Technology executives from WarnerMedia, Sinclair and Hearst said at a recent TVNewsCheck webinar that they’re tackling the content management challenge amplified by the pandemic by using cloud storage and leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve indexing and searching.
A May 6 TVNewsCheck webinar featuring executives from WarnerMedia, Sinclair, Hearst and LTN Global will spotlight how companies are changing the way they manage their content and their archives and how AI and the cloud are figuring into their workflows or plans. Register here.
The veteran television journalist will interview Byron Allen, owner of The Weather Channel, Entertainment Studios and Allen Media Group, about his progress at convincing major marketers to devote 2% of their annual advertising spend on Black-owned media. Allen’s efforts have convinced General Motors to commit to a long-term advertising investment and Verizon announced it is planning to partner with Allen in a summit in May. To join the webinar, register here.
E.W. Scripps draws more than 70% of its national spot revenue from per-performance transactions, one of a handful of station groups that have moved to that model. In a TVNewsCheck webinar last week, executives from Scripps, MagnaGlobal, ProVantageX and Horizon agreed that per-performance campaigns are beneficial for all parties involved.
Executives from Fox Sports and CBS Sports are among those predicting a sports production future with dramatically reduced onsite staff, greater operational efficiencies and cost savings, though with a fallout of job losses for mobile production personnel.
Leaders of the spot TV buying and selling community will tackle the evolving world of performance campaigns and how well they are doing at making local TV ad campaigns both more effective and easier to steward during a TVNewsCheck webinar. Set for March 31 at 1 p.m. ET, Performance Campaigns and Optimizing Spot TV will feature (top row, l-r): Nancy Larkin, Horizon Media; Kathy Doyle, MagnaGlobal; Missy Evenson, Scripps; (bottom row, Ted Kramer, ProvantageX; and moderator Janet Stilson. To register, click here.
A TVNewsCheck webinar featuring executives from CBS Sports, Fox Sports, Game Creek Video, Vizrt and CP Communications will look to advances in sports production emerging later this year and next as remote workflows continuously improve. Register here.
A TVNewsCheck webinar featuring executives from Tegna, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations and Fox Television Stations will evaluate how well local TV is marketing its own brand in a media environment ever more crowded with options. Register here.
Sales and research executives from CBS Television Stations, Gray Television and BIA said they see a sharp rise in core revenue ahead this year, while UM Worldwide threw some colder water on that prediction in a TVNewsCheck webinar on spot TV last week. The executives also tackled the iffy near-time prospects of fully-functional automated buying and selling and the growing revenue prospects of local streaming. Above, Julio Marenghi, president, advertising sales at CBS Television Stations said that the CBS owned stations are seeing more money from OTT business extensions — “There’s definitely more money than there was a year ago” — but it’s not yet significant.
Leaders of the local TV advertising buying, selling and research community will offer their outlook on the developing 2021 spot TV market during a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch Webinar. Set for Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m. ET, the event will feature (clockwise from upper left): Becky Meyer, SVP national sales, Gray Television; Julio Marenghi, president of sales, CBS Television Stations; Brad Thompson, SVP and partner, integrated investment, UM Worldwide; moderator Janet Stilson, contributing editor, TVNewsCheck; Bruce Roberts, president, WideOrbit and Rick Ducey, managing director, BIA Advisory Services. Register here.
Executives from NBC Spot On, Disney Advertising Sales, Publicis and Alphonso said attribution is getting better for both national and local spot TV with sectors like retails QSRs, auto, travel and beauty adopting it. The caveats: It’s still not as fast or scalable as digital, and new legislation may slow it down further.
A pair of TV station GMs will join the head of news services for Gray Media Group and two technology experts to examine how local TV news organizations are contending with growing demand for local news in an increasingly competitive media ecosystem. Set for Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. ET, the webinar will feature speakers (clockwise from left): Bob Ellis, VP-GM, WJXT-WCWJ Jacksonville, Fla.; Lew Leone, SVP-GM, WNYW-WWOR New York; James Finch, director of news services at Gray Television; Craig Wilson, product evangelist for broadcast and media enterprise at Avid; moderator Glen Dickson, contributing editor, TVNewsCheck; and Paul Adrian, CEO and co-founder of Latakoo. Register here.
