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CBS is combining its network news division and 28 owned stations across the country into one unit, hiring Neeraj Khemlani and Wendy McMahon, as co-presidents, to run the expanded operation.
The VAB, an industry group that represents the TV networks to Madison Avenue, is demanding that Nielsen, the arbiter of TV ratings, submit to a third-party audit from Ernst and Young.
TV and radio stations are the best message carriers to reach populations with information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and other related information, said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith.
NBCU Telemundo Enterprises is celebrating Financial Literacy Month with the kickoff of Nuestras Finanzas (Our Finances), a national program designed to inform and encourage U.S. Hispanics to accelerate their financial freedom and success.
Horowitz’s report, finds that three in four 13- to 24-year-olds use their smartphones to watch video content, daily or almost every day. Additionally, 95% of Gen Z watches at least some TV content, racking up a self-reported average 4.7 hours of long-form TV content per day.
NBC Owned Stations, announced that local news playlists from 11 NBC O&Os are now available on Peacock. The local news playlists are available through Peacock’s “News” tab.
Univision and Televisa have come to terms on a merger agreement, a long-awaited deal that will create a Spanish-language TV giant with broad reach in Mexico and the U.S.
Hearst has teamed with the Emma Bowen Foundation to endow need-based media scholarships and internships for minority students. The endowment will honor Hearst executive Jeana Stanley, VP of finance.
The American Gaming Association (AGA) predicted that more than 47 million, or 18%, Americans planned to wager on the NCAA tournament this year, with a 206% increase in the number of people looking to place the bet online.
Navigating the pandemic during the past year forced broadcasters to pivot, to innovate and to reinvent how they create programming – all while keeping their employees safe and informed. Broadcast executives reflected on what one called “the news story of the century” during the NAB Show Premiere.
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