TVN’S OTT NEWS SUMMIT

Navigating The Wild West Of OTT Measurement

With no common measurement data, OTT services are playing by multiple rule books, broadcast executives say at TVNewsCheck’s OTT News Summit.

TVN’S OTT NEWS SUMMIT

Sharing Strategies For Launching OTT Services

Executives from leading local and national news players in the OTT space discuss their various options for packaging and presenting content on the platform. Also crucial is figuring out how best to differentiate one’s OTT service from the many competing options, overcoming a lack of viewing metrics and personalizing content for viewers.

Scripps, Reporters Committee Join Forces

They form a partnership to advance enterprise journalism, open records.

Scripps Grows Its Diversity Team

Larissa England has joined The E.W. Scripps Co. in the newly created role of equity, diversity and inclusion business partner. England joins Scripps’ corporate equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) team that was created in April 2018 and led by Danyelle S.T. Wright as chief diversity officer. “Scripps was built on the idea of giving all people […]

TVN TECH

Broadcasters Make In-Car Play For ATSC 3.0

While conversations between broadcasters and car makers are just starting, ATSC 3.0 proponents say that given the three-to-five-year build cycle of a typical new model it’s crucial to get 3.0 receiver chips into car makers’ design plans by next spring so they’re ready to roll in 2024, by which time next-gen stations will be broadcasting across the U.S.

TVN FOCUS ON PODCASTS

Stations Finding Sound Reasons To Podcast

Tegna, Tribune, Scripps, Fox and Graham are among a growing number of TV broadcasters who are exploring adding audio content and advertising platforms. A study from the Interactive Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers puts podcast ad revenues at $313.9 million in 2017, and projects that it will more than double, to $659 million, by next year.

EARNINGS CALL

Scripps Set To Be ‘Opportunistic’ In M&A

For right now, the company says it’s focused on integrating all its recently-acquired stations. But, said CEO Adam Symson, “it won’t be long before we’re positioned again to pursue accretive M&A.”

QUARTERLY REPORT

Scripps 1Q Local Media Rev Grows 5.9%

Much of that increase was fueled by a 21% rise in retransmission consent revenue to $85.4 million.

Scripps Declares Second Quarter Dividend

The board of directors of the E.W. Scripps Co. today declared a cash dividend for the second quarter of 2019. Scripps shareholders of record as of June 14 will receive 5 cents per share, payable on June 25. The dividend will be paid out of the company’s surplus.

Scripps Closes On Cordillera Stations Purchase

The $521 million deal adds 15 stations in 10 markets to Scripps’ portfolio and bumps up its reach to nearly 21% of U.S. TV households.