Industry News
Articles and announcements about the broadcast industry.

8/16/2017
The feds have no antitrust issues with Scripps' purchase of Katz Broadcasting Holdings and its broadcast multicast networks, Bounce, Grit, Escape and Laff.
8/16/2017
Even with time-shifting devices like DVRs and on-demand platforms, ThinkNow Research reports two-thirds (68%) of U.S. internet users watch TV content live - not in delayed viewing.
8/15/2017
ATSC 3.0 marks new changes in next-generation broadcasting, like making TV-based shopping (a.k.a. t-commerce) a simple and successful experience.
8/15/2017
Research has shown that TV and digital advertising achieve better results together than individually. What some are calling the end of TV is just another evolution. Data-enabled linear TV is on the rise.
8/15/2017
Though TV ad revenues are declining, growth opportunities for traditional TV advertising will occur through bundling of traditional TV inventory with other media in integrated marketing packages.
8/15/2017
Nielsen is set to begin crediting video content distributed on Facebook, Hulu and YouTube in Digital Content Ratings. Through this capability, participating TV and digital publisher clients can now capture incremental viewing of their content.
8/15/2017
House Democrats in top FCC positions express concern that Ajit Pai may have taken a series of actions to benefit Sinclair, showing a "pattern" of preferential treatment.
8/15/2017
FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr announced the appointment of four individuals that will serve in his office in acting capacities, including Nirali Patel, Kevin Holmes, Nathan Eagan, and Natalie Martinez.
8/15/2017
Over-the-top video is growing, largely due to connected TV users. eMarketer estimates 193.3 million OTT users in 2017, with 168.1 million U.S. connected TV users. Half of those connected TV users are estimated to come via smart TVs.
8/14/2017
The TV Academy is starting its negotiations with the four major broadcast networks for a new Primetime Emmys deal ahead of 2018 telecast on NBC.
8/14/2017
Fox Networks Group lowered the national ad load in the broadcast of the Teen Choice Awards by 20%, but the awards show is on track to book 30% more ad revenue than last year.
8/14/2017
According to multiple industry sources, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is working on a media ownership order that would allow newspaper-broadcast and radio-TV cross-ownership.
8/14/2017
Hulu announced that it forged deals with seven more smaller-market CBS affiliates, upping the number of local CBS stations available on its virtual MVPD service to 115.
8/11/2017
Kantar Media is to integrate Facebook data into its Kantar Social TV Ratings tool. Kantar can show clients counts of posts, likes, comments and shares across the Facebook platform as it pertains to TV programs.
8/11/2017
CBS plans to launch a new streaming sports channel. CBS CEO Les Moonves said the new channel is modeled on CBSN, which is becoming available on skinny programming bundles offered by virtual MVPDs.
8/11/2017
In an effort to seek transparent and efficient ways of running online marketplaces, marketers are increasingly piggybacking on the rise of tender like bitcoin and applying those concepts to digital advertising.
8/11/2017
A working group focusing on artificial intelligence and machine learning is being launched by the IAB with the goal of helping marketing, technology and advertising executives navigate the impact AI has on the digital world of advertising.
8/11/2017
Storyzy, an ad-tech startup that uses AI and natural-language processing to root out fake news sites, found that more than 400 brands had their ads placed on websites deemed to be fake news.
8/11/2017
Data put out by Nielsen for linear viewing has steadily declined across broadcast. Executives say that linear viewing doesn't reflect the true popularity of their programs, looking more at video on demand, streaming, or DVR playback.
8/10/2017
The peak of back-to-school (BTS) advertising is fast approaching. Kantar Media showed that BTS ad spending reached a total of $251M in 2016, with spend figures based, in part, on television.
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