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Scripps will be selling off 23 of the Ion TV stations to a buyer who will keep them as Ion affiliates. It recently sold off its Stitcher podcast business and WPIX-TV, New York. But it has no plans to sell its spectrum--now combined with Ion, the biggest collection of spectrum in the industry.
According to BIA, the lion’s (47%) share of political advertising dollars goes to local television and another 19% goes to cable/satellite/telcos.
U.S. buyers have turned to online retailers like Amazon and Walmart in record numbers, mostly to avoid shopping in crowded places or because their local stores were closed.
As mothers prep their kids for an unusual back-to-school season, they’re turning to local TV and digital-only sources like social media for updates and the latest developments.
The nation’s biggest Democratic super PAC and a Latino group have launched a $6 million Spanish-language ad buy in Florida after former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged $100 million toward the presidential election in Florida.
Two weeks into the NFL season show a 7% decline in the average Nielsen-measured viewing per game across all networks — to 15 million viewers versus the same period a year ago, Television News Daily reports.
A report published this week by Zenith Media forecasts a 21% dip in automotive industry ad spending across 10 key markets worldwide, making the sector one of the hardest hit by the current economic crisis.

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