Preemptions by NFL preseason games in certain markets once again pumped up the Thursday overnight ratings, meaning the numbers will be subject to greater adjustment than normal later today. Big Brother on CBS is currently the top show of the night with a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.5 million viewers.
It’s a shame more TV voices weren’t heard yesterday in support of their newspaper colleagues objecting to President Trump’s constant vitriol directed at the news media. I would have liked to have seen many more stations take Trump on and they still can. There was nothing special about this week and no need for doing it all at the same time.
The National Association of Broadcasters says more work needs to be done on the FCC’s system for identifying where incumbent TV station spectrum users and fixed unlicensed white spaces devices are before using it to allow unlicensed wireless (broadband) use in those so-called “white spaces” between channels.
President Trump said meetings with executives prompted him to ask the SEC to study letting public companies file financial reports every six months instead of every quarter.
Lisa Byington, Danielle Slaton and Katie Witham will comprise the broadcast team when the New England Revolution visit Audi Field in Washington for Sunday night’s D.C. United match. The first time, it is believed, that announcing team will be entirely female for any of the country’s five major men’s professional team sports leagues.
NEW YORK (AP) — Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump’s attacks on “fake news” with a coordinated series of editorials in defense of a free press on Thursday — and, not surprisingly, Trump didn’t take it silently. The campaign was set in motion by an editor at the Boston Globe, […]
Journalists have been keeping a check on power since the creation of the First Amendment. Now they’re being tested. The winds of instability howl from many directions: a sustained attack on press freedom from those in political power, crumbling business models, rapidly changing technologies and some self-inflicted wounds. This is a test, not only for those of us who work in journalism, but also for the nation as a whole.
Technological and cultural advances on fronts other than ATSC 3.0 that are fundamentally important to TV’s key constituents, advertisers, MVPDs and its viewers are all converging to create what is likely to become a make-or-break period in the medium’s history.
Victoria Television Group’s local broadcast channels are hanging on by a thread for Dish Network customers. The television group in Victoria, Texas, is negotiating new retrans contracts with Dish for KAVU (ABC), KXTS (CBS) and KMOL (NBC), which ended in mid-July.
The state-of-the-art 160,000 square-foot media center in Needham will be unveiled in the fall of 2019. It will house WBTS (NBC), WNEU (Telemundo), NBC Sports Boston and NECN. On hand were NBCU execs and local business and political leaders.
Facebook has been hit with a lawsuit accusing it of bilking advertisers by inflating the number of people its ads could reach. “Based on publicly available research and plaintiffs’ own analysis, Facebook overstates the potential reach of its advertisements,” business owner Danielle Singer alleges in a class-action complaint filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
The veteran Hispanic journalist and founder of the Telemundo-owned New York station’s news operation is stepping down after nearly 40 years.
Ajit Pai says he doubted claims the FCC’s comment system had been taken down by a cyberattack, but was asked to keep quiet until a full report was made public.
Several of the most prominent figures in the world of national spot TV advertising will address the medium’s ability to participate in trends — from automated selling and addressability to audience segmentation and multiplatform targeting — that are sweeping the broader ad industry. Rob Weisbord, chief revenue officer at Sinclair Broadcast Group; Frank Friedman, vice […]