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‘FBI’ Tops Tuesday, ‘International’ And ‘Most Wanted’ Draw 2nd-B
CBS's FBI was Tuesdays most-watched and highest-rated program (with 7.1 million total viewers and a 0.5 rating). In addition, FBI: International (5.7M/0.4) and FBI: Most Wanted (5M/0.4) all added viewers and were steady in the demo. In fact, International and Most Wanted delivered best-since-season premiere audiences, while FBI came very close to doing the same. The post ‘FBI’ Tops Tuesday, ‘International’ And ‘Most Wanted’ Draw 2nd-Best Audien...
TV News Check at Friday, April 19, 2024 11:07:13 AM


IPG Mediabrands Steps Up Misinformation Guardrails
IPG Mediabrands has unveiled plans to step up its efforts to safeguard clients from the negative impact of misinformation in media — especially on social media — prioritizing political, climate, health care, AI-generated and brand-specific content. The initiative, which was announced along with a new spate of research revealing how consumers feel about brand advertising in misinformation environments, includes an expansion of an ongoing research relationship between IPG Mediabrand's Magna and br...
TV News Check at Friday, April 19, 2024 11:07:13 AM


Netflix Adds 9.3M Subscribers In Another Strong Quarter
Netflix added 9.3 million subscribers in the quarter ended March 31, reaching 269.6 million worldwide, and outperformed expectations in other key areas in its latest strong financial report. Revenue and earnings per share both handily exceeded Wall Street forecasts at $9.37 billion and $5.28, respectively. The top line was up 15% from the same quarter in 2023, while EPS came in at nearly double the year-ago periods $2.88. In its quarterly letter to shareholders, Netflix said it planned to stop ...
TV News Check at Friday, April 19, 2024 11:07:08 AM


YouTube Offers Advertisers Placement Near Top-Performing Shorts
In an effort to help brands get the attention of as many viewers as possible, YouTube is launching a “Select Shorts” ad offering, to give advertisers the ability to engage audiences across a variety of content genres by placing their ads alongside best-performing Shorts. According to the Google-owned social platform, YouTube Select Shorts will allow advertisers to choose to place their ad alongside the app's top Shorts across five categories including entertainment, beauty, fashion and lifestyle...
TV News Check at Friday, April 19, 2024 11:07:04 AM


Warner Bros. Discoverys David Zaslav Pay Package Just Shy Of $50 Million In 2023
David Zaslav saw his total compensation package last year jump by more than $10 million to $49.7 million in 2023 — with Warner Bros. Discovery awarding him a base salary of $3 million, plus $23 million in stock awards, and non-equity incentive plan compensation (a cash bonus) of $22 million. Its the second rather princely CEO package in as many days in an industry known for them as Netflix yesterday unveiled a similarly sized package for co-CEO Ted Sarandos. The post Warner Bros. Discoverys...
TV News Check at Friday, April 19, 2024 11:07:00 AM


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TV News Check at Friday, April 19, 2024 11:00:05 AM


Local Approach May Be Key To Combating Digital Discrimination
Stuart N. Brotman: Recently, Los Angeles became the first major U.S. city to ban digital discrimination by expanding L.A.s authority to oversee discrimination writ large. This localized approach may be a more effective route to confront this problem. It promises to lead to faster resolutions of neighborhood problems there, while also making sure that government continues to monitor the situation for potential violations. The post Local Approach May Be Key To Combating Digital Discrimination ...
TV News Check at Friday, April 19, 2024 10:07:25 AM


Streaming Ratings: Quiet On Set Delivers Maxs Biggest Showing Yet
The docuseries  Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV posted Maxs best streaming numbers to date for its premiere week. The show, which streamed on Max concurrent with its on-air premiere on ID, had 1.25 billion minutes of viewing for the week of March 18-24. Thats the largest weekly total for any series on Max in the nearly four years of Nielsens streaming rankings, edging out the 1.19 billion for  The Last of Us  in early 2023. The post Streaming Ratings: Quiet On Set Delivers Maxs ...
TV News Check at Friday, April 19, 2024 8:07:21 AM


