Nexstar has struck deals to sell all but two of the stations it is spinning off as part of its deal to acquire Tribune. Scripps is buying eight stations in seven markets for $580 million. That is in addition to the deal struck with Tegna, which will pay $740 million for 11 stations, totaling $1.32 ...

NBC won the grand prize in Tuesday ratings, as This Is Us led the net to a 1.3 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 6 share. That beat the 0.7/3s that ABC and Fox got. Ellen’s Game of Games got a level 1.2 on NBC and This Is Us, with Kevin figuring out his future with Zoe and Toby ...

OWN has ordered Cherish the Day, an anthology series from Ava DuVernay. DuVernay also produces Queen Sugar for OWN. The network went straight to series with the project. Creator DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey will executive produce, along with Tanya Hamilton and Paul Garnes. Each season will chronicle ...

LAS VEGAS, MARCH 20, 2019 — FingerWorks, the number one live telestration software used by professional sports broadcasters, has partnered with neo 360, a revolutionary touchscreen technology video control company, to bring a new feature to the world of sports analysis. Combining the best of both ...

After a 15-month rollercoaster ride that saw a deal reached, challenged and reached again, the Walt Disney Co. closed its $71.3 billion purchase of certain 21st Century Fox assets, creating an even more powerful content juggernaut in Disney, while a smaller Fox concentrates on live news and sports. ...

Add Dish to the list of those looking to block Nexstar's effort to buy the Tribune stations Sinclair failed to snag. That came in a petition to the FCC to deny the deal this week, the deadline for such filings. The deal would make Nexstar the nation's largest station group with 216 stations either ...

LAS VEGAS, MARCH 20, 2019 — Miller Tripods Ltd., a leader in the production of innovative camera support solutions, will showcase a full lineup of new products at NAB 2019 (Booth C8721), including the 75 Sprinter II 2 Stage Carbon Fibre Tripod, the debut of its HDC Tripods, a new line catered for ...

Netflix has ordered a coming-of-age comedy from Mindy Kaling about what Netflix calls the “complicated life of a modern-day, first-generation Indian-American teenage girl.” The series is inspired by Kaling’s childhood. Lang Fisher is co-creator and showrunner. Netflix ordered 10 episodes. ...

More than a half dozen Democrats have asked the Federal Trade Commission to take the point on noncompete clauses and issue a rule limiting their use. The clauses have long been a standard for broadcast employees, particularly on-air employees in which a company invests to build a brand, though a ...

Leading Democrats on the House Energy & Commerce Committee want to know how the Federal Trade Commission would use the money if it got extra funds to help protect consumer privacy. That comes in a letter to FTC Chairman Joseph Simons and in the wake of a Feb. 26 Protecting "Consumer Privacy in ...

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