U.S. markets edged a little higher Wednesday, powered by gains from airlines, railroads and banks. United Continental had its best day in two years after it said strong demand is resulting in higher ticket prices, while railroad company CSX said it’s still cutting costs and improving operations. Their competitors also jumped.
In response to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s concerns, the company says it will withdraw the proposed sales of KDAF Dallas and KIAH Houston to Cunningham Broadcasting.
The new multicast network will debut on Sept. 3 featuring procedural dramas focusing on strong women. At launch, it will reach 42% of U.S. TV households anchored by the CBS Television Stations.
The game is currently at a 2.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 8.3 million viewers, though due to the nature of live sports those numbers will be subject to adjustment later today. In the early numbers at least, this year’s game is down a scant few percentage points from the 2.2 and 8.6 million viewers 2017’s All-Star Game initially drew. The latter game eventually adjusted up to a 2.3 and 9.3 million viewers.
President Trump and his political action committee spent $274,000 on ads on the social network since early May, outpacing the second-biggest spender, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a nonprofit organization that provides reproductive health care. Planned Parenthood spent just over $188,000 on Facebook ads over the same period. The ads bought by Trump and his PAC were also seen the most by Facebook’s users, having been viewed by at least 37 million people since May.
Led by CEO Jack Abernethy, the station group will become one of the centerpieces of the Murdochs’ TV holdings after they sell most of their Hollywood, regional sports, national cable entertainment and international assets to Disney or Comcast, which are now vying for them.
While Google can easily afford the record fine, the ruling could hurt the company’s business model, which relies on giving away its operating system in return for opportunities to sell ads and other products.
Compared to Facebook, Tegna and Graham Media are finding numerous advantages to seeding more of their content on YouTube. They cite the platform’s monetization potential and reach as among its many plusses.
The station group taps former Telemundo Boston executive Alexander von Lichtenberg to lead its Fox affiliate WFFF, WVNY and MyChamplainValley.com.
While that made the Sunday morning telecast on Fox and Telemundo the most-watched program of the week, it represented a significant drop in viewership from the 2014 World Cup finale, which featured Germany and Argentina. That game had 26.5 million viewers on ABC and Univision, Nielsen said.
The sale of Raycom Media’s KYOU Ottumwa, Iowa, to Gray Television tops the latest list of TV station transactions submitted to the FCC for its approval, according to BIA Advisory Services.
Today, most successful AI systems have to be exposed to millions of data points labeled by humans — like, say, photos of cats — before they can learn to recognize patterns that people take for granted. Creating systems that require less data and have more common sense is a key goal for making AI smarter in the future.
Amid discussion about whether Apu is an Indian stereotype, The Simpsons creator shares his feelings about the character and explains why the criticism caught him off guard.
NBCUniversal’s cable entertainment unit is rebranding the subscription offering from its crafting brand Craftsy Unlimited as “Bluprint,” marking a new foray into direct-to-consumer video offerings. The subscription service will be bulking up its content offerings with the name change.
The New Yorker staff writer and author of Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business will introduce TVNewsCheck’s annual daylong conference with a look at advertising’s tumultuous new ecosystem.