Stocks losses continued Wednesday as railroads dropped. Banks also fell as investors worried that lower interest rates will hurt their profits going forward. Investors expect the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates for the first time in a decade at their next policy meeting in two weeks.
The service picked up 2.7 million worldwide subscribers for the April-June period. That’s far below the 5 million subscribers forecast by Netflix.
Most shows are down in the usually low viewing week that also had viewers flocking to the semifinal of the Women’s World Cup match. One bright spot was the true crime standout Dateline, which climbed 29%.
NBC swept all three hours of primetime Tuesday as comedy competition Bring the Funny held up pretty well in its second week on the air. CBS’s Love Island had a slightly bigger audience than on Monday but continued to put up pretty slight ratings.
The sales director of the group’s Pittsburgh Fox-MNT duopoly is taking over from Jim Lapiana.
Fox’s MasterChef Junior will return for an eighth season with new judge Daphne Oz. Oz will replace Christina Tosi on the judges’ panel, joining chefs Gordon Ramsay and Aaron Sanchez to crown the next winner in the new season.
The long-time Extra host moves over to the rival entertainment newsmagazine, where he’ll fill the spot formerly occupied by Natalie Morales.
Six months after launch, Sinclair’s OTT Service reports a 200% increase in viewership.
As previously announced, Comcast today started replacing Cinemax channels with its own on-demand movie network, Hitz.
Matthew Rosenfeld and Traci Wilkinson are promoted to newly created regional management positions overseeing Nexstar’s television and digital media operations in select markets.
Fox Television Stations taps him to succeed the retired Sant Perez at its Atlanta O&O.
The unit of Fox that for more than a decade has sold the national inventory for all the nation’s major RSNs — including soon-to-be owner Sinclair — is a favorite not only of RSNs, but also of sports-minded media agencies because it’s a one-stop shop, allowing them to easily buy major professional and college on a national basis.
It says the deal will allow it to provide end-to-end managed broadcast operations, transmission, and content monetization.
The stations group has 16 stations pulled off the satellite service.
A Tuesday afternoon panel of the House Judiciary Committee focused on whether it’s time for Congress to rein in these companies, which are among the largest on Earth by several measures. Central to that case is whether their business practices run afoul of century-old laws originally designed to combat railroad and oil monopolies.
The question of who will end up owning Cleveland Fox affiliate WJW-TV should be settled soon, but “soon” could mean a couple of days, weeks or months. The key is how fast government regulatory agencies will move on necessary approvals, and that is never easy to predict.
The University of Miami is a top private research university with more than 17,000 students. It comprises 11 schools and colleges, serving undergraduate and graduate students across nearly 200 majors and programs. UM’s production demands increased with the 2016 launch of ESPN’s ACC Network, which was created exclusively to broadcast ACC sports. Drew Thomas, director of production services for UM, turned to EVS’ Dyvi software-defined switching solution as the foundation of the new production infrastructure.
Nielsen says a little more than 8 million people watched Tuesday’s All-Star game on Fox, enough to be the second-most popular thing on television after America’s Got Talent last week. The derby where sluggers flex their muscles a day before the game was televised on ESPN and reached 5.4 million viewers.
Retrans battles are known for their gamesmanship, but Nexstar’s characterization of some of the Hill pushback on the ongoing retrans impasse with AT&T’s DirecTV drew the ire of one local paper, some MVPD fans, and, ultimately, some corrections.
Who would have bet against Jim Parsons? And who thought Schitt’s Creek would finally get noticed by Emmy voters long after its cameras were turned off? And who thought the powerful When They See Us, which shined a light on a 30-year-old miscarriage of justice, would be hailed with over a dozen nominations? Here are some of the snubs and surprises from yesterday’s Emmy nominations.
Executives from Nexstar, Gray, E.W. Scripps and Meredith will weigh in on key issues facing broadcast from regulation to retrans as well as reviewing the outlook on monetizing TV’s future.
Jobs just posted last week on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in sales, news, creative services, and advertising research by ABC, Graham and BIA Advisory Services. These openings are in Texas, California, Virginia and in the Midwest.