Roger Ailes

Former Fox News Chairman/CEO Roger Ailes Dies

One of the founders of the FOX News Channel, Ailes passed away this morning. "He was a patriot," his wife stated in a statement provided to Drudge Report. Ailes exited Fox on July 21, 2016, after sexual harassment accusations from Gretchen Carlson and others put a dark cloud on his 20 years building the network.

Midwest TV Inks New Nielsen Deal

The owner of an AM/FM combo and the CBS affiliate in America's Finest City has renewed its agreement with the audience measurement estimates provider.
Wall Street

Who Gained On A Tough Day On Wall Street?

It was a brutal day for investors as Trump Administration worries spread their way to U.S. financial markets. Yet, two media companies saw improvements as the Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 372.82 points, to 20,606.93, and the Nasdaq Composite slid 158.63, to 6,011.24.

How TV, Radio Can Get In The Digital Driver’s Seat

Local media’s digital efforts have evolved into a competitive $12 billion industry, representing an 18% share of all locally spent digital advertising. That's a key insight point from Borrell Associates, which has released its 2017 update on its "Benchmarking Local Media's Digital Revenues" report. What else does Borrell say about radio and TV, and their strength in capturing digital dollars? Read this to see if your stations have something to learn in your fight for right-sized local campaigns.

Local Media’s Digital Revenue: A Dollar-by-Dollar Look

As of today, local businesses are investing more of their marketing dollars in digital media than in community-based print and traditional broadcast media. That's not to say broadcast TV, cable TV and AM and FM radio aren't benefiting from this shift. The 2017 update to the annual Borrell Associates report "Benchmarking Local Media's Digital Revenues" explores how important a role traditional media has played in driving the digital train. How did big radio and TV companies fare?

Facebook’s Bug Problem: ‘Fake News’ Or Broadcast Media Booster?

Better and more transparent audience measurement is a demand advertisers are delivering to Facebook, which has a bug in its system. According to The Wall Street Journal, some clients are getting refunds after this bug led the social media giant to overstate clicks on marketers' websites when accessed via a mobile device. Facebook says it's a minor glitch. What do radio and TV executives have to say, and will they use the bug as part of their own "repellent plan"?

Emergency? Americans Tune To Broadcast Media

When we find ourselves in times of trouble, the radio and TV are the media most Americans seek for the latest information and details. In fact, U.S. adults turn to broadcast TV and radio above all other media by a factor of nearly four to one, new online research shared by the NAB finds.
Perry Sook

Why Are Nexstar Shares Stumbling?

What's going on at Nexstar? On March 1, its shares were at $73.15. Today, they're under $57. Are investors concerned that the company's merger with Media General isn't enough, and that it needs another huge deal to keep up with Sinclair?

Why ‘Searchable TV’ May Be In Your Company’s Future

Of the thousands of individuals at the recent 2017 NAB Show, an innovator and pioneer in decision studies from Philadelphia may be one of the key people TV industry decision-makers may wish to know. He's also happens to be Villanova University's Assistant Men's LaCrosse Coach and a member of the Forbes Technology Council. What's his story? His company, iQ Media, can offer a TV station “real-time access to both paid and earned media.”

TV Meters Get A Boost From Nielsen

As the 2017-2018 Upfront presentations continue to roll, with clients and marketers shuffling from venue to venue in Midtown Manhattan, Nielsen has given broadcast and cable TV channels a bit of a boost. The dominant audience measurement company in the U.S. plans to install close to 15,000 TV audience meters in about 7,000 homes across the 140 markets presently measured by Local TV paper diaries.

Cumulus Significantly Trims Its Net Loss In Q1

There's light at the end of a long, long tunnel for Cumulus Media. The nation's No. 2 owner of AMs and FMs by station count saw its Q1 2017 net revenue slip by 1.7%, to $264 million. But, its net loss was sliced by 49%, coming in at "just" $7.4 million (25 cents per share). This compares to $14.5 million (49 cents) in Q1 2016.

Twitter, Nielsen Team Up On Digital Ad Ratings

At 5pm Eastern, Nielsen Audio will release its first batch of April 2017 PPM-based ratings. Of course, Nielsen also measures television, and is increasingly asserting itself as a key provider of digital metrics. It's just solidified that desire a bit further, thanks to a global expansion of its measurement of Twitter mobile campaigns. Learn how this may impact broadcast media's sales opportunities—in particular if you have the radio rights to WW1's coverage of "Thursday Night Football."

Is Your Radio Station Prepared For A Satellite’s Death?

For radio industry engineers, programming executives and the C-Suite, "AMC-8" is the all-important satellite that for many years has been feeding AM and FM radio stations with short-form and long-form programming. On June 30, the aging satellite will be put to sleep. Are radio stations prepared? There's concern that many aren't. This RBR + TVBR INFOCUS piece looks at why a last-minute transition scramble could prove problematic for the industry.

A Bipartisan Push In Congress Would Prevent An ‘Ad Tax’

Worried about increased royalty payments for the music played on an AM or FM radio station? There's a new concern to turn your attention to, and broadcast TV's C-Suite also may wish to pay attention.
Saga Communications, Inc.

Saga Says Goodbye To TV With Morgan Murphy Deal

Following the FCC's spectrum auction, it became clear that smaller broadcast TV operators, or those with a small footprint in TV, would become sellers rather than acquisition players. Among the companies that looked poised to exit the TV business was Saga Communications. Now, speculation has turned to confirmation: Saga is leaving the TV business.

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