Should Meredith Investors Be Concerned About A Stock Dip?

Zacks Equity Research is at it again. Last week, it questioned if Entercom is “positioned for a slump" and then warned investors in Sirius XM Holdings Inc. “to pay close attention to the stock” based on recent moves in the options market. Now, it's wondering why Meredith Corp. shares as of Tuesday's Closing Bell on Wall Street have lost some 16.5% of their value since the company's last quarterly earnings report.

Univision Picks A Partner For Converged TV, Video Ads

For a television network operating in 2017 and beyond, cross-screen planning, forecasting and measurement capabilities are more important than ever. That's one reason why Univision Communications has forged a partnership with Videology, a software provider for converged TV and video advertising.

The Tide Is High For TV Spots

In last week’s Media Monitors TV Spot Ten report, the Chevrolet Dealer Association held steady at No. 1 with 27,103 spots. But the Tide is rolling toward TV, and Procter & Gamble Co. is to thank.

Cable’s The Place For Ace

Could the Memorial Day holiday be a good time for home repairs and hardware supply purchases? Ace Hardware certainly thinks so, based on last week's Media Monitors Cable Spot Ten report.

TEGNA To Pay $55K For Ad With False EAS Tones

One of the nation's largest owners of broadcast TV stations has entered into a Consent Decree with the FCC that resolves an investigation into the improper insertion of Emergency Alert System (EAS) tones in a commercial that aired on a NBC affiliate in Florida's First Coast. We've got an RBR+TVBR Observation on the matter, which could have easily been prevented.

Mega TV Gets FCC Market Modification Nod

The television market of WSBS-22 in Key West, Fla., the station used by Spanish Broadcasting System as the flagship for its Mega TV mini-network, will now include 41 cable communities in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale DMA, thanks to an FCC Media Bureau Order released today.

UHD Ownership Surging In U.S. Households

Among emerging technologies, 4K Ultra HD (UHD) television is enjoying the fastest growth in U.S. household ownership. That's a key takeaway from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)'s 19th annual Consumer Technology Ownership and Market Potential Study.

From The Portals To The House: Colwell Takes House E&C Role

Ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, the powerful House Energy & Commerce Committee unveiled its two latest staff members. One returns to Capitol Hill after a 13-year career in the private sector. The other individual jumps from the FCC, where this person has served as Chief of Staff and Senior Legal Advisor to Commissioner Michael O'Rielly since December 2014.

SW Florida Pair Have a New Deal With Nielsen

The NBC and ABC affiliates in Southwest Florida have a new deal that ensures their continued access to Nielsen ratings data. It's a multi-year agreement, with specific terms not disclosed.

TV Repack Leads A FOX Affiliate To Nix Relocation Redo

The saga of a FOX affiliate in the Peach State that saw its previous owner seek a move back to the channel it received the FCC's permission to move from has ended. It's all thanks to the 39-month post-spectrum auction station repack that will see some 1,000 TV stations make a move to a new frequency.

Humboldt Bummer: NBC Affiliate Gets Public File Fine

The TV station known as "The Spirit of the North Coast" may be in a less-than-cheery mood today. That's because the FCC has issued the NBC affiliate behind the "Redwood Curtain" a $6,000 fine for repeatedly and/or willfully failing to populate certain documents in its electronic public file in a timely manner. This station was also faulted for failing to mention this e-Boo Boo in its license renewal application.
Brian Wieser

How A Huge Jump In TV News Viewing Helps Media Owners

As Pivotal Research Group CFA Brian Wieser sees it, TV news "is important for media owners because of the absolute scale of the genre, its potential for profitability, the political influence that follows from these divisions and because of the significant growth they have recorded in recent periods." In yet another tumultuous and troubling week across D.C. and around the globe, increasingly intense consumer interest led to a surge in viewing. Could this lead to a revenue surge, too?

Flood Takes On Full Ownership Of Iowa Channel

In October 2016, Flood Communications of Omaha agreed to assume control of a low-power TV station in Sioux City, Iowa, for which he had only partial ownership interest. An FCC filing made Wednesday formalizes how much money company owner Mike Flood is paying for full control of the facility.

Chris Way Wins A Return Trip To Las Vegas

An eight-year veteran of the CBS affiliate serving Southern Nevada who served as VP of the Las Vegas Executives Association from July 2014 through April 2015 is heading back to the City of Lights.

WTTW Repack Game Plan Includes GatesAir

The primary PBS member station serving the Chicago market has selected GatesAir to fulfill its FCC TV spectrum repack requirements. The wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions provider for TV and radio broadcasters will offer the station its newly released Maxiva ULXTE high-efficiency, liquid-cooled UHF TV transmitter in preparation for WTTW’s relocation from digital channel 47 to 25.

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