Pornhub, XVideos, Stripchat Face Strict EU Rules, Commission Says
Adult content companies Pornhub, Stripchat and XVideos will have to do risk assessment reports and take measures to address systemic risks linked to their services to comply with new EU online content rules, the European Commission said on Friday. The three companies were designated as very large online platforms last December under the Digital Services Act, which requires them to do more to remove illegal and harmful content on their platforms. The post Pornhub, XVideos, Stripchat Face Stric...
TV News Check at Friday, April 19, 2024 7:11:26 AM


Which scientists get mentioned in the news? Mostly ones with Anglo names, says study
A new study finds that in news stories about scientific research, U.S. media were less likely to mention a scientist if they had an East Asian or African name, as compared to one with an Anglo name.
NPR News at Friday, April 19, 2024 7:00:29 AM


Comcast Intros Prepaid Broadband, Mobile And TV
Comcast on Thursday surprised with a suite of prepaid products that includes wireless, fixed broadband, Wi-Fi and streaming TV, all under the new Comcast “NOW” brand. Wireless has offered prepaid mobile plans for years. These plans have typically been targeted to lower-income people; they dont require good credit scores (since theyre prepaid); and they can easily be switched on and off. But prepaid has not been widely offered in the fixed broadband world. The post Comcast Intros Prepaid Bro...
TV News Check at Friday, April 19, 2024 5:08:48 AM


As AI-Created Photorealistic Images Proliferate, Documentary Producers Draw Up Guidelines
On Tuesday, a group of archival producers presented a draft set of best practices for using generative AI tools in Los Angeles, noting a danger of forever muddying the historical record. Pictured: In a demonstration of OpenAI's video tool Sora, this still was created from the prompt, The camera directly faces colorful buildings in Burano, Italy. An adorable dalmatian looks through a window on a building on the ground floor. ( OpenAI ) The post As AI-Created Photorealistic Images Proliferate, ...
TV News Check at Friday, April 19, 2024 2:07:42 AM


Broadcasters Foundation Of America Honors Industry Leaders
The Broadcasters Foundation of America held its annual breakfast Wednesday during the NAB Show in Las Vegas. The Foundation honored several industry leaders. Six honorees received the Leadership Award, and Erica Farber received the Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award. L-r:  Mike McVay , president, McVay Media Consulting; Kathleen Kirby , partner, Wiley; Don Bouloukos,  CBS and ABC Radio executive; Erica Farber , president-CEO, Radio Advertising Bureau; Frank Comerford , chief revenue...
TV News Check at Friday, April 19, 2024 1:08:24 AM


Live With Kelly & Mark Retains Strong Daytime Audience As Consuelos Celebrates Co-Hosting Ann
At a time when daytime talk shows are on a relative decline in viewership  Live  seems to have found the secret sauce to retaining its audience. This season, it is one of just two syndicated talk shows to improve on its average total viewership from the previous year. Live remained the No. 1 entertainment talker on television over the past year, growing 3% in average total viewers to 2.23 million per episode. According to Nielsen data, the show has been the most-watched syndicated talk show in...
TV News Check at Friday, April 19, 2024 12:08:20 AM


Paramount Not Expected To Reach Deal With Skydance By 30-Day Deadline
Paramount Globals exclusive talks with Skydance Media are not likely to result in a deal, according to a report. Paramount, home of Paramount Pictures, MTV and CBS, entered into a 30-day period of exclusive talks with Skydance, which has produced blockbusters for Paramount like Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning and Top Gun: Maverick . The two companies will not likely strike a deal by May 3, which is when the exclusive window expires, CNBCs David Faber said Wednesday. The post Paramou...
TV News Check at Thursday, April 18, 2024 7:23:38 AM


