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12/2/2020
Nexstar’s WGN America expanded its distribution base by signing its first carriage agreement with Google’s YouTube TV. With the addition of the virtual multichannel video programming distributor’s 3 million subscribers, WGN America will be available in about 78 million households.
12/2/2020
Telemundo is restructuring its top management along content production and distribution lines. Ronald Day has been named president of entertainment and content strategy, Romina Rosado was upped to EVP of entertainment and content, and Peter Blacker was named Chief commercial officer, head of DTC licensing.
12/1/2020
As people continue working and attending school remotely, they’re also able to watch a lot more TV, according to new data from Nielsen. TV usage of office professionals and managers is up 21% between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
12/1/2020
TrueCar and ALG expect U.S. retail deliveries of new cars and light trucks (excluding fleet sales) to be up 2.9% from a year ago and up 8.4% from October. Average transaction prices are projected to be up 4.7% from a year ago and up 2.3% from October.
12/1/2020
ABC Owned Stations’ relatively new data journalism unit, headed by John Kelly, has impacted equity issues at the polls and made inroads with a younger audience that particularly values evidence, hard facts and data that they can easily consume and share with one another.
12/1/2020
Adobe Analytics analysis shows consumers spent a new record of $4.7 billion online on Small Business Saturday, representing 30% year-over-year growth.
12/1/2020
The Tegna Foundation, in partnership with stations, announced it is awarding 170 Community Grants in 48 markets. The awards, totaling $1.85 million go to local nonprofits to address COVID-19 relief, social justice and other pressing needs.
11/30/2020
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has made it official that he will exit the commission when the new Administration takes over Jan. 20. Pai could have theoretically remained on the FCC as a commissioner until his term expired, but that would have been highly unusual.
11/30/2020
Nielsen said it hired Jamie Moldafsky to be chief marketing and communications officer. Moldafsky, previously CMO at Wells Fargo Bank, is being asked to reshape Nielsen’s brand and product presence.
11/30/2020
On Nov. 18 ad spending on Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff election had hit $101 million. A week later, the tally has surged to $272.2 million.
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