Pundits had long predicted the death of broadcast TV, while basic cable feasted on a dual revenue stream of subscriber fees and advertising revenue. But that gravy train started going off the rails when the streaming services arrived. Read more @ VARIETY
The Independent Broadcasters Association’s first board meeting is set for next week. The board meeting will decide organizational matters and approve a business plan. The IBA will represent the needs of independent and small broadcast groups to the FCC and the public.
July 30th marks the end of Margaret Larson’s 30 year broadcast career. She leaves KING 5 for a new home in North Carolina and plans to concentrate on her work with non-profit organizations. No replacement for Larson at “New Day” has yet been announced. Seattle Times
On June 10, A&E announced that they would be canceling the show Live PD, six weeks later, they have seen a steep drop in viewership. According to data from Nielsen, A&E’s prime time viewership between June 11 and July 19 was 498,000 people. That number is 49% less than from this period last year and the key demographics of adults 18-49 and 25-54 declined 55% and 53%, respectively. FORBES
Cord-cutters rejoice: USTVGO has all the cable channels on their website, including HBO, Starz, Cinemax, etc. (There are no fees.) Interesting, huh? USTVGO.TV