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Blue Lucy will launch their new version of the BLAM asset and workflow management software from their new, bigger stand at IBC2018. The new software includes; a redesigned, customisable user interface,a completely new API which allows media businesses and system integrators to create bespoke ... [Read More]
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CBS won the Thursday ratings race, as a strong Big Brother led to a 1.0 in viewers 18-49, according to Nielsen's overnights, and a 5 share. That beat the 0.9/4 that Fox put up. CBS had repeats of The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon, then Big Brother went up 7% to 1.6. A SWAT repeat finished up ... [Read More]
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Paramount Network's series Bar Rescue decided to rebuild a bar in Puerto Rico that was devastated by Hurricane Maria and Viacom's ad sales team enlisted Bacardi and other sponsors to be part of the effort. In addition to rebuilding the bar, the show ended up not only rebuilding the business, but a ... [Read More]
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President Donald Trump Thursday (July 19) accused the news media of trying to provoke a war with Russia, appearing to ratchet up, yet again, his attacks on journalists. The claim came in a series of tweets following reporting on his press conference earlier in the week with Russian President ... [Read More]
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Say that is their fiduciary responsibility. [Read More]
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Viacom has finished its upfront, racking up mid-to-high single digit growth for its adult networks as a relatively strong market starts to wrap up, according to sources familiar with the situation. Nickelodeon and Viacom's other kids networks generated double-digit price increases on a ... [Read More]
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With 21st Century Fox's cable network and TV production businesses within his grasp, Bob Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Co. is getting ready to install a new top management structure for the enlarged TV business. Peter Rice, head of the Fox Networks Group is expected to move to Disney and is ... [Read More]
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The Justice Department is urging a D.C. federal appeals court to expedite its appeal of a D.C. district court's decision to let AT&T buy Time Warner, a deal Justice had sued to block saying it violated antitrust laws. [Read More]
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The FCC has released its Sinclair-Tribune hearing designation order (HDO) on the Sinclair-Tribune merger, and as expected, it raises issues about three station sales. The order was approved unanimously and could spell the death knell for the deal. The FCC says there are "significant questions" ... [Read More]
Says until hearing resolves its significant questions, Tribune deal not in public interest... [Read More]
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The Walt Disney Co.'s television networks recorded high single-digit increases in upfront ad sales volume across its broadcast, cable and kids portfolio. Prices were up in the low double-digits on a cost-per-thousand viewers (CPM) basis on ABC, according to sources familiar with the situation. ... [Read More]
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Battlebots is hosting its Desperado Tournament to kick off the second half of its season on Discovery. The Desperado Tournament features eight teams battling to win one guaranteed place in the final 16 qualifiers. It airs on Friday, August 4 on Discovery Channel, and August 8 on Science Channel. ... [Read More]
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Hoboken, NJ; July 19, 2018 –A leading provider of industry analytics and technology solutions for broadband operators, OpenVault will be announcing its newest technologies at the upcoming NCTC The Independent Show in Anaheim, CA. These latest technologies leverage the various data sets OpenVault ... [Read More]
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The Revenue Accelerator provides operators with the ammunition they need to right-size their subscriber broadband products and optimize revenues. [Read More]
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Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) has reintroduced H.R. 6422, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Transparency Act, which would mandate that the FCC publish the drafts of items to be considered in a public meeting 21 days ahead of that vote. The FCC already does it as a matter of practice under ... [Read More]
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CBS and Fox split the riches for being Wednesday's top prime ratings scorer, both landing a 1.0 in viewers 18-49, and a 5 share. CBS had Big Brother, which slipped 7% to 1.4. TKO: Total Knock Out was down 11% from its premiere at 0.8 while the Code Black finale fell 13% to 0.7. On Fox, MasterChef ... [Read More]
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At press time, the FCC had yet to release the hearing designation order (HDO), but it is looking more like Sinclair's proposed Tribune deal is headed for an administrative law judge hearing despite the broadcasters' efforts to fix the deal and head off that potentially lengthy process. [Read More]
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It's been a busy handful of days for Jeff Glor, CBS Evening News anchor. Glor sat with President Trump in Scotland July 14, then at the White House July 18. It's notable that the president, who's not a fan of news organizations outside of Fox News Channel, gave two interviews to CBS Evening News. Trump presumably has some trust in the CBS News brand, and its likelihood of treating him fairly. [Read More]
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ESPN said it signed a new contract with Linda Cohn, who has been with the sports network for 26 years and is the longest-serving anchor for SportsCenter. Terms of the long-term deal were not disclosed. Last year, with revenue and profits under pressure, ESPN cut staff, including a number of ... [Read More]
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With the decline in ratings slowing, second quarter ad revenue is likely to be flat as media companies start to report second quarter earnings, according to analyst Michael Nathanson of MoffettNathanson Research. In a report Thursday, Nathanson upgraded his ad revenue forecast to a 0.5% decline to ... [Read More]
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