Production In The Big Apple: Pleasure And Pain

NY Considers Law To Save Local News

Two state lawmakers are proposing a requirement that any cable company operating in New York offer a local news channel with “news, weather and public affairs programming,” according to a draft of the bill. The programming would have to be independently produced; companies could not simply rebroadcast others’ existing news shows.

Legal Sports Betting Begins In Upstate New York

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.

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NY Gaming Commission OKs Sports Betting

The New York state gaming commission on Monday approved 6-0 rules governing sports betting at four upstate casinos — paving the way for gamblers to wager on pro sports as early as next month.

Cuomo: Netflix Expanding In New York City

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the San Jose, California-based entertainment video-streaming service will invest up to $100 million in the city.

Amazon Dumps Plans For NYC Headquarters

The stunning withdrawal that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city was a serious blow to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio, who had lobbied intensely to land the project, competing against more than 200 other metropolitan areas across the continent that were practically tripping over each other to offer incentives to Amazon in a fierce bidding war it openly stoked.

STATION ADVISORY

NY Court Casts Doubt On Fantasy Sports Ads

The New York legislature passed a law legalizing and regulating fantasy sports in 2016. But now a state court has called into question whether the legislature had the power to legalize fantasy sports given a provision in the state constitution, renewing the debate over the legal status of fantasy sports contests – and whether such contests can be legally advertised – in the state.

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Top 20 Market Social Media Report: New York

New York Governor Mandates Net Neutrality

Broadband companies that want to do business with state agencies in New York will have to abide by some key net neutrality rules, under an order signed Wednesday by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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NYC Stations Go To Nonstop Terror Coverage

Local stations in New York City are all hands on deck as they continue to cover this morning’s attempted terror attack steps from Times Square.

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New York Stations Break In As Driver Kills 8

New York’s local news stations, as well as network cable news channels, broke in to regular programming Tuesday afternoon to cover a terror attack in Lower Manhattan. Around 3:15 p.m. a man drove a rented Home Depot pick-up in the bike lanes along the West Side highway.

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New York: Strong Even With Little Political

Auto, hospitals and telecom lift TV spending over last year. Sports programming, including Olympics and the suddenly hot Mets, is also scoring with advertisers. 

RTDNA Supports NY Court Camera Proposals

Court officials in New York are considering updates to the rules governing the use of cameras and microphones in courtrooms. RTDNA, the National Press Photographers Association and other journalism organizations support the proposed changes, which would stress that audio-visual coverage should be allowed “to the fullest extent permissible by law.”

MARKET PROFILE (DMA 1)

Happier Holiday Sales Season For New York

Demand and pricing are up on TV, with retailers sparking gains. Though spending was flat during the first nine months of the year, it’s now on pace to beat 2014. Radio has also surged.

NY Shuts Down Fantasy Sports Betting

New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday that after a one-month investigation, his office had concluded that the daily contests operated by DraftKings and FanDuel are essentially games of chance, not skill, constituting illegal gambling. He ordered them to stop accepting bets.

MARKET PROFILE

Sports Spark Ad Spending In New York City

With 11 pro teams in the area, advertisers are eager to get on games, which they know will be watched live. Auto and telecom are hot. TV inventory has gotten tighter.

N.Y. TV Writers Want In On State Incentives

The television industry is booming in New York, with the state surpassing Los Angeles in pilot production last year. But not all entertainment workers in the Big Apple find themselves rolling in opportunities. Writers who live in New York complain they’re being snubbed by TV shows that film in New York but are written on the West Coast. And a group of high-profile writers wants New York to pass a new tax credit for productions that hire scribes locally.

New York Surpasses L.A. In TV Pilots

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New York Evening, Late News Viewing -7%

New York evening and latenight news viewership fell 11% in the May sweeps compared to May 2013 with Fox’s WNYW and WWOR taking some of the biggest hits, according to a TVNewsCheck analysis of the Nielsen’s count of weekday viewers aged 25 to 54 of news at 5, 6,10 and 11 p.m. WNYW was down […]

MARKET PROFILE (DMA 1)

New York City’s TV Inventory Is Tight

Movies, Broadway shows and foreign auto advertisers are spending heavily, and there’s high demand for morning and latenight news.

MARKET PROFILE (DMA 1)

New York: Healthy After The Hurricane

Hurricane Sandy knocked out power and flooded businesses, but the media economy recovered very quickly. Demand for TV and radio is high, with auto and retail very active.

HURRICANE SANDY

Sandy Puts A Crimp In NYC-Based Shows

Yesterday, only Telepictures’ Anderson Live, CBS Television Distribution’s Inside Edition and Disney-ABC’s Live with Kelly and Michael were in production as planned. And things are even slimmer today.

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New York City LPTV Goes For $5.3 Million

Prime Time Partners has purchased WMBQ-CA New York from Renard Broadcasting Corp. for $5,250,000, pending FCC approval, according to Patrick Communications, which brokered the deal. The buyer is headed by Jose A. Rodriguez. Seller is owned by Craig Fox, of Syracuse, N.Y.

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WABC Plans Its Post-‘Oprah’ Era

The New York ABC O&O plans to add a local news hour. Also affecting the station will be  Regis Philbin’s departure from the syndicated hit Live with Regis and Kelly that WABC airs at 9 a.m., although his exit is being pushed back from August to November.

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WABC Plans Its Post-‘Oprah’ Era

The New York ABC O&O plans to add a local news hour. Also affecting the station will be  Regis Philbin’s departure from the syndicated hit Live with Regis and Kelly that WABC airs at 9 a.m., although his exit is being pushed back from August to November.

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Snow Coverage: NYC Stations Show People Falling

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WNBC New York Reporter Tim Minton Leaving

COMMENTARY

New York Stations Need To Can The Jokes

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WABC News Crew Chases Burglary Suspect

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TUFF TV Adds New York Affiliate

The diginet that targets men says the addition of WKOB puts it on track to reach 42 million households by the end of the first quarter.

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A Fuzzy PIX-ture In New York

Aggressive cost-cutting moves at Tribune’s CW affiliate WPIX — together with continued allegations of a harsh and unfriendly work environment — are taking their toll on morale at the Tribune-owned station. The latest move under News Director Bill Carey’s watch that unsettled staff came in the last several days, when the station shuttered the sports department, eliminated the sports director position and reassigned Lolita Lopez, the sports director, sources say.

MARKET PROFILE

Albany Sites Ride Politics To Online Success

Local online media is booming in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy, N.Y., marketplace — the region clocks in as the nation’s second-fastest growing online ad market — with a large stable of newspaper and TV sites ready to feed the area’s politics-crazy audience.

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WABC’s Jones Says Attack Claim Due To Stress

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New York Sweeps: WPIX Tops WNYW At 10 P.M.

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Anchor David Novarro Returns To WABC

Junior HRTS Expands To NYC, First Event Tonight

The Junior Hollywood Radio and Television Society (JHRTS), the junior membership for HRTS, will present “A Conversation with Doug Herzog, President of MTV Networks Entertainment Group,” to celebrate its inaugural year in New York City on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at at 8 p.m. ath the William Morris Endeavor (1325 Avenue of the Americas, New York […]