TV and Radio

Jason Kilar Named CEO of WarnerMedia

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 5:00pm

Media, entertainment and technology executive Jason Kilar has been named CEO of WarnerMedia, effective May 1.

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  • Media, entertainment and technology executive Jason Kilar has been named CEO of WarnerMedia, effective May 1.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200401005550/en/
    Kilar, 48, previously was the founding CEO of Hulu and SVP at Amazon.
  • Jason is a dynamic executive with the right skill set to lead WarnerMedia into the future.
  • In partnership with this world-class team, I'm so excited for the opportunity to lean into the future at WarnerMedia, said Kilar.

Verimatrix Introduces Embedded DRM to Offer Point-to-point Protection for Online and Offline Video Playback on Any Device

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 4:45pm

Part of the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS), Verimatrix Embedded DRM offers point-to-point protection to address the gaps that occur when video content is delivered beyond the common TV, computer or mobile device connections.

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  • Part of the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS), Verimatrix Embedded DRM offers point-to-point protection to address the gaps that occur when video content is delivered beyond the common TV, computer or mobile device connections.
  • Failure to encrypt the handshake from the player to each display can be a compliance violation and a content protection gap.
  • The number of industries served by Verimatrix Embedded DRM has rapidly expanded as HDCP and DTCP standards continue to be adopted across new markets.
  • To learn more about Verimatrix Embedded DRM and how it provides state-of-the art security and protection, please visit www.verimatrix.com/solutions/embedded-drm .

Connected Consumer Survey 2019 - TV & Video Services in Australia & New Zealand - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 11:45am

The "The Connected Consumer Survey 2019: TV and Video Services in Australia and New Zealand" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • The "The Connected Consumer Survey 2019: TV and Video Services in Australia and New Zealand" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • Pay-TV providers must differentiate their propositions on factors other than price to avoid significant price-driven churn with the entry of new OTT video players.
  • This report focuses on aspects of the Connected Consumer Survey that relate to the behaviour, preferences and plans of consumers in their use of pay-TV and OTT video services.
  • The survey groups were chosen to be representative of the internet-using population in Australia and New Zealand.

The Connected Consumer Survey 2019 - TV & Video Services in Europe & the USA - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 11:23am

The "The Connected Consumer Survey 2019: TV and Video Services in Europe and the USA" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "The Connected Consumer Survey 2019: TV and Video Services in Europe and the USA" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • This report focuses on aspects of the Connected Consumer Survey that relate to the behaviour, preferences and plans of consumers in their use of pay-TV and OTT video services.
  • This is a rapidly changing part of the landscape and the interaction between pay TV and OTT is complex.
  • The survey groups were chosen to be representative of the internet-using population in Europe and the USA.

Rubicon Project and Telaria Complete Merger Following Stockholder Approvals

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 11:00am

We are very pleased to begin this new chapter for the combined company, said Michael Barrett, CEO of Rubicon Project.

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  • We are very pleased to begin this new chapter for the combined company, said Michael Barrett, CEO of Rubicon Project.
  • In connection with the completion of the merger with Telaria, Rubicon Project granted 848,725 restricted stock units to six former Telaria employees who have become employees of the combined company.
  • Investors should read this document with the understanding that the combined companys actual future results may be materially different from what Rubicon Project and Telaria expect.
  • Rubicon Project and Telaria qualify all of their forward-looking statements by these cautionary statements.

Qurate Retail Announces Quarterly Interest Payment on 1.0% Exchangeable Senior Debentures Due 2043

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 9:30pm

Qurate Retail, Inc. (Qurate Retail) (Nasdaq: QRTEA, QRTEB) today announced the payment of a quarterly interest payment to the holders as of March 15, 2020 of the 1.0% Exchangeable Senior Debentures due 2043 (the Debentures) issued by its direct wholly-owned subsidiary, Liberty Interactive LLC (LI LLC).

