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Articles and announcements about Broadcast Television Companies.

A full 74% of NBC viewers watch primetime in real time, according to a new survey from TiVo, just ahead of the 72% who do so at CBS.
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Netflix and the CW are close to finalizing a megabucks new deal covering scripted series that significantly speeds up the availability of the shows to less than two weeks after each season ends on the network.
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Comcast NBCUniversal is donating $1 million to the OneOrlando Fund.
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TV’s upfront advertising market is finally moving in earnest -- with sturdy double-digit percentage pricing increases for the cost per thousand (CPM) viewers, higher than early estimates.
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The NBC Owned Television Stations have launched local news updates on Alexa-enabled devices such as Amazon Echo, becoming the first station group to move into the space.
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Nexstar Broadcasting, Mission Broadcasting and White Knight Broadcasting have agreed to launch the digital multicast networks Bounce TV, Grit, Escape and Laff in 54 markets.
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Bob Costas will hold forth during the company’s primetime coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics, and, as usual, from the company’s main broadcast center.
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Verizon Digital Media Services’ (VDMS) digital media platform is now being used by 26 Hearst-owned local news stations, enabling live and on-demand playback of each station’s content, across devices and platforms.
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Inform, Inc. today announced partnership renewals with the 17 local television stations in Meredith’s Local Media Group, including Atlanta, Phoenix, St. Louis and Portland.
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With its Media General acquisition drawing closer, Nexstar Broadcasting announced the sale of five more TV stations to comply with FCC ownership caps, this time to USA Television MidAmerica Holdings.
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Nexstar Broadcasting, Mission Broadcasting and White Knight Broadcasting have agreed to launch the digital multicast networks Bounce TV, Grit, Escape and Laff in 54 markets.
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Rather than building a traditional rep structure, national business is handled by the National Sales Manager at each station—or, in smaller markets, by the General Manager.
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A second straight blowout in the NBA Finals – this one featuring a 120-90 win by the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Golden State Warriors – posted the third-best rating ever for a finals game on ABC.
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Fox Sports is seeking more than $5 million for a 30-second commercial in its 2017 broadcast of Super Bowl LI, according to people familiar with the situation, a level that would raise the price tag for ad inventory.
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Gray Television will be buying two TV stations – WBAY Green Bay, Wisc. and KWQC Davenport, Iowa – that Nexstar Broadcasting is selling under the terms of its Media General acquisition.
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NBC would be a lock to win this summer’s ratings battle even if it didn’t have an ace up its sleeve in the Summer Olympics, according to a new analysis by Media Life Magazine.
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Nexstar Broadcasting is selling five television stations in four markets. The deals are necessary so the company can get below the national television ownership cap and complete the Media General acquisition.
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As a result of its merger with Media General, Nexstar Broadcasting moves up 10 spots and is now No. 3 on TVNewsCheck's 2016 station group ranking behind Fox and CBS.
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21st Century Fox Inc. led an $8 million investment in theSkimm, owner of the popular newsletter Daily Skimm, providing funds that the company will use to create a studio for the production of original videos.
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NBA’s networks TNT, ESPN and ABC all witnessed higher national advertising revenues so far through three rounds of the NBA playoff season.
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