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American consumers increased their spending by a sharp 8.2% in May, partly erasing record plunges the previous two months, against the backdrop of an economy that’s likely shrinking by its steepest pace on record this quarter.
Major League Baseball is set to begin with a shortened season where national TV advertising sales for those collective games on TV networks — more than $500 million per year — are set to take a major hit.
Five of Nashville's leading local network-affiliated television stations -- WTVF (CBS), WKRN-TV (ABC), WZTV (FOX), WUXP-TV (MyNet) and WNAB (CW) -- became among the first in the nation to begin broadcasting with NEXTGEN TV.
Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service set to be available across the U.S. starting July 15, will be available on Google platforms and devices including Android, Android TVs, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices at launch.
A Morning Consult survey conducted June 9-11 found that just 35% of U.S. adults would be comfortable going to a mall. Although that’s double the percentage of respondents who were comfortable at the end of April, it’s a long way from a normal volume of shoppers returning to stores.
Major League Baseball said yesterday that it would impose an abbreviated 2020 season after a bruising and inconclusive dispute between team owners and the players’ union that could signal years of labor discord ahead, The Wall Street Journal reports.
One is struck by how important leadership is during these times. Group heads set the tone and define the values of their companies, but only local leaders set the vision for their stations. No company, no matter how good, can overcome visionless local leadership.
Turkish telenovela adaptations, soccer programming, music and reality shows and amped-up news coverage are among the programming highlights of Univision’s 2020-21 content slate.
Pittsburgh joins the list of growing markets that have launched the ATSC 3.0 standard, as WPGH (Fox), WTAE (ABC) and WPNT (MyNet) stations began broadcasting ATSC 3.0 on this week.
Upfront ad reservations aren’t going away and Mark Marshall, president of advertising sales and client partnerships, expects a deluge of demand to move to scatter and spot markets, and to addressable TV inventory in general.
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