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Alternative media: Zimbabwe
A look at alternative media sources in Zimbabwe offering different perspectives on social media freedom.
11 points by Al Jazeera English | New Zealand Broadcasting Radio Transmitter Denmark Welfare state Mass media United Kingdom
NBC Boosts Digital Stacking Rights for Fall Shows, Will Stream ‘Good Place’ Full Season for Free
NBC says has secured “stacking rights” to 90% of its fall TV show lineup, including “The Voice,” “Saturday Night Live” and “Superstore,” and will offer the five most recent episodes for free on its website and mobile apps — as well as full seasons to subscribers of participating pay-TV providers. In addition, the Peacock will... Read more »
17 points by Variety | Saturday Night Live App Store Apple Inc. Television network Jimmy Fallon Broadcasting Television Conan O'Brien
Airing of Trump interview with pastor delayed
Impact Network official: There never was a “locked-in schedule” to air the interview, now set to broadcast Sept. 14        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Donald Trump Broadcasting Ivana Trump President of the United States Television Grand River Avenue Fred Trump Republican Party
Crunchyroll, Funimation Reach Deal to Cross-License Anime Titles
Crunchyroll and Funimation, two of the top U.S.-based digital providers of anime, are bringing dozens of new titles to their respective services under a new cross-licensing agreement. Under the partnership, each company will share anime titles across streaming, home video and electronic sell-through distribution. Crunchyroll will continue to focus on subtitled-streaming experiences for fans, while... Read more »
169 points by Variety | Dubbing Cross-licensing Home video Joint venture Broadcasting Adult Swim Animax Dub music
Impact Network delays controversial Trump interview
Impact Network official: There never was a “locked-in schedule” to air the interview, now set to broadcast Sept. 14        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Donald Trump Broadcasting Ivana Trump President of the United States Television Grand River Avenue Fred Trump Republican Party
Impact Network delays Trump interview
Impact Network official: There never was a “locked-in schedule” to air the interview, now set to broadcast Sept. 14        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Donald Trump Broadcasting Ivana Trump President of the United States Television Grand River Avenue Fred Trump Republican Party
Point Park University to unveil new Center for Media Innovation
Point Park University’s Center for Media Innovation officially opens Tuesday, but the spirit behind it is as old as journalism itself.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Journalism Broadcasting Mass media Newspaper Paul Jabara Broadcast engineering Point Park University Television studio
FCC Restricts Station Group Calculations of Media Ownership Caps
The FCC is eliminating a 30-year-old rule that allowed TV station groups to count just half of the coverage area for their UHF stations to comply with media ownership caps. The FCC’s move, in a 3-2 vote, was opposed by major station groups, but the agency said that the so-called “UHF discount” was outdated. A... Read more »
8 points by Variety | Broadcasting Television station NTSC Ultra high frequency Television channel Grandfather clause Property Broadcast engineering
Thousands protest in Georgia to back opposition TV station
TBILISI, Georgia — Thousands of Georgians have rallied in the capital in support of the country's opposition-minded television station that they suspect is about to be transferred to a more government-friendly owner.Rustavi-2 is Georgia's most popular TV station and the Sunday demonstration on Tbilisi's main avenue attracted people from a wide political spectrum.Some carried signs calling for the imprisonment of Bidzina Ivanishvili, the billionaire founder of the ruling Georgian Dream coalition.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Georgia Rustavi 2 Tbilisi Flag of the United States Television station Television channel Georgian media Broadcasting
Channel 43 will remain on the air; only its transmitter was sold
If you've heard the rumor that WUAB Channel 43 will be going off the air, relax. The Cleveland station that started broadcasting in September 1968 isn't gong anywhere. CLEVELAND, Ohio - If you've heard the rumor that WUAB Channel 43 will be going off the air, relax. The Cleveland station that started broadcasting in September 1968 isn't gong anywhere. Erik Schrader, the vice president and general manager at WOIO Channel 19 and WUAB Chanel 43.WOIO  The station's parent company, Raycom Media, which also owns CBS affiliate WOIO Channel 19, has sold the Channel 43 transmitter as part of an ongoing Federal Communications Commission spectrum auction that closes March 30. The incentive auction allows broadcasters to offer frequencies and transmitters to wireless companies bidding for coveted increased technological capabilities. But this means very little to Northeast Ohio television viewers. Channel 43 simply will broadcast from the Channel 19 transmitter, with no expected disruption in signal. The change probably will made by the end of the year. Those receiving channels through a cable box or satellite dish won't notice a thing. Those receiving local TV signals through an over-the-air antenna or using a digital converter box will need to run a re-scan. "Just because the WUAB transmitter has been sold does not mean WUAB is going away," said Erik Schrader, vice president and general manager at Channel 19 and Channel 43. "In no way, shape or form will the programming you get at your house be going away. The station is not in any danger at all. "Only those who receive WUAB over the air will be affected by this. At some point, and we will be very aggressive about educating people about this, they will need to re-scan their television, which they do from time to time anyway. And I strongly suspect that we will not be the only station pushing people to do this." The estimate is that about 10 percent of the area receives television through over-the-air viewing. Speculation about the future of Channel 43 has been fueled by reports of stations actually disappearing because of the FCC's broadcast incentive auction. The University of South Florida, for instance, sold its WUSF TV station, license and all, for $18.7 million. The Florida station will go off the air at a date to be announced. Central Michigan University sold its Flint public broadcasting station, WCMZ, for $14 million. Reports say the spectrum auction is expected to raise $20 billion. The government will profit. Broadcasters will profit. And wireless operators will get more spectrum in which to operate. Tribune Media, which owns Cleveland Fox affiliate WJW Channel 8, has announced it's expecting a $190 million profit from the sale of its spectrum (although its Cleveland operation is not affected). Fox Television is projecting a $350 million profit from the auction.
