Broadcasting & Cable
Third Circuit Won't Hear Appeal of Broadcast Dereg Smackdown
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 23:44:03 GMT
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit won't review a three-judge panel decision throwing out much of the FCC's broadcast ownership deregulation order according to a court document obtained by B&C.  The full court did not explain why it would not review the decision, but en banc ...
Wurl Sees Double Digit Growth in Third Quarter 2019
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 22:27:10 GMT
PALO ALTO, Calif. – November 20, 2019 – Wurl, the leading provider of streaming video distribution and advertising services for connected TV (CTV), reported today that all of its key growth metrics accelerated in the third quarter of 2019, including ad impressions, hours of viewing and revenue per ...
Jennifer Lopez to Host ‘SNL’ December 21
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 21:22:18 GMT
Jennifer Lopez hosts Saturday Night Live on NBC for the third time December 7. Lopez stars in and produces the film Hustlers. Her other films include Monster-in-Law, Selena and The Boy Next Door. On TV, Lopez starred in NBC drama Shades of Blue and is an executive producer on NBC’s World of Dance. ...
RUSHWORKS Introduces its PTX Model 1L at The Video Show
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 21:15:17 GMT
Booth # 609 RUSHWORKS Introduces its PTX Model 1L at The Video Show Company heads to Washington DC with a complement of very cool production, playback and streaming solutions for a broad cross-section of applications Flower Mound, Texas – November 20, 2019 - RUSHWORKS is heading to Washington DC! ...
Quibi Orders Bite-Sized ‘Sharks’ Drama From Lionsgate
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 20:00:00 GMT
Mobile platform Quibi has ordered the series Swimming with Sharks from Lionsgate. Quibi plans to offer short-form content to on-the-go viewers. Founders Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman have raised about $1 billion from Hollywood studios including Lionsgate. It expects to launch April 5. Swimming ...
Iwata Named Head of Creative Services, Fox Entertainment
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 20:00:00 GMT
Tomiko Iwata has been promoted to executive VP, head of creative services, Fox Entertainment, effective immediately. Iwata, who has been senior VP, special events, in the creative services group for Fox since 2011, will oversee creative service for all of Fox, including experiential marketing ...
One of Acorn TV’s Most Popular Series Returns with All-New Episodes - MIDSOMER MURDERS
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 19:48:12 GMT
“Much loved, much watched” – The Daily Telegraph “A must for British TV fans” – Los Angeles Times “TV gold” –Entertainment Today “Simply the most entertaining mystery series in TV history…Absolutely addictive” — ICv2 “Phenomenally enjoyable…this show has only gotten better and better through the ...
House E&C Strikes STELAR Renewal Deal
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 18:56:45 GMT
House Energy & Commerce Communications Subcommittee chairman Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) and ranking member Greg Walden (R-Ore.) have reached agreement on a STELAR reauthorization bill scheduled to be marked up later today in the full committee, but a bill that does not reauthorize the compulsory ...
Bahrain State Broadcaster Brings New History Channel On Air with Stingray Channel in a Box from Pebble Beach Systems
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 18:36:33 GMT
Weybridge, UK, November 20th, 2019 –Pebble Beach Systems, a leading automation, content management and integrated channel specialist, today announced that the Kingdom of Bahrain state broadcaster, Ministry of Information Affairs (MIA) has elected to deploy Pebble Beach Systems’ Stingray, a powerful ...
Holly Hunter Joins Tina Fey Comedy on NBC
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 18:25:04 GMT
Holly Hunter is on board with a Tina Fey comedy that has Ted Danson as the mayor of Los Angeles. NBC has greenlit the series, which has Fey and Robert Carlock as executive producers. The project does not have a title. Hunter will play a liberal councilwoman who battles with the mayor. She has a ...
Pai Proposes Dual-Use 5.9 GHz Band
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 18:19:35 GMT
FCC chair Ajit Pai has come to a decision on the 5.9 GHz band, the one currently reserved for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications: He is proposing to make the lower 45 MHz of the available for unlicensed use, including WiFi, while reserving the upper 30 MHz for the new Cellular Vehicle to ...
Primetime Ratings: NBC Wins With Hearty ‘This Is Us’
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:14:43 GMT
NBC won the Tuesday ratings race, with a robust This Is Us pacing the Peacock to a 1.2 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 6 share. That beat the 0.8/4 posted by CBS. The Voice got a flat 1.3 on NBC and This Is Us grew 15% to 1.5. New Amsterdam ticked up 14% to 0.8. On CBS, NCIS ...
Sondland: 'We Followed President's Orders'
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:12:48 GMT
In testimony being billed as a turning point in the House impeachment inquiry, Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, told the House Intelligence Committee Wednesday (Nov. 20) that President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were all aware ...
Comcast Cable’s Effectv Ad Unit Launches Agency Mnemonic
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:01:00 GMT
Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, launched a full-service creative agency for clients. It also launched a self-service creative portal advertisers can access through the Effectv Ad Planner, which lets marketers plan, buy and monitor ad campaigns via their desktops. “Making ...
‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ Premieres on HGTV Feb. 16
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:48:06 GMT
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition premieres on HGTV Feb. 16. HGTV is doing ten new episodes. Jesse Tyler Ferguson hosts. The network shared a teaser video. In each episode, a family gets the renovation help they need to change their lives. Working alongside Ferguson, neighbors, building experts and ...
LOGIC & MAGIC Inc. Uses Blackmagic For Their Motion Capture Studio "TUNEDiD Studio"
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:38:09 GMT
Fremont, CA, November 20, 2019 - Blackmagic Design today announced that TUNEDiD studio, a motion capture studio based in Tokyo and owned by LOGIC & MAGIC Inc., was built using Smart Videohub routers, ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K switcher and Teranex Express converters. TUNEDiD studio is one of ...
Epix to Premiere Watergate Docu-Series ‘Slow Burn’ Feb. 16
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:34:32 GMT
Epix will premiere docu-series Slow Burn Feb. 16. The six-episode series is based on the podcast of the same name. Leon Neyfakh will look back on the Watergate crisis, “excavating the strange subplots and forgotten characters involved in the downfall of a president -- and flashing back to ...
NUGEN Delivers Deeper Workflow Control for Producer/Mixer Alvin Wee
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:33:32 GMT
LOS ANGELES, NOVEMBER 20, 2019 – For as long as he could remember, Producer/mixer Alvin Wee loved music and film; and he was fortunate enough to cut his teeth working with composers and record producers in Los Angeles on film projects such as Kung Fu Panda, Kingsman and Eddie the Eagle. Having such ...
Fox Stations Sign Up For Election Video from Stringr
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:30:00 GMT
Stringr will be providing video coverage of the 2020 Presidential Election to outlets including the Fox Television Stations as part of the Google News Initiative. Other outlets signing up for Stringr’s video include the Boston Globe, News Press & Gazette, Lee Enterprises and Flood ...
Connected TV Bringing New Life to 30-Second Spots
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:00:00 GMT
Connected TV, over-the-top and streaming--all the new ways of watching TV--are helping the old-fashioned 30-second commercial make a comeback. According to the third-quarter Video Benchmarks Report from Extreme Reach, 30 second spots served via Extreme Reach's AdBridge represented 66% of all ...

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