Grady Tripp, VP and chief diversity officer at Tegna, explains how fostering diversity, inclusion and equity at TV stations can be cultivated by maintaining an inclusive work environment, recognizing and valuing underrepresented groups and securing buy-in from leadership. This is the latest installment of How To, a TVNewsCheck original video series that solicits innovative, practical and actionable advice from TV experts in news, technology, sales and marketing. Earlier episodes: How To Make A Better News Story Working Solo, How To Sell Local OTT Advertising and How To Animate A News Story.
The crew, a mix of ITV America staff and folk from the Warner-owned studio complex, said producers have been “unresponsive” for requests for recognition. Around 10% of staff are striking but production is continuing.
Executives from CNN, The Weather Channel, Brainstorm and Planar will talk about how broadcasters are using augmented reality to enhance storytelling during a July 15 TVNewsCheck Working Lunch Webinar that will also explore how broadcasters are using virtual reality to create the next generation of news, weather and sports sets. Register here.
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TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp talks with Colette Winn, VP of strategy and operations, creative partnerships, at NBCUniversal about the company’s suite of six new interactive ads that may nudge spot advertising in an entirely new direction both nationally and locally.
Fox News Media canceled Lou Dobbs Tonight last Friday night and since then the former host, who is one of the network’s most outspoken allies of former president Donald Trump, has been on something of a tear ever since, retweeting dozens of tweets supporting him, including many that criticize Fox.
The U.S. Supreme Court won’t review an antitrust case that could have outsized influence on the future of the television industry. On Monday, the high court announced it wouldn’t be hearing National Football League v. Ninth Inning, a lawsuit against the professional football league that challenges how teams currently pool telecast rights and collectively negotiate a licensing package for out-of-market games. The antitrust dispute could shake up live sports broadcasting.
A hefty list of organizations plans live and on-demand webinars, briefings and demos this week. TAG, latakoo, Cobalt Digital, Palo Alto Networks and the Media Financial Management Association are on the list. There’s also continuously updated coverage of new product announcements and, starting this week, press conferences, here and for TVNewsCheck’s day-by-day coverage of how broadcasters are coping with stay-at-home orders while covering the pandemic, visit here.
Top cybersecurity executives from E.W. Scripps, Cox, Tegna and Sinclair will share their experiences with — and advice for — planning and executing secure mergers and acquisitions at TVNewsCheck’s third annual Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat.
In 2019, TVNewsCheck reported on the deaths of outstanding men and women who shaped television as actors, lawmakers, producers, business people, journalists and on-air personalities. Here’s a look back at some of those influencers.
“Thursday Night Football” went up a tenth. ABC dramas dipped, but NBC comedies improved.
A new biography of former Defense Secretary James Mattis reports President Donald Trump personally got involved in who would win a major $10 billion contract to provide cloud computing services to the Pentagon.
A Week 8 NFL matchup easily beat out a pivotal MLB World Series Game 5 last night according to Nielsen numbers.
President Trump was greeted with a Bronx cheer at the World Series in Washington D.C. on Sunday night, as the crowd booed the commander in chief and some chanted “Lock him up.”
Inequality in the film industry got a high-profile spotlight at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 11th annual Governors Awards. (Pictured: Actor Wes Studi)
Fox secured the number-one position in Thursday’s prime ratings, with the NFL providing a net 2.7 in viewers 18-49, per Nielsen, and a 12 share, beating out the 0.9/4 ABC average.
The disgraced media mogul appeared Wednesday at an event put on by Actor’s Hour at the Downtime bar in New York City and was confronted by at least three women.
Gray Television on Tuesday reached an agreement with the Fox Television Network that extends and renews the network affiliations for all of Gray’s Fox affiliated television stations across 21 markets.
Gray Television’s CBS affiliate in Odessa-Midland, TX, updated its newsroom computer system with Ross Video’s Inception News, finding the transition to the platform easy to execute and the platform much more capable of accommodating the changing needs of its team.
Mostly, it requires companies to pay careful attention to how they come across in social media and on their own websites, thinking of them as promotional rather than just informational. Always keep in mind that as you are checking out potential hires they are checking out you.
Broadcasters including Scripps, Tegna, CBS, Sinclair, Ion and Gray have been laying bigger bets in the multicasting business, acquiring some of the more popular diginets and partnering to develop new ones in a market showing signs of further expansion. CBS’s new diginet DABL, for instance, is bringing back the classic lifestyle programming of Martha Stewart and others in the fall.
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As he did on many things, Arizona Senator John McCain, who died over the weekend, went his own way on broadcasting policy during his days as chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee in the 1990s and the aughts. Untethered to any regulatory orthodoxy, he helped broadcasters stave off new public interest obligations, but at the same time he opposed their second-channel plans for the analog-to-digital transition and championed free air time for candidates.
The fees include what the cable and satellite operators paid to cable networks as well as what they paid to broadcasters for retransmission consent, according to MoffettNathanson. The research firm also projects minimal gains in national TV advertising for the rest of this year, flat in the second and third quarter, dipping 1% in the fourth.