Paul Karpowicz Honored With Golden Mike

On Monday evening in New York, $280,000 was raised to help broadcasters in need in honor of Paul Karpowicz, Meredith Broadcasting Group president and recipient of the Broadcasters Foundation of America 2017 Golden Mike Award. The foundation also presented its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award to Bill Hoffman, retired president of Cox Media Group. Pictured (l-r): Jim Thompson (Broadcasters Foundation president), Karpowicz, Dan Mason (Broadcasters Foundation chairman) and the evening’s host, Tim McAuliff, former Petry Media president.

Industry Execs To Help Honor Karpowicz

Steve Lanzano, Mike O’Neill and Gordon Smith are among those who will celebrate Meredith’s Paul Karpowicz at the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s annual Golden Mike Award black-tie fundraiser on Feb. 27 in New York.

Broadcasters Foundation To Honor Karpowicz

Meredith broadcast executive Paul Karpowicz will receive the Golden Mike Award at the Foundation’s annual black-tie fundraising gala in New York in February.

NAB 2016

Ward L. Quaal Award Winners Unveiled

The annual leadership awards will be presented during the broadcasters foundation annual breakfast on April 20 during the NAB Show in Las Vegas

JESSELL AT LARGE

Co-Op Scheme A Mother Of An Invention

Meredith and Cox’s decision to form a programming/tech purchasing cooperative is an intriguing model. But we’ll have to wait and see how it works in practice. It’s just too bad Meredith and Cox feel they can’t tackle retrans and reverse comp together as well because those dealings are what is causing the smaller station operators the most trouble.

Cox, Meredith Create Buying Cooperative

The initiative by the two station groups is designed to give the partners extra negotiating leverage with syndicators, as well as a chance to bid on their best shows by delivering 18% of U.S. TV households. It will also give both parties economies of scale when buying tech gear. “It gives us the benefits of an M&A without actually having to do an M&A,” says Meredith’s Paul Karpowicz.

EXECUTIVE SESSION WITH PAUL KARPOWICZ

Meredith Sees Local TV’s Upside In Digital

The company’s Local Media Group President Paul Karpowicz says its stations, and TV broadcasting in general, can grow long-term only by taking their hard-earned reputation for local TV news and carrying it forward onto digital platforms and, perhaps, delivering it in new ways via a new broadcasting standard to handheld devices.

Paul Karpowicz New BMI Board Chairman

Also at the music licensing organization’s board meeting, Susan Davenport Austin elected presiding director; Caroline Beasley and William Hoffman elected to the board; and Michael Fiorile, Catherine Hughes and Jerome Kersting are re-elected.

Paul Karpowicz Named NABPAC Trustee

Meredith Local Media Group President Paul Karpowicz today was named a trustee of NABPAC, the political action committee of the National Association of Broadcasters. Karpowicz is the immediate past NAB Joint Board chairman. He was appointed to his role with Meredith in February 2005, where he is responsible for the direction of Meredith’s 12 TV […]

NATPE 2012

Sook: Stations Could Get $2 Per Sub Retrans

A NATPE panel offered predictions on the future of retransmission consent at stations. Deb McDermott of Young Broadcasting said that she was not opposed to sharing the retrans revenue with the networks “as long as it is the right division of revenue — as long as they don’t get greedy.” And Nexstar’s Perry Sook suggested that even sending half of the revenue to the networks is not unreasonable.

NATPE 2012

Sook: Stations Could Get $2 Per Sub Retrans

A NATPE panel offered predictions on the future of retransmission consent at stations. Deb McDermott of Young Broadcasting said that she was not opposed to sharing the retrans revenue with the networks “as long as it is the right division of revenue — as long as they don’t get greedy.” And Nexstar’s Perry Sook suggested that even sending half of the revenue to the networks is not unreasonable.