• TVN Tech | MAM Evolving To Meet Newsroom Needs

    Media asset management systems are becoming more extensible, better integrated with newsroom technologies, and increasingly cloud-based, making it less important where the asset resides. Above: Earlier this year, Bitcentral announced that WFXG Augusta, Ga. was able to grow its news operations with the help of Bitcentral Oasis asset management and archive system, along with Precis for playout, a Ross OverDrive production control system and Grass Valley Edius nonlinear editing software. More | Add comment
  • Open Mike | Top 4 'Outrageous Myths' About ATSC 3.0

    With the FCC poised to approve the use of the new broadcast standard tomorrow, One Media EVP Jerry Fritz takes on the critics of the standard and the "horror stories" they tell about its impact on consumers and MVPDs. More | Comments (20)
  • Social Scorecard | WTVF Is Millions Ahead In Nashville

    WTVF, the Scripps-owned CBS affiliate in Nashville owned by Scripps, has twice as many social media actions as its next nearest competitor in the market over the last six months according to data from audience insight firm Shareablee. Including Facebook users in the newsgathering process, prudent use of Facebook Live and monitoring the various Nashville community Facebook pages are significant attributes to its success. More | Comments (1)
  • Jessell | Trump Tweets Cast Cloud Over FCC, DOJ

    The president’s steady stream of anti-media rants puts government officials like FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and DOJ's Makan Delrahim in a tough spot. Every time they take an action that negatively affects a news organization that Trump has targeted, they will be accused of acting as an agent for Trump. So, why is Pai making excuses for him?
    More | Comments (9)
  • TVN Tech | Sinclair Plunges Into Cloud-Based Playout

    Sinclair is using public cloud-based playout to broadcast a three-hour block of children’s programming loaded across 51 stations. So far, so good, says CTO Del Parks. “It’s been pretty bulletproof." And it also just may be the future for the whole industry. More | Comments (2)
  • TVN's TV2020 Explains How Broadcasters Can Monetize Their Future

    Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBC Broadcasting and Sports, said the network faces changing sports consumer habits that have affected ratings, but it’s making a full court press with its upcoming Super Bowl and Olympics coverage. He also said ATSC 3.0 presents an opportunity for its stations if it can find “the right balance.” He was just one of many speakers at the second annual TVNewsCheck TV2020 conference. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross) More
  • Tracking The News Contribution Revolution

    At TVNewsCheck’s upcoming NewsTECHForum, technology executives from ABC, NBC and Fox will look at the latest innovations in field reporting, editing, collaboration and transmission, mapping out what they want to see next from their contribution technology. More | Comments (5)
  • Tech To Court Next-Gen At NewsTECHForum

    AP's Andy Carvin, Quartz's John Keefe, The E.W. Scripps Co.'s Rob McCracken and GateHouse Media's Penny Riordan will look at how social platforms, bots and voice-enabled technologies are building audience engagement and loyalty among cord-cutting millennials at TVNewsCheck's sixth annual NewsTECH Forum on Dec. 11-12.   More | Comments (1)
  • News Tech Leaders To Mine Digital-TV Integration, Production At NewsTECHForum

    At TVNewsCheck’s upcoming NewsTECHForum, engineering, news technology and digital directors from Hearst Television, Cox Media Group, Fox Television Stations and Dalet will look to the newsroom’s evolving future in terms of digital and television production integration. More | Comments (3)
  • Nominations Open For TVN's Annual Women In Tech Awards

    The eighth annual awards ceremony and reception for TVNewsCheck’s 2018 Women in Technology Awards will take place at the NAB Show in Las Vegas in April and will benefit the NAB Education Foundation’s Technology Apprenticeship Program. More | Comments (2)

