Spectrum Reach, the advertising sales business of Charter Communications, will use Comscore as its preferred source for local audience measurement currency, beginning in its Southeast region. “The industry is ripe to move past traditional measurement models of age and gender to more data-driven, audience-based metrics,” said Beth Plummer, Spectrum Reach SVP-chief revenue officer. “Spectrum Reach believes […]
The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) today unveiled a celebration of the organization’s 70th anniversary, which includes the launch of a Voices of Courage digital tapestry, a commemorative logo and a social media campaign, using #VoicesOfCourage and #70YearsOfCourage. Since its inception in 1951, AWM, originally known as American Women in Radio and Television, has […]
The Broadcasters Foundation of America has elected Patrick Butler, president and chief executive officer of America’s Public Television Stations, and Hilton Howell, chairman, president-CEO of Gray Television and Atlantic American Corp., to its board of directors. The new directors were voted in during the recent Foundation’s Board of Directors’ meeting, which was held virtually. “We are delighted to welcome Patrick and Hilton to […]
Media Financial Management Association (MFM) today announced its 2021-22 officers and newly elected board members for the association and its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association. Effective July 1, the officers for the MFM/BCCA board of directors are: Melissa Mitchell, corporate controller, Bonneville International, immediate past chair David Bochenek, SVP-CAO, Sinclair Broadcast Group, chairman David Bestler, […]
The high-ranking Walt Disney Television chairman received a lifetime achievement award at the tail end of a 45-minute Fireside Chat that featured a wide-ranging discussion.
The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (LABF) elected the following individuals to its board of directors: Heidi Raphael, chief communications officer at Beasley Media Group, has been named co-chair of the LABF, effective immediately. She will join Hubbard Radio Chief Executive Officer Ginny Morris as co-chair of the organization. Pierre Bouvard, Gary Chapman, Erica Farber, […]
Top media executives to gather on Sept. 27 in New York for expert insights on driving sustainable business success plus demonstrations on how agencies, brands and political campaigns leverage linear TV’s unrivaled consumer reach, viewership, influence and trust to generate results.
The Radio Television Digital News Association and its Voice of the First Amendment Task Force are calling on its more than 1,200 members and their broadcast and digital news outlets to join the Boston Globe and more than 100 other local newspapers across the country on Aug. 16 in a coordinated editorial response to attacks from President Trump on the media.
The Media Financial Management Association (MFM) on Wednesday announced the 2018-19 officers and newly elected board members for the association and its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association. Effective July 1, the officers for the MFM-BCCA board of directors are: Chair: Cindy Pekrul, SVP/deputy controller, Turner President: Mary M. Collins, president-CEO, MFM/BCCA Vice Chair/Conference Chair: Ralph Bender, CFO, […]
The former VP and general manager of the Cox Media Group starts at the local media consortium on July 16.
The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) announced the 2018 Broadcast Leadership Training (BLT) class graduated this month following a 10-month Executive MBA-style program that teaches the fundamentals of purchasing, owning, operating and managing radio and television stations. The final participant roster can be found here. The program targets senior level broadcast executives who aspire to advance as group executives or station […]
Journalists gathered in Orlando, Fla., last week to share best practices for investigative journalism and forge solidarity among news organizations.
In the television categories, overall excellence awards go to Hearst’s KCRA Sacramento, Calif., for large markets and Quincly Media’s WREX Rockford, Ill., for small markets. The national awards will be presented Oct. 22 at the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala in New York.
At the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Network Technology Seminar (NTS) 2018, June 19-20, Barefoot Networks and Fox Networks, with support from the open networking experts at Stordis, will showcase the application of Barefoot’s 6.5Tb/s Tofino switch ASIC and P4 language for broadcast media network environments. Programmable forwarding plane technology is the ultimate development of software-defined networking (SDN), allowing complete flexibility […]
The Broadcasters Foundation of America has elected Wendy McMahon, president of the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, and Charlie Weiss, publisher of Future B2B’s TV sector brands, to its board of directors, and named Dennis Lyle, president-CEO of the Illinois Broadcasters Association, an officer and vice president. The new directors and Lyle were voted in during the board meeting that took place in […]
The National Association of Broadcasters’ executive committee elections took place at the NAB Board of Directors meeting on June 12-13. Caroline Beasley, CEO, Beasley Media Group, was unanimously re-elected as NAB Joint Board chair.
SMPTE, the organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology, has released the results of the SMPTE 2018 Innovation and Technology in Media Entertainment Survey, part of the society’s ongoing work to provide insight into the critical issues that are transforming the media and entertainment (M&E) technology industry. The survey […]
CBS’s Jeff Glor, NBC’s Lester Holt and ABC’s David Muir will share the stage at PromaxBDA’s conference in Las Vegas on June 26.
The Broadcasters Foundation of America has established the Joseph M. Bilotta Memorial Fund in honor of the veteran broadcaster who died June 1 in Connecticut from pancreatic cancer at the age of 69. The Memorial Fund will support the foundation’s mission of providing aid to past and present members of the broadcasting profession who have fallen on hard […]
The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) this morning announced it is acquiring the Data & Marketing Association (formerly the Direct Marketing Association) (DMA). Terms were not disclosed, but the ANA said the boards of each organization have approved the merger, which is subject to formal approval by the voting members of the DMA. The associations expect to complete their integration by July 1. the DMA will become an ANA division to be headed by current DMA CEO Tom Benton.