FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said Monday he has “serious concerns” about Sinclair Broadcast Group’s acquisition of Tribune Media, announcing he will schedule a hearing on the transaction before an administrative law judge.
President Trump on Monday drew critical reviews from media analysts and pundits across the political spectrum for his performance during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump did not press or condemn Putin on the allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race, just days after indictments were delivered against 12 Russian intelligence officers for their alleged role in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee. (AP photo: Alexei Nikolsky)
Airing at 8 p.m. on CBS, Big Brother drew a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.2 million viewers, up a few percentage points in each measure from last week. It was by far the top-rated show of the night. CBS aired only repeats for the rest of the night.
Phil Kurz: I’ve had a few “aha” moments over the past couple of months when it comes to ATSC 3.0 that have given me some much-needed peace of mind. While I do believe the ATSC 3.0 standard offers TV broadcasters a legitimate path forward to compete with the burgeoning world of digital media alternatives, I must confess I have had a nagging feeling for some time about consumer uptake of Next Gen TV.
The streaming service will report earnings after the closing bell Monday. So far, the company has had an exceptional year. Shares have soared since the beginning of 2018. It has 125 million global subscribers, and is expected to announce it added 5.5 million more in the second quarter. Netflix was also recently valued at nearly $180 billion — more than Disney. Some analysts, however, say Netflix might have already peaked.
This year’s application fees will go up by 3.7% in response to increases in the CPI from October 2015 to October 2017. The order also reiterates the commission’s goal of moving to electronic payments as opposed to payments by mail, and notes that it will continue to require electronic payment for additional categories of applications. The new fees won’t kick in until 30 days after the FCC’s order shows up in the Federal Register. In other words, you’ve got some time to prepare and file applications and still take advantage of the current fee schedule.
Amazon Prime Day has officially risen to the level of Black Friday and Cyber Monday for American shoppers, leading many publishers to rush out special content features to capitalize on the hullabaloo.
For the first time since NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt’s May 2017 interview in the White House, a broadcast evening news anchor has scored a sit-down with President Donald Trump. CBS News on Saturday announced that anchor Jeff Glor interviewed the president in Scotland, at his resort, and will interview the president again on Wednesday, when he returns to Washington from his Monday summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.
On Aug. 24, the Hearst-owned Pittsburgh ABC and Cozi TV affiliate will be the first Pittsburgh station to move frequencies under the spectrum repack.
After Twitter announced it would revise follower counts to cease counting fake and locked accounts toward total followers, how much were American networks docked? Here’s a list of the major U.S. broadcast and cable news networks’ Twitter followers before the purge, after the purge and the approximate percent loss.
Telemundo, which has the exclusive Spanish-language rights to air the soccer tournament, is celebrating over its better-than-expected advertising revenue, despite less-than stellar ratings.
The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday to take testimony from Facebook, Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube unit and Twitter on whether social media companies are filtering content for political reasons, the committee chairman said.
With Univision Communications’ dispute with Dish Network ending its second week with seemingly no end in sight, the broadcaster has taken to the airwaves and social media to inform its viewers of other ways they can watch its programming, including via cable, telco and its own over-the-top service Univision Now.
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.