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  • TV Networks Post Big November Losses, But NFL Scores
    November lost a collective 12% for all TV networks -- broadcast and cable -- in prime time to average 20.8 million prime time C3 18-49 viewers. Total NFL game programming ...
  • Report: Disney May Sell Regional Sports Networks Piecemeal
    Fox's 22 regional sports networks are said to have a possible value of $20 billion, per sources. ...
  • Weather Can Top Even Live TV Events
    Reality shows and hit sitcoms can spike, then lose ratings. The one must-see TV draw is still live events - usually sports. ...
  • Disney, Comcast Nab Sizable Share Of Global Content Spend
    Two U.S.-based movie/TV content companies -- Walt Disney and Comcast -- will now control 20% of all worldwide content spending, once their respective big mergers are complete. ...
  • Katz Networks Restarts Court TV Network Cross-Platform
    Katz Networks is buying Court TV's library, network name, trademark and website from Turner Broadcasting. It will reboot as an OTT network in May 2019. ...
  • Is Quibi's Short-Form Mobile Video What Wireless Cos. Want?
    What financial model will wireless companies like AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon want when partnering with a content provider? Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman think they have the answer. ...
  • Media Stocks Finish Week With Average 4% Declines
    Big media and technology stocks highlighted the suffering: Netflix was down 7% and Google (Alphabet) lost 5.7%. Among traditional media companies, Comcast dropped 4.1%, while Walt Disney was down ...
  • More Growth For 4K TV Sets Forecast In U.S.
    Few major U.S. TV networks/platforms are airing content for 4K or 8K Ultra TV sets. But a new estimate suggests that in four years, 71% of U.S. household will have ...
  • Will Streaming Video Air Ads After Pause Button Is Hit?
    Hulu and AT&T are considering adding commercials on their respective video platforms after users pause video content. ...
  • MoviePass Changes Pricing Model Again
    Looking to gain more revenue and a stable financial structure, movie theater subscription service MoviePass will roll out a three-tier pricing plan starting in 2019. ...
  • Media Stocks Hammered Again, Dow Down Over 1,100 Points In 2 Trading Days
    After an off day on Wednesday, media stocks took another beating along with other U.S. stock market companies, sinking anywhere from 2% to 3.5% in early Thursday morning trading. ...
  • PSAs Engage, Stakes Raised When Content Relates To Actual TV Viewing
    Media and marketing executives will vigorously dispute the idea that TV viewers don't want to see advertising. They argue they just haven't gotten the right messaging at the right t ...
  • Video Streaming Market Enjoys Steady Media Spend Hikes
    Collectively, the business has seen some 52,064 national and regional TV airings of commercials, amounting to $213.8 million in estimated media spend. ...
  • Media Stocks Drop, Economic Slowdown Feared
    A big stock market drop sent media technology/communications stocks down 5% or more on Tuesday -- part of an overall sinking of U.S public companies. ...
  • TV Network Cancellations Are Coming -- Is Netflix Calling?
    Shows on the bubble might be wondering if a traditional TV network will keep their project alive for another season. Or, will a lifeline go out to new subscription video ...
  • AT&T's Turner Plans To Ramp Up Addressable Advertising In 2019
    "We'll be able to monetize that inventory without automation in the year 2019," says Randall Stephenson, chairman-CEO, AT&T. ...
  • Live Sports Not Part Of Netflix's Future Lineup
    Sports doesn't fit into Netflix brand experience, nor does advertising. Cable and satellite and broadcast are the best places for sports, per Ted Sarandos, chief content officer, Netflix. ...
  • Cycling TV: Remembering The Legacy Of Analyst Paul Sherwen
    After a long career as a professional road cyclist, including completing seven Tour de Frances, he spent another 33 years as a TV cycling analyst. ...
  • Discovery Q4 Ads Record Small Uptick
    Discovery is expected to be up 2% to 3% in U.S. advertising for the period, with U.S. distribution revenue forecast to be up 1% vs. an earlier flat projection. ...
  • Nexstar To Buy Tribune Media For $4.1 Billion, Creates Giant TV Station Group
    The deal could make Nexstar the biggest owner of U.S. TV stations -- topping Sinclair, which currently has 191 stations in 89 markets. ...
  • Smaller Media Deals May Be In The Works
    Some medium-sized deals are in the offing. They are relatively tiny compared to the big ones of a year ago: Tribune Media (valued about $4 billion); Fox's 22 regional sports ...
  • U.S. Movie Box-Office Revenues Up 10%
    Box office revenues are up 10.2% through Nov. 28 vs. the same period in 2017. Less movies were released, but ticket prices are higher. ...
  • AT&T To Debut WarnerMedia SVOD Services In Late 2019
    There will be an entry-level subscriber video-on-demand services package focused on movies, and a second, more premium service with original programming and blockbuster movies. The third is the biggest bundle ...
  • More Ads Appear On TV, Digital Media
    Worried about traditional TV networks' increasing ad loads? We may need to keep an eye on some digital platforms, too. Let's start with YouTube running two pre-roll ads instead of ...
  • Nielsen Adds A+E Networks, MediaTek To Addressable Ad Test
    The dynamic advertising replacement and delivery platform will account for audience gender and age, as well as advanced demographics. ...
  • NFL Season-To-Date Ratings Continue To Climb
    NFL TV games' viewership keeps rising -- now up 5% through week 12 of the season, to average 15.8 million viewers. Through week 11, it had been 3% higher on ...
  • Looking For New TV 'Hits'? Be More Specific -- Or More Complex
    How do we define "hit"? Is it improving on its lead-in programming? Is it trending higher results? Are there key pockets of viewers growing? And what about digital exposure? ...
  • October U.S. Ad Revenues See Strong 7% Gains, With Digital Up 17%
    October's national ad market was up 7% over the same period a year ago, according to Standard Media Index. Breaking down the national TV category, broadcast networks dropped 7% in ...
  • TV Networks' On-Air Promo Spend Down, Impressions Higher For Season So Far
    TV networks' on-air program promotions amount to 10% less in media value of $272.3 million for the season so far vs. a year ago, but have gained in impressions, according ...
  • Sports For U.S. TV Groups: Wherever You Can Get It, Even Outside The U.S.
    Discovery's golf programming outside the U.S. may be a way to keep one foot in the sports arena -- and a move toward bigger U.S.-based sports programming deals in the ...