Broadcaster Briefing
Articles and announcements about Broadcast Television Companies.

The new Fox company, Fox Corp. can expect improved profitability from sports advertising and affiliate fees, according to MoffettNathanson Research.
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The Golden Globe Awards will keep their spot as the first big awards show of the 2020 season. NBC has been the TV home of the Globes since 1993.
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Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting’s multicast network has added WINK Ft. Myers-Naples, Fla. as its newest affiliate, bringing the network’s reach to 134 stations across the country, 86% of U.S. TV households.
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Univision Communications today announced the launch of three new morning newscasts — in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin, Texas.
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CBS, which carried the game this year, will now do the 2021 Super Bowl from Tampa, Fla., while NBC, meanwhile, gets the 2022 Super Bowl from Los Angeles.
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Tribune Media said its shareholders overwhelmingly approved its acquisition by Nexstar Media Group, a $6.4 billion transaction that will create the largest TV station group in the country.
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TV station group Tegna Inc. is launching Vault Studios, its first, in-house digital content studio that will draw from the company’s television stations’ investigative reporting to create new content offerings.
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Most of a dozen broadcast groups, including Nexstar and Tribune, have told the FCC, in a Hippocratic Oath approach to deregulation, to first do no harm to the current "status quo" audience reach cap of 78%.
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A major new industry-wide addressable advertising consortium, called Project OAR, has formed. It is led by smart TV manufacturer Vizio, along with Disney’s Media Networks, Turner, Xandr, Comcast’s FreeWheel and NBCUniversal, CBS, Discovery, Hearst Television,and AMC Networks.
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NBC News plans to launch a free, ad supported streaming service will launch with eight hours of programming, including live updates at the top of every hours in early May.
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Telemundo Deportes says it has debuted the first Spanish-language esports channel in the U.S. offering fans more than 2,000 streaming hours of content a year featuring exclusive streamers, short-form content and competitions.
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Tegna’s OTT advertising unit Premion is using a new suite of blockchain-based technology from MadHive to prevent fraud, target campaign and verify ad delivery.
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Terrier Media, a newly created company controlled by an Apollo Global management private equity fund, will pay $3.1 billion to acquire Cox Enterprises’ TV and radio stations, but that number will be reduced by an unspecified amount of equity that Cox will retain in Terrier.
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NBCU Owned Television Stations, announced that it has completed its $21 million acquisition of a group of full-power, Class A and low-power television stations serving the Sacramento and Salt Lake City markets from Serestar Communications.
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NBC says its slimmed-down commercial Prime Pod initiative -- which started in fourth-quarter 2018 -- has scored strong ad metrics for marketers.
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With the prospect of more TV stations deal-making -- as well as strong financial results -- TV station groups such as, Tegna, Gray Television, E.W. Scripps, and Nexstar continue to post rising stock-market prices.
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NBCUniversal has signed a new licensing deal with ad-supported streaming service Tubi which will add nearly 400 TV episodes and movies to its library.
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the first and primary goal of Scripps is “growing the size of its local business.” Scripps is on the hunt for increasing its station roster, currently at 36 TV stations in such markets as WMAR, WPTV, WEWS, and WKBW.
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Better-than-expected revenue. Record free cash flow. Big midterm political ad spending and healthy subscriber growth. These are the key reasons TEGNA had a tremendously positive Q4 and full-year 2018.
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Three major TV station groups, Tribune, Tegna, and E.W Scripps, witnessed sharply higher political advertising in the fourth quarter, which replaced the regular core-advertising schedule.
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