Cox Media Group Grows Relationship With Telemundo

CMG adds Telemundo affiliates in Jacksonville, Fla., and Seattle and also renews its contract with the Hispanic network in Charlotte, N.C.

Streaming News 2022: Webinar To Explore Optimizing News Content And Workflow Strategy

TVNewsCheck’s Streaming News 2022 kicks off as a two-part webinar event on July 21 focusing on news programming for OTT and how its production can smoothly integrate into newsroom workflows. Executives from Cox Media Group, NBCUniversal Local, E.W. Scripps and Fox Television Stations will discuss how they’re tackling the platform. Register here.

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Cox Media Group To Help Veterans And Their Families Find Jobs

CMG Taps Jodie Fleischer And Josh Wade For Roles In Investigative Unit

Cox Media Group today appointed award-winning investigative journalists Jodie Fleischer and Josh Wade managing editor and executive producer, respectively, of its newly created Investigative Unit. Fleischer’s appointment is effective immediately, while Wade will begin his duties in June. In their new roles, Fleischer and Wade “will strengthen CMG’s commitment to investigative and enterprise reporting, build […]

Cox Media Group Announces Legal Department Changes

Cox Media Group today appointed longtime CBS executive Andrew J. Siegel as the new VP, associate general counsel – business and legal affairs. The company also announced the expanded portfolio for current VP, Associate General Counsel Alysia Long, who will now lead law and policy for the company. Siegel and Long will report to Eric […]

Cox Media Rejects ‘Suspect’ Cincinnati Bell FCC Complaint

Broadcaster Cox Media Group said it has “responded promptly” to outreach from Cincinnati Bell and rejects claims it has not been negotiating for retransmission consent in good faith or that it is demanding fees for the telco‘s broadband-only subscribers. Cincinnati Bell had filed a formal retransmission consent complaint with the FCC against CMG-owned WHIO — the CBS affiliate in Dayton, Ohio, and the top station in the market — for allegedly failing to negotiate in good faith, as FCC rules require, by trying to charge a fee per over-the-top video streamer as well as per traditional cable subs.

Cox Sells 18 Stations In 12 Markets To INSP

Among them are WHBQ Memphis, KAYU Spokane, and KOKI-KMYT Tulsa, Okla.

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TVN webinar to spotlight bold innovations unleashed by the rise of live linear news streaming

The proliferation of news on live linear streaming has set off an explosion of innovation in television news. TVNewsCheck will turn a spotlight on this trend during a webinar set for March 24 at 1 p.m. ET. Sharing their experience and insights during the event will be: (clockwise from upper left): Micah Grimes, VP news and sports, Atmosphere TV; Shareef Al-Ela, VP and head of LiveNow from Fox; Sarah Katt, general manager of AccuWeather Network and OTT streaming services; Brian Ring, senior director, product marketing for news, Amagi and the webinar’s moderator; and Matt Dominguez, senior manager, streaming distribution and partnerships at Cox Media Group. To join us at the webinar, please register here. 

Nielsen And Cox Media Set Multi-Year Measurement Agreement

Cox will have access to a broad range of Nielsen services, including Scarborough, Arianna, Local Media Impact, and more.

Darren Moore Named VP-GM Of Cox Ohio

The 26-year Cox Media Group veteran will oversee TV, radio and digital operations in Dayton.

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Cox Media Group: TV In A ‘Great Position’ Against The Cookie Apocalypse

TV’s digital businesses are in a strong position to withstand Google’s eventual phase-out of third-party cookies in 2023, says Joe Weir, Cox Media Groups SVP of digital, but that means cultivating its own walled gardens in the process. Note: This story is available to TVNewsCheck Premium members only. If you would like to upgrade your free TVNewsCheck membership to Premium now, you can visit your Member Home Page, available when you log in at the very top right corner of the site or in the Stay Connected Box that appears in the right column of virtually every page on the site. If you don’t see Member Home, you will need to click Log In or Subscribe.

Cox Media Backs Impressions-Based Currency

It’s the latest broadcast station group to throw its support behind adoption of “thousands” for buying and selling advertising on local TV.

STREAMING NEWS 2021

Advertisers Adopt ‘Holistic’ Approach On Streaming

Executives from E.W. Scripps, Cox Media Group, CBC and Disney told attendees of a TVNewsCheck virtual conference that advertisers are warming to the fact that neither a linear- nor digital-only approach can be as effective as a multiplatform buy. Above, Maggie Drake, Scripps senior director, OTT revenue, said she is starting to see advertisers gravitate toward digital and away from linear ads.

Cox Stations Still Have No Live Online Streams

The broadcaster is silent as speculation it is victim of ransomware hack continues.

Some Cox Stations Still Struggling After Last Week’s Cyberattack

Orlando, Fla., ABC affiliate WFTV and Pittsburgh NBC affiliate WPXI were two of the stations most affected by Thursday’s attack.

Cox Media Group Hit By Ransomware Attack

Cox Taps Soo Jin Oh As President Of Gamut

In her new role, Oh will be responsible for driving innovation and continued engagement while overseeing Gamut’s day-to-day over-the-top advertising businesses and their functions.

Best Practices For Generating Streaming News Revenue

A panel at TVNewsCheck’s June 9 virtual conference, Streaming News 2021, will detail the most effective ways of monetizing streaming news content with executives from Disney Advertising Sales, The E.W. Scripps Co., Cox Media Group and CBC. Register here.

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Streaming News 2021: Optimizing Audience, Rev

A TVNewsCheck virtual conference on June 9 will explore strategies for building audiences and monetizing on streaming services featuring executives from CBS News Digital, Fox Owned Stations, Gray Television, E.W. Scripps, CBC, Cox Media Group, Disney/ABC and KSL Salt Lake City. Register here.

