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10/3/2018
The value of TV stations sold in the third quarter nearly tripled to $297.4 million, according to data gathered by Kagan. Kagan, a media research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence, found 32 deals involving TV stations, with 23 full power and 23 lower stations changing hands.
10/3/2018
Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City who is considering a 2020 presidential campaign, will give $20 million to the main Democratic Senate super PAC this week — jolting the national battle for control of the chamber just five weeks away from the midterm elections.
10/3/2018
A group of companies including developers of antenna and hardware/software technologies have created a new marketing coalition to make it easier for consumers to view over the air broadcast with streaming services.
10/2/2018
While OTT video may be the hot topic in the media industry, traditional linear TV remains king of the castle -- for now. Samsung’s data found that 81% of its smart TVs still tune in to linear TV.
10/2/2018
Subscription services might dominate the over-the-top video market today, but free, ad-supported platforms are beginning to find their way to viewers on internet-connected TVs.
10/2/2018
New technologies that the wireless telephone and broadcast TV industries are expected to roll out over the next several years will enhance the ability of each to get into some of the traditional businesses of the other.
10/2/2018
The media world is changing quickly and television is right in the middle of the transition. That’s an early theme developing at this year’s Advertising Week in New York.
10/2/2018
Nielsen has expanded its Total Audience, which will now be available in all 210 local markets, MediaPost reports “That includes its Digital Ad Ratings, Total Ad Ratings and Digital Content Ratings, measuring reach, frequency and gross rating points for ads and content across digital and TV."
10/1/2018
The prestigious TVB Excellence Award recognizes recipients for their creativity in producing a collaborative multiplatform advertising campaign that generated results and value for their client over the past year. The TVB NEXT Awards honor tomorrow’s leaders in media buying, planning and sales.
9/28/2018
comScore said Campaign Ratings provide media buyers and seller with an unduplicated view of video ad campaign delivery across linear, TV, OTT, desktop and mobile platform. It provides insights into co-viewing, person-level reach and audience demographics.
9/28/2018
Backed by a consortium of major TV station groups, PremiumMedia360’s automated TV advertising platform is now available to 320 TV stations.
9/28/2018
With political advertising about to dwindle after the November elections, and core in an extremely low-growth mode, retransmission consent is seen as a key revenue generator for stations, according to a finance panel at TVB Forward.
9/28/2018
While ad measurement has clearly made significant improvements, everybody on the TVB Forward conference’s Thursday panel focused on the topic said there’s a lot more that needs to be done.
9/28/2018
President Trump’s threat of tariffs on imported cars and light trucks is “pretty real” and, if imposed, could result in two million fewer cars being sold next year, said Patrick Manzi, senior economist of the National Automobile Dealers Association, Thursday at the TVB Forward conference in New York.
9/28/2018
The extraordinary fruits of broadcast TV sales labor sprang to light during a TVB Forward panel session on political advertising Thursday, which examined not only the current cycle, but 2020 as well.
9/27/2018
TIP Initiative, a consortium of local television broadcasters including Hearst Television, Nexstar Media Group, Raycom Media, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Tegna and Tribune Media today released updates for the project at TVB Forward 2018, local broadcast television’s annual advertising and marketing leadership conference.
9/27/2018
With the FCC contemplating setting a new ownership cap for TV stations, Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy today made the case for no cap and criticized other broadcasters who want to maintain a cap of some kind out of their own “self interest.”
9/27/2018
At the TVB Forward conference here Thursday (Sept. 27), panel moderator, S&P Global Market Intelligence senior director, research Robin Flynn said CBS has already thrown down the gauntlet, saying it is seeking $3 per month per subscriber in retrans revenue and $2 per month per subscriber for reverse compensation from station affiliates.
9/27/2018
As New Fox moves its flagship broadcast network toward a programming lineup dominated by live sports, one analyst wonders if it could come to view the traditional relationship between the network and its local affiliates as expendable.
9/27/2018
The gods of spot advertising will taketh next year nearly as much as they giveth in 2018. The fiercely fought political races now in progress, along with the Olympics, will elevate total spot revenue by an average 12.7% this year over last, even with core advertising (non-political advertising) declining 2.3%.
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