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2/16/2018
There isn’t a bigger showcase than the Olympics and WRAL is using the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, to give viewers a taste of the much anticipated next generation television standard, ATSC 3.0.
2/16/2018
Offering a counterweight to the misinformation that is spread following disasters, Twitter has decided to start streaming local TV news footage as events unfold.
2/16/2018
CBS said its over-the-top direct-to-consumer services already have nearly 5 million subscribers, well ahead of expectations.
2/16/2018
Twitter, Amazon, YouTube and Verizon are in the running to win digital streaming rights for the NFL’s Thursday Night Football package.
2/16/2018
The video advertising platform Brandzooka will be rolling out a self-serve ad platform for connected TV devices.
2/15/2018
NBC took top prize in ratings, its Olympics coverage producing a 4.0 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 16 share.
2/15/2018
NBC combines Nielsen’s measures for its TV channels with Adobe’s measurement of streaming data to form Total Audience Delivery.
2/15/2018
Twitter is starting to show live, local news broadcasts in a live streaming window next to its timeline during major breaking news events.
2/15/2018
A majority of the nominees for FTC commissioner told a Senate Commerce Committee panel that they are willing to take a new look at Big Tech firms like Google and Facebook, and regulate them if necessary.
2/15/2018
NBC Olympics’ Tuesday prime-time coverage posted a TAD metric showing a 5% increase in total audience.
2/15/2018
The House E&C Committee has unanimously agreed to allocate more money for TV stations for post incentive auction repack and provide money for low-power TV stations and translators displaced by the repack.
2/14/2018
The 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards was a hit Sunday night, Feb. 11, for the African American-focused multicast network, delivering up solid viewership gains and strong double-digit increases in the delivery of all key demos vs. last year’s telecast.
2/14/2018
Two big NFL playoff games helped broadcasters earn a slight gain in prime-time viewership for January. Broadcast was up 1% in prime-time 18-49 viewership in January to 8 million total 18-49 viewers in the Nielsen C3 metric.
2/14/2018
Keeping a promise made in June 2017, Chrome will begin removing intrusive ads from sites that do not follow the Better Ads Standards.
2/14/2018
Shaun White’s gold medal win in the men’s snowboarding halfpipe event of the 2018 Winter Olympics helped the Games set a new high in the Nielsen ratings.
2/14/2018
According to a study by The Diffusion Group, at the end of 2017 some 5.3 million households subscribed to a virtual MVPD service.
2/14/2018
While Netflix is one of the biggest competitors of broadcast and cable outlets, it is boosting the ratings of some shows it airs.
2/14/2018
Deloitte reports that consumer spending is increasing and shifting among a range of formats and channels for differing reasons—an indication that the retail sector is evolving again.
2/14/2018
After avoiding a repeat of the Rio Games by exceeding their guarantees during the first five days of the Winter Olympics, NBC is now taking a portion of their ad inventory back into the market for new business during the Games.
2/14/2018
NBCU said it is supporting the ANA’s #SeeHer initiative during the Olympics with segments featuring women athletes.
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