The number of people who subscribe to a subscription-video-on-demand service has risen to 68% -- up almost 5% over the last two years, a TiVo report states. Close to 70% of subscribers also have a traditional pay-TV service, the survey revealed.
Shepard Smith will remain on the air as news anchor at Fox News after signing a multiyear renewal with the cable network. "I am incredibly proud to be part of a group of journalists who helped build the FOX news division from scratch 22 years ago and extremely thankful for the opportunity to continue to lead our breaking news coverage for years to come," Smith said in a statement.
FirstNet board members have created the Investment Review Board to determine how $15 billion to be paid by contractor AT&T over a number of years will be spent. The makeup of the new board, which is part of the Finance Committee, has not been announced.
Use of digital antennas to access live TV in broadband homes increased to 20% in 2017, up from 16% in 2015, a study from Parks Associates found.
A recent demonstration by Verizon and Colt Technology Services showed how cross-carrier automation would work. Colt is in discussions with other operators, and the technology could be accessible by the end of next year.
Thirty percent of US homes will have connected devices by the end of this year, and 80% will have them in five years, writes Brett Jurgens, co-founder and CEO of Notion. The industry will push for internet of things standards in the future, he writes.
IHeartMedia filed a list of its creditors with the 30 largest unsecured claims this week as a requirement of its bankruptcy filing. The company owes Nielsen over $20 million and also owes more than $20 million overall to radio groups, including Cumulus, Urban One and Beasley.
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