As streaming transforms the media landscape, Nielsen is making sweeping changes in the way it measures the viewing of programs and commercials, altering the way $100 billion in video advertising is bought and sold. Nielsen One will measure across linear, digital and streaming platforms, combine big data with its famous panel of Nielsen households, shift the focus from average minute per program to evaluating viewing on a second by second basis and move from a unit-based ad model to an impression based system that gives a separate audience number to individual commercials.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Emmy Award nominations announced Tuesday included some snubs and surprises. THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE “The Mandalorian” — maybe thanks to Baby Yoda — snagged a surprising 15 nominations, mostly technical nods for things like production design, costumes, stunts, makeup and cinematography. But it also earned Disney+ a […]
The Hispanic broadcaster consolidates digital media, consumer insights and technology businesses under the Entravision brand.
Bryce Moore becomes VP of digital content and Lee Morehouse is promoted to digital products manager.
Not likely. Analysts believe that the Alphabet unit generates between $16 billion and $25 billion a year, while local TV broadcasting annual revenues tops $30 billion. But no one outside the company knows for sure because it has decided not to breakout YouTube’s financials in its earnings reports.
Tech companies that were once considered disrupters — like YouTube and Google — have grown into media giants in their own right. In 2017, online advertising reached $209 billion, for the first time surpassing the TV ad market. So, in this new media environment, where virtually every studio is launching its own streaming service and every tech company is getting into the TV show-producing business, exactly who is disrupting who?
The digital media platform provider said it anticipates additional funding from Raycom and implements management and board changes.
Broadcast leaders who’ve come up through their companies’ digital ranks have a different vantage point than their C-suite peers. Leaders from Raycom, E.W. Scripps, ABC Owned Television Stations are Capitol Broadcasting say their experience with digital media risks, failures and the process of constant iteration has shaped their approach to the broadcast helm for the better.
Elizabeth Rose, a former female employee of Vice Media has alleged in a lawsuit filed today that the company discriminates against female employees, systemically and intentionally paying them less than their male counterparts.
The biggest and most important social media challenge to you as a TV station is to use your platforms to increase ratings by getting new viewers to sample newscasts, and — even more critically — getting current viewers to watch you more often. If they watched you once a week and now watch you three times a week, that’s great growth. The same applies to digital. Imagine what it would do to your metrics if you could repeatedly bring back your users throughout the week.
Fox Networks Group has promoted Jeff Hughes to president of its digital consumer group, overseeing digital strategy and operations for all of FNG’s entertainment and sports brands. Hughes takes over the position from Brian Sullivan, who assumed the role of president and COO of Fox Networks Group late last year.
After placing Mike Germano on leave weeks ago, Vice said he would not return. Two women at the company had accused him of inappropriate behavior.
Vice Media has suspended President Andrew Creighton and Chief Digital Officer Mike Germano following a New York Times report last month detailing sexual harassment allegations against them.
The Dow Jones Industrial Index added a massive 24.7%, but the Dow Jones U.S. Broadcasting & Entertainment index market grew only 7.8%. So-called FANG stocks — big digital media companies including Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google — posted eye-opening 50% improvements.
Vice Media fired three employees on Thursday amid a probe into sexual harassment and improper workplace conduct, according to an internal memo. Vice did not name the employees.
Hearst Magazines Digital Media has formed a five-person division dedicated to developing, creating and selling original video series for digital platforms. Built over the past six months, the Hearst Originals team is led by Brian Madden, VP of audience, and Michael Mraz, executive director of partnerships for Hearst Magazines Digital Media. Two weeks ago, Hearst hired former MTV and Vice News executive Eric Leven as its director of Hearst Originals, who will be responsible for the day-to-day development of original shows.
Digital and TV have an often symbiotic relationship for Univision, with shows created for digital also running on linear TV.
As web video merges with film and TV, meet the breakouts — from Lilly Singh to Adam Conover — leveraging fame on YouTube and Instagram into careers on platforms their parents actually watch.
Digital executives from Nexstar, Tegna, Graham Media and Raycom will discuss the challenges of integrating digital news production and distribution into traditional television newsroom workflow at the sixth annual NewsTECHForum conference in New York on Dec. 11-12.
A new study charts trends affecting media buyers and sellers. It’s available from ComScore as a complimentary download.
The Tegna NBC affiliate in Portland, Ore., promoted Greg Retsinas to a newly created position overseeing digital content and revenue strategy.
Former Mashable executive Adam Ostrow will oversee Tegna’s digital vision and strategy.
The cuts, which are impacting about 2% of Vice Media’s 3,000 person staff, comes as the company grows its video operations internationally.
Discovery Communications today appointed Fred Graver SVP, digital content and social for Discovery Digital. Graver most recently was the global head of TV for Twitter. In his new role, he will oversee the digital network teams across Discovery’s US portfolio to extend the brand’s reach across all digital media platforms. Graver will report to Karen Leever, EVP-GM, digital […]
In Cannes to talk up his latest venture, WndrCo, Jeffrey Katzenberg says he’s found “a brand new Everest.” The company is getting into what he’s so far terming “New TV” destined for mobile devices in the form of shows with full story arcs, but limited to 6-10 minutes per episode. The target demo is the coveted 18-34 range and the plan involves incentives along the way for every stakeholder, including creatives. It will be built with a significant advertising component.
The former YouTube executive will help drive the company’s digital strategy and will be responsible for growing the consumption, audience engagement and monetization of NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises’s content on both existing and emerging platforms.
Former Fox Sports/Speed Channel television network and digital media executive Kevin Annison will join Motorsport Network to spearhead the group’s planned expansion in traditional and internet television as its president. The appointment of Annison comes one week after former NASCAR Digital Media VP Colin Smith joined Motorsport Network as CEO. Motorsport Network acquired European cable […]
Shelly Leslie, WRAL’s creative director is now the general manager of audience development — a new Capitol Broadcasting Co. division focused on growing the company’s digital video footprint.
Gregory Raifman, Nexstar Digital’s newly-minted president, says the company is well underway with a rollup of its portfolio of technology companies under a single banner. As the company scouts new digital acquisitions, Raifman says it will leverage Nexstar Media Group’s broadcast size and footprint to find its edge in the market.
Advertising technology and business strategy executives Anthony Katsur and Michael Kestenbaum named SVP of platforms and SVP of strategy and corporate development, respectively.
As vice president of digital product management and design, Azza Elsheikh will lead the station division’s product and designs teams.
NBCUniversal has acquired a majority stake in Craftsy, the digital channel that serves up how-to videos on a range of cooking, decorating and lifestyle subjects.
A new, long-term agreement builds on an existing relationship to bring Getty Images’ premium creative content to social video creation platform Wochit’s users.