Broadcasting & Cable
‘The Biggest Loser’ Reboots on USA Jan. 28
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 15:42:39 GMT
The Biggest Loser premieres on USA Network Jan. 28. Bob Harper hosts the weight-loss competition series and there are 10 episodes. The original Biggest Loser ran for 17 seasons on NBC, ending in 2016. Harper began hosting in 2015. Endemol Shine North America is producing the new Biggest Loser, in ...
How Linear TV’s Bumpy Ride Affects Ad Revenue and Pricing
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 15:14:52 GMT
It’s no secret that cord cutting and an ever-widening variety of entertainment options eroded the ratings of linear networks by as much as 10% to 20% in the most recently completed broadcast year. But new details about how that’s impacted the networks’ advertising fortunes have surfaced in new data ...
Numerous Projects At 2020 Sundance Film Festival Used Blackmagic Design
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 14:56:12 GMT
Fremont, CA - January 27, 2020 - Blackmagic Design today announced that more than 50 projects at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival used Blackmagic Design gear, including its digital film cameras, DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, grading, VFX and audio post production software, and more. “The Killing ...
Ion Media Acquires TV Station in Las Vegas
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 14:32:40 GMT
Ion Media said it acquired KMCC-TV, Las Vegas, from Entravision Communications Corp. Financial terms were not disclosed. The acquisition gives ION 71 full-power stations in 62 of the largest U.S. markets. “ION is committed to investing in broadcast television and offering affordable high-quality ...
Bleacher Report Tackles Super Bowl With Gridiron
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 14:00:00 GMT
Bleacher Report is ready for some football. Long dominated by its hoops coverage, the digital sports hub for millennial and Gen Z fans this season launched a football brand--Gridiron--and is heading to the Super Bowl in Miami for a live experience that will tie in other parts of parent company ...
Former NBC Station Group President Walworth Has Died
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 20:57:03 GMT
Theodore Holton Walworth Jr., former president of NBC’s owned stations, died Jan. 16 at 95. He was VP and general manager of WNBC New York throughout the ‘60s, and then president of the NBC group for most of the ‘70s. Walworth Jr. was born July 19, 1924 in Greenwich, Connecticut. He served in World ...
Nets Again Limit Broadcast Coverage of Impeachment
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 20:33:42 GMT
The broadcast networks continued to limit live broadcast impeachment coverage Thursday as the Democrats continued their 24-hour case against President Donald Trrump. No network provided more than three hours of live coverage of the Democrats' planned almost eight-hour arguments on their broadcast ...
ACORN TV ANNOUNCES 2020 LINEUP FEATURING A RECORD FIVE COMMISSIONED SERIES PLUS NEW SEASONS OF ACCLAIMED SERIES BLOOD, MYSTERY ROAD, AND LINE OF DUTY AND FIRST FEATURE-LENGTH FILM MISS FISHER AND THE CRYPT OF TEARS
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:54:32 GMT
AMC Networks’ Acorn TV – North America’s largest streamer devoted to British and international television – has announced a stellar 2020 lineup, consisting of five commissioned Acorn TV Originals. As the largest streamer devoted to a specialized audience, Acorn TV is the ultimate destination of ...
AT&T: FCC's Max Retrans Smackdown Should Stand
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:37:05 GMT
AT&T says that a recent court decision throwing out its civil suit against Max Retrans for violating a nondisclosure agreement does not undermine an FCC ruling that a number of TV station groups now represented by Max Retrans had not negotiated in good faith, a violation of FCC rules. Rather ...
Actus Digital Expands US Sales Team By Appointing Jay Gedanken as Vice President of Business Development
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:43:36 GMT
BOSTON, Mass. — Jan. 21, 2020 — Actus Digital, a leading provider of compliance and intelligent media monitoring solutions, today announced that it has appointed Jay Gedanken as vice president of business development in the U.S. With over 35 years' experience in broadcast technology sales, ...
Primetime Ratings: 'Grey's' Paces ABC to Win
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 17:55:49 GMT
ABC had the top score in Thursday prime, Grey’s Anatomy leading the Alphabets to a 1.1 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 6 share. That easily beat Fox’s 0.6/3. On ABC, the season three premiere of Station 19 did a 1.2, 50% better than its season finale, and Grey’s a 1.4, 8% over ...
Sonnet Announces Dual 2.5-Inch SATA SSD PCI Express® 3.0 Card With Hardware RAID Controller, 10Gbps USB-C Port
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 17:55:19 GMT
IRVINE, Calif. — Jan. 21, 2020 What's New:Sonnet Technologies today announced the Fusion™ Dual 2.5-inch SSD RAID PCIe® 3.0 card, the latest product in the company's line of high-performance storage cards that enable the installation of SSDs into a computer's or Thunderbolt expansion system's PCIe ...
House E&C Seeks GAO Study of Spectrum Policy 'Breakdowns'
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 17:42:34 GMT
The bipartisan leadership of the powerful House Energy & Commerce Committee want to get to the bottom of what they call "the recent federal spectrum management process breakdowns." Reps. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), chairman of the committee, and ranking member Greg Walden (R-Ore.) wrote to the ...
JT-NM Announces Additions to Testing and Badging Program
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 17:08:42 GMT
Jan. 21, 2020 — The Joint Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM) announced today that it will be enhancing its JT-NM Tested program to improve transparency and to foster even greater industry participation. The JT-NM will publish testing criteria, and vendors will perform testing at their own ...
Riedel North America Appoints Ernesto de la Torre as Sales Manager, Western US
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:50:23 GMT
BURBANK, Calif. — Jan. 21, 2020 — Reflecting continued rapid growth in the North American marketplace for its real-time communications and signal networking solutions, Riedel Communications has appointed Ernesto de la Torre as Regional Sales Manager, Western U.S. He will report to Rich Zabel, Vice ...
Rogers Slams UK Decision to Work with Huawei
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:43:13 GMT
On news that the United Kingdom will propose allowing Chinese telecom Huawei technology into its 5G infrastructure, Mike Rogers, chairman of 5G Action Now, said the group was deeply troubled. Rogers is the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Related: FCC Seeks Comment on Huawei, ...
Locast Adds Sioux City
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:02:55 GMT
Viewers in Sioux City can now get free broadband access to 20 local TV channels--though Locast solicits contributions to cover expenses. The channels, which include both primary and digital secondary channels, are KCAU ABC 9, KTIV NBC 4, and KPTH FOX 44/KMEG CBS; KUSD PBS, ION, LAFF, BOUNCE, DABL, ...
CES Proves Advertising’s Future Will be Shaped by Manufacturers
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 15:16:33 GMT
"This model is dependent on manufacturers working closely with the media publishers, but content discovery is controlled by the hardware, and that goes as far back as the beginning of TV broadcasting itself." -Ashwin Navin, Samba TV CES is now a must-attend event for media companies. Why? CES ...
The Grammys on CBS Jan. 26
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 14:47:46 GMT
The Grammys happen on CBS Jan. 26. Alicia Keys hosts, as she did last year. It is the 62nd running of the Grammys, which happens at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The telecast runs 8 to 11:30 p.m. ET. Ken Ehrlich exec produces the event with Ben Winston. Keys has 15 Grammys to her name. ...
Nexstar Names Drafs to Run L.A. Operations
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 13:33:22 GMT
Nexstar Media Group appointed Janene Drafs as VP and general manager of KTLA-TV and its digital operations in Los Angeles, effective Feb. 10. Drafs, currently VP and general manager of Sinclair Broadcast Group’s stations in Seattle, succeeds Don Corsisi, who has run the station since 2009 and is ...

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