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Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) and Frontier Communications say they have renewed their distribution agreement covering UCI’s full portfolio of stations and networks serving Hispanic America.
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Tegna soft-launched its forthcoming motion graphics package upgrade in Knoxville, Tennessee, previewing a look that will rollout group-wide in 2018.
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A Univision journalist who famously clashed with then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2015 has a book coming out about Trump and immigration.
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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s video streaming service, Youku Tudou, has signed content licensing deals with NBCUniversal and Sony Pictures Television, marking a deeper foray into entertainment for the Chinese e-commerce giant.
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is calling on the Justice Department to investigate whether the 2011 Comcast-NBC merger has hurt market competition.
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Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch said that “New Fox,” pared down by its deal with Disney to its broadcasting assets and national news and sports networks, is interested in expanding its portfolio of TV stations.
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CBS announced that the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards, to be carried live on the network, will air Sunday, April 15, 2018, from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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Fox is partnering with a major brand—Old Navy, the show’s exclusive retail partner—for integrations, six-second and 30-second ads and Facebook Live backstage access.
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Nexstar Media Group has a definitive agreement to buy LKQD Technologies, an independent video advertising infrastructure company, for approximately $90 million cash.
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NBCU is paying $75 million for the 13 mostly low-power Telemundo affiliates it is acquiring from ZGS Communications, according to an FCC filing seeking approval of the deal.
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Gray Television completed its previously announced public offering of 17.25 million shares of its common stock at $14.50 per share. Gross proceeds were approximately $250.1 million.
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Comcast CFO Mike Cavanagh sees continued growth for retrans revenue at NBCUniversal. Cavanagh said NBC pulled in $850M in retrans revenues in 2016 and will take in $1.4B this year.
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Hearst Television has signed a deal with GatesAir to provide transmitters and installation services on an exclusive basis for its 13 stations affected by the FCC’s repack of television spectrum.
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comScore signed a new agreement with Fox Networks Group that includes Fox’s cable sports channels. Fox will get linear ratings and other advanced audience data from comScore for FS1 and FS2 in addition to Fox, FX and National Geographic.
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Anthony Katsur has been named Nexstar's SVP/Platforms. Katsur is responsible for leading Nexstar Digital’s technology teams, with a focus on on enabling digital marketing solutions to national and local media companies, advertisers, agencies and brands.
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CBS will be courting digital viewers by re-airing "CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor," both on its streaming channel CBSN and its TV affiliates across the country.
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NBCU's Telemundo Station Group is buying 13 mostly low power Telemundo affiliates in 10 markets from ZGS Communications.
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The CBS special dedicated to the 50th anniversary of “The Carol Burnett Show” drew a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 15.2 million viewers, according to Nielsen overnight data.
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Gray Television has priced its previously announced public offering of 15 million shares of common stock at $14.50 per share.
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Telemundo Deportes released details this week of its 2018 FIFA World Cup coverage plans, featuring 64 games with 56 airing on Telemundo.
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