Broadcast shows have fallen off the Emmy radar in recent years, as streaming series such as "House of Cards" and "Orange Is the New Black" have taken the lead, but some standout broadcast series are expected to make the cut this year. NBC drama "This Is Us" is expected to receive at least one nod, while ABC's "Black-ish" and CBS' "The Good Fight" also have come up in discussions.
NPR Senior Vice President for News Michael Oreskes last week announced the company's plan to launch a regional hub system. The system will allow local stations to share resources and make it easier to identify regional content to reach new audiences.
Fifty-seven percent of people turn to local TV and radio during disasters and emergencies, notes former Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate in a blog post citing research from Morning Consult. Local reach is expected to continue growing as more stations use social media to connect with viewers and listeners.
Nontraditional video services are expected to grow significantly over the next four years, S&P Global Market Intelligence's Kagan unit predicts. Over-the-top services will be in 18 million homes, 15.3 million homes will receive broadcasts through antennas, and virtual pay TV services will be found in 11 million homes by 2021, the company predicts.
Three CNN journalists resigned from their roles Monday after CNN retracted a story linking President Donald Trump confidante Anthony Scaramucci to a Russian investment fund. President Trump took to Twitter to address the "fake news" and also used the opportunity to call out other news outlets, including The New York Times, NBC and CBS.
Facebook is working with studios and agencies to acquire original scripted programming to ramp up its video platform this summer, sources say. The company has reportedly set a production budget of $3 million per episode for original scripted series and is also on the lookout for short-form content for its Spotlight section.
White House Correspondents' Association President Jeff Mason in an email to association members voiced his displeasure over the White House's changes to daily press briefings. While Mason expressed concerns about transparency and First Amendment rights, former press secretary Mike McCurry -- who served under President Bill Clinton -- has expressed regret over being the first press secretary to televise the briefings, saying, "It should be embargoed until completion and not carried 'live' except in unusual circumstances."
CNN's coverage of Russia must now be approved by Executive Editor Rich Barbieri or Vice President Jason Farkas, per an internal email sent by Barbieri. The move comes after CNN removed and retracted a Russia story Friday, and editorial, social, video and MoneyStream will all have to follow the rule, the email states.