Study: Broadband TV Households Are Shedding Legacy Pay-TV Services

The percentage of U.S. broadband households that aren't subscribing to a "Legacy Pay-TV (LPTV)" service has more than doubled in the past five years. That's the key takeaway from new research conducted by The Diffusion Group.

Nexstar, Sinclair Team For ATSC 3.0-Inspired Consortium

Two of the broadcast television industry's biggest players have formed a consortium designed to promote spectrum aggregation, innovation and monetization while enhancing their abilities to compete in the wireless data transmission sector.

‘TV’s Advanced Audience Platform’ Launched By Fox, Turner & Viacom

Founded by the consortium of "television publishers" and operated by "a neutral third-party auditor," OpenAP becomes the television industry’s first open platform for cross-publisher audience targeting and independent measurement.

McDermott Media Group Chosen To Help Verance Rollout

One of the industry’s most prominent broadcast industry executives has been retained by Verance Corporation to help it in its goal of introducing next-generation television benefits to broadcasters via its Verance Aspect technology.

FOX, CW Schedule Affiliate Meetings At NAB Show

If your station's success is thanks to an Empire and one Homer Simpson, you may want to book a flight to spend the final week of April in Las Vegas. The same can be said if your affiliate is powered by superheroes such as Supergirl, The Flash and Arrow.

A Big Week For Insurance Providers

Insurance companies continue to dominate the Media Monitors Cable Spot Ten report. Which ones are making noise?

Boost Mobile Holds Onto First Place

In last week’s Media Monitors TV Spot Ten report, Boost Mobile was No. 1 again. Where were the other wireless companies?

Dish Seeks $1B For Shopping Funds Through Note Sale

The DBS provider plans to issue and sell some $1 billion aggregate principal amount of convertible notes in a private offering. Why? It wants the money for "strategic transactions," which may include "wireless and spectrum-related" strategic deals. Stockholders weren't pleased with the news, sending shares downward.
FOX

Got Something To Say About WWOR Ownership?

If you've been wanting to tell the FCC what you really think about its waiver granting Fox Television Stations ownership of two VHF stations in the Big Apple along with the nation's most popular daily tabloid newspaper, now's your chance.

DISH Uses Vignette To Explain Hearst Impasse

When Warren Schlichting, EVP/Programming at Dish Network, wanted to share an update on the current status of the DBS provider's negotiations with Hearst Television, he opted out of a press release. Instead, Schlichting stated his company's case in a video to Dish customers made available Thursday morning.

Has Pandora Peaked With Audio Streamers?

Of the many key takeaways presented Thursday by Edison Research and Triton Digital in their co-hosted Infinite Dial 2017 webinar on digital media consumer behavior, none stood out more than where Pandora stands today as a source for new music and how it is consumed on a weekly basis. The trends aren't good, whereas Spotify and traditional AM and FM radio stations are holding their own.

Is A ‘Profound Change’ For Broadcast TV Owners Coming?

In two weeks, the FCC will consider a Report and Order that would authorize channel sharing outside the context of the incentive auction. This is a major development for the owners of television stations, says Stephan Sloan, a Rhode Island-based Director at Media Services Group. It's so major, he says, that a broadcast TV station owner in a Top 5 market could save between $30 million and $40 million in landing an over-the-air home.
Univision Communications, Inc.

An ‘Expedited’ Solution To Charter-Univision Stalemate?

Charter Spectrum subscribers need not be concerned about losing access to the Univision, UniMás and pay-TV network Galavisión until the end of June. In a statement sent to RBR + TVBR late Tuesday, Univision Communications said it and Charter "have agreed to forego a preliminary injunction hearing and instead will pursue an expedited schedule that will allow the court to rule on the dispute more quickly." The settlement includes a hefty bond that Charter is set to post in July, and we've got the details on this multi-million dollar payment Univision will get in Q3.

Boost Mobile Is Number One

In last week’s Media Monitors TV Spot Ten report, Boost Mobile was No. 1 with 18,242 spots. But, look what's in the Top 10 -- a diverse assortment of brands reflecting several different categories -- great news for TV sales execs.

Verizon Ramps Up Its Cable Spots

There's not much week-over-week movement in Media Monitors' Cable Spot Ten report. But, this big wireless services company just stepped ahead of its rivals with respect to using pay-TV networks to reach consumers.

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