Cox Media Group Implements Matrix’s Media Ad Sales Platform

Cox Media Group has adopted Matrix Solutions’ Monarch Media Ad Sales Platform. The companies say this enterprise-wide execution “will provide CMG with complete visibility into their aggregated data while also providing extensive CRM capabilities and media intelligence designed to increase revenue opportunities and extend operational efficiencies.” CMG recognized that Monarch’s media-specific proficiency and ability to unify first-and-third party […]

AT&T And Cox Settle Before Super Bowl

The multiyear deal covers 26 Cox Media Group-owned stations in 20 markets across DirecTV, AT&T TV and U-verse video services.

DirecTV, Cox Square Off Over Retrans

DirecTV and AT&T TV could lose 14 stations next Tuesday due to a carriage dispute with Cox Media Group which manages the stations. (The fee fight also affects U-verse in the markets it serves.)

CMG And Altice USA/Suddenlink In Retrans Deal

Cox Media Group and Altice USA/Suddenlink announced that they have reached a new multi-year retransmission consent deal for the ongoing carriage of CMG stations on Suddenlink lineups in Tulsa, Okla.; Memphis; Spokane, Wash.; Eureka, Calif.; Greenville-Greenwood, Miss.; and Alexandria, La. The agreement means that Suddenlink customers will have access to CMG’s station content, including local news, weather, sports, traffic and entertainment. The parties thanked consumers “for their patience during this negotiation.”

Cox Stations Dark In Suddenlink Dispute

Cox Media Group TV stations in six markets have gone dark to Suddenlink subscribers in a dispute over retransmission consent fees. The blackout affects viewers in Tulsa, Okla.; Memphis; Spokane, Wash.; Eureka, Calif.; Greenville-Greenwood, Miss.; and Alexandria, La.

Dish And Cox End Long Retrans Dispute

Dish Network has announced a multi-year agreement with Cox Media Group to restore 14 stations in 10 markets that had been blacked out on the satellite TV operator’s platforms since July. Dish didn’t announce terms of the agreement with Cox, which is owned by Apollo Global Management. Dish still has 164 Nexstar stations blacked out

Cox Media Group Names Hannan EVP-CFO

He joins CMG from AutoWeb, a full-service marketing organization for dealers and manufacturers, where he has been EVP-CFO for the past two years.

McCoy, CMG To Launch Multicultural News Network

DuJuan McCoy’s Circle City Broadcasting teams with Cox Media Group and Circle City Broadcasting to offer “an unbiased national forum for the voices of America’s underserved multicultural communities” beginning next year.

Dish Could Lose 18 Cox Stations This Week

Dish, which is already involved in seven separate carriage disputes, could lose 18 more stations in 10 markets this week due to yet another fee fight.

Comscore, Cox Expand Measurement Agreement

Comscore today announced an agreement to provide Cox Media Group with TV measurement in six new markets: Syracuse, N.Y.; Spokane, Wash.; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Eureka, Calif.; Binghamton, N.Y.; and Alexandria, La. Additionally, the agreement extends TV measurement in Yuma, Ariz.; Medford, Wash.; Yakima, Wash.; and Greenwood, Miss. Cox Media Group will be using Comscore’s local television currency including the Automotive Audience segments, allowing it to plan, transact and evaluate the value […]

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TVN Executive Session | CMG’s Pruett: Station Groups Need Alliances

In Cox Media Group’s first major interview since being taken over by Apollo Global Management, Executive Chairman Steve Pruett explains the selection of Dan York as its new CEO, the need for more FCC deregulation and the industry’s critical failure to come together on key issues like automated buying.

Cox Media Names Daniel York President-CEO

The station group chooses the former senior EVP and chief content officer of AT&T and its DirecTV subsidiary to succeed Kim Guthrie, who announced earlier this month that she was leaving.

DMA 13: SEATTLE

Pat Nevin Named VP-GM Of KIRO Seattle

Cox Media Group chooses the veteran broadcast executive and GM of KOIN-KRCW in Portland, Ore., to succeed the retiring Greg Bilte atop its CBS affiliate in Seattle.

DMA 13: SEATTLE

Greg Bilte To Retire As KIRO Seattle VP-GM

He concludes his 41-year career in broadcasting and 25 years at Cox Media Group on June 30.

Cox Media Group CEO Kim Guthrie Leaving

Steve Pruett, CMG executive chairman, will serve as the interim CEO until a permanent chief executive officer is appointed and Guthrie will work with Pruett “on an orderly transition.”

KIRO Restored To Ziply Subs After 2 Years

Cox Media Group said it reached a deal that will return its Seattle CBS affiliate, KIRO, to subscribers of Ziply Fiber after a two-year outage. The agreement is effective May 1 at 12:01 a.m. PT

CMG Unveils New Company Logo

After a company-wide competition, the winning design was submitted by Cox Media Group employee Kim Colombero, art director for CMG-TV in Jacksonville, Fla.

Cox And Dish Suspend Retrans Dispute

Cox said the move gives viewers access to important public health information during the COVID-19 crisis.

Ed Wilson To Head CoxReps And Gamut

Cox Media Group chooses the veteran of Tribune, Fox, NBC and CBS to oversee its national ad platforms. CoxReps’ Chief Operating Officer Ann Hailer and Soo Jin Oh, SVP of client solutions at Gamut will continue in their current roles, reporting directly to Wilson.

Fox, Cox Renew Affiliation Agreement

Fox Corp. and Cox Media Group have renewed the affiliation agreements for four of Cox’s TV stations. The deal will see WFXT Boston; WHBQ Memphis; WFOX Jacksonville, Fla.; and KOKI Tulsa, Okla., remain affiliates of the Fox broadcast network.

Cox Media Given 60 More Days To Sell Ohio Newspapers