Meta Should Give Users Free Option Without Targeted Ads, EU Privacy Watchdog Says
Meta Platforms and other large online platforms should give users an option to use their services for free without targeted advertising, EU privacy watchdog the European Data Protection Board said on Wednesday. The EDPB's opinion came after it was asked by national privacy regulators in the Netherlands, Norway and Germany to look into consent or pay models adopted by large online platforms such as Meta. The post Meta Should Give Users Free Option Without Targeted Ads, EU Privacy Watchdog Says...
TV News Check at Thursday, April 18, 2024 6:51:31 AM


Tennis Channel Looking to Score With Fans Across Multiple Platforms
The Tennis Channel is lining up to play on multiple distribution courts in 2024 as it looks to serve its hard-core viewers wherever and whenever they want to see live tennis and Pickleball action, according to Tennis Channel president Ken Solomon. The Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned service is planning to launch a direct-to-consumer offering in 2024 to complement its lineup of the Tennis Channel linear service, its Pickleballtv and T2 FAST Channels and its Tennis Channel Plus SVOD service. The ...
TV News Check at Thursday, April 18, 2024 5:11:01 AM


How Sahan Journal grew into a vital source of news and information for Minnesotas immigrant communi
Changes are coming to Sahan Journal — a mark of the award-winning digital newsrooms success and its lasting impact on the media ecosystem in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Mukhtar Ibrahim, the pioneering founder, is stepping down as founding publisher and CEO. After building a robust, award-winning nonprofit news site covering immigrant communities, Ibrahim announced in...
Nieman Labs at Thursday, April 18, 2024 12:07:06 AM


NPR editor Uri Berliner resigns with blast at new CEO
The senior editor says CEO Katherine Maher has divisive views that confirm the issues he wrote about in an essay accusing NPR of losing the public's trust.
NPR News at Wednesday, April 17, 2024 12:00:19 PM


The Life And Death Of Hollywood
Thanks to decades of deregulation and a gush of speculative cash that first hit the industry in the late Aughts, while prestige TV was climbing the rungs of the culture, massive entertainment and media corporations had been swallowing what few smaller companies remained, and financial firms had been infiltrating the business, moving to reduce risk and maximize efficiency at all costs, exhausting writers in evermore unstable conditions. Now, film and television writers face an existential threat.
TV News Check at Wednesday, April 17, 2024 10:07:48 AM


March Madness, State Of The Union Help Cable Stem Months-Long Viewing Decline
Cable captured 28.3% of all TV viewing in March, according to Nielsen's monthly Gauge report, up from 27.6% in February. Thats the first time since August 2023 — a span of seven months — that cable has seen its share of TV use increase. The State of the Union amassed 14.1 million viewers on cable channels (about 44% of the overall audience of 32.23 million), and the top six telecasts on cable for the March reporting period (which ran from Feb. 26 to March 31) were related to the annual address.
TV News Check at Wednesday, April 17, 2024 9:07:01 AM


Warner Bros. Discovery Hires Canoe Ventures CEO David Porter As Head Of Ad Sales Research
David Porter, an ad industry veteran and former Turner exec, is joining Warner Bros. Discovery as head of ad sales research, data and insights. Porter reports to Jon Steinlauf, Warner Bros. Discoverys chief of U.S. advertising sales, and will split his time between WBDs New York City and Atlanta offices. The announcement of Porters hiring comes a month ahead of the sale orgs May 15 Upfront presentation in New York City. Porter replaces Andrea Zapata, who exited WBD at the end of 2023 and is ...
TV News Check at Wednesday, April 17, 2024 9:07:00 AM


Former Spotify Exec Max Cutler Launches New Media Company
Max Cutler, the former Spotify executive who oversaw the audio streamers deals with the likes of Alex Cooper and Joe Rogan, is launching his own company. Cutler, who founded Parcast Studios, which Spotify acquired in 2019 for $56 million, left Spotify as part of a reorg last year. He is now launching PAVE Studios, which will focus on audio, video, books and live experiences. The name stands for Podcasts, Audiobooks, Video and Entertainment. The post Former Spotify Exec Max Cutler Launches Ne...
TV News Check at Wednesday, April 17, 2024 9:07:00 AM


