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Articles and announcements about Broadcast Television Companies.

CBS has been considering dropping Nielsen and instead using its own data and measurement information from Comscore for deals with advertisers.
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Gray Television says it is dropping Nielsen at the end of the year and will rely on Nielsen rival Comscore for tracking viewership of its stations.
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The NBCUniversal Foundation, in partnership with NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, announced Project Innovation which is a competitive grant challenge that will award nearly $2.5 million in grants in 2019, to local nonprofit organizations that are addressing local community issues.
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Nielsen and Hearst Television announced a comprehensive renewal agreement for local and national television and radio ratings, behavioral insights and measurement services.
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CBS is considering ending its longstanding contract with TV ratings provider Nielsen as it looks for new ways to measure audiences in the multiplatform universe.
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Tribune Broadcasting said it has been awarded a grant from Google News Initiative/YouTube Innovation Program to support building stronger video capabilities and innovate new formats of video storytelling across the group’s newsrooms.
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NBC recently rewarded the series, "The Good Place" — starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson — with a fourth season, a head-scratcher given that the series averages less than 3 million viewers per week. But there’s more to the story, and this reveals how the TV landscape is changing.
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Noticias Telemundo announced today the development of its first English-language daily newscast. The planned newscast will be distributed exclusively via YouTube, also becoming the first Noticias Telemundo production to live outside a Telemundo-owned platform.
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Dynamic, virtual advertising is continuing to push its way into television and video programming. One of the latest entrants is Spanish-language broadcaster Univision, which partnered with ad tech firm Mirriad to bring virtual advertising to its popular telenovelas.
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CBS Television Stations and CBS Interactive have launched CBSN New York, the first of their 24/7 direct-to-consumer services that stream anchored news coverage and live breaking news events from major markets served by CBS stations owned by the network.
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The Washington Post is getting back into the broadcast business. No, it is not buying stations now that the FCC has repealed the newspaper-broadcast crossownership rule, at least not at the moment.
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Hearst Television today unveiled a year-long 2019 initiative to investigate, chronicle and study undertakings across the country focused on uniting people within their communities.
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TEGNA recently launched a nationwide #CaliforniaGiving campaign. People can donate on station websites to assist wildfire relief efforts through a variety of nonprofits, including Jake’s Diapers, World Central Kitchen and California Fire Foundation.
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Katz Networks said it plans to relaunch crime and trial based Court TV as a 24-hour channel. The channel already has distribution agreements with station group owners including Tribune, Scripps and Univision that will enable it to reach 50% of the U.S. at launch.
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CBS Corp. said it agreed to sell the CBS Television City studio facility in Los Angeles for $750 million to Hackman Capital Partners.
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Walt Disney’s ABC has sold more than three-quarters of its commercial inventory for its February 24 broadcast of the glitzy awards fest, according to Jerry Daniello, senior vice president, entertainment brand solutions, for Disney ad sales, pacing ahead of its progress at this time last year.
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Some of 21st Century Fox’s best-known ad-sales executives will leave the company when it closes a large sale of its assets to Walt Disney and streamlines itself into a company known currently as “New Fox” in 2019.
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For an indication of how much promise lies in over-the-top news channels, look no further than CBSN. The four-year-old service currently delivers an average 1 million streams a day.
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It’s easier to keep up with the Kardashians in the Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg after NBCUniversal launched its reality-TV streaming service, hayu, in those countries Tuesday.
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NBCUniversal’s 40 owned and operated NBC and Telemundo stations are moving in many directions with experiments in technology aimed at meeting the ever-changing needs of viewers.
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