1 points by The Plain Dealer | Broadcasting Federal Communications Commission Raycom Media Fox Broadcasting Company WOIO WUAB Radio Vice President of the United States
Japan’s ‘Crisis’ to get World Premiere at MIPTV
TOKYO – Major Japanese broadcasters Kansai TV and Fuji TV will screen their action drama “Crisis” on April 4 at the upcoming MIPTV market. Previously U.S. dramas including “Roots” and “X-Files” had their world premieres at MIPTV. “Crisis” will be the first Asian series to be so showcased. Starring Shun Oguri and Hidetoshi Nishijima as... Read more »
5 points by Variety | Security Fuji Television Japan Broadcasting Osaka Fox Broadcasting Company Fuji News Network Television
After 12 Years, UH's door to learning for students and public looks back in pride, ahead in high hope
First and always foremost, formal instruction for students. [...] giving the entire community access to the complete cultural resources of the university center. The bitterest lesson we have learned, said Ch. 8 general manager Roy Barthold in his 10-year report of two years ago, is the realization that adequate performance of the functions of communications link, town hall and cultural center for the community simply cannot be budgeted by a university or school system. By 1963 more than 40,000 UH students had received lectures on television, and this year alone, college classes on TV account for some 15 hours per week on Ch. 8 with enrollment of 3700 students. In Big Studio Now [...] just this year, Ch. 8 operated from a cramped studio in the Ezekiel Cullen Building on the UH campus. Originally the building was occupied by the short-lived UHF commercial station on Ch. 39, and university officials hopefully planned for the site to become Houston's "Television Center," housing both the local commercial stations and a Ch. 8 building. TV courses at the university now have an enrollment of 3700 students, studying such subjects as mathematics, political science, accounting, trigonometry and biology. NET's five hour of new programs per week fall into four broad categories -cultural affair, public affairs, children's programs and instructional offerings. Houston Public Media's television stations offer PBS programming including kids shows and cooking how-tos. Though faculty members no longer teach classes on the air, studios are used as a classroom on weekends for production classes, said Lisa Shumate, associate vice president and general manager of Houston Public Media.
7 points by The Houston Chronicle | Broadcasting Public Broadcasting Service Television network Television Public broadcasting National Educational Television Corporation for Public Broadcasting University of Houston System
If Grammy Winners Thank Fans, MasterCard Might Have A Prize In Store
Musicians aren’t the only ones who stand to win prizes during CBS’ Sunday broadcast of the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. As part of a promotional venture, credit-card giant MasterCard will award prizes to users of its “digital-wallet”  MasterPass. Customers who are signed up to use the payment system can opt to buy special prizes for... Read more »
39 points by Variety | Awards Grammy Award for Record of the Year Grammy Award Interpublic Group of Companies American Idol Award Gratitude Broadcasting
Ex-Jet RB, sportscaster Mike Adamle: I have demetia
Mike Adamle, a former NFL running back who went on to a long career as a Chicago and national sportscaster, says he has dementia. Adamle acknowledged memory lapses and mood swings in an interview with Chicago’s WMAQ-Channel 5 that aired Tuesday. He also says tests in January showed he likely has chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a...
67 points by New York Post | American Gladiators Mike Adamle WLS-TV Traumatic brain injury WMAQ-TV Family Feud Broadcasting Neurology
84 Lumber owner is pro-Trump, pro-wall despite Super Bowl ad
CEO Maggie Hardy Magerko said the ad was not intended to foster division.       
