U.S. stock indexes ended Monday mostly lower after listless trading. Energy sector stocks climbed as the price of crude oil hit its highest level since October. However, banks and real estate companies posted losses. Smaller company stocks fell more than the rest of the market.
Transitioning from SDI to IP has enabled Canal+ to produce content more efficiently and to find new ways to reuse it, said Pierre Maillat, broadcast imagineer at the French pay TV provider. He spoke at a Cisco-sponsored event at the NAB Show where Roger Crothers, head of technology for BBC Wales, said the BBC’s first dive into IP workflow would create a roadmap for moving the rest of its six major broadcast centers to IP and that he anticipates new synergies to emerge when that happens. Ted Schilowitz, futurist for Paramount Pictures, added that IP better delivers the experience younger viewers have come to expect. A pair of video highlights of the session are here. Pictured (l-r): Dave Ward, SVP chief architect and CTO of engineering, Cisco; Gene Arantowicz, solution engineering manager and media practice lead, World Wide Technology; Schilowitz; Crothers; and Maillat.
The ABC singing competition is the only broadcast show to climb above a 1.0 in adults 18-49 on a quiet night for the networks.
CBS Sports Network will broadcast 40 WNBA games beginning next month when the season opens. The Minnesota Lynx vs. the Chicago Sky on May 25 will be the first game on the CBS Sports Network.
The cable channel, which recently celebrated the its 40th anniversary, is seeing its founder and chairman Brian Lamb retire. On May 19, Lamb will also finish his Sunday night interview program that he’s been hosting for 30 years.
As expected, CBS has renewed NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans the 2019-2020 season. NCIS: Los Angeles will be back for an eleventh season, NCIS: New Orleans for a sixth. The pickups follow the recent renewal of the mothership series NCIS as CBS is keeping the crime procedural franchise intact. The casts of both NCIS spinoffs are expected to return.
An unstoppable green wave, the global cannabis market is projected to reach $166 billion by 2025. Marketing marijuana remains challenging — even with more cannabis companies than ever.
Sinclair Broadcast Group appears to have emerged as the leading candidate to win the auction of 21st Century Fox’s regional sports networks, having placed what people close to the deal call the top bid to acquire the properties.
She will succeed Dennis Milligan after his retirement on May 24.
A trip to WNYW’s Tape Room, where the station keeps its archives, sparked an idea for reporter Dan Bowen. In the Tape Room, Bowens found old reports of crimes from the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area that have remained unsolved to this day. Bowen has produced 13 audio-only podcasts so far. Of those, four were made into TV stories and then those four were stitched together for a 22-minute special called The Tape Room.
Branding is a tool that has been used to promote and market everything from soft drinks and automobiles to political campaigns and sports. It has been an essential part of television news for decades, growing in importance as both technology and viewing options have exploded.
Reality television has been around since the dawn of the medium, as popular radio shows such as This Is Your Life, Candid Microphone and The Original Amateur Hour made their way onto the box in the 1950s. Today, in what’s been called the era of “peak TV,” the genre remains popular and profitable. According to Nielsen, it accounts for half of all programming on broadcast and cable, and it generates $6 billion in annual revenue. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t widely misunderstood.
The influx of new video streaming services and the escalating war for contentamong them is beginning to make cord-cutting a less appealing option for your wallet than it once was, but you can’t reverse the natural progression of technology. Streaming is now the dominant entertainment medium for everything but live sports, and cable TV providers continue to lose millions of subscribers each year.
Discussions between Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission officials about its data-handing lapses have touched on holding the CEO personally accountable. Zuckerberg controls a majority of Facebook’s voting stock and has run the company since starting it at Harvard in 2004.
ATT’s Turner TV unit has parted ways with industry ad consortium OpenAP. “As our company has transformed, our advanced advertising strategy has evolved,” stated a WarnerMedia representative, regarding its Turner unit. “As a result, we are withdrawing from OpenAP.” After completing its deal to acquire Time Warner (now WarnerMedia), AT&T has pushed its own advanced advertising unit, Xandr.
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.