launched in late 2015 through a joint partnership between Sinclair Television Group and MGM, can now be viewed by way of a brand-new app for Apple TV and Roku.
Cable / Satellite

WSJ Addresses The ‘Death’ Of Niche Cable Channels

A report in the business publication highlights the high cost per viewer of niche cable TV networks, and how this is spurring the death of some channels.

This MVPD Player Just Bought An Online Video Ad Giant

You know those auto-play advertisements that are becoming more and more prevalent on TV station websites, among other places one would travel with a web browser? The owner of Optimum just bought the No. 1 player in the space.

Dealer Associations Hold Top Three Places

It's the first day of Spring. That must mean it's car-buying season, based on the activity seen among auto dealer associations on the latest Media Monitors TV Spot Ten.

This Univision EVP Just Sped Over To Telemundo

A key executive at Univision Communications who has served as the interim CEO of the millennial-focused Fusion multi-platform network has hit the gas and driven over to the Hispanic media company's biggest rival — NBCUniversal's Telemundo unit.

What HBA Brand Just Flew In With Cable TV Ads?

The biggest news may concern a big Health & Beauty Aids player, as one brand greatly stepped up its cable TV advertising for the week ending March 19.

Here’s The New CEO At A Real-Time TV Metrics Firm

A leader in real-time TV measurement for marketers and advertisers has set a new CEO.
Perry Sook

Nexstar Head Selected For Avatar

The founder and President/CEO of Nexstar Media Group will be honored in late May with the Media Financial Management Association (MFM)'s Avatar Award.

A State Senator’s Fight Brings WFSB Back To Optimum

After eight weeks, Optimum subscribers in Connecticut regained access to their local CBS affiliate, WFSB-3 in Hartford, Friday afternoon. The end of a bitter impasse came after a state senator sought to bring Meredith and Optimum parent Altice USA together to resolve their differences. In this RBR + TVBR INFOCUS report, we talked exclusively to this legislator right at the moment she excitedly learned of the battle's end.

Raycom Goes Dark On U-Verse Lineups

Raycom Media has become the latest broadcast television company to see its stations get yanked from a MVPD over a retransmission fee dispute. Right before midnight Thursday, AT&T U-Verse dropped all Raycom-owned stations from its channel lineups in 23 different markets. It's nothing new for AT&T U-Verse customers in markets where Raycom owns stations.

Jackpot! Entravision Scores A Vegas TV Indie

Entravision Communications has just snagged its fifth television signal in the Silver State's biggest market. The company has, however, taken the quiet route in letting the world learn of its latest acquisition.

This Must-Carry Ask Just Got Nixed

A MyNetwork affiliate in Mississippi asserted it had to be added to a cable system's lineup in a county some 30 miles from the origin point of its low-power signal. The FCC disagreed. Here's why.

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