-2 points by USA Today | The Wall Super Bowl Goodbye Blue Sky National Football League Broadcasting Roger Waters
CEO of 84 Lumber backs Trump, border wall after polarizing Super Bowl ad
CEO Maggie Hardy Magerko said the ad was not intended to foster division.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | The Wall Super Bowl Goodbye Blue Sky National Football League Broadcasting Roger Waters
Nielsen Cross-Measurement Efforts Get New Boost
Nielsen’s efforts to measure TV viewing across a multitude of new screens may have new momentum. A new Nielsen measurement effort that accounts for linear TV viewing taking place on desktop and mobile devices has been granted accreditation by the Media Rating Council, the company said Tuesday. The technology, known as Digital in TV Ratings,... Read more »
13 points by Variety | Advertising Broadcasting Mass media Nielsen ratings Television terminology Television Audience measurement Television network
'Bad Things' gives Machine Gun Kelly his first No.1 hit
MGK's collaboration with former Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello moves into the top spot on Billboard's Pop Songs chart. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Machine Gun Kelly is no longer just a regional hitmaker. The Cleveland emcee has scored the first No.1 hit of his career with "Bad Things," his collaboration with former Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello. Billboard confirmed the track has moved from the No.2 to No.1 spot on its latest Pop Songs radio airplay chart. MGK and Cabello have been pushing "Bad Things" hard since its release last year, most recently performing the song on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." It marks Cabello's second time atop the Pop Songs chart, after already accomplishing the feat with Fifth Harmony's "Work From Home." Even better news for "Bad Things" is that the song is now certified platinum by the RIAA. This marks just the beginning of a big year for MGK, who is expected to release his third studio album this spring and film a new movie, "Captive State," directed by Rupert Wyatt ("Rise of the Planet of the Apes").
2129 points by The Plain Dealer | Broadcasting Music recording sales certification Release English-language films Song Film RIAA certification Airplay
Les Alexander, popular WCAO disc jockey, dies
Les Alexander, a WCAO-Radio disc jockey who was a well known on-air personality in the rock 'n' roll era of the 1960s and early '70s, died Jan. 27 at the Commons at Brightmore, a Wilmington, N.C., retirement community. He was 93 and had lived in Hereford and Sparks. His son, William L. Paternotte,...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Family Talbot County Maryland Radio Queen Anne's County Maryland Broadcasting Son Radio broadcasting The Station nightclub fire
Turkey restricts coverage of terrorism & breaking news
The Turkish state media watchdog has imposed limitations on the coverage of terrorist attacks, amid a state of emergency. TV channels will face suspensions if they break the new rules. Read Full Article at RT.com
450 points by Russia Today | Mass media Terrorism Turkey Broadcasting Journalism Prime minister Attack United Nations
Longtime Orioles radio broadcaster Fred Manfra further scales back schedule
Health issues continue to force Manfra to reduce his schedule. He will broadcast just 11 home Orioles games in 2017.
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Broadcasting Baltimore Orioles NBA Finals Radio Fred Manfra National Basketball Association Announcer NBA All-Star Game
Pinewood Atlanta Studios Selects Tech Guru Frank Patterson as President
Pinewood Atlanta Studios, the U.S.’s third-largest production facility, has appointed tech guru Frank Patterson as its president. Movies produced at the site, which opened in 2014, include Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” and Sony’s “Passengers,” starring Jennifer Lawrence. Patterson is co-founder and chief creative officer of Pulse Evolution, a digital media company... Read more »
590 points by Variety | Film Entertainment Movie studio Michael Jackson Broadcasting Film production Billboard Music Award Pinewood Studios
AP Source: Premier League sells Chinese TV rights for $700m
LONDON (AP) - A person familiar with the deal says the Premier League has sold its television rights in China for $700 million in its biggest-ever overseas deal. The person told The Associated Press the rights have been sold in a three-year deal from the 2019-2020 season to online video ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Serie A Promotion and relegation Associated Press Premier League F.C. Internazionale Milano Broadcasting La Liga Television
WDIV’s Lauren Podell resigns amid controversy
Reporter left station a day after activists demanded apology over alleged off-air racial slur        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Detroit Oakland County Michigan Broadcasting Lapeer County Michigan Michigan Metro Detroit Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation West Bloomfield Township Michigan
ITV Acquires CBS Sitcom ‘The Great Indoors’ for U.K. Broadcast
U.K. commercial broadcaster ITV has acquired new sitcom “The Great Indoors” from CBS Studios International for broadcast in Britain on its ITV2 channel. The show, which stars Joel McHale and Stephen Fry, premieres Oct. 27 in the U.S. on CBS. The licensing agreement provides ITV2 the exclusive first-window broadcast and VOD rights to the show... Read more »
192 points by Variety | CBS Television Distribution CBS CBS Corporation The New Adventures of Old Christine CBS Television Studios Broadcasting Soap opera Paramount Pictures
John Kelly, anchor and talk host, dies at 88
A star of Detroit broadcast journalism at channels 2 and 7, Kelly also co-hosted 'Kelly & Company' with wife Marilyn Turner.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Broadcasting Television Jacques Le Goff Major League Baseball All-Star Game News broadcasting American Broadcasting Company Detroit River
It's time to kill the cable box
Since taking office in 2013, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has battled seemingly every company his agency regulates as he has pushed for rules to protect the open Internet and online privacy. Now, Wheeler is jousting with a set of players not within the FCC’s purview —...
65 points by Los Angeles Times | Cable television Satellite television HBO Federal Communications Commission Foxtel Coaxial cable Broadcasting License