Special Reports

  • TVN's FCC Watch: A quick briefing on FCC proceedings affecting TV broadcasters from Washington communications attorneys David Oxenford and David O'Connor.
  • Multicasting 2017: A three-part examination of the revenue, programming and technology strategies of the diginet business.
  • Spectrum Repack: The estimated cost of moving nearly 1,000 TV stations to new channels in the post-auction repack on the TV band will likely reach $2 billion -- some $250 million more than the $1.75 billion Congress allocated for all relocation-related expenses.
  • Single Frequency Networks: With the spectrum repack and ATSC 3.0 on the horizen, broadcasters failing to think about SFNs now may prove to be quite shortsighted in the future.
  • TVN's Top 30 TV Station Groups: Its pending acquisition of Tribune Media boosts Sinclair from fourth to No. 1 in TVNewsCheck's annual station group ranking by spot revenue. Other groups that advanced multiple slots from a year ago include Univision, Gray, Ion Media Networks, Berkshire Hathaway and News-Press & Gazette.
  • 2017 NAB Show Tech Hot Topics: TVNewsCheck’s third annual multi-part series highlighting emerging tech trends in advance of the NAB Show. Topics include IP, virtualization, cameras, workflows, spectrum repack, ATSC 3.0, newsroom systems, graphics and master control.
  • 2016 — Year In Review: Revisit the year’s top developments in business, programming, journalism, technology, regulation and more.
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Editor on duty: Mark Miller, 301-773-0058
Many Watch Netflix At Work And In Bathroom
The New York Times, Nov 17, 2017, 2:41 PM EST
A full 67% of people stream movies and TV shows outside the home. And 12% of Americans who watch in public have done so in public restrooms. Link | Add comment
‘Big Bang,’ ‘Young Sheldon’ Top Steady Thurs.
Variety, Nov 17, 2017, 12:24 PM EST
The Big Bang Theory
and Young Sheldon were the top-rated and most-watched scripted shows on broadcast Thursday night. Airing at 8 p.m., Big Bang averaged a 2.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 13.2 million viewers. Young Sheldon followed at 8:30 with a 2.1 and 11.7 million viewers. Both shows were approximately even with their performances the prior week. Link | Add comment
DMA 10
Sales Appointments At WMUR Manchester
TVNewsCheck, Nov 17, 2017, 11:10 AM EST
Gerry McGavick returns to the Hearst ABC affiliate in the newly created role of director of sales, while Mike Taffaro is promoted to general sales manager. Full Story | Add comment
Discovery, Scripps Shareholders OK Merger
Deadline, Nov 17, 2017, 2:10 PM EST
At a special shareholder meeting today in New York, Discovery’s pending $14.6 billion acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive got overwhelming support. Link | Add comment
Comcast Exploring Deal For Parts Of Fox
The Associated Press, Nov 16, 2017, 5:50 PM EST
Comcast is interested in the same 21st Century Fox assets that, according to reports last week, Disney had previously looked at. Other companies may also want the Fox assets. A person close to the matter, who wouldn’t speak publicly, said Verizon is not in active discussions with Fox, but that Verizon might be interested in some parts of Fox’s business. (AP Photo | Gene J. Puskar)
Full Story | Add comment
TVN’s Front Office By Mary Collins
Maximizing Local TV Ad Revenues
TVNewsCheck, Nov 17, 2017, 5:41 AM EST
BIA Kelsey’s Tom Buono and Mark Fratrik discuss several areas that they believe offer near-term opportunities for TV stations, including strong economic conditions, growing online/digital advertising, social media and cross-platform advertising, political advertising, ATSC 3.0 and more. Full Story | Comments (1)
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AT&T, DOJ Agree To Extended TW Review
New York Post, Nov 17, 2017, 6:53 AM EST
AT&T says it hired media lawyer Daniel Petrocelli, whose clients have included President Donald Trump, to defend its acquisition of media and entertainment company Time Warner if the government sues to block the deal. Link | Add comment
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FCC Clears The Way For ATSC 3.0
TVNewsCheck, Nov 16, 2017, 3:53 PM EST
Broadcasters are free to move to the next-gen television transmission standard that has been in development for more than seven years. They view it as a potential game changer that is designed to enable them to enhance their broadcast abilities to mobile devices and allow them to tap into new business opportunities. Full Story | Add comment
FCC Votes To Loosen Ownership Rules
TVNewsCheck, Nov 16, 2017, 3:34 PM EST
The agency moves to relax several rules, including eliminating the newspaper-TV station ban, and will now allow a company to own more than one Top 4 station in a market. Critics say the actions will reduce ownership diversity and benefit Sinclair Broadcast Group. JSA also are OK’d. Full Story | Comments (15)
Lower Ratings To Cost NFL TV Partners $500M
Outkick the Coverage, Nov 17, 2017, 8:26 AM EST
As Roger Goodell, Jerry Jones, and the NFL engage in an ugly internal fight over the future leadership of the NFL, TV partners at CBS, ESPN, Fox and NBC are staring at their own internal conflicts — namely a substantial decline in NFL ratings that is on pace to cost the four networks up to $500 million in lost revenue. Link | Comments (5)
Univision Wants To Sell Piece Of Gawker Sites
Recode, Nov 17, 2017, 8:05 AM EST
The Hispanic-focused TV network wants a minority investor to put $200 million into its Fusion Media Group. Link | Add comment
NBC Will Stream 1,800+ Hours Of Olympics
MediaPost, Nov 17, 2017, 6:10 AM EST
NBC plans to stream more than 1,800 hours of content during its coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics from PyeongChang, South Korea, next year. That's almost twice what the network streamed in the 2014 Winter games — just over 1,000 hours of footage, which also marked the first time that every event was streamed online. Link | Comments (1)
Brand Connections
Second Women Alleges Tambor Harassment
The Hollywood Reporter, Nov 17, 2017, 5:50 AM EST
Trace Lysette, who plays yoga instructor Shea on Transparent, is the second accuser to allege misconduct by the show's star; Amazon says the new information "will be added to our ongoing investigation." Link | Add comment
Digital Media Struggle In Tech's Chokehold
Axios, Nov 17, 2017, 8:02 AM EST
The economic strains of technology on the entire media landscape are intensifying. Weeks after Google and Facebook announced record earnings, some of the biggest players in the digital media industry are still struggling to hit revenue projections, make a profit or grow. Link | Add comment
Axios Raises $20M For Newsroom Expansion
The Wall Street Journal, Nov 17, 2017, 6:38 AM EST
The media startup plans to use some of the financing to expand its capacity for data analysis, product development and audience growth, as well as developing new coverage areas and increasing staffing. Link | Add comment

