Sook: CW To Change Virtual MVPD Rights Model
Nexstar CEO Perry Sook: “We, as the owner of The CW, are constructing a new affiliation agreement template that is going to allow affiliates to opt out of The CW deal with the virtual MVPD and cut their own deal.
Inscape Expands Linear TV ‘Commercial Feed’ To Include Streaming
Smart TV data company Inscape is launching an “enhanced and expanded” advertising-measurement service which will allow marketers and other business partners to access linear and streaming TV data from a single source.
Gray Expands the Roles of Matt Jaquint and Mike King
Gray’s Chief Operating Officer Sandy Breland said, “Matt and Mike have proven records of success. The company will benefit from their expanded roles as we leverage their areas of expertise to help guide our local teams to greater success serving local audiences and businesses.”
New VPs of News for KNBC & KVEA in L.A.
Marina Perelman is promoted at KNBC, while Miguel “Mike” Gaytán joins KVEA from San Diego.
Matt Moran Upped To Senior Managing VP at Gray Television
The station group’s GM of its Cleveland tripoly will now oversee several stations in Midwest markets.
WAPT Jackson Names Brett Schutt General Sales Manager
With a career spanning over three decades in both radio and television, Schutt brings extensive experience and leadership to the station’s sales team.
Tanya Black Named WJZ Baltimore VP-News Director
Tanya Black, longtime news executive at CBS Stations-owned WJZ Baltimore, was named vice president and news director, overseeing news at the station, the CBS News Baltimore streaming channel and CBSBaltimore.com.
Telemundo Stations’ ‘Night Edition’ Puts Regional Collaborations in FAST Gear
Five Northeast Telemundo stations are collaborating on a weekday evening half-hour show in hopes of attracting advertisers to Night Edition and the Telemundo Stations’ FAST channels. “Our goal was to be among the first to plant our flag [in FAST],” EVP Ozzie Martinez says.
Shoppers Take Frugal Turn as Inflation Persists
“A consumer slowdown is underway,” said Neil Saunders, managing director of analytics company GlobalData. “Growth is a lot more sluggish than it has been for quite some time. Retailers are reporting stark changes in consumer behavior.”
Verticals in the Spotlight: Mattress & Sleep Centers/Furniture Stores
BIA analysts share how these two important verticals have recovered from the pandemic, the top media channels attracting the most advertising dollars for each vertical and what opportunities are emerging for local sellers.
Scripps Signs State Farm as Title Sponsor of WNBA Games on Ion
“State Farm has set the pace once again as we partner to raise the WNBA’s profile,” said Tony Lamerato, VP of revenue and sponsorships for Scripps Sports. “They are the perfect fit to title our new Friday night franchise on Ion.”
Tegna: Standard General Deal Has Been Terminated
After more than a year of trying to get the deal done, Tegna’s merger agreement with Standard General has been terminated. As of May 22, the deadline for Standard General’s financing of the deal has passed. Tegna is eligible to collect a $136 million breakup fee.
NBCU’s New Leader, a Hollywood Outsider, Steps Into the Spotlight
“He can enter these rooms unencumbered by preconceptions and bring a fresh perspective to the industry’s most pressing challenges,” Mark Shapiro, president and chief operating officer of Endeavor said.
CBS Summer Premiere Dates for ‘Big Brother,’ ‘The Challenge: Usa’, New ‘Superfan’ & More
In the midst of Hollywood’s writers strike, CBS has unveiled its summer reality plans.
YouTube TV’s NBA Glitches Show Service May Not Be Ready for NFL
Buffering issues during NBA playoffs have outraged sports fans, sparking growing concerns about the service’s ability to handle high-profile live sporting events.
Linear TV Holds Its Ground in Buyer Poll
Agency and brand marketers reveal linear TV has held its ground within their media strategies, accounting for 56% in 2023 after 55% last year, according to a survey by programmatic targeting service Proximic by Comscore.
Biden Nominates Anna Gomez to Open FCC Slot
“With Next Gen TV launching around the country, Ms. Gomez can bring her demonstrated ability to work with industry, manufacturers and consumers to help ensure a smooth and expeditious transition for millions of Americans,” NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt said.
Sandy Breland Named Gray’s Chief Operating Officer
The veteran station group journalist and executive is tapped to succeed Bob Smith. Executive Chairman Hilton Howell said: “She is the natural choice to lead Gray’s unique portfolio of leading television stations.”
Oracle’s Larry Ellison Gears up To Spend Millions to Back Tim Scott’s 2024 Run
The plans have been in motion since the 2022 midterms, when Ellison donated $30 million to a pro-Scott super PAC, Opportunity Matters Fund, according to people familiar with the Oracle executive chairman’s plans.
Sen. Tim Scott Kicks Off 2024 Presidential Bid, Entering GOP Primary Field Led by Trump
Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina on Monday officially announced he is running for president in 2024, putting his sizeable campaign war chest and optimistic message to the test.