The kind of television that now enthralls the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is not the kind of television that broadcasters make — or that most people watch. Three-quarters of Americans never even heard of the Amazon show that won most of the comedy prizes Monday night. Broadcasters would be better off if they created their own awards. If nothing else, the ratings would be better.
The Academy Awards could eventually go to a streaming service, because, as some stakeholders believe, “TV is going nowhere.” The growing sense of broadcast obsolescence is why key people at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have begun to talk quietly about taking their valuable telecast to a streaming service.
WCTI Greenville, N.C.’s newsroom and studio are still not operational after it flooded during Hurricane Florence. But that hasn’t stopped the staff of the Sinclair ABC affiliate from putting on a newscast every night.
The acquisition of the CW affiliate gives the station group a duopoly in Maine’s largest market with its ABC affiliate WMTW.
The New York Times Co. is asking a judge to order the FCC to turn over information related to possible Russian meddling in the agency’s recent net neutrality proceeding.
The CBS show is the only original hour on the broadcast networks on Thursday and leads the 18-49 demographic comfortably. The networks largely aired reruns of the shows that will be opening new seasons in a week’s time.
The Baltimore Sun’s David Zurawik reflects on the difference between media coverage of yesterday’s shooting that came less than three months after the shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis. “There was some improvement in terms of trying to be right instead of first, but there is also a glaring need to rethink our assumptions about how we cover these stories.” He offers five observations.
The station group reups deals for stations in 26 markets that were set to expire at the end of this year.
Some companies may need to “change the goalposts” to ensure the objectives set for their credit department’s performance align with goals set for their ad sales team. One way to do this is to create a monthly receivable report detailing the number of new orders reviewed. The numbers that meet or do not meet the time standard can be shared with sales and operational management.
U.S. ad spending is expanding at a higher rate than anticipated — jumping 5.8% in the second quarter after rising 6.5% in the first quarter — and is now on pace to reach a new all-time high for full-year 2018, topping $200 billion for the first time, according to a revised forecast released by IPG Mediabrands’ Magna unit.
The suite of services is designed to reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, Tegna’s OTT advertising service.
MGM has promoted Brian Edwards to president of the studio’s television operations, where he will continue to report to Mark Burnett, chairman, Global Television Group. Edwards will oversee all business aspects of MGM’s television and digital productions.
Start-up virtual pay TV provider fuboTV said it has added eight more local affiliate stations, putting the total number of CBS, Fox, NBC, CW and Telemundo locals under contract at 486. This total ranks the start-up third among vMVPDs, according to recent data published by CNET and others.
Andrew Finlayson, EVP digital and social media strategies at SmithGeiger, will look at how broadcasters can attract younger audiences with technology, opening a conference gathering news, technology and digital executives.