Energy companies led modest gains for U.S. stock indexes Monday. Financial, consumer goods and technology stocks also accounted for much of the gains.
Kyle Gaca has been with the Fox Television Stations graphic team since its inception in 2009.
American Idol and 60 Minutes topped Sunday’s ratings, with Idol helping ABC to No. 1 among adults 18-49 for the third consecutive week. Idol matched its 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic from the previous week.
Champions‘ Anders Holm and The Haves and the Have Nots‘ Tika Sumpter have been tapped to play mom and dad to a pre-teen version of Tracee Ellis Ross’ matriarch in ABC’s in-the-works Bow-centric, 1980s-set black-ishprequel/spinoff,
It remains unclear whether Manning is interested in pursuing a career as an analyst at this time.
Hulu’s recent price cut for its basic ad-supported on-demand service — with an expected increase in subscribers — will accelerate advertising revenue, according to eMarketer. Its ad revenue is expected to climb 25% this year to $1.82 billion; 23% in 2020 to $2.24 billion; and 21% to $2.7 billion in 2021.
The former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman will offer political analysis across both FNC and Fox Business Network’s (FBN) daytime and primetime programming beginning today.
As Warner Bros. chairman and chief executive officer at one of Hollywood’s most powerful and prestigious studios, Kevin Tsujihara is one of the highest ranking executives to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations.
The conference will focus on the business of sports and entertainment with C-suite executives from NPR, Univision, MGM, Entertainment Studios, Facebook and Ticketmaster, among others.
President Trump has once again recommended phasing out federal funding for noncommercial TV and radio — comprising about 15% of noncom’s total budget — but if recent past is any guide, he does not have enough support in Congress on either side of the aisle. The phase-out was part of the President’s budget, submitted to Congress last week.
Rupert Murdoch’s Fox has decided not to bid for a group of television stations being sold by Nexstar Media Group, according to a person familiar with the situation. The company, which will be spun out of a separate deal with Walt Disney Co. next week, is focusing instead on getting better terms on the deals it has with affiliate stations, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the deliberations are private.
A smorgasbord of topics this week: (1) I don’t know it for a fact, but I know that it’s true that Charlie Ergen is the money behind Locast, the OTT service that is streaming local broadcast signals. (2) Retrans is also under attack from STELAR, the law that empowers satellite operators to import distant signals of network O&Os into areas where subscribers cannot receive local affiliates off air and is up for renewal. (3) With the emergence of the new Fox Corp. this week, a forecast finds that most of its broadcast fee growth will come from reverse comp. (4) A tip of the hat to FCC Comish Michael O’Rielly for taking on the Justice Department, which has been stepping on the FCC’s turf regarding local TV ownership rules.
Jim Dolan may soon have a bidder for MSG Networks, which broadcasts games for the New York Knicks, the Rangers and the Islanders. Dolan’s old pal John Malone is said to be eyeing the regional cable and satellite TV network as part of his master plan to own regional sports networks from Miami to New York, sources tell the New York Post.
Thirty-four years ago, Rupert Murdoch showed up in Hollywood with $250 million, buying a stake in the 20th Century Fox film studio – even though he had little interest in making movies. The scrappy Australian newsman, then known for his clamorous tabloids, was viewed with suspicion. Skeptics assumed he was a corporate raider intent on stripping value from the studio. Instead, Murdoch rescued a threadbare operation from financial ruin and turned it into the centerpiece of a growing empire that has reshaped the entertainment industry. Now, Murdoch is dismantling his life’s work: a kingdom worth more than $100 billion.
The two unify their Suite of advanced advertising capabilities for global marketers under AdSmart. This unification of capabilities marks the first joint advertising initiative following Comcast’s acquisition of Sky.
Jeanine Pirro is off Fox News prime time — and President Trump is not thrilled about it. Fox News removed Pirro’s program, Justice With Judge Jeanine, from its usual 9 p.m. time slot on Saturday, one week after the network took the rare step of publicly rebuking the host for an on-air monologue that questioned a Muslim lawmaker’s loyalty to the United States. Fox News declined to address the host’s status.
President Trump on Sunday knocked Saturday Night Live for its repeated jokes at his expense the morning after the sketch comedy show aired a rerun featuring a skit depicting life if he had never become president. In a pair of tweets, Trump complained that SNL and other latenight comedy shows “can spend all of their time knocking the same person (me), over & over, without so much of a mention of ‘the other side.’ Like an advertisement without consequences.” And he wondered if the Federal Election Commission or FCC should look into the matter
The tech company, about to have a showcase event on its campus, is expected to reveal details about a dozen or more programs ready to go or almost done.
Neil deGrasse Tyson will be back on TV soon after National Geographic and Fox have concluded an investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct against him. The astrophysicist’s science-focused talk show, StarTalk, will return to Nat Geo in April; it had been off the air since November while the investigation was conducted. Cosmos: Possible Worlds, a follow-up to 2014’s Cosmos: A Spacetime […]
Precisely at noon on March 19, 1979, six newly installed video cameras went live in the gallery of the House chamber for the first time. Washington was never the same. The network, the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, which can now be seen in more than 90 million households, still gives us daily proceedings from the House and Senate chambers. It also lets us hear important issues explored in committee rooms, helps us size up candidates on the campaign trail, engages us with book authors and saves a seat for us at think-tank roundtables. It challenges us to think for ourselves, without the clatter of punditry.
The World Racing Group wanted to stream more events live, but with fiber connectivity rare and cellular connections not always reliable at the remote venues where many races take place, producers feared reliability would be an issue. They eliminated it with a Dejero solution that enabled them to double the number of races streamed live.
The new media jobs posted are from Cox, Scripps, Sinclair and Tegna’s Premion, for openings in engineering, research, creative services and sales.