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7/9/2018
The industry anticipates a flood of political dollars set to come during the second half of 2018. Steve Lanzano, CEO & President of TVB, thinks political revenue could top the mid-term election four years ago when Kantar Media’s CMAG says broadcast TV booked $2.1 billion in political ads.
7/9/2018
The past two decades have delivered an explosion of new technology which may sound like a threat to TV. However, many of the new gadgets are simply new pipes to reach the same reservoir of TV content.
7/9/2018
So called “cable-keepers” -- consumers who still pay for and watch TV through a traditional, linear pay-TV subscription -- remain a significant chunk of the U.S. population.
7/9/2018
Despite rising interest rates, the automotive industry tallied a 5 percent sales gain for June, selling slightly over 1.5 million cars and light trucks.
7/3/2018
Although new digital media continues to grow among young audiences, traditional ad-supported TV content dominates all new platforms -- even in the summer.
7/3/2018
Next-gen screen technologies and the availability of larger screen sizes drove more U.S. consumers to buy technology in and around the TV.
7/3/2018
Demand Justice will invest in radio, TV, digital and voter mobilization, an official said. They aim to serve as a liberal counterweight to the right on judicial nominations plans to spend $5 million
7/3/2018
Sales of TV stations are overwhelmingly the driving force behind the largest quarterly M&A deal volume since the second quarter of 2007.
7/3/2018
Though both broadcasters and cable have touted advertising and viewership synergies, for pay TV distributors the recent deals, such as Gray and Raycom, mean mostly one thing: more retransmission-consent fees to pay.
7/2/2018

Broadcast station merger and acquisition activity totaled $5.11 billion in the second quarter of 2018, the biggest quarter since second quarter 2007, according to Kagan.

7/2/2018
Pew surveyed 4,594 U.S. adults, and it found that 43 percent of them believe tech companies support liberal views over conservative views, while just 11 percent felt the opposite and 43 percent saw no bias.
7/2/2018
Fox has been heavily promoting the 2018 FIFA World Cup this summer -- as well as two other summer reality shows -- leading all TV networks in overall TV show promotion.
7/2/2018
FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly warned broadcasters this week that if they snooze on ATSC 3.0 they could lose out to their online competitors.
7/2/2018
The revised guidelines address ads that appear in over-the-top video environments. “Among the OTT-related concerns called out in these Guidelines are issues around measurement latency, continuous play measurement and reporting.
6/29/2018
Oculus has launched Oculus TV, a new channel that serves as a hub to experience programming from Hulu, Showtime, MLB Live games and others, as well as esports via Facebook’s Watch video service.
6/29/2018
A significant number of pay-TV subscribers would prefer to cut the cord, but they don’t seem to be aware that they can stream sports and other live programming, according to a new report from Telaria.
6/29/2018
Nearly 90% say they would spend more on TV if it had the same accountability as digital advertising.
6/29/2018
At the Midwest Next-Gen TV Summit, FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly touched on ATSC 3.0 and next steps he suggests be taken.
6/29/2018
OTT may be transforming the way people watch TV, but it also provides a way for TV stations to win new viewers, according to Andrew Finlayson.
6/29/2018
Americans may wait all year for the summertime weather and a slower pace of life, but the arrival of those hazy, lazy days doesn’t mean they spend less time with TV.
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