Television executives are increasingly concerned that paper diary measurement, a method from the 1950s to track TV viewing, excludes significant segments of the U.S. population, thus producing inaccurate ratings.
Diaries were never problem-free. Participants are asked to write in once … Read more
It has been great sport all weekend for media critics to excoriate KTVU-TV in San Francisco. There’s no denying KTVU made a big mistake. But when admitting to its mistakes, the station took an approach that other journalists should replicate.… Read more
Though Cablevision will not disclose how many employees were laid off, an individual with knowledge of Newsday's plans told TheWrap that the layoffs will affect "a reasonably small" number of people. Another insider estimated the number may be close to 25.The news org "launched in the spring of 2012 in an effort to compete with The Journal News and lohud.com in the Lower Hudson Valley," The Journal News reports in an unbylined article. "Editors, reporters and photographers for the organization covered local news in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange and Dutchess counties." News 12, with which the Westchester operation partnered, and Newsday itself "will continue to operate," The Journal News reports.
Aereo’s honeymoon is over, as broadcast networks re-filed their petitions for an injunction this morning.
As The Wrap reports, ABC, CBS, NBC Universal and Fox Television Stations are among the parties who have asked judges to reconsider the 2nd Circuit District Appeals Court’s decision from earlier this month. The decision came down in favor of Aereo, whom the court ruled was not in violation of copyright law.
The networks’ complaints stem from Aereo’s business model. Aereo provides a live stream of broadcast television to its subscribers via a live Internet feed. The court’s ruling hinged on the fact that Aereo uses an individual antenna for each subscriber; the judges in a 2-1 decision said this constituted a “private” rather than “public” performance, which meant Aereo is in the clear.
The networks have filed suit against Aereo to stop the company from transmitting their broadcasts without giving the networks compensation. Speaking from the NAB Show last week in Las Vegas, News Corp. President and COO Chase Carey threatened to move Fox’s broadcast channels to cable if Aereo continued to win in the courts.