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  • Qurate Retail, Inc. (Qurate Retail) (Nasdaq: QRTEA, QRTEB) today announced the payment of a quarterly interest payment to the holders as of March 15, 2020 of the 1.0% Exchangeable Senior Debentures due 2043 (the Debentures) issued by its direct wholly-owned subsidiary, Liberty Interactive LLC (LI LLC).
  • The amount of the quarterly interest payment is $2.50 per $1,000 original principal amount of Debentures.
  • As of March 31, 2020, immediately following the quarterly interest payment, 900 Debentures remained outstanding in the aggregate adjusted principal amount of $772,676, after giving effect to todays quarterly interest payment.
  • Below is a detail of the amount of the quarterly interest payment being made on the Debentures, its allocation between payment of interest and repayment of principal and the revised adjusted principal amount of the Debentures resulting from such payment, per $1,000 original principal amount of the Debentures:

Liberty Media Corporation Announces Quarterly Interest Payment and Excess Regular Cash Dividend Amount on 2.25% Exchangeable Senior Debentures Due 2046

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 9:30pm

Liberty Media Corporation (Liberty Media or Liberty) (NASDAQ: LSXMA, LSXMB, LSXMK, FWONA, FWONK, BATRA, BATRK) today announced the payment of a quarterly interest payment to the holders as of March 15, 2020 of its 2.25% Exchangeable Senior Debentures due 2046 (the Debentures).

Key Points: 
  • Liberty Media Corporation (Liberty Media or Liberty) (NASDAQ: LSXMA, LSXMB, LSXMK, FWONA, FWONK, BATRA, BATRK) today announced the payment of a quarterly interest payment to the holders as of March 15, 2020 of its 2.25% Exchangeable Senior Debentures due 2046 (the Debentures).
  • The amount of the quarterly interest payment is $5.625 per $1,000 original principal amount of Debentures.
  • As of March 31, 2020, the aggregate adjusted principal amount outstanding is approximately $207 million, after giving effect to todays quarterly interest payment.
  • Thereafter, the adjusted principal amount is further reduced on each successive quarterly interest payment date to the extent necessary to cause the quarterly interest payment to represent the payment of an annualized yield of 2.25% of the adjusted principal amount.

Comcast to Host First Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 8:30pm

Comcast Corporation will host a conference call with the financial community to discuss financial results for the first quarter on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET).

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  • Comcast Corporation will host a conference call with the financial community to discuss financial results for the first quarter on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET).
  • The conference call will be broadcast live on Comcasts Investor Relations website at www.cmcsa.com .
  • Those parties interested in participating via telephone should dial (800) 263-8495 with the conference ID number 9334849.
  • Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with three primary businesses: Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, and Sky.

PBS Elects Tina Sharkey to its Board of Directors

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 5:15pm

PBS today announced the election of Tina Sharkey to serve as a member of its Board of Directors.

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  • PBS today announced the election of Tina Sharkey to serve as a member of its Board of Directors.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200331005671/en/
    PBS Elects Tina Sharkey to its Board of Directors (Photo: Business Wire)
    Sharkey has driven innovation in media, commerce and community for more than two decades.
  • The 27-person PBS Board includes both Professional Directors, who are station leaders, and General Directors, who serve as lay members of the Board, as well as the PBS President.
  • The General Directors are elected by the entire Board, as are the PBS President and the Board officers.

BroadbandTV Corp. Launches #FunIndoors Movement to Raise Funds for Doctors Without Borders

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 5:00pm

The movement will support Doctors Without Borders/Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF), a Nobel Prize-winning emergency humanitarian medical organization that has helped tens of millions of people since its founding in 1971.

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  • The movement will support Doctors Without Borders/Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF), a Nobel Prize-winning emergency humanitarian medical organization that has helped tens of millions of people since its founding in 1971.
  • The #FunIndoors Movement will support the cause by raising funds, awareness and positivity, and ultimately encourage people to make the most of their time inside, empowering themselves to take charge.
  • Businesses and individuals that want to support the #FunIndoors Movement should follow the below steps:
    Make a donation of any size to Doctors Without Borders.
  • BBTV has built proprietary VISO technologies leveraging machine learning, digital signal processing, and big data to power its ecosystem.