Stock indexes ended lower on Tuesday, breaking a five-day winning streak. Technology companies fared the worst, weighed down by a 1.3% drop by Microsoft and a 1.9% slide from Intel.
CBS has sent the first shot across the bow in a widely watched carriage fight with AT&T and its DirecTV, DirecTV Now and U-Verse pay-TV platforms. The media company said today that it is negotiating “resolutely and in good faith” with the AT&T units ahead of an 11 p.m. PT deadline on Friday.
Nielsen’s core national TV measurement processing modernizes its traditional on-premise servers to a cloud-based infrastructure.
Lockwood taps the GM of its WRLH in Richmond Va., to oversee both its Fox affiliates in Panama City, Fla., and Dothan, Ala.
The state’s entry comes more than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted the ban that had restricted sports betting outside of Nevada. Gambling officials and casino executives in New York are eager to catch up to New Jersey, where gamblers have placed more than $3 billion worth of sports bets in the first full year since wagering became legal in that state.
The station group will use Comscore local television ratings and Advanced Automotive data at its television stations in Louisville, Ky.; Decatur, Ill.; and Lima, Ohio.
As television and movie writers find themselves in a standoff with the four major talent agencies, some of them want to push their unions in a new direction.
Some $7.9 million has been spent to date — June 30 to July 15 — with big dollars spent on Univision ($1.3 million), NBC ($705,000) and ABC ($604,000).
CBS and Viacom continue to bob along with merger talks and are now circling Aug. 8 as an internal deadline to agree to a deal, according to people familiar with the matter. While a transaction could be announced sooner — or later — than that, CBS and Viacom happen to share Aug. 8 as the day both companies report second-quarter earnings. That makes it a natural goal post for a merger that’s been speculated about for more than a year, the people said.