Stocks wavered between small gains and losses through much of the day Wednesday as investors continued to wade through a steady flow of corporate earnings. Analysts have been expecting a contraction in first-quarter corporate profits, but the results so far have been mostly solid.
Low-power TV group HC2 will carry the black-focused multicast network on its stations in 29 more markets, including Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and Detroit.
For the second straight week, The Voice‘s Tuesday show hit an all-time low in adults 18-49. Yet after a time slot switch, it still helped New Amsterdam grow week to week.
The new syndicated talk show now has been sold in 90% of the U.S. for a Sept. 16 launch.
The younger-skewing broadcast network will, for the first time in years, not have a single canceled show this season as all five of its freshman dramas are returning: All American, In the Dark, Roswell, Charmed and Legacies.
CNN’s Rajin Persaud, CBS Interactive’s Christy Tanner, Newsy’s Blake Sabatinelli and Fox News Channel’s John Fiedler comprise the “Creating the Right News Content Nationally” panel at TVNewsCheck’s OTT News Summit on June 11.
WXTV’s existing 1,800 square-foot set has been redesigned to accommodate new technology that also reduces power consumption and enhances the storytelling experience. It includes a 24-foot long, wall to ceiling, curved monitor wall and a larger Chroma wall to magnify weather maps, animations and enhance the artwork of daily forecasts within the daily meteorology reports.
Veteran Discovery executive Jane Latman has been named president of HGTV, effective immediately. She replaces Allison Page, who was recently named president of Discovery’s joint venture with Chip and Joanna Gaines.
The still unnamed country music service — comprising a broadcast diginet and an OTT streaming platform — will operate from offices and production facilities in Nashville. Drew Riefenberger has been tapped to head the joint venture as general manager. The OTT version, a mix of linear and on-demand programming, will not simulcast the multicast version, although there will be some overlap.
CBS has called off its search for a permanent CEO, at least for now. Joe Ianniello has agreed to extend his role as president and acting CEO for six additional months through Dec. 31.
The ABC, CBS and NBC broadcast networks and the cable’s CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC collectively averaged just 12.7 million viewers last Thursday when the redacted report on Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election was put out. CBS easily won the week in primetime, averaging 6 million viewers. ABC had 4.4 million viewers, NBC had 3.6 million, Fox had 2.5 million, Ion Television has 1.3 million, Telemundo had 1.25 million, Univision had 1.17 million and the CW had 840,000.
There are 14 different regions of winners, along with links to the examples, in the small and large television markets. Take a look, chose the region, the size market, the station and watch the examples.
LaMarca, a longtime Today staffer who left NBC News in 2017 after a long run, will return as the new head of the 10 a.m. hour that is now led by Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager. The hour is in the midst of a transition: Kotb’s long-time co-host, Kathie Lee Gifford, recently stepped down, succeeded by Hager. And on Monday, NBCUniversal announced that Tammy Filler, the fourth hour’s longtime chief, would move over to E! to help run an expanded news operation.
Abigail Disney: “In 2018, Disney gave more than 125,000 employees a $1,000 bonus. But that $125 million or so was dwarfed by the $3.6 billion it spent to buy shares back to drive up its stock price and thus enrich its shareholders. Given that about 85% of stocks are held by the richest people in the country, this was a significant new investment in wealth inequality.”
Red Bee Media will provide Videa with textual metadata aimed at providing a comprehensive source for programming and ratings estimates for automated TV sales.
A whopping $128 million ruling in arbitration came after Fox licensed the Emily Deschanel series to Hulu for very little. Next week, the parties appear in open court for the next round of the dispute.
James Holzhauer eclipsed the $1 million mark in winnings Tuesday on his 14th appearance. Not only has he won $131,127 to shatter the program’s previous one-day record of $77,000, he already has the top five one-day scores in the history of a game that has aired regularly since 1984.
Last April, the broadcast industry was abuzz with the need to register previously unlicensed earth stations in order to reduce the chance of future displacement. On April 11, the FCC released a Public Notice outlining the procedures for submitting the required certifications and related information for operators of FSS earth stations in the 3.7-4.2 GHz band (either licensed or registered) by May 28.
There are three new jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s MediaJobCenter for a COO/VP in San Francisco, an account executive in Des Moines, Iowa, and a general manager for two Fox stations in Panama City, Fla., and Dothan, Ala.