Evening news viewership was down in the Bay Area, dipping 5% overall from May 2013, 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. during the May sweeps. At 5 p.m. (the only time period to record a gain over […]
A strong start to the Major League Baseball season by two teams in the Bay Area is helping the San Francisco media market to healthy gains over a year ago. TV spending is up low- to mid-single-digits versus a year ago, with pricing about flat, and baseball is one reason why.
Buyers will pay a premium for sports telecasts, with all the local teams making recent playoff runs. Also, both foreign and domestic auto spending is up.
Buyers expect a strong holiday season for television with department stores spending heavily. And the Giants’ playoff run is boosting both TV and radio.
The Bay area is home to Silicon Valley and the tech-savvy market was an early Internet adopter. One of the nation’s longest established newspaper sites, SFGate.com, rules the roost here, but its rivals and some hyperlocal newcomers have made San Franciso-Oakland-San Jose a competitive market.
The two former Multicultural Television stations are being sold by the trust that took control of them after they ran into financial trouble. The buying group is headed by Ted Bartley. The price was approximately $20 million, according to sources.
CBS Local Media today announced the appointments of market communications directors in two of its markets. This new position, CBS says, is an expanded role, with responsibility as spokesperson for all CBS Local Media Properties in each market. Akilah Bolden-Monifa has been named San Francisco Bay Area market communications director, CBS Local Media, effective immediately. […]
Granite Broadcasting independent KOFY San Francisco (DMA 6) is introducing two new local shows, Dance Party and Carpool Showdown, airing on Sunday nights starting Jan. 9. Back by popular demand, Dance Party, a dance show that aired on KOFY in the 1980’s, is re-launching with a new set, new host and new theme that lets […]
The Granite independent in San Francisco has has cut 20% of its technical work force, including half with more than 20 years of service.