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In addition to overseeing all of The CW’s marketing and promotion efforts, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Digital Programs Rick Haskins is responsible for the development and production of new entertainment content specifically tailored for the network’s digital and emerging platforms.
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Viewing of video is still expanding, mostly for newer SVOD services and YouTube. Advertising is relatively strong at the moment - but we think it continues to look weaker over longer time horizons as the large brands who dominate it are generally limiting growth or reducing spending.
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NBC Sports has reached an exclusive agreement to televise the games of a new lacrosse league.
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The ABC Owned Television Stations Group said it is starting a new community journalist program that will create local content for audiences on multiple platforms.
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On nearly five times its average volume, with 1.24 million shares traded as of midday and 3.2 million at the NYSE Closing Bell, Gray shares were up 5.85% to $18.45. That’s easily a new year-to-date high, and in fact an all-time high for the broadcast TV company’s stock.
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The new, slimmer 21st Century Fox -- New Fox -- with its focus on news and sports will result in a stronger company with improved advertising gains, according to one analyst.
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Nexstar Media Group said that refinancing senior secured term loans and revolving credit facility will reduce its annual interest expense by approximately 7 million.
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When 21st Century Fox closes on its sale of most of its Hollywood, cable entertainment and international assets to Disney early next year, it will be reduced basically to Fox News Channel and the Fox broadcast network.
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Sean McManus, chairman of CBS Sports says the network plans to aggressively pursue a new TV rights deal with the NFL to televise the American Football Conference game package beyond 2022, when the current deal expires.
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The E.W. Scripps Co. said today it is acquiring Triton Digital, a global provider of digital audio technology and measurement services, “helping Scripps advance its strategies for near- and long-term value creation.”
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A license agreement has expired, but Dish still tells its subscribers they can get Univision, according to new counterclaims filed.
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CBS, ESPN and the PGA of America reached a comprehensive 11-year multimedia agreement for the television, digital and OTT rights to the PGA with wall-to-wall, live full-field 72-hole coverage of the championship, beginning in 2020 at Harding Park.
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NBC News has been producing more videos for its own platforms and social channels as it gets ready to launch a 24-hour, over-the-top streaming network.
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Tegna said its stations in four states will be livestreaming debates between candidates for governor and U.S. Senate via their Twitter Accounts.
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To get the most out of its stations’ newsrooms and creative services departments, Nexstar Media has established a team of group-level executives to act as a resource to the stations — establishing best practices, coordinating disaster coverage.
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NBCUniversal rolled out its new service WatchBack, a streaming video platform that rewards viewers for watching certain content. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the service is described within NBCU as a “marketing tool” that can help promote content from NBCU’s various networks as well as way to gather viewership data.
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CBS stock posted a sharp late Monday gain on the news that the CBS board is planning to “test the market” when it comes to finding a potential buyer
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Nearly a week after their distribution agreement expired, Fox Networks Group and Altice USA have reached a new carriage agreement. The deal includes retransmission consent payments for WNYW-TV, the Fox station in New York, and cable networks FS1, FS2, National Geographic Channel and FX.
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CBS has hired the consulting firm Rally to help disperse $20 million to groups dedicated to supporting #MeToo and promoting workplace safety and equality for women.
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All television stations owned by The E.W. Scripps Company will devote 100 minutes within their newscasts each week to political coverage, ranging from one-on-one candidate interviews to in-depth focus pieces.
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