Archive for May 10th, 2017

    8.5 Generation Consoles Level Up the U.S Video Game Industry

    From a content perspective, the storylines from the U.S. video game industry were nothing short of compelling last year, with subjects ranging from the first-person shooter excitement of Overwatch to the location-based augmented reality phenomenon Pokémon Go.

    Translator Ordered Off the Air after Interference Complaints

    The case seems to encapsulate a current industry debate

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    PSY Hits No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart With ‘I Luv It’

    Five years after PSY’s international hit “Gangnam Style” took the world by storm and reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, the…

    Ripley’s Believe It Or Not: What Sinclair-Tribune Looks Like Is Massive

    By Adam Jacobson via RBR + TVBR INFOCUS Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Talented Mr. Ripley — President/CEO Chris Ripley, that is — hosted an 11am conference call with financial analysts on Wall Street just two hours after an announcement confirming that the Baltimore-based media company had agreed to a merger with Tribune Media Co. valued at a whopping $6.6 billion, including the assumption of approximately $2.7 billion in net debt. Simply stated, Ripley will be overseeing — by far — the largest broadcast TV company in the U.S., with combined revenue of $4.3 billion.

    124 Members Of Congress Voice Opposition To Eliminating Tax Deductibility Of Advertising

    124 members of Congress have voiced their opposition to changes in the tax deductibility treatment of advertising as expenses.  The legislators sent a letter to House Speaker PAUL RYAN … more

    Services For Margaret Ann Ronayne Are Set To Celebrate Her Life

    Celebration Of Life Services for friends of veteran ARISTA RECORDS, POLYDOR and EMI-AMERICA promotion goddess MARGARET ANN RONAYNE, who died this past SUNDAY (5/7) (NET NEWS 5/8) have been … more

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    Another Rough Day For Media Stocks

    Radio and TV companies found themselves swimming in a sea of red on Wall Street today. That’s not to say all broadcast media companies saw a woeful Wednesday.  Beasley Broadcast Group  shares rose 65 cents, to $9.25, while  Emmis Communications  gained 15 cents, to $3.41. The latter jump is an indication Emmis shareholders approve of its sale of KPWR-FM 105.9 “Power 106” in Los Angeles, announced Tuesday

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    Univision Now … Now On Roku

    Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, launched a new way for consumers to access Univision NOW, Univision’s premier direct-to-consumer offering and Hispanic America’s only Spanish-language live streaming and on-demand subscription service. The Univision NOW service is now available to consumers on the Roku® platform. Roku® pioneered streaming for the TV.

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    Fox Networks Group Selects A New Ad Rev Leader

    Fox Networks Group has promoted Joe Marchese  to the role of President of Advertising Revenue. In his new role, he will oversee linear and nonlinear sales, advertising research and advanced ad products for FNG’s portfolio of industry-leading network brands. Freer said: “Joe is an industry leader who has accelerated the transformation of our sales organization, creating exceptional capabilities in the areas of data, digital revenue, user experience and branded content creation. I’d like to thank Joe, Danielle Maged, Bruce Lefkowitz and the entire ad sales team on their performance over these past months, and look forward to working with Joe to build on the industry-first user experiences and innovative storytelling opportunities we are developing for our brand partners.” Marchese added: “I couldn’t be more excited to take on this new role at Fox Networks Group, which is home to the greatest entertainment and sports programming in the world. It’s crucial, as an industry, that we evolve the business model of advertising to better serve our brand and agency partners, our creative community and, most of all, our viewers and fans.

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    Estrella TV Set To Shine With New Cox Pact

    LBI Media ‘s Spanish-language broadcast TV network has inked new deals that will give it key access to Hispanic households in two big markets in the U.S. Southwest. As of today, the Burbank, Calif.-based company’s Estrella TV network will be available in San Diego and Phoenix on Cox Communications . Neither LBI nor Cox revealed terms of the deal. “We are excited to further expand our partnership with Cox,” said Cathy Lewis Edgerton, SVP of Distribution and Affiliate Sales at LBI Media.

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    Here’s How Ad-Strong Google and Facebook Really Area

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    Chicago-area AM Sold In $3M Deal

    In a transaction that has yet to be officially posted by the FCC, a Class B AM in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Ill., has been sold for $3 million. The deal was brokered by  Dick Foreman  of  Richard A. Foreman Associates. The station is  WCGO-AM 1590 , which has 10kw during daylight hours and 2.5 watts at night.

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