March TV Viewing: YouTube And Netflix Post More Gains, Streaming Up 12%
YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu posted viewing gains in March versus February contributing to streaming's continuing virtual dominance — up 12% in persons age 18 plus viewing year-over-year, according to Nielsen. YouTube posted another gain (up 0.4 point from February) to a leading 9.7% best share of a platform TV-video. Netflix was right behind with an 8.1% share, up 0.3 point — helped by three original shows Love is Blind, The Gentleman and Avatar: The Last Airbender . Hulu added 0.2 of a point,...
TV News Check at Wednesday, April 17, 2024 9:06:59 AM


Sesame Workshop Writers Unanimously Authorize Strike, Will Walk Out Friday If No Deal Is Reached
Writers at the Sesame Workshop have voted unanimously to authorize a strike against the non-profit organization, the Writers Guild of American announced Tuesday. The guild says that there was 100% participation in the strike authorization vote from the 35-member bargaining unit. The writers are prepared to walk the picket line if a tentative deal isnt reached by Friday, which is when the current contract expires. The strike would include any and all work for  Sesame Street. The post Sesame ...
TV News Check at Wednesday, April 17, 2024 9:06:58 AM


Participant, Studio Behind ‘Spotlight,’ ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ Shutters Af
Billionaire Jeff Skoll told his staff of 100 in a memo shared with The Associated Press Tuesday that they were winding down company operations. This is not a step I am taking lightly, Skoll wrote in the memo. But after 20 years of groundbreaking content and world-changing impact campaigns, it is the right time for me to evaluate my next chapter and approach to tackling the pressing issues of our time. The post Participant, Studio Behind ‘Spotlight,’ ‘An Inconvenient Truth,&#...
TV News Check at Wednesday, April 17, 2024 9:06:57 AM


CBS Greenlights First Black Daytime Soap Opera In 35 Years
The network has handed out a formal series order to The Gates . The network on Monday announced that the series, following the lives of a wealthy Black family in a posh, gated community, will debut in January 2025. The specific time period, launch date and other details will be revealed later. The official series pickup comes a month after CBS announced it was teaming with the NAACP to develop The Gates . The post CBS Greenlights First Black Daytime Soap Opera In 35 Years appeared first on...
TV News Check at Wednesday, April 17, 2024 1:06:53 AM


YouTube To Cut Down On Mobile Third-Party Ad Blockers
YouTube made an update Monday in relation to third-party ad-blocking apps, which may make it more difficult for users to watch YouTube videos without paying for the companys ad-free tier. Specifically, viewers using these third-party apps to access YouTube may begin experiencing “buffering issues” or be met with an error message stating that “the following content is not available on this app.” The post YouTube To Cut Down On Mobile Third-Party Ad Blockers appeared first on TV News Check .
TV News Check at Wednesday, April 17, 2024 1:06:53 AM


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Voting technology company settles lawsuit against OAN over 2020 election claims
The settlement between Smartmatic and One America News Network is the latest development in a larger legal pushback by voting equipment companies targeted by fraud claims related to the 2020 election.
NPR News at Tuesday, April 16, 2024 9:00:22 PM


NPR suspends veteran editor as it grapples with his public criticism
NPR has suspended Senior Editor Uri Berliner after he wrote an essay accusing the public radio network of becoming too progressive in its news coverage and losing the public's trust.
NPR News at Tuesday, April 16, 2024 5:00:27 AM


A company linked to a large “pink slime” network is being hired by big publishers like Gannett
The largest newspaper chain in the United States has an ongoing business relationship with a company linked to a sprawling network of over a thousand “pink slime” publications — sites that profess to be local but have no local staff and do not disclose funding theyve received from political sources. A Gannett spokesperson confirmed the...
Nieman Labs at Sunday, April 14, 2024 12:07:10 AM


A window into Facebook closes as Meta sets a date to shut down CrowdTangle
A widely used window into Facebook is closing for good. Meta had already disbanded the team behind the social monitoring tool CrowdTangle and prevented new users from signing up. On Thursday, users were told CrowdTangle will no longer be available after August 14, 2024. The free tool allowed newsrooms and journalists to follow trends and...
Nieman Labs at Sunday, April 14, 2024 12:07:10 AM