More News

Marvel Entertainment Names New Editor In Chief
The New York Times, Nov 17, 2017, 2:37 PM EST
Fox's Dana Walden Joins Hulu Board Of Directors
The Hollywood Reporter, Nov 17, 2017, 2:04 PM EST
'Nashville' To End After Upcoming Season 6 On CMT
Variety, Nov 17, 2017, 12:25 PM EST
DMA 3: Chicago
Darlene Hill Leaving WFLD Chicago After 23 Years
TVNewsCheck, Nov 17, 2017, 11:59 AM EST
Market Share | DMA 36: Cincinnati
WLWT’s Murder Story Promo Is Editor’s Dream
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 17, 2017, 8:23 AM EST
Market Share | DMA 14
Tonight, WXYZ Lights Up Detroit’s Holiday Season
TVNewsCheck/Market Share, Nov 17, 2017, 8:19 AM EST
Five Ideas For More Respectful Media Coverage After Mass Shootings
Columbia Journalism Review, Nov 17, 2017, 7:55 AM EST
NPR Chairman Steps Down Amid Harassment Crisis
NPR, Nov 17, 2017, 7:51 AM EST
dma 7: Houston
KHOU Moving Thanks To Hurricane Harvey
Mike McGuff, Nov 17, 2017, 7:47 AM EST
Buzzfeed's Rev To Fall $70M Short Of Target
New York Post, Nov 17, 2017, 7:22 AM EST
Exhibition Pays Homage To 'Downton' Fashion
New York Post, Nov 17, 2017, 7:20 AM EST
DirecTV Now Vs. Sling TV: Which Did Better?
TV Answer Man, Nov 17, 2017, 6:26 AM EST
dma 109: Tyler, TX
KETK Gets A $4 Million Dollar Makeover
TVSpy, Nov 17, 2017, 6:20 AM EST
‘Black Lightning’ Lands CW Debut Date
The Wrap, Nov 17, 2017, 6:07 AM EST
Harvey to Host Fox Live New Year’s Eve Special
The Associated Press, Nov 17, 2017, 6:06 AM EST
Mario Batali Returns To Food Network
Variety, Nov 17, 2017, 6:00 AM EST
George Clooney To Star In, Direct ‘Catch-22’ Series
Variety, Nov 17, 2017, 5:59 AM EST
Julianne Hough To Star In Music Comedy For Fox
The Hollywood Reporter, Nov 17, 2017, 5:56 AM EST
‘Stripes’ TV Adaptation In Development At CBS
The Hollywood Reporter, Nov 17, 2017, 5:54 AM EST
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  • Hal Boedeker

    A reassuring example of older means getting better, Will & Grace struts back to NBC bolder, brassier and bawdier. Some like it tart, and this frisky frolic delivers. After eight seasons, the beloved sitcom felt faded at its fade-out in 2006. Eleven years later, the revival packs a joyous kick in the first three episodes. Here is an absolutely fabulous return with four irrepressible stars who are at their very best. Will & Grace is no gay dinosaur.

  • Matt Zoller Seitz

    Wonderstruck, overstuffed, corny and stirring, Star Trek: Discovery stands tall alongside the best-regarded incarnations of the Trek franchise even as it raids elements from all of them (including the recent J.J. Abrams film series, which Paramount says is set in an alternate timeline that has nothing to do with this one). Though handsomely produced, the show’s imagination seems to have been slightly reined in by commercial mandates — namely, reinvigorating Trek as a TV property and serving as a marquee title that would lure customers to CBS All Access, the network’s subscription-only service.

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