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  • CBS Deserves No Ovation As Moonves Drama Ends
    by Mark Miller on December 18, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    On the one hand, #MeToo has taken away a lot of the shame and fear of speaking up about sexual assault, it’s made pariahs of some of the accused — like Moonves and fellow entertainment executive Harvey Weinstein — and it’s given women hope. But it shouldn’t have taken a media spotlight to remove a leader who had so grossly abused his power for years; even then, the inclination of CBS’s board was reportedly to protect him. The post CBS Deserves No Ovation As Moonves Drama Ends appeared first on TV News Check. […]

  • Dow Tumbles 507, Nasdaq Falls 157
    by Mark Miller on December 17, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Stocks wobbled in morning trading, then plunged in the afternoon. Amazon led a rout among retailers and tech companies including Microsoft turned sharply lower. Some of the largest losses went to utilities and real estate companies, which have done better than the rest of the market during the turbulence of the last three months. The post Dow Tumbles 507, Nasdaq Falls 157 appeared first on TV News Check. […]

  • Judge Appoints Legal Guardian For Redstone
    by Mark Miller on December 17, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    A probate judge on Monday appointed an independent legal guardian to represent Sumner Redstone, finding he is incapable of representing his interests in a trust battle with his former companion. Redstone, the chairman of National Amusements, Inc., is 95 and suffers from severe speech impairment and diminished mental faculties. Judge David Cowan appointed probate attorney Samuel Ingham to serve as Redstone’s guardian ad litem. The post Judge Appoints Legal Guardian For Redstone appeared first on TV News Check. […]

  • Alphonso Launches Local TV Analytics Service
    by Mark Miller on December 17, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Local broadcasters can now supply advertisers with real-time local TV ad campaign analytics, fast attribution reporting and TV audience extension across digital devices. The post Alphonso Launches Local TV Analytics Service appeared first on TV News Check. […]

  • Walmart, Target Cut Holiday Ad Spend
    by Mark Miller on December 17, 2018 at 7:53 pm

      Kantar Media says national spending from the 10 biggest-spending brands is down 2% so far this year, from about $1 billion to $986 million. In TV, Walmart is spending 22% less than it did last year, Target 15% less and Kohl’s 10% less. The post Walmart, Target Cut Holiday Ad Spend appeared first on TV News Check. […]

  • Channing Dungey To Oversee Netflix Originals
    by Mark Miller on December 17, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    One month after announcing her departure from ABC, Channing Dungey is heading to Netflix, where she will oversee the streaming service’s original content. Dungey will become the platform’s co-vice president of originals, a title she will share with Cindy Holland. In this role, Dungey will make strategic decisions about Netflix’s in-house content. She also will oversee a portion of the service’s overall deals, including contracts with such high-profile producers as Shonda Rhimes, Kenya Barris, the Obamas and Jenji Kohan, among others. The post Channing Dungey To Oversee Netflix Originals appeared first on TV News Check. […]

  • ‘Tell Me A Story’ Renewed For Season 2 By CBS All Access
    by Mark Miller on December 17, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    The post ‘Tell Me A Story’ Renewed For Season 2 By CBS All Access appeared first on TV News Check. […]

  • Dems To FCC: Leave Kids TV Rules Alone
    by Mark Miller on December 17, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and eight of his Democratic Senate colleagues have called on the FCC to preserve the FCC's Kidvid rules, which the commission is currently considering loosening to give broadcasters more flexibility on when and how their that programming, or perhaps eliminating some entirely. The post Dems To FCC: Leave Kids TV Rules Alone appeared first on TV News Check. […]

  • Telemundo Plans YouTube News In English
    by Mark Miller on December 17, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    The project, which will be Noticias Telemundo’s first-ever English-language newscast, obtained a Google News Innovation YouTube grant. The post Telemundo Plans YouTube News In English appeared first on TV News Check. […]

  • Fox O&Os Add ‘Extra’ In 7 Big Markets
    by Mark Miller on December 17, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Cleared in 93% of the country for fall 2019, the syndicated entertainment magazine from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution will join the FTS lineups in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Orlando and Charlotte, N.C. The post Fox O&Os Add ‘Extra’ In 7 Big Markets appeared first on TV News Check. […]