Dallas Police Chief David Brown took time out of his press conference Monday afternoon to scold local TV stations for inaccurate reporting over the weekend and for putting social media before safety.
The new Nebraska Furniture Mart pumps millions into the market, and other stores are advertising to stay competitive. But overall pricing slips from last year.
In Dallas, holiday retail spending is coming in higher than last season, keeping the market tight following the busy political period. TV spending in Dallas this year is up, mainly from political spending, but buyers say the market would be healthy and about flat to last year even with political advertising taken out of the mix. Now, with political no longer a factor, holiday retail spending is the category driving the market.
Dallas has the distinction of being the one Top 10 market where the evening and late news audience remained flat in May 2014 compared to the same sweeps month a year earlier. Six markets were down, while three were up. The English-language audiences in Dallas grew at 5 p.m. (+4%), 6 p.m. (+2%) and 9 […]
A hotly contested Texas governor’s race is sparking big political ad spending in Dallas, where local media buyers say TV and radio inventories area already tight.
With Black Friday barely a week away, high demand from holiday retail is putting a squeeze on TV inventory in Dallas. The market is tight to sold out through the end of the year, and high demand will continue into next year thanks to political and the Olympics. Buyers looking to get clients on TV before the end of the year should be prepared to pay a premium.
Aereo’s streaming service is now available to subscribers in Dallas, the company said Monday, as it works toward its goal of launching in 22 markets by year’s end.
The Dallas media market is seeing healthy gains versus a year ago due largely to two strong categories, auto and telecom. TV in Dallas is tight, with pricing up about 10% versus the same time last year. Advertisers hoping to get on the air at the last minute can expect to pay rates double the usual going price.
Monday’s episode stands as a fitting tribute both to the late Larry Hagman and to J.R. Ewing, complete with a wake and a funeral for the rascally oil baron. Even the oh-so-familiar theme music is rearranged from its quickstep tempo to a dirge. The message of this episode, titled “J.R.’s Masterpiece”: J.R. is gone but not forgotten.
NEW YORK (AP) — J.R. Ewing will get a send-off with a proper funeral on “Dallas.” TNT begins the second season of its “Dallas” revival next month. The network said Tuesday that it will hold a funeral for Larry Hagman’s memorable character at some point in the 15-episode season but that it hasn’t been filmed […]
Larry Hagman, who played J.R. Ewing on CBS’s Dallas, died Friday at a Dallas hospital. Although he first gained fame as nice guy Major Tony Nelson on the fluffy 1965-70 NBC comedy I Dream of Jeannie, Hagman earned his greatest stardom with J.R. The drama about the Ewing family and those in their orbit aired from April 1978 to May 1991, and broke viewing records with its “Who shot J.R.?” 1980 cliffhanger that left unclear if Hagman’s character was dead.
Japanese companies are driving gains in this healthy market, while domestic manufacturers pull back. Also hot: financial, telecom and healthcare.
Britain will be the first overseas market to see the updated Dallas, in September. The move comes after a strong showing for its first episode on TNT.
TNT’s revival of the CBS soap becomes the year’s biggest scripted cable bow, beating all the broadcast networks in its timeslot.
With Larry Hagman reprising his role as the conniving Texas oilman, filming is underway at locations all over the city for TNT’s new series Dallas, which will also see the return of Patrick Duffy as J.R.’s brother Bobby and Linda Gray as J.R.’s ex-wife Sue Ellen, along with a new generation of Ewings.
Paul Scutari has been named VP/regional sales manager for Fox Stations Sales in Dallas. Scutari brings extensive industry experience and more than 16 years in the Dallas television community. His career began in New York as an account executive for Cablevision and Seltel. That experience led him to Blair Television Sales in both New York and […]
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — J.R. wasn’t selling oil this time. He was selling himself. He still made a pretty penny. Larry Hagman, who played the cold, conniving oil baron J.R. Ewing on the beloved 1980s series “Dallas,” auctioned off many of his personal valuables Saturday in Beverly Hills. Caroline Galloway of Julien’s Auctions said […]
Dallas-Fort Worth features a fragmented online news market, in which many outfits thrive in their chosen subjects, however narrow. Even those that are part of Dallas-Fort Worth’s “Big Six” — the major newspaper and TV sites — display penchants for local and niche content.
Una Vez Mas has completed its acquisition of two full-power television stations: KNWS Houston, which has been renamed KYAZ, and KLDT Dallas, which is now KAZD. Both are now Azteca America affiliates and were purchased out of the pending Johnson Broadcasting bankruptcy.
NEW YORK (AP) — TNT says Larry Hagman is returning to Southfork Ranch for the pilot of an updated “Dallas.” Also signed for the series pilot are two fellow “Dallas” veterans, Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy, TNT announced Tuesday. Hagman will reprise his role as villainous oil baron J.R. Ewing. Gray will again play J.R.’s […]
Jarrett Hale is promoted to VP-general sales manager while Jennifer Owen-Scott becomes local sales manager of Fox’s Dallas-Fort Worth duopoly.
The local sales manager of KTVT, Matt Flewelling, is promoted to director of sales for the CBS O&O as well as co-owned KTXA, succeeding Adam Levy.