Broadcaster Briefing
Articles and announcements about Broadcast Television Companies.

The network's five-year deal with the streaming service has lapsed, which means that for the first time, The CW's website and apps will have exclusive in-season streaming rights to its shows like Supergirl, which has migrated over from CBS.
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“SNL” scored its biggest premiere ratings in eight years, according to live-plus same day viewing figures from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen.
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Nexstar Broadcasting Group has already booked orders for more than two thirds of its 2016 political ad spending target, Chief Executive Officer Perry Sook said.
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CBS, unsatisfied with splitting the broadcast rights to Thursday night NFL games, is in talks to nail down the digital streaming licenses for its online subscription service CBS All Access, CEO Les Moonves said.
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Facebook is live streaming the presidential debates with help from ABC News, and Twitter will host its own live streams, courtesy of a Bloomberg partnership. NBC, however, in an effort out-tech them all, will instead stream the debates in virtual reality.
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ABC News is turning again to Facebook as an outlet for extended 2016 election coverage — off traditional TV — with the companies unveiling a partnership to deliver live video programming from the four 2016 general-election debates.
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CBS CEO Les Moonves says political spending at CBS’ TV station group is on track.
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TVNewsCheck today named E.W. Scripps Co. as its Station Group of the Year for 2017, citing its strategy of bolstering a strong station presence across the U.S. with a growing focus on national digital media.
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Entravision Communications, the owner of radio and TV stations primarily targeting U.S. Hispanics and the largest affiliate group of both Univision and UniMás stations, is holding an Upfront presentation on Sept. 29 at the Edison Ballroom in midtown Manhattan.
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Tribune Broadcasting has reached a multi-year renewal agreement with Fox Broadcasting Co. to renew the existing FOX affiliates for six of its TV stations. Read more at http://rbr.com/troncfox0914/#A7zrPzRCGc1UCgzy.99
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The National Association of Broadcasters and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids will hold an hour-long press conference to announce a nationwide, multi-faceted campaign to address the opioid epidemic that is impacting communities across the U.S.
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Lionsgate and Univision Communications are teaming to launch a premium SVOD service for the Hispanic moviegoing audience in the U.S. Set to go live early next year, the unnamed service will feature titles across multiple genres from across the Spanish-speaking world.
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With an initial public offering in the works for CBS Radio and talk of a Viacom-CBS merger still making for water cooler talk at brokerages and media companies across the U.S., Les Moonves will likely be the center of attention — and a magnet for journalists — at two high-profile investment community conferences.
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Moody’s Investors Services has assigned a “B2” rating to Gray Television’s proposed $525 million of new notes due 2024.
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Backed with $10 million in freshly-secured financing, Politico co-founder Jim VandeHei will soon launch his next project—a subscription-based news site aimed at professionals—in partnership with NBC.
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Keller Fay Group is launching TotalSocial for TV, a tracking system that measures online and offline conversations about primetime TV shows that is being used by CBS as the 2016-17 season starts.
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Yesterday’s “Louisiana Rising” benefit concert for flood relief was carried live across all of Raycom Media’ television stations, as well as all ABC O&Os, and all stations owned by Hearst Television, Sinclair Broadcasting Group, Cordillera Communications, Meredith, Graham Media Group, and Cox Media Group.
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The U.S. Department of Justice has given its blessing to Nexstar Broadcast Group’s $4.6 billion merger acquisition of Media General Corp. – so long as Nexstar sheds seven stations in six different markets.
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One day after rolling out an ad-free version of its streaming service, CBS has announced the premiere date and title of its first original series, a digital-only spinoff of Big Brother.
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Extreme Reach, an enterprise cloud platform company that aids workflows for TV and video ads, announced a partnership with programmatic TV ad platform AdMore.
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