Emmis CEO Jeff Smulyan says neither a company liquidation nor his own retirement is in sight, explaining that his strategy moving forward is to diversify. "2018 should be a year of great transformation for Emmis," Smulyan says.
Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham took to Twitter to call out anchor Shepard Smith after Smith spoke about the network's opinion programming. Hannity on Friday tweeted that Smith was "clueless" about his show, while Ingraham wrote that Smith's comments to Time magazine were "inconsiderate [and] inaccurate."
Female media executives from Hubbard Radio, Cox Media Group, Refinery29 and EVS Broadcast Equipment are slated to participate in a panel at this year's NAB Show. The "Leading Through Disruption" session will focus on areas such as the effects of digital transformations and how broadcast can succeed in today's rapidly changing media landscape.
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.