Executives from Fox News and Graham Media say they’ll rely heavily on IP contribution, cloud editing systems and other remote production tools in their coverage of the 2020 election, and they’re also ready to settle in for the long haul if final results aren’t confirmed for days, if not weeks, after Nov. 3.
Leading technologists from Fox Sports, Colorado Studios, Sinclair Broadcast Group and LiveU will discuss what they’ve learned producing events during the global coronavirus pandemic, and how months of increased remote production are accelerating long term industry trends. Pictured, clockwise from left: Janel Fleming, LiveU director, sports sales; Brad Cheney, VP field operations and engineering, Fox Sports; Don Roberts, VP sports engineering and production systems, Sinclair Broadcast Group; Glen Dickson, contributing editor, TVNewsCheck and the webinar’s moderator; and Phil Garvin, president, Colorado Studios. To join the webinar, please register here.
Leaders of television’s news and technology community will talk about how technology can facilitate coverage of the 2020 election season during a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch Webinar set for Thursday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. ET. Speakers are (top, l-r): Alan Komissaroff, SVP news and politics, Fox News Channel; Tony Plosz, SVP and CTO, Graham Media Group; Bogdan Frusina, founder, Dejero and (below, right: Stephane Guez, founder and CTO, Dalet Digital Media Systems; and, left, Glen Dickson, contributing editor of TVNewsCheck, who is moderating the event. Register here.
TV stations and networks are learning that to take full advantage of the cloud, they need to overhaul the way they produce news rather than try to replicate hardware-based workflows on a cloud platform.
A TVNewsCheck webinar, “Report Card on Race: A Media Industry Reckoning,” found the television news industry still has a long way to go with its diversity and inclusion efforts, but there’s a genuine and sustained momentum underway for change.
Per-performance deals are in broadcasters’ sightlines, but Nielsen measurement woes are one of the problems gumming up the works, a TVNewsCheck webinar found.
Engineering executives at WarnerMedia, ABC News, NBCU’s KXAS-KXTX Dallas, Ross Video and TVU Networks will talk about how cloud technology is likely to expand its role in news workflow during a TVNewsCheck webinar on Aug. 20. TVNewsCheck Contributing Editor Glen Dickson will moderate the conversation, which has been inspired by widespread remote production necessitated by the global coronavirus pandemic. Register here.
Television executives from E.W. Scripps, Tegna and the NAB will assess what progress the industry is making toward diversity and inclusion among its ranks and in front of its news cameras in an Aug. 13 TVNewsCheck Working Lunch webinar. Register here.
Leading executives in the spot TV advertising ecosystem will talk about ways to entice a larger number of marketers to invest in local TV during a TVNewsCheck webinar on Aug. 6. The event, which will focus on short- and long-term issues facing the industry, will feature (top, l-r): Frank Friedman, E.W. Scripps; Jane Meyerson, ICON International; Joe Cerone, Zenith; (bottom, l-r): Rob Weisbord, Sinclair Broadcast Group; Mark Gorman, Matrix Solutions and Ted Kramer, ProvantageX. Register here.
Since George Floyd’s death, more than 200 incidents have been reported of journalists being targeted in cities all over the country. TVNewsCheck is conducting a lunch-time webinar on Tuesday, June 30, at 1 p.m. ET for an hour-long conversation with journalists fresh from their in-the-streets coverage.
Kevin Holmes, an evening anchor and reporter at E.W. Scripps-owned KSHB Kansas City, Mo., fresh off coverage of protests there, will join Reporting on Protest: Lessons from the Front Lines, a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch webinar on June 30 at 1 p.m. ET. The killing of George Floyd galvanized protests against racial injustice across the U.S. […]