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  1. Inside Radio As of Wednesday, FCC reported 39 radio stations still dark across Florida and Georgia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
  2. Inside Radio Despite evacuations at its main data-processing facility in Oldsmar, FL, Nielsen issues Sept. Week One PPM reports
  3. Advanced Television SiriusXM says future is “connected cars”
  4. Inside Radio At NAB Radio Show, stations are encouraged to make their content available and customizable on Amazon Echo

Big Data

  1. Ad Age Former Arbitron exec on “How the Media Industry Can Take Advantage of Next-Gen TV's Data Freedom”
  2. MediaPost Advanced Target Standards Group (ATSG) has grown to 12 TV network owners; provides media agency representation via CIMM
  3. MediaPost Commentary: “For Marketers, Big Data Is Not Always Better Data”


  1. FierceCable 64% of viewers say they’re watching Hulu more than a year ago, faster growth than Netflix, Amazon, per Hub study
  2. B&C Globally, people watch an average of 5.75 hours of online video per week, up 34% since last year, per Limelight Networks study
  3. WSJ Google plans to end its “first click free” policy that enables users of its search engine to bypass paywalls on news websites
  4. FastCompany “Apple is selling expensive streaming TV boxes in a market that overwhelmingly favors cheap ones”
  5. ReCode Millennials spend 55% of their video-watching time consuming content after it has already aired on live TV, per CTA study
  6. Washington Examiner Latest Pew review of news consumption shows 7-point gap between TV news and online in the last year


  1. Adweek “Every Major Advertising Group Is Blasting Apple for Blocking Cookies in the Safari Browser”
  2. Variety Mobile Video Viewing: YouTube Beats Netflix, at Least on Android
  3. MediaPost Mobile video plays have plateaued after 22 quarters of strong growth, per Ooyala analysis
  4. Adweek Infographic: 23% of total consumer screen time is spent on mobile web content
  5. Adweek Retailers add artificial intelligence to their mobile marketing mix

Network & Local TV

  1. TV Spy Pittsburgh tops Nielsen list of LPM cities which watch most local news; Nashville tops markets for set meters
  2. Advanced TV ¼ of consumers who’ve had pay-TV for under year are “extremely likely” to cut/shave cord in next 6 months, per TiVo study
  3. MediaPost Nielsen informs clients it’s forced to withhold Sept. 9 ratings for 7 Southeast markets due to Irma impact on in-tab thresholds
  4. Variety eMarketer forecast: 30% of US adults won’t have traditional pay-TV by 2021
  5. B&C Weather Channel actually outpaced CNN and Fox News viewership for at least a portion of Irma coverage, per analysis
  6. Adweek With its facility near Tampa impacted by Hurricane Irma, Nielsen delays NFL, other ratings
  7. MediaPost Over last 5 years, broadcast-only TV homes have risen 41% to 15.8 million homes, per Nielsen-Ion Media study
  8. MediaPost Networks with NFL games saw highest CPM increases, per SQAD