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Articles and announcements about Broadcast Television Companies.

Cox-owned Gamut today appointed four new leaders who will oversee key areas of the digital media services business. Soo Jin Oh is Gamut’s new VP of client strategy and solutions, Meghan Bentley is now director of business development, Jason Whidby is regional director of sales, West, and Blake McClean is regional director of sales, Southeast.
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Are media buyers too preoccupied trying to define “TV” and “video”? It’s worth approaching the issue from the sell-side, by way of Fox and ESPN. The answer rests on delivery systems, according to Joe Marchese, President, Advertising Revenue, Fox Networks Group.
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Entravision has struck a deal with OTA Broadcasting to buy two Palm Springs, Calif., stations. Subject to FCC approval, Entravision will pay $21 million for NBC affiliate KMIR and MyNetworkTV affiliate KPSE.
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Sinclair Broadcast Group and Nexstar Media Group have reached a tentative agreement on principles to coordinate the transition of the over-the-air delivery to ATSC 3.0 in 97 television markets.
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NBC News is launching a twice-per-day news show on Snapchat, the company said , part of its push to attract younger viewers who tend to watch TV on mobile devices.
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The Raycom duopoly in Hawaii, KHNL-KGMB, says it’s dropping sports in newscasts and ramping up coverage on digital platforms.
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B&C spotlights the innovators among local broadcasters in this arena — the programming executives who not only know how to spot a hit show, but who are now producing them as well.
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Buy! Buy! Buy!, says Well Fargo analyst Marci Ryvicker says after spending a day and half with Nexstar Media CEO Perry Sook and CFO Tom Carter this week. "Nexstar is our top pick in broadcast."
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The NBC broadcast network was generating an average of $1 billion less a year in revenue than its rivals ABC, CBS and Fox. But after chipping away for six years, that gap finally has been closed.
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Nexstar Media Group has extended its affiliation agreement with Fox for 31 owned and operated stations in though the end of 2019, the company announced this morning.
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Gray Television has agreed to purchase Budd Broadcasting' s WFXU Tallahassee, Fla., along with its companion low power satellite, WUFX, for $600,000, according to an FCC filing.
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Fox Sports announced the worldwide debut of Social Virtual Reality, taking VR to a new level by connecting viewers experiencing select matches of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the biennial international men’s soccer championship of the North and Central American and Caribbean regions.
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DirecTV Now, AT&T’s over-the-top pay TV service, is adding more than 35 local TV stations affiliated with ABC, NBC and Fox — more than doubling its local broadcast footprint since launching last November.
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Marci Ryvicker and her team of Wells Fargo analysts at Walls Street left meetings with unnamed E.W. Scripps managers yesterday encouraged by what they heard, according to a note to clients this morning.
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ABC hopes to shake up the ad model behind 'American Idol', which is slated to return to the airwaves with Katy Perry as one of its panel of judges. And while the Disney-owned network expects traditional sponsors to appear in the show, it’s also pitching Madison Avenue on a new way to get involved.
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The FCC has approved Sinclair Broadcast Group’s purchase of seven full-power Bluestone Television stations from Bonten Media. The deal was announced in April, shortly before Sinclair agreed to buy Tribune Media’s stations for $6.6 billion.
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The volume of broadcast-station mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. reached $4.47 billion in the second quarter of 2017, according to estimates from Kagan. The TV segment contributed $4.22 billion of the total, with $3.82 billion coming from just one deal.
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Rita Ferro says her first upfront as ad sales president of Disney-ABC Television went surprisingly well.
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CBS is giving its digital news network CBSN a summer showcase on its broadcast network. CBS News will launch CBSN: On Assignment as a summer series starting July 31 on both CBS and CBSN, the 24-hour streaming service.
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In filings seeking approval of Sinclair's $6.6 billion takeover of Tribune Media, the parties say Sinclair may have to divest stations in as many as 10 markets from Seattle to Des Moines to comply with the FCC's local ownership rules.
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