Every Major Cable and Broadcast News Network Now Run By Women

With the appointment of three executives — Amy Entelis, Virginia Moseley and Eric Sherling — to lead CNN in the wake of the departure of boss Chris Licht, every major cable and broadcast news network is now run, at least in part, by women.

Scripps Commits To Boost — And Better — Its News Coverage

CEO Adam Symson today announced a “news initiative,” in which the company will “invest nearly $10 million to increase compensation where needed to ensure we can attract and retain the best journalists” and “add about 250 on-the-ground resources to our local reporting teams.”

Roman Rises To Support Lara At TelevisaUnivision

It is now known that the company’s Regional President for the eastern region, Antonio Roman, will be supporting Lara by taking on all revenue-generation responsibilities across the linear and digital properties serving U.S. Hispanics.

Cord-Cutter Households Will Make Up 72% of U.S. Homes by 2025

New data from Convergence Research highlights some trends that will continue to fuel growth in streaming media, with cord-cutter/cord-never homes in the U.S. growing to 72% of all households in 2025 and traditional pay TV video offerings seeing even larger sub losses in the next few years.

Free OTT Use Grows Among Latinx Viewers

Latinx TV content viewers in the U.S. over-index for subscription streaming services (SVODs) vs. total market consumers, according to the newly released FOCUS Latinx Volume 1: Subscriptions report by Horowitz Research.

Are AI-Powered Commercials a Possible Future Broadcaster Benefit?

Geoffrey Hinton departed Google over his outrage that Artificial Intelligence was being rapidly integrated into various new technology use cases, without the proper QC considerations. At the same time, the NAB points out, the first AI-generated television commercials were released. While the creative was imperfect, it could bring benefits to linear and digital video media in the years to come.

Eight CBS Stations to go Independent this Fall

The CW is about to lose eight important affiliates: the CBS owned and operated stations that are currently affiliated with the Nexstar-owned network will become independent in September.

Vegas NHL Games to Air on Scripps’ Kmcc

The NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights have become the latest major pro sports team to bolt from the regional sports network cable TV business, signing a deal to put their non-nationally televised games on E.W. Scripps Co.-owned KMCC starting next season.

Wingstop Turns to TV, and Results Follow

Proving that TV advertising is not dead, Wingstop last week reported a 20.1% increase in domestic same-store sales for Q1 that was almost entirely attributed to traffic growth, Restaurant Business reports.

Magna Signs on for Comscore’s Local TV

Audience measurement firm Comscore has struck a deal with Magna, part of IPG Mediabrands, to use Comscore’s local television ratings to “inform” local TV buys across the organization.

Nexstar Announces Mona Highline as its “Remarkable Woman of the Year”

Nexstar Media Inc. announced that it has named Mona Highline of Grand Junction, Colorado, as the winner of its “Remarkable Woman of the Year” initiative. In recognition of the honor, Ms. Highline will receive $10,000 from the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation to contribute to the public service organization or charity of her choice.