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February 5, 2013News for broadcast and electronic media leaders

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  • Beasley, Big Machine sign revenue-sharing pact
    Beasley Broadcast Group has become the latest radio station group to reach a revenue-sharing deal with Big Machine Label Group. The agreement covers broadcast and digital revenue for Beasley-owned country outlets in Philadelphia, Miami, Las Vegas, Fayetteville, N.C., and Augusta, Ga. AllAccess.com (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Is Pricing Low Your Strategy to Success? Think again.
Pricing is the heart of a business. It affects everything you do and is affected by everything you do. Economists talk of supply and demand as key factors behind pricing—successful entrepreneurs manipulate demand by making their products more desirable. These six steps will help you determine the right price for your product or service, read the article and learn how to get pricing right.

  Business & Industry Report 
 
  • Political TV ads, retrans fees fuel strong Q4 for Gannett
    Gannett's Q4 TV revenue jumped 45.7% to $280.2 million, compared with the same period last year, which had one less week. The total included $91.2 million in political ads and $29.6 million in retransmission-consent fees. Gannett projects TV growth for Q1 to range from 10% to 12% compared with 2012, taking into account the absence of election ads. Broadcasting & Cable (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Radio execs are bullish on Emmis' FM-chip investment
    Emmis' investment to pay for the installation of FM chips and its NextRadio application in 30 million Sprint smartphones seems like a strong down payment on the future of radio, according to executives at rival radio groups. "If we all do our jobs right on the local level, people will appreciate the simple ability to access us ... directly on their phones and not through a data plan," said Ginny Morris, chair of Hubbard Radio. "We are local, we are relevant in the lives of our listeners, we entertain and inform." Radio Ink (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  Technology 
 
  • Bluetooth audio streaming is on the rise in auto aftermarket
    Half of the aftermarket vehicle audio systems made by Alpine, JVC and Pioneer are compatible with advanced Bluetooth, including audio streaming, as are 1 in 3 devices from Kenwood and Sony, NAB Labs has found. Just 1 in 10 Alpine, Sony and Pioneer aftermarket devices have Bluetooth in place solely for hands-free calling, and half of all systems, including most of those made by Pioneer and JVC, were compatible with Pandora, the survey showed. Radio World (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Combating Identity Theft in a Mobile, Social World
Mobile connectivity threats extend from consumers to the business environment. But who is really responsible for securing sensitive information? Smart business leaders are becoming proactive on the matter. Learn how to get protected in this white paper. Download the white paper now.

  Broadcast Programming 
 
  • Ravens-49ers matchup is third-most-watched Super Bowl ever
    The Baltimore Ravens' 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII grabbed the third-biggest audience ever for the big game. CBS tallied 108.4 million viewers on average during the contest, representing a 46.3 rating/69 share. What's more, the game's audience kept growing, even during a 34-minute blackout that delayed the proceedings, and reached its height just prior to the conclusion, when the Ravens stopped a 49ers surge. Multichannel News (2/4), Broadcasting & Cable (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Indianapolis TV outlet to focus on school violence
    WXIN-TV, the Fox affiliate in Indianapolis, is offering a series of special reports this week on school violence, as well as an hourlong town hall meeting. "This is an initiative that transcends our roles as journalists; we are empowering the local community to rise up, ask tough questions, and ultimately keep our children safe in their schools," said Larry Delia, WXIN's vice president and general manager. MediaBistro.com/TVSpy (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Advertising 
  • Bud Clydesdales ad is most-engaging Super Bowl spot, poll finds
    Budweiser's ad showing the reunion between a Clydesdale horse and the man who raised it from a foal ranked as the most-engaging Super Bowl spot this year, Frank N. Magid Associates and React Labs found via a real-time survey. Kia's "Babylandia" placed second, followed by spots for SodaStream, Ram trucks and E*Trade. Broadcasting & Cable (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Related Industry News 
  • Liberty Global could make bid for U.K.'s Virgin Media
    John Malone's Liberty Global is in the preliminary stages of a deal to take over Virgin Media, the second-largest pay-TV provider in the U.K. after BSkyB, which is partly owned by News Corp. Such a deal would boost Liberty's already strong position in Europe and add to Malone's rivalry with News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch. Reuters (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  People & Personalities 
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  NAB News 
  • Now Available -- Radio Rules: A Guide to FCC Policies and Procedures for On-Air Staff
    How can you help your employees avoid regulatory pitfalls and fines? Provide them with the revised "Radio Rules: A Guide to FCC Policies and Procedures for On-Air Staff." Written by NAB attorneys and updated for 2013, this booklet contains critical information on relevant laws and FCC rules. Topics include contests, libel, indecency and public files. Order as many as needed, as NAB members receive a substantial bulk discount. For more information and to purchase, visit the NAB Store. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • New: The Television Industry: A Market-by-Market Review 2013
    This unique publication provides current projections on television advertising revenues for 210 markets. The 2012-2016 projections account for the unprecedented political advertising dollars spent in key battleground states and in state and local elections. This proprietary analysis will help you spot industry trends, identify investment opportunities and compare market performance and demographics. Available only from The NAB Store; list price $395, member price $316. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits."
--Robert Louis Stevenson,
Scottish novelist, poet and essayist


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