Urban One Board Directors Solidified By Shareholders

The company formerly known as Radio One, which in addition to its AM and FM properties owns the TV One cable and satellite network and the swanky new MGM National Harbor casino and resort in Prince George's County, Md., had no problem getting shareholder approval for its six Board of Director nominees.
Univision Communications, Inc.

Can Univision Do What A SoCal ‘Hero’ Couldn’t?

A proposed transaction only made possible by the now-concluded FCC Spectrum Auction that would have allowed The Meruelo Group to pay $10 million for a channel-sharing agreement from Hero Licenseco was scuttled before the deadline for comments on the arrangement were due to the FCC. Now, Univision is seeking to do what Meruelo and Hero attempted to accomplish.
Univision Communications, Inc.

Univision Goes Digital With Chicago, San Antonio News

Can a bilingual newscast, even digitally delivered, woo Latinos in the Alamo City? Univision sure thinks so, as it launches two local streaming-only weekday news programs at 11:30am in both San Antonio and in Chicago.
NAB / National Association of Broadcasters

NAB Reacts To FCC ‘Special Displacement Window’ For LPTVs, Translators

The FCC has created procedures for low-power television stations (LPTVs) and translators to apply for a Special Displacement Window if they are being forced off the air by the incentive auction. This led to a response from the NAB.

Here’s The First Affiliate Member Of The Next-Gen TV Consortium

A broadcast TV company with 12 TV stations across six states is the latest operator to join a consortium designed to promote spectrum aggregation, innovation and monetization while enhancing their abilities to compete in the wireless data transmission sector.
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What’s Behind The U.S. Ad Growth Slowdown?

The biggest takeaway from MAGNA Global's Advertising Forecasts Spring Update, released today, indicates that the U.S. ad market in 2017 will see "a steep, but expected slowdown from 2016, with 1.6% advertising revenue growth." What is the outlook by industry and by media? RBR+TVBR dove into the report, and we have the details.

This Study Solidifies Consumer Love For Long-Form Video

For the first time, long-form content represents the majority of time spent watching video on every screen. That's the top finding from the just-released Q1 2017 Global Video Index from software and services provider Ooyala.

Why Is TEGNA Under Wall Street’s Microscope?

From mid-December through the last day of May 2017, TEGNA shares were placidly trading in the mid-$20 range. Then, on June 1, they fell off a cliff, tumbling to $15.27 per share. At the Closing Bell on Tuesday, TGNA shares were at $14.65—up 12 cents from yesterday's close. What ails the company formerly known as Gannett? Zacks Equity Research sought to find the answer.
NAB / National Association of Broadcasters

NAB Asks FCC For Maximum Next Gen Flexibility

In official Reply Comments filed June 8 with the FCC, the NAB urged the Commission to provide broadcasters "with as much flexibility as possible in adopting rules to govern the voluntary deployment of" the ATSC 3.0 next-generation broadcast TV standard. In particular, they do not want the Commission to impose any heightened regulatory requirements on stations merely because they seek to migrate to the new standard.
Univision Communications, Inc.

A Former Asst. U.S. Attorney To Head Univision Litigation Team

One of the biggest Hispanic and millennial-targeted media companies in the U.S. has brought on a former Asst. U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District...

Local News Media Preferred By This Study’s Respondents

A study released today by a programmatic ad player in the broadcast TV space indicates that U.S. consumers harbor a greater amount of trust in their local news programming than for the national news media. This same study also finds that TV "dominates" as a preferred local news source, with radio behind social media. We had to respond with an RBR + TVBR Observation, which finds the commercial radio industry guilty of largely giving up its ability to be a go-to source of news.

Allstate Takes First Place With New MVPD Effort

Hey, cable TV: You're in good hands with a great client, based on last week’s Media Monitors Cable Spot Ten report. What are the other big brands actively using cable networks to communicate their messages to consumers? Find out now!

Lysol Beats Them All With Big TV Bump

For broadcast TV sales teams across the U.S., it's time to start "healthing." That's because Reckitt Benckiser's Lysol disinfectant brand leads the way in the latest Media Monitors Spot Ten TV report. It was also a very big week for two insurers, and for a major department store chain.
Dish Network

Are Amazon and DISH Dancing?

DISH Network shares climbed 1.6%, to $65.02, on Friday after surging some 2.5% on an early morning report that it and Amazon may be exploring a deeper partnership ... or perhaps a merger.
Telemundo

Weekend ‘Noticias’ Added In The Alamo City

NBCUniversal's Telemundo Station Group in recent years has made a significant investment in the local news operation of its O&Os across the country—an integral part of its plan to dethrone Hispanic media rival Unvision in both ratings and revenue. That effort continues on Saturday, when Telemundo's San Antonio affiliate launches four new half-hour weekend newscasts.

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