Paramount Confirms That Board Members Will Step Down At Annual Meeting Amid Skydance Deal Talks
Four board members at Paramount Global will step aside as talks continue with the David Ellison-led Skydance Media, the company confirmed Thursday in its proxy filing. Dawn Ostroff, Nicole Seligman, Frederick Terrell and Rob Klieger will all leave the companys board in the next few months, with Paramount telling shareholders in its annual proxy filing that they would not be standing for reelection. Paramounts annual meeting is scheduled for June 4, it is not immediately clear when the director...
TV News Check at Saturday, April 13, 2024 12:07:35 AM


Jennifer Hudson Show EP/Co-Showrunner Mary Connelly To Step Down, Leave Warner Bros. After 20 Year
Mary Connelly will be departing as executive producer and co-showrunner of  The Jennifer Hudson Show  at the end of daytime syndicated talk shows current second season. The daytime veteran is leaving  The Jennifer Hudson Show s producer Warner Bros. Unscripted Television/Telepictures, her studio home of more than two decades, to pursue new projects. She made the announcement to the shows staff and crew Thursday. The post Jennifer Hudson Show EP/Co-Showrunner Mary Connelly To Step Down, L...
TV News Check at Saturday, April 13, 2024 12:07:35 AM


How The O.J. Simpson Trial Birthed The TV Industrys True Crime Obsession
Kayleigh Donaldson: News of O.J. Simpsons death on Thursday predictably inspired a lot of intense discourse. The footballer-turned-actor who was put on trial and found not guilty for the murder of his wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman never stopped being the subject of fascination and fury. It was called the Trial of the Century for a reason, after all. The Trial of the Century turned a tragic reality into public fodder, and we were never the same. The post How The O.J. Simpson Tr...
TV News Check at Saturday, April 13, 2024 12:07:35 AM


AI news thats fit to print: The New York Times editorial AI director on the current state of AI-po
Hi, Im Zach Seward, the editorial director of AI initiatives at The New York Times, where Im building a newsroom team charged with prototyping potential uses of machine learning for the benefit of our journalists and our readers. Before that, I cofounded and spent more than a decade helping to run the business news startup...
Nieman Labs at Saturday, April 13, 2024 12:07:29 AM


The National Trust for Local News buys a “mission-driven” printing press in Colorado
Plenty of talk in newsrooms these days might be about how to navigate new technologies like artificial intelligence — but one string of Colorado newspapers is jazzed about a decidedly retro development. The National Trust for Local News, a nonprofit that has been buying newspapers in multiple states and investing in their modernization, has gone...
Nieman Labs at Saturday, April 13, 2024 12:07:29 AM


'Hilltop,' Howard University's student newspaper, is going strong at 100 years old
Howard University's student newspaper hit 100. The paper that Zora Neale Hurston helped found is still going strong.
NPR News at Friday, April 12, 2024 6:00:18 PM


Google blocks California news in response to bill that would force tech giant to pay
The company on Friday said it has started blocking California-based news outlets to protest a pending bill that supporters say would extend a lifeline to the ailing news industry.
NPR News at Friday, April 12, 2024 5:00:23 PM


Robert MacNeil, creator and first anchor of PBS 'NewsHour,' dies at 93
MacNeil, who created the even-handed, no-frills PBS newscast The MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour in the 1970s and co-anchored the show for with his late partner, Jim Lehrer, for two decades, died on Friday...
NPR News at Friday, April 12, 2024 4:00:22 PM


Netflix Acquires Rather, Documentary About TV News Icon Dan Rather
Netflix has landed Rather , the documentary about veteran journalist Dan Rathers landmark career in news. The film, which premieres April 24 on the streamer, uses the story of of Rathers life on television to also explore the evolution of broadcast journalism, the troubles a free press now faces, along with the slide of American society from hard-fought advances in social justice and democratic freedoms. The post Netflix Acquires Rather, Documentary About TV News Icon Dan Rather appeare...
TV News Check at Friday, April 12, 2024 2:07:03 PM


