Xperi Incumbent Directors Survive Dissident Investor Push

In mid-March, one of Xperi Inc.'s biggest shareholders criticized the company for a “history of underperformance, poor decision making and reckless capital allocation.” It wanted a change on Xperi's board of directors. Shareholders last week said no to the desires of that rebel investor.

FCC’s Carr Says No To Agency’s AI Content Regulation Plan

Brendan Carr, in a lengthy statement, said he opposes a "new effort to regulate political speech" ahead of a contentious 2024 U.S. presidential election. Why? The plan will only cover one delivery vehicle for political advertisements, as the FCC does not have authority over streaming media.

Graham Media Group Buyouts Impacting Texas

Graham Media Group has buyout offers agreed upon with longtime staffers that could impact its flagship station in Detroit as well as its broadcast TV stations in other markets. This week, it became known that the company's stations in Houston and San Antonio will be seeing big staff changes.
Dennis Thatcher, President, Mission Broadcasting

Mission Ditches Detroit Deal, Putting Nexstar On Notice For The CW

While WADL-38 in Mt. Clemens, Mich. will no longer be sold to Mission Broadcasting, many are now wondering what the future holds in the nation's 13th-largest market for The CW Network — which had been poised to shift to the Detroit-market station following its sale.

Rosenworcel Proposes AI Disclosure for Political Ads

The Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission has shared with the agency's four Commissioners a draft proposal that, if adopted, would look into whether the FCC should require disclosure when there is AI-generated content in political ads on broadcast radio and television stations.

Scripps Selects A Chief Distribution Officer

The E.W. Scripps Co. has made a key addition to its executive leadership by appointing a Chief Distribution Officer tasked with managing accessibility of the company's linear channels across multiple platforms. The role is going the woman serving since February as the interim head of distribution. 

NewsNation Readying Full 24/7 Program Grid

The cable TV news and information channel born out of WGN America and today owned by Nexstar Media Group will expand its news programming to a 24-hours per-day Monday through Sunday schedule, starting June 1.

FCC Affirms Denial Of FM Translator Power Jump

The full Commission has agreed to stand by a Media Bureau decision to deny the licensee of an FM translator serving the capital city of Nevada to increase its power from 40 watts to 250 watts, denying the licensee's request for a waiver.

S&P Global Ratings Assigns Ratings To New Gray Loan

As RBR+TVBR reported on May 20, Gray Television has put its wheels in motion on a cash offer for bondholders to put their dollars into notes due in 2026. One day later, S&P Global Ratings assigned issue-level and recovering ratings to Gray's new tranche F term loan with a 2029 maturity date.

DirecTV Adds More CW Affiliates To Streaming Platform

Four additional stations affiliated with the Nexstar Media Group-controlled The CW have been added to local streaming lineups by DirecTV. As of early Tuesday, two Sinclair Broadcast Group and two Gray Television stations were added to the service.

TV News Anchor Wins Student Debt Relief Grant

A morning news anchor for an ABC affiliate owned by Gray Television has been selected as the recipient of the 2024 Results Broadcasting Education Grant. The $3,000 debt assistance reward is available to individuals currently employed in Wisconsin broadcasting or related media.

Gray Television Begins Tender Offer For 2026 Notes

Gray Television on Monday put the wheels in motion on a cash offer for bondholders to put their dollars into notes due in 2026.

Townsquare Media Finds New Life For Silent FMs

“Due to economic conditions in the market," Townsquare Media at the start of 2024 took a trio of Delaware County, N.Y., FM radio stations silent under special temporary authority. Now, Townsquare Media has found a buyer for the stations that doesn't need to worry about advertising revenue.
Todd Woods

KLOVE, Air1 Parent EMF ​To Select a New CEO

Todd Woods, who in March 2023 was selected to succeed Bill Reeves as the chief executive of one of the biggest radio station owners in the U.S., has tendered his resignation. Educational Media Foundation on Thursday revealed who is succeeding him on an interim basis, marking EMF's third CEO since Mike Novak's 2018 retirement.
Bob Iger, pictured in 2017

Disney ‘Dramatically’ Trimming Traditional TV Investment

He had tongues wagging across Manhattan on Tuesday for his unexpected appearance at The Walt Disney Company's 2024 Upfront presentation. Then, Bob Iger, Disney's CEO, continued to gain attention for comments made Wednesday at MoffettNathanson's Media & Communications Summit.