Broadcaster Briefing
Articles and announcements about Broadcast Television Companies.

CBS Television Stations took a big leap toward ensuring that local content retains its prime place in viewers’ hearts and minds in an era that is increasingly defined by the likes of Netflix and other streaming behemoths.
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One of the most iconic brands in television history will return when Katz Networks, part of The E.W. Scripps Co., relaunches Court TV — a new network devoted to live, gavel-to-gavel coverage, in-depth legal reporting and expert analysis of the nation’s most important and compelling trials.
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On the call with analysts that followed Nexstar Media’s announcement last Monday that it had won the bidding for Tribune at $4.1 billion, CEO Perry Sook wrapped things up by recalling some Grateful Dead lyrics: “What a long strange trip it’s been.”
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Telemundo‘s top communications executives celebrate the holidays with key members of the press at a holiday party. One thing the NBCUniversal arm will be celebrating is the addition of stations in the Sacramento and Salt Lake City DMAs.
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In an effort to help shape the next generation of bilingual broadcast and digital journalists and provide them work skills they need to succeed in broadcast newsrooms, the Telemundo Station Group has launched the Telemundo University training program for journalism students.
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After getting outbid for Tribune Co. by Sinclair Broadcast Group in 2017, Nexstar Media CEO Perry Sook was humming a happier tune that he was able to snap it up for $6.4 billion when it became available again.
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Nexstar Media Group Inc said it agreed to buy Chicago-based peer Tribune Media Company for about $4.1 billion in cash, making it the largest regional U.S. TV station operator.
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Over 50 years ago, Univision was founded on the idea that the Hispanic community was underrepresented. Ever since then, Univision has had a clear mission: to empower, entertain, inform, and advocate for Hispanics in this country (now 60 million strong).
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Solis, Vice President and General Manager of the newly launched Hispanic Business Unit at PepsiCo North America Beverages, is leading marketing, innovation and business development to help achieve ambitious business goals for the Hispanic community by 2020.
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NBCUniversal has a plan to use machine learning to drill down further into data about its programming so it can better target consumers and serve relevant television ads.
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The Walt Disney Co., looking to tighten its relationship with the powerful National Football League, made a deal in which ABC will broadcast the NFL draft along with ESPN.
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It was cold in NYC for the 92nd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade but, along with that New Orleans and Atlanta Falcons primetime game, the ratings were hot for NBC on Thanksgiving.
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NBCU plans further commercial load cuts and less reliance on “legacy” measurement. “Our industry faces an exciting inflection point, we must go even further,” says Linda Yaccarino, chairman of advertising partnerships, NBCU.
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Like its network peers, NBCU’s Telemundo Enterprises has created an ecommerce platform to monetize the Telemundo fan base.
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The Scripps Howard Awards, one of the nation’s more prestigious American journalism competitions, will accept entries from Dec. 1 to Feb. 8, 2019, for reporting and storytelling that gives light and changes lives.
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Tribune Broadcasting, the over-the-air TV arm of Tribune Media, is adding 15 markets to the roster of DMAs where an iHeartMedia-owned local monitoring service can capture data for its Spot Ten TV reports.
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NBC today took the wraps off a lineup of holiday programming that kicks off Nov. 21 with a special “Hollywood Game Night” and “A Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving” and wraps up on New Year’s Day with the “130th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade.”
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At NewsTECHForum on Dec. 10 at the New York Hilton, Matt Danzico, NBC; Emily Kassie, The Marshall Project; Matt Pearl, Tegna’s WXIA and Frederic Roux, Dalet North America will show and discuss examples of their work.
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Adversely impacted by its carriage dispute with Dish Network, the loss of World Cup ad revenue to rival Telemundo, lower ratings, and the 2018 rate increase of its agreement with long-time primetime programming supplier Televisa.
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It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season, and NBC has scheduled a Santa bag full of programming goodies that applies even to those on the naughty list.
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