The CW President Dennis Miller Talks Up Nets Reboot And Whats Coming Next
Dennis Miller took over as president of The CW in October 2022, after the network was acquired by Nexstar Media Group. He quickly set about refashioning The CW by bringing in more live sports, decreasing the number of scripted series that are exclusive to the network and deploying a coproduction model that sees series air on The CW and another network in a different country, Canada. Here, he talks about his eventful first 18 months atop The CW, including the networks shift away from the younger...
TV News Check at Friday, April 12, 2024 1:07:42 PM


Broadcasters Invest In Run3TV To Bolster Over-the-Air Audience Measurement
Local television station owners including Gray Television, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Hearst Television, Tegna and the E.W. Scripps Co. have invested in the ATSC 3.0 Framework Authority, whose Run3TV platform can provide detailed data about over-the-air broadcast viewership. Run3TV also creates apps that provide NextGen-enabled TV sets that give viewers additional features and programming. The post Broadcasters Invest In Run3TV To Bolster Over-the-Air Audience Measurement appeared first on T...
TV News Check at Friday, April 12, 2024 1:00:22 PM


Mexican journalists launch a new outlet from the ashes of the countrys shuttered state news agency
Former employees of Mexicos now-defunct state news agency, Notimex, launched the Mexican Association of Information (AMEXI) last Thursday as a new news outlet covering the countrys deepest challenges, according to an announcement posted on Twitter. ?? #ULTIMAHORA ?? A más de dos meses de concretarse el cierre de #Notimex por instrucción del presidente @lopezobrador_, este...
Nieman Labs at Friday, April 12, 2024 12:07:33 AM


YouTube Rolls Out Shopping Tools To Boost In-Stream Commerce
Approaching spring shopping trends, YouTube is unveiling new in-stream shopping tools in an effort to facilitate new ways for creators to show off products, push more purchase activity, and gain more revenue opportunities in the video-sharing app. YouTube says its new “Shopping Collections” feature provides creators with a thematic way to curate products from their favorite brands. The feature — which is intended to highlight a creators tastes in a similar way to a Pinterest board — may enhance...
TV News Check at Thursday, April 11, 2024 6:07:31 PM


The Night Manager Revived At BBC, Amazon With Two-Season Pickup
Amazon and the BBC are teaming to revive the Emmy- and BAFTA-winning thriller  The Night Manager , eight years after its initial run. Tom Hiddleston will reprise his role in the show, which scored a two-season order from the BBC and Amazons Prime Video streaming platform. Series creator David Farr is also set to return as writer. Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie, who starred in the first season, will also be executive producers. The post The Night Manager Revived At BBC, Amazon With Two-Season P...
TV News Check at Thursday, April 11, 2024 5:08:04 PM


'A masterclass in how to give terrible answers': Inside that Prince Andrew interview
Sam McAlister was the BBC booker who persuaded Prince Andrew to go on record about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. It's the subject of new Netflix movie Scoop.
NPR News at Wednesday, April 10, 2024 10:00:18 AM


NPR defends its journalism after senior editor says it has lost the public's trust
A veteran NPR editor publicly questions whether the public radio network has, in its push for greater diversity and representation, overlooked conservative viewpoints.
NPR News at Tuesday, April 9, 2024 10:00:19 PM


Rokus New Tech Could Help It Push Ads Even When Its TVs Are Hooked Up To Other Devices
Roku has filed for a new patent that will allow it to show ads while TVs powered by its operating system are paused, event if the television is under the control of a different device ecosystem connected to it via HDMI. The scheme would allow Roku to expand its advertising business, even to those engaging with other TVOS platforms, say Apple TV, on Roku-powered TVs. The post Rokus New Tech Could Help It Push Ads Even When Its TVs Are Hooked Up To Other Devices appeared first on TV News ...
TV News Check at Tuesday, April 9, 2024 5:51:01 AM


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