Broadcasting & Cable
B&C Beyond: Dec. 10, 2018
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 23:00:00 GMT
FOLLOW B&C ON TWITTER BC.com T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Attacked as FCC Restarts Shot Clock Syndication Ratings: 'Judge Judy' Again Rules November ACA: Without Conditions, Nexstar-Tribune Should Be Nixed Buzz Meter Click here to view this week's Buzz Meter. Lead-In Click here to view this week's ...
Industry Profile: 2018 TV Advertising for Auto and General Insurance
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 00:30:54 GMT
As 2018 winds down, we partnered with TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv for a deep dive into the insurance industry to see how it allocated budgets over this year. The data below covers Jan. 1 through Nov. 30. Insurance — both auto and general — was the second-largest advertising ...
NEP Group Acquires Broadcast Sports International, LLC
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 23:51:43 GMT
NEP Group, the leading worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports and entertainment, announced today its acquisition of Baltimore-based Broadcast Sports International, LLC (“BSI”). BSI is the recognized industry leader in the design and ...
Acclaimed ZYLIA ZM-1 360-Degree Sound Recording System Available for Sale in the United States
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 22:09:46 GMT
POZNAN, Poland — Dec. 7, 2018 — Zylia, the Poland-based manufacturer of multitrack audio recording technologies, today announced that its acclaimed ZYLIA ZM-1 microphone is now available for sale in the United States. Designed for bands and musical ensembles, sound engineers, podcasters, and audio ...
‘Hit the Floor’ Finished on BET
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 20:35:08 GMT
Drama Hit the Floor will not see a fifth season on BET. The show, created by James LaRosa, is about a fictional professional basketball team, the Los Angeles Devils, and its dance squad. The fourth season premiered in July. "We are grateful to the most passionate fans ever who helped to bring one ...
Sen. Warner: Cyber Threat is Here
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 19:27:27 GMT
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, suggests the U.S. has been asleep at the keyboard while our adversaries were launching cyber attacks with relative impunity. He also says that while he doesn't want to regulate edge players "into oblivion," he signaled ...
House Cyber Report: Current Defenses Are Inadequate
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:48:41 GMT
The House Energy & Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations has released some recommendations for addressing cybersecurity vulnerabilities based on briefings, hearings reports, round-tables and other input. It is also based on the conclusion that current cyber defenses ...
Democrat Sens. Have Message for FCC's Pai: Texting Should Be Title II
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:26:35 GMT
In a mini-reprise of the Title II/Title I net neutrality debate, Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) is leading a group of nine high-profile Democratic senators asking the FCC to classify text messages as a telecommunications service (title II) rather than an information service (Title I). The FCC plans to ...
Primetime Ratings: Big Drop For ‘Thursday Night Football’ on Fox
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:16:23 GMT
Fox won the Thursday ratings race, Jaguars versus Titans leading the network to a 2.1 score in viewers 18-49, and a 9 share. In second was CBS at 1.2/5. ABC did a 0.9 and NBC a 0.6/3. The CW scored a 0.4/2, as did Univision. Telemundo weighed in at 0.3/1. Thursday Night Football took up Fox’s ...
Pai: Major Carrier(s) May Have Violated Mobility Mapping Rules
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:59:29 GMT
FCC chair Ajit Pai says one or more "major" telecom carriers may have violated the FCC's Mobility Fund Phase II reverse auction mapping rules and has suspended the process of handing out about $4.5 billion in subsidies pending an investigation he has just launched. The chairman did not identify ...
ROAM, Next Generation Adventure Network, Raises $2.1 Million In First Round
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:22:08 GMT
BOULDER (December 5, 2018) ROAM, the next generation adventure network, today announced its first funding round of $2.1 million from Advancit Capital, SUSA, WndrCo, TackVC and Imagination Capital. ROAM enlists a dream team of the world’s most trusted and talented adventurers to create content for ...
Kevin Hart Steps Down From Hosting Oscars
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:12:17 GMT
Kevin Hart is stepping down from hosting the Oscars, after tweets about homosexuals from him came to the surface Dec. 6. The tweets were from 2009-2011. Hart shared on Twitter Dec. 6, “I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year's Oscar's....this is because I do not want to be a ...
Measurement We Can Count On
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 15:19:01 GMT
"With CFlight, we took the best measurement available for linear and digital platforms and aligned them to unify the impressions. CFlight represents a major advancement for media measurement." -Kavita Vazirani, NBCUniversal A few weeks ago, the International Bureau of Weights and Measures—the ...
‘60 Minutes’ Founder Hewitt Caught in CBS Harass Net
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 03:09:04 GMT
The late Don Hewitt, the TV legend who created 60 Minutes, reportedly has been implicated in the sexual harassment scandal being investigated by lawyers hired by the board CBS. According to a copy of the investigators’ report obtained by the New York Times, CBS continues to pay a settlement to a ...
Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, WWE Shows Top Weekly Social Content Ratings Charts
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 02:21:11 GMT
ABC’s The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special drew the most social media buzz among television shows last week, according to Nielsen. The Victoria's Secret special drew 5.7 million combined Facebook, Instagram and Twitter interactions for the week of Nov. 26 to Dec. 2, according to ...
AT&T’s New DirecTV Now Plan: ‘Thin Out’ Bundle, Reset Price Point to ‘$50-$60’
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 02:04:09 GMT
As it prepares to launch an IP-based video service that is more of a direct replacement to traditional satellite TV service in the first quarter of next year, AT&T will reconfigure and reposition its seminal streaming pay TV product, DirecTV Now. Speaking at the UBS Global Media and ...
Research Now SSI and iSpot.tv Partner to Measure Ad Effectiveness at Unprecedented Scale
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 22:31:24 GMT
DALLAS, Dec. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Research Now SSI, a global leader in first-party data and data services, has partnered with iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement and attribution analytics company, to help brands better understand advertising efficacy with unparalleled scale and accuracy. ...
FCC's Pai Names New Administrative Law Judge
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 20:42:56 GMT
The FCC's lone administrative law judge (ALJ), Richard Sippel, retired effective Dec. 1. Some watchers of the fallout from the failed Sinclair-Tribune deal had wondered why there had been no word out of Sippel's office on the status of the FCC's reference of the deal to the ALJ for a hearing over ...
Pebble Beach Systems appoints Andy Giles as Sales Manager for Europe, Israel and South Africa
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 20:05:10 GMT
Weybridge, UK, December 6 2018 –Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced the appointment of Andy Giles as the company’s new Sales Manager for Europe, Israel and South Africa. An experienced industry professional with a strong ...
Round 43 in 28 GHz Auction is Big One
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:17:08 GMT
In the first round of the FCCs stage-two effort to speed the 28 GHz auction the prompting appeared to work, though the action the FCC spurred included the withdrawal of 13 bids. The auction had appeared to need some goosing. In the previous six rounds, only two additional licenses total had ...

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