U.S. stock indexes edged up Tuesday. Oil prices and energy stocks slumped to give back nearly half of their huge gains from a day earlier. Rising prices for technology stocks and companies that sell to consumers, though, more than made up for those losses.
As national political correspondent at NBC in the 1960s and ABC in the 1970s and '80s, Vanocur covered conventions, elections and assassinations during some of the most momentous years in American history. He was 91.
Entertainment Tonight climbed 4% to an eight-week high 2.5 live-plus-same-day national Nielsen rating. Access jumped 10% to a 1.1, pulling even with a steady TMZ; and Extra surged 11% to a 1.0, while racing ahead 25% among women 25-54.
NBCUniversal said Tuesday that its upcoming streaming service will be called Peacock, in an homage to NBC's logo. It will become the home for some of the company's most popular shows, including Parks and Recreation and The Office.
The reporter and analyst at ABC News and NPR was 75. Roberts worked in radio and at CBS News and PBS before joining ABC News in 1988. (Credit: JohnStaleyPhoto.com)
The Justice Department's antitrust division chief, Makan Delrahim, said Tuesday that its probes of "market-leading online platforms" such as Alphabet's Google were a "priority" that could result in either "law enforcement or policy options as solutions."
The FCC’s Media Bureau today announced changes to the filing window for submitting Biennial Ownership Reports for commercial and noncommercial stations. The opening of the filing window will be delayed from Oct. 1 to Nov. 1, and the window will now close on Jan. 31, 2020, rather than the previously-announced deadline of Dec. 1, 2019.
After a setback in his ongoing fight with pancreatic cancer, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek will resume chemotherapy treatments, he revealed on Monday’s Good Morning America.
Viacom and CBS aim to prosper in the streaming arena by covering both ends of the marketplace, blending Viacom’s focus on ad-supported platforms with CBS’s strong head start on subscribers for CBS All Access and Showtime. ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish and incoming CFO Christina Spade outlined the combined company’s vision for how it will best monetize the $13 billion in content spending across the two companies that are expected to complete the merger agreement announced last month by year’s end.
The ABC staple improves a little over its 2018 debut, albeit against less competition.
Katherine Barnett, Suzanne Grethen and Nicholas Radziul are promoted to senior vice president.
The NAB initiative will fund teams to build a working prototype and present at the 2020 NAB Show. Applicants must submit their proposal by Oct. 18.
One of WarnerMedia brass’ top goals for the company’s upcoming streaming service HBO Max was to have the biggest comedy series of the past couple of decades, Friends and The Big Bang Theory — both produced by sibling Warner Bros. TV — at launch to help drive subscribers to the new offering. After shelling out $425 million for the exclusive streaming rights to Friends, taking it away from Netflix, HBO Max has now secured the exclusive streaming rights to all 12 seasons of The Big Bang Theory.
The long-time Fox executive is now overseeing the national sales effort for all 28 Fox owned-and-operated stations.
Airing Sunday mornings, the investigative news program hosted by Sharyl Attkisson reaches nearly 700,000 households weekly.
NBC has renewed the Dwayne Johnson-hosted competition series The Titan Games for a second season. The Titan Games averaged a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49 with 6 million viewers per episode in the Nielsen Live+7 ratings.
A class action suit has been filed alleging that AT&T pumped up the sub count for its DirecTV Now streaming service (since rebranded to AT&T TV Now) to mask "serious technical problems due to premature roll-out."
Howard Monderer, a longtime senior attorney with NBC in Washington, died Aug. 14 at Maplewood Park Place senior living community in Bethesda, Md., of a "probable malignant pleura effusion due to melanoma." He opened NBC's Washington legal office in 1958, in part as a response to increasing federal regulation of network TV. He was 92.
Saturday Night Live has rescinded its invitation to Shane Gillis who posted a video last year in which he used a racial slur for Chinese people and derided Asians trying to learn English.
New opportunities posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in creative services, news and traffic from Cox, Gray, Paxton Media and Fox.
New openings posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in sales in Los Angeles; Laredo, Texas; and Tampa from ABC, Fox and Gray.
Executives from WarnerMedia, Sinclair, Disney ABC TV and Hearst to unpack the business case for emerging broadcast technologies TVNewsCheck’s annual TV2020: Monetizing the Future conference in New York in October.