Scripps Networks' upfront presentations were focused on same-day viewing of its original series, including "Iron Chef." The company also discussed planned spinoffs for popular shows such as "Flip or Flop" and "Fixer Upper."
A major focal point of the 2017 NAB Show will be how to stay competitive in today's marketplace. This year's theme, "The M.E.T. Effect," stresses the importance of convergence among media, entertainment and technology.
Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are calling for the Commerce Department and the Federal Communications Commission to update a map that details broadband access across the US. A Commerce agency released a map in 2011, but a lack of funds has frustrated efforts to update it.
A study in the online journal Value in Health showed that telemedicine visits could save one person $156 in direct travel costs, four hours of driving time and 278 miles over 20 years. Researchers evaluated inpatient and outpatient interactive video visits for 19,246 patients at the University of California Davis Health in Sacramento from 1996 to 2013 and found that telemedicine improved patient care, benefited primary care physicians who were able to interact with specialists more often and also provided environmental benefits.
Investors including actor Robert Downey Jr. and CBS CEO Leslie Moonves have contributed $6 million to back Pocketwatch. The startup was founded by former Disney Online Originals General Manager Chris Williams and will produce animated and live-action content aimed at children ages 2 to 11.
TV consumption in US households has remained steady or has grown over the past two years, a Morning Consult study has found. The study found that 19% of respondents are watching more traditional TV, while 29% of 18- to 29-year-olds are relying exclusively on streaming services.
Cox Communications Executive Director Jeff Finkelstein recently emphasized the importance of thinking through "regrettable" and "non-regrettable" investments when implementing fiber connections and building "the network of the future." Finkelstein highlighted the importance of realistic expectations for the future and having a strategy in place, while warning against delaying deployment of DOCSIS 3.1.
Nielsen and Fox Television Stations have signed a renewal deal for audience measurement for 28 stations. The deal includes measuring through Nielsen's Portable People Meter technology and out-of-home measurement.
Raycom on Wednesday issued a statement directed at AT&T in the ongoing U-verse disruption, which started March 15. In the statement, the company alleges that AT&T is using the 23-market disruption to shift U-verse customers to AT&T's DIRECTV.
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