TV and Radio

Genius Sports Group Announces Filing of a Registration Statement on Form F-4 in Connection With Its Proposed Business Combination With dMY Technology Group, Inc. II and Reaffirms Its Full Year 2020 Projections

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 10:34pm

The proposed business combination (the transaction) will be effected through NewCo, whereby dMY II will become a subsidiary of NewCo.

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  • The proposed business combination (the transaction) will be effected through NewCo, whereby dMY II will become a subsidiary of NewCo.
  • The Company also reaffirmed its full-year 2020 projections and expects to generate revenue of approximately $145 million and adjusted EBITDA of approximately $14 million.
  • Genius Sports Group is the official data, technology and commercial partner that powers the global ecosystem connecting sports, betting and media.
  • In connection with the proposed business combination (the Business Combination), NewCo has filed the Registration Statement with the SEC which has not yet become effective.

BET Announces Its Multiplatform Programming Strategy for Inauguration 2021

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 9:03pm

BET announces coverage plans of the historic Biden/Harris inauguration with BET NEWS Presents: Inauguration 2021.

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  • BET announces coverage plans of the historic Biden/Harris inauguration with BET NEWS Presents: Inauguration 2021.
  • Live coverage is scheduled to begin Wednesday, January 20 at 11:00 am ET/10c on BET.
  • BET NEWS Presents: Inauguration 2021 will feature live coverage of the Inauguration Day events including the official swearing-in and inauguration speech of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden.
  • BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BETs growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.

Red Apple Media, 77 WABC Names Emily Pankow General Counsel

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 3:01pm

John Catsimatidis, CEO of Red Apple Group, the parent company of Red Apple Media and 77 WABC Radio has announced that Emily Pankow, Esq.

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  • John Catsimatidis, CEO of Red Apple Group, the parent company of Red Apple Media and 77 WABC Radio has announced that Emily Pankow, Esq.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210115005382/en/
    Red Apple Media, 77 WABC Names Emily Pankow General Counsel (Photo: Business Wire)
    Pankow is a respected attorney who began her legal career at Red Apple Group as an associate.
  • The following statement was released by John Catsimatidis, CEO of Red Apple Group:
    Red Apple Media and WABC Radio will be well served by Emily's legal insight.
  • The following statement has been released by Chad Lopez, President, Red Apple Media:
    We are thrilled to welcome Emily as General Counsel of Red Apple Media and to the iconic, legendary, WABC brand.

BET to Air Mega Night of Tyler Perry Must-Watch Originals With the Return of “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” and the World Television Debut of “Madea’s Farewell Play” Airing Tuesday, February 16

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 2:11pm

Today, BET announced the premiere date of the much-anticipated original drama Tyler Perrys The Oval season two and the television debut of acclaimed stage play Tyler Perrys Madeas Farewell Play airing Tuesday, February 16 starting at 8 PM ET/PT.

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  • Today, BET announced the premiere date of the much-anticipated original drama Tyler Perrys The Oval season two and the television debut of acclaimed stage play Tyler Perrys Madeas Farewell Play airing Tuesday, February 16 starting at 8 PM ET/PT.
  • Tyler Perrys The Oval season two returns Tuesday, February 16, at a special time 10:30 PM ET/PT.
  • Come home to BET for a night of Black joy, entertainment and more of the Tyler Perry content we all cant get enough of!
  • Tyler Perrys Madeas Farewell Play is executive produced, directed, and written by Tyler Perry.

1847 Goedeker Interview to Air on Bloomberg International on the RedChip Money Report

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 2:15pm

1847 Goedeker Inc. (NYSE American: GOED) (Goedekers or the Company), a one-stop e-commerce destination for appliances and furniture, today announced an interview with CEO Doug Moore will air on The RedChip Money Report television program.

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  • 1847 Goedeker Inc. (NYSE American: GOED) (Goedekers or the Company), a one-stop e-commerce destination for appliances and furniture, today announced an interview with CEO Doug Moore will air on The RedChip Money Report television program.
  • The RedChip Money Report airs in 100 million homes on Sundays at 6 p.m. local time in every country in Europe on Bloomberg International.
  • To view the interview segment, please visit: https://youtu.be/CFzWD1c__-g
    The RedChip Money Report" delivers insightful commentary on small-cap investing, interviews with Wall Street analysts, financial book reviews, as well as featured interviews with executives of public companies.
  • 1847 Goedeker is an industry leading e-commerce destination for appliances, furniture, and home goods.

