The Benjamin Netanyahu-led country on Tuesday took the outrageous step of seizing a camera and other video equipment used by The Associated Press to broadcast a live feed of Gaza — a decision the country only reversed amid severe backlash from free press advocates and following a White House request. Pictured: AP video equipment is laid on the floor of an apartment block in Sderot, Southern Israel, shortly before it was seized by Israeli officials on May 21. (Josphat Kasire/AP)

BRAND CONNECTIONS

After being named Outstanding Emerging On-Air Talent last year, Olsen was named the top Event Analyst during the three-hour ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York. CBS' coverage of the 2024 Super Bowl and Toy Story Funday Football, an alternate presentation of the Oct. 1,2023, game between the Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars on Disney+/ESPN+, won three Emmys apiece. (Julio Cortez/AP)

AI & THE MEDIA

Google Teases New AI-Powered Marketing Mix Model

As part of a much broader push into AI-powered data and analytics products aimed at the ad industry, Google on Tuesday unveiled plans for a new marketing mix modeling platform, Meridian, that will be offered to advertisers and agencies later this year.

‘Walker’ Canceled By The CW After 4 Seasons

It’s official – Walker will not be renewed for a fifth season by The CW. “We want to thank the entire cast, crew, writers, directors and producers of Walker for their hard work and dedication over four incredible seasons,” the network said in a statement. “We also want to give a special thanks to star and executive producer Jared Padalecki, who has been a member of The CW family for over 20 years and was integral to some of the biggest hits on the network.”

MONDAY OVERNIGHTS

‘All American’ Audience Surges, ‘SYTYCD’ Dips With Finale

NBC’s The Voice was Monday’s most-watched show and landed in a three-way tie for the nightly demo win (with 5.6 million total viewers and a 0.4 demo rating). CBS' The Price is Right at Night (3.4M/0.4) tied for the nightly demo win.

Don’t Count Out TNT For NBA Rights Just Yet

Sources with direct knowledge of the talks say Warner Bros. Discovery is still very much alive at the negotiating table to try to retain its NBA rights. TNT won’t get the league’s “A” package; that’s likely going to ESPN, along with the marquee rights to the NBA Finals. But WBD’s still in play for the “B” package, which comes with a conference final every other year, or a “C” package, which includes the new midseason tournament, play-in games, and early-round playoff series.

TVN’S MEDIA JOBS

New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a vice president and general manager. Existing jobs include openings for a vice president and general manager, a lifestyle show producer, director of student media, a market manager and a digital platform specialist.

TVN Webinar: News, Sports And Remote Production In 2024

Technology leaders from NBC Regional Sports Networks, Sinclair, Gray Television, Hearst Television and Fox Television Stations discuss the benefits and challenges of remote production in an IP environment in a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch webinar on July 16 at 1 p.m. ET. Register here.

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