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Project OAR -- an addressable TV ad consortium of media companies and TV set maker Vizio -- is now working with TV research company iSpot.tv on measurement specifications.
NBCU and Roku said that Peacock is now available on Roku. Roku said it reaches households with about 100 million people; Peacock gives them access to more than 20,000 hours of on demand movies and shows, plus live news and sports programming, with 13,000 hour on its free tier.
While many local TV managers parachute into unfamiliar towns in far-away parts of the country and work to get up to speed on local customs and cultures, broadcasters returning to their old stomping grounds enjoy the home-field advantage.
With up to 50% or more of American voters casting their ballots well before Election Day on Nov. 3 — either by mail or at local early-voting centers — the traditional political advertising schedule is up for grabs this year.
Recognizing journalists whose work has stood out in a challenging year like no other, B+ C created this program to enable TV programmers, including local stations and groups, to submit examples of their great work during this difficult time for recognition.
Emily Barr, president and CEO of Graham Media Group, is B+C’s Broadcaster of the Year. Barr has led the broadcast TV division of Graham Holdings Group since 2012.
Fox Corp. is willing to spend as much as $2 billion a year to maintain its rights to NFL games on Sundays, a huge increase from its current contract, according to people familiar with the matter.
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