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.

VICE Media: Telemundo’s Desired Fountain of Youth

In a move expressly designed to bring millennial-appealing content to its multimedia delivery vehicles, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises has forged an exclusive content partnership with VICE Media. The partnership will include the co-production of original documentary segments on subjects ranging from music, sports, food, culture and more for Telemundo's news department.

Rogers Recruited By Nexstar For Music City Role

Tracey Rogers is trucking east from Memphis for a new position in Music City. Effective immediately, Rogers has taken the VP/GM role at Nexstar Media Group's ABC affiliate in Nashville, WKRN-2.
Chevrolet

It’s All About Cars: Dealer Associations Drive Up TV Spots

Chevrolet and Honda just couldn't sit back and watch their competitors use TV to help drive Memorial Day Weekend interest in a new vehicle. Thanks to a big bump in TV spots from dealer associations for each brand, half of the latest Spot 10 is all about cars, trucks and family-friendly wheels of choice.

Home Improvement Retailers Step It Up At Cable

In the Media Monitors Cable Spot Ten report for the week ending May 14, The Home Depot and its top competitor, Lowe's, weren't even in the Top 30. In last week's Spot Ten report, both Do-It-Yourself hardware superstores surged back toward the top, with a highly active insurance brand the only thing stopping from them from finishing 1-2.

Surviving the Upfronts in a Cross-Media World

Now in their seventh year, the digital upfronts continue to shake up the media and advertising industries. But, the relatively novel concept of online TV audiences is still uncharted territory for most buyers. Many still have questions about how to most effectively allocate dollars across TV and digital media. A June 2012 report from comScore remains relevant, and we've traveled into the RBR+TVBR archives to present it once again for our members.

‘Code Blue’ Could Empower Police With EAS Alerts

"We interrupt this programming to inform you of threats of law enforcement and for your help in apprehending dangerous suspects." That's a message broadcast media could soon be required to air, thanks to a proposal that would empower local law enforcement with FCC-mandated "Blue Alerts."
Meredith

Meredith Corp. Sets NYC Investor Day

What's the road ahead look like for Meredith Corp., the publisher of a variety of women's lifestyle brands in addition to its collection of local TV stations across the U.S.? Investors will find out on June 6 during a 90-minute presentation devoted expressly for them.

This Study Suggests Consumers Are Ready To Spend For ATSC 3.0

A just-completed consumer survey on the Advanced Television Systems Committee’s new ATSC 3.0 features shows a big boost in the willingness to spend more on a smart TV.

FCC Releases NPRM On Main Studio Rule’s Rescission

In an unanimous 3-0 vote at today's FCC May Open meeting, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes to eliminate the rule, which requires each AM, FM, and television broadcast station to have a main studio located in or near its local community.
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.
Cable / Satellite

Subscriber Losses Continue For Top U.S. MVPDs

The top 10 television service providers in the U.S. lost some 559,000 television customers between them in Q1 2017. That's according to the latest informitv Multiscreen Index, and represents a quarterly subscriber reduction of 0.63%. It compares to a loss of 162,000 for the top 10 services in the previous quarter, and a small gain of 18,000 in Q1 2016.

What Will TEGNA Look Like After Cars.com Drives Off?

TEGNA, the media company known as Gannett until its newspapers were spun off, is about ready to do another bit of shedding. On May 31, its Cars.com will become a stand-alone company. The move will see TEGNA Media President Dave Lougee become TEGNA President/CEO as the company's current leader, Gracia Martore, steps into retirement. An investor meeting held today shed light on what a car-free TEGNA will mean to them.

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