NAB News July 8, 2016

July 8, 2016


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Dallas networks provide continuous coverage of Dallas shootings

Dallas networks provide continuous coverage of Dallas shootings

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News networks were gathered in Dallas on Thursday to cover protests following two police-involved shootings when gunfire rang out and a sniper shot 12 police officers and two civilians, killing five of the officers as of this morning. Major broadcast networks ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox are providing continued coverage of the tragedy, with local Dallas TV stations providing live streams on their websites and Facebook pages.

Adweek (7/7),  TVNewsCheck (free registration) (7/8),  Adweek (7/8) 

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Business & Industry Report


Thune criticizes Wheeler for information leak, taking powers too far

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune, R-S.D., on Thursday criticized Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler for his alleged role in the Lifeline nonpublic information leak. Thune also accused Wheeler of taking FCC regulatory powers too far with net-neutrality rules and his set-top-box proposal.

Morning Consult (7/7) 

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NAB pushes back against FCC's cross-ownership ban

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The National Association of Broadcasters is preparing to fight back against the Federal Communications Commission if it does not lift the cross-ownership ban for newspapers and broadcast stations. The NAB is awaiting FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's specific proposals before making its arguments for lifting the ban, hinging much of its case on the "perilous state" of the newspaper industry.

Inside Radio (free content) (7/8) 

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Dolan family regains control of Newsday

The Dolan family sold Newsday to Altice in a $17.7 billion Cablevision deal but has agreed to purchase 75% back just two weeks after the initial deal, states a memo Patrick Dolan sent to employees. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (7/7),  Multichannel News (7/7) 

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Emmis teams with NAB, radio groups for next-gen radios

Emmis Communications is working with the National Association of Broadcasters and other radio groups to approach automakers with how next-generation in-car radios should operate and appear in vehicles. "We want to make sure we have the proper relationships in place," says NAB's Dennis Wharton, to ensure "that radio retains its rightful place in the dashboard." (7/8) 

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Pew: Majority of viewers see media as biased

A survey from Pew Research Center shows that 57% of respondents "often" receive their news from local, network or cable TV, with local news being the top draw, at 46%. However, viewers are less trusting of the media, with only 2 in 10 putting "a lot" of trust in the information they receive, while 74% say news outlets "favor one side."

Broadcasting & Cable (7/7) 

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People & Personalities


WCBM host Marr passes away following stroke

WCBM-AM Radio host Tom Marr passed away Thursday following a stroke that occurred after back surgery. Marr joined WCBM in 1988 and was known throughout Baltimore for his play-by-play coverage of the Baltimore Orioles. He was noted as "one of the founding fathers of WCBM" by Sean Casey, director of programming and operations.

The Baltimore Sun (7/7) 

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NAB News


Webcast for NAB Members available now: Podcast FAQ for Radio Stations

Easy accessibility, compelling content and energetic new voices have made podcasts and on-demand audio increasingly appealing to consumers. Hear from Steve Goldstein, founder of Amplifi Media, in this all-new, free, members-only NAB Webcast, available now. Get a brief history of the medium, learn essential facts and discover how radio is uniquely set-up to capitalize in this bourgeoning content space. Learn more here.

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Save 50% off Registration for NAB Show New York

NAB Show New York is held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, November 9-10. Use CODE EM02 to save 50% off the Core Package, and pay only $25 before July 31. Learn about topics such as NY film and TV productions, innovation investments, digital advertising, live productions and VR on the Inspiration Stages. Learn more here.

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