Xfinity Mobile to Offer Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 7:39pm

Today, Comcast announced that Xfinity Mobile will carry the new Samsung Galaxy S21 devices unveiled at Samsung Unpacked.

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  • Today, Comcast announced that Xfinity Mobile will carry the new Samsung Galaxy S21 devices unveiled at Samsung Unpacked.
  • Xfinity Mobile customers can pre-order the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra starting today at XfinityMobile.com in advance of nationwide availability on January 29th.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210114005945/en/
    Xfinity Mobile to offer new Samsung Galaxy S21 devices.
  • Xfinity Mobile customers can also take advantage of Samsungs offer to receive a $200 credit for the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, $150 credit for the Samsung Galaxy S21+ or a $100 credit for the Samsung Galaxy S21 if they pre-order the device by January 28th via www.samsung.com or by using the Samsung app to register.

Nexstar’s Cable Network, WGN America, Reaches Carriage Agreement With Vidgo

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 5:30pm

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) announced today that its wholly-owned cable network, WGN America, has reached a multi-year comprehensive agreement with Vidgo, and will be carried by the live TV streaming platform beginning on January 15, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) announced today that its wholly-owned cable network, WGN America, has reached a multi-year comprehensive agreement with Vidgo, and will be carried by the live TV streaming platform beginning on January 15, 2021.
  • The agreement enables WGN America to expand its reach to one of the countrys newest live TV streaming platforms; Vidgo has experienced significant subscriber growth since launching in December 2019.
  • WGN America is the home of NewsNation, the countrys only live nationwide newscast airing in prime-time every night.
  • The Networks Division operates WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and the home of NewsNation, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago.

Local TV Dominates Viewership for NFL Playoff Games

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 4:52pm

In an analysis of viewership during the NFL playoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Tennessee Titans, TVB, the not-for-profit trade association representing Americas local broadcast television industry, found that local broadcast TV drove greater viewership than cable.

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  • In an analysis of viewership during the NFL playoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Tennessee Titans, TVB, the not-for-profit trade association representing Americas local broadcast television industry, found that local broadcast TV drove greater viewership than cable.
  • In each of the 56 metered markets, the ESPN cable telecast of the game delivered only a fraction of the viewers delivered by the same telecast on local broadcast TV.
  • In Baltimore, ABC delivered a household rating of 26.8, (273,000 households), while ESPN delivered a 6.4 household rating (65,000 households).
  • Last weeks NFL game viewership is proof that local broadcast TV is the first and overwhelming choice even when the same sporting event is simulcast on cable TV, said Steve Lanzano, President and CEO of TVB.

ViacomCBS, DISH Media and Adcuratio Lead Industry in Delivering First-Ever Addressable Impressions Within a Live National Broadcast

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

ViacomCBS and DISH Media today announced a significant industry breakthrough by delivering the first-ever addressable impressions within a live national broadcast via MVPD set-top box.

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  • ViacomCBS and DISH Media today announced a significant industry breakthrough by delivering the first-ever addressable impressions within a live national broadcast via MVPD set-top box.
  • While cable networks have been addressable for years, addressable national broadcast has remained technically unreachable until now, making this a tremendous milestone for the industry and the future of television.
  • Implementing national broadcast enablement is a first for the industry, and a critical achievement in continuing to drive scale for addressable TV advertising, said Tim Myers, DISH Media GM of strategy and products.
  • Adcuratio is excited to be leading the enablement of national addressable advertising on both broadcast and cable inventory and across multiple MVPDs, said Harish Narasimhan, founder and CEO, Adcuratio Media.

Tennis Channel Renews Partnership with Alida to Optimize the Viewer and Fan Experience

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

We need actionable insights from our viewers and fans on our programming, new formats, tournament adaptations, and safety, said Michael Puopolo, VP of Research, Tennis Channel.

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  • We need actionable insights from our viewers and fans on our programming, new formats, tournament adaptations, and safety, said Michael Puopolo, VP of Research, Tennis Channel.
  • Alidas flagship digital insights platform, Alida Sparq, will continue to support Tennis Channel in gaining rich insights from their members to shape how tennis tournaments and news are televised and streamed to their homes.
  • With Alida Sparq, brands turn customer truths into action to improve customer experience, accelerate innovation, increase revenue, and mitigate decision risk.
  • Tennis Channel ( www.tennischannel.com ), which is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, is the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle.