IAB Names Paramount Advertising’s John Halley New Board Chair

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), the digital media and marketing trade association, on Sunday appointed John Halley, president, Paramount Advertising, as the new Chair of the trade organization’s board of […]

CableLabs Lays Off 23 Staffers Amid Post-SCTE Integration Restructuring

SMPTE Introduces New Membership Benefits

SMPTE, the association for media professionals, technologists and engineers, announced new membership benefits starting this year. These changes, the group says, “reflect the needs of the SMPTE community and include […]

ACA Connects Beefs Up D.C. Leadership Team

ACA Connects has named three new members of its leadership team, including staffers from both sides of the political aisle and one longtime top communications executive from the National Association of Broadcasters. L-r: Zamir Ahmed, VP of external affairs; Olivia Shields, VP of public affairs and communications; and Max Staloff, VP of regulatory affairs.

RAB CEO Erica Farber Leaving

After a dozen years as president-CEO, Erica Farber is stepping down from the Radio Advertising Bureau. She will be succeeded by Mike Hulvey, a member of the RAB’s executive committee, who joins from CEO of Neuhoff Media. He joins RAB as CEO  on  April 1, 2024.

Paramount Joins Go Addressable, Which Becomes A Trade Organization

Paramount Global has become the first programmer to join Go Addressable, a group formed by distributors to push addressable advertising that has now been incorporated as a nonprofit trade organization. The other members of Go Addressable, which launched as an industry initiative, are Altice USA’s a4 Advertising, Charter Communications’ Spectrum Reach, Comcast Advertising, DirecTV Advertising and Dish Media.

Streaming Video Lobby Launches In D.C.

The video streaming industry has some new champions in Washington. Former House Energy & Commerce Committee chair Fred Upton, a Republican, and former FCC Chair Mignon Clyburn, a Democrat, will be senior advisers to the newly minted Streaming Innovation Alliance, which will advocate for over-the-top video providers in Washington. Among the new group’s backers are Max, Netflix, Peacock, Paramount Plus, BET Plus, Pluto TV and The Walt Disney Co. The Motion Picture Association played a major role in putting together the alliance.

IABM Appoints Jerry Gepner CEO

IABM, an international trade and business association for broadcast and media technology with 450 members worldwide, has named Jerry Gepner its new CEO. He replaces Peter White, who in almost […]

Ted Hearn, Communications VP, Exits ACA Connects

Ted Hearn, VP of communications for ACA Connects and former Washington bureau chief for Multichannel News, has apparently left the association. His X (Twitter) handle has changed to one no longer associated with ACAC and he is no longer listed among the staff there. No word on where Hearn is headed — ACAC execs were not available for comment at deadline — but he was one of the most experienced and respected communications beat reporters when he joined ACA Connects, then the American Cable Association, in March 2009.

HRTS Announces New Board Members And Advisory Council

Hollywood Radio and Television Society (HRTS) has announced its newly-elected board members and newly-appointed Advisory Council members comprising a diverse group of leaders from across the TV and entertainment industry, […]

TV Stations Launch ‘The Coalition For Local News’

Station groups form a new advocacy organization dedicated to protecting America’s most trusted source of news in the streaming era. It is urges lawmakers and regulators to modernize existing regulations and protect the economic viability of local TV news.

ACA Connects Appoints Bill Tortoriello Director Of Regulatory Affairs

Bill Tortoriello, a veteran of regulatory policy, has joined ACA Connects as director of regulatory affairs. ACA Connects President-CEO Grant Spellmeyer said: “We’re excited to have Bill join our ACA […]

ITVS Names Carrie Lozano President & CEO

Rebecca Hanson Appointed Next NABA Director-General

NABA, a nonprofit association of broadcasting organizations in North America, has named Rebecca Hanson as its new director-general. She begins as director-general designate on April 15, where she will work […]

Former FCC Chairman Ajit Pai And Former FCC Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn To Keynote ACA Connects’ 30th Anniversary Dinner

The gala event will take place on Feb. 28 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington.

NAB Exec Ann Marie Cumming Leaving

The association’s SVP of communications is exiting on Feb. 21 after more than 20 years. She’s becoming the executive director of the Congressional Club Museum and Foundation in Washington.

LaSharah Bunting Named ONA CEO-Executive Director

The former New York Times digital journalist takes over at the nonprofit beginning March 31.

ANA/4A’s Blast IAB’s ‘Extremist’ Rhetoric

In an uncharacteristic breaking of the U.S. advertising trade association ranks, the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) issued a joint statement blasting remarks made last week by Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) CEO David Cohen characterizing Washington lawmakers as “extremists” hellbent on destroying the ad industry.

WICT Network Announces 2022 Chapter Award Honorees And 2023 Incoming Chapter Presidents and Advisers

The WICT Network has announced both its 2022 chapter award recipients and its 2023 chapter presidents and advisors. The WICT Network chapter awards measure important aspects of the Model Chapter […]

Dotdash Meredith’s Alysia Borsa Named IAB Chair

The Interactive Advertising Bureau on Sunday announced the appointment of Alysia Borsa to chair of the trade organization’s board of directors. Borsa also serves as chief business officer and president of lifestyle at Dotdash Meredith. Borsa, who has served on the board since February 2020, most recently as IAB board co-chair, replaces Krishan Bhatia, president and chief business officer at NBCUniversal Media. Bhatia will remain on the executive committee of the board.

C2HR Announces 2023 Officers And 5 New Board Members

C2HR, the Content & Connectivity Human Resources association, announced the members of its 2023 executive committee. At the helm of the organization as president is Julie Neimat, executive vice president […]

NAB And NAB Show Celebrate Centennial Year

Plans include an interactive website, a story sharing campaign and special events.

The WICT Network Announces 2023 Global Board Of Directors

The WICT Network has named the members of its 2023 global board of directors. Communications consultant Leigh Woisard, elected in 2022 as Vice Chair, has now stepped into her role as Chair for […]

Media Rating Council Appoints New Executive Committee For 2023-24

The Media Rating Council (MRC) held its annual board of directors meeting in December, and the following members have been appointed to serve on MRC’s Executive Committee for two-year terms, […]

IAB Adds Pam Zucker, Jack Koch, Promotes Chris Bruderle

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), the digital media and marketing trade association, today announced two new additions to its senior team – Pam Zucker joined IAB as senior vice president, […]

ACA Connects Sets Dates And Theme For 2023 Washington Summit

Independent video and broadband providers will celebrate ACAC’s 30th anniversary on Feb. 28-March 2. The theme fis “Shaping the Future” – which acknowledges that 2023 is a watershed year for broadband deployment and related policy across the U.S.

AIMS Announces 2023 Board Of Directors

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) announced that all members of the AIMS board of directors were reelected to serve in 2023. Steve Reynolds of Imagine Communications will again […]

AIMS Expands Membership Access To Individuals

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) has expanded its membership access to individuals such as consultants, engineers and educators, including sole employees or sole proprietors of a corporation and […]

Michele Wright Joins SMPTE As Director Of Business Development And Outreach

SMPTE, the home of media professionals, technologists and engineers, today named Michele Wright director of business development and outreach. She will lead the society’s marketing and sales teams and partner […]

SMPTE Introduces 2023 Leadership

SMPTE announced the results of its 2022 elections for board officers and regional governors who will begin serving terms in January 2023. This leadership group will continue SMPTE’s work to […]

CCIA Names New Washington Executives

Wi-Fi Alliance Vet Kevin Robinson Tapped As CEO

Robinson, who has been with the Alliance for 15 years, will take the reins of the 900-plus member organization Oct. 20. The alliance comprises Wi-Fi technology- and distribution-related entities including Charter Communications, Comcast, CableLabs, Google, Verizon Communications, Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and a number of others.

SMPTE Elects Renard Jenkins First Black Board President

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has elected new board officers, including the first Black SMPTE board president, Warner Bros. Discovery’s Jenkins. All of the new officers will begin serving in January 2023.

Tim Scheld Becomes RTDNA Chair; Board Of Directors Election Results Announced

Ross Lieberman To Exit ACA Connects

ACA Connects Re-Elects Patricia Jo Boyers Chairman

NCTC Rebrands As The National Content & Technology Cooperative

NCTC, the National Content & Technology Cooperative, representing 700-plus independent communications service providers who connect one-third of North American and U.S. Territory households and businesses to the world, today unveiled a […]

NAB Promotes Four To Senior Vice President

The National Association of Broadcasters announced the promotions of four employees in its Government Relations, Technology and Legal and Regulatory Affairs departments to senior vice president, effective July 1. Nicole […]

The Cable Center Names Camilla Formica Chief Program Officer

Media Financial Management Association Announces 2022-23 Officers, Board Members

Media Financial Management Association (MFM) today announced its 2022-23 officers and newly elected board members for the association and its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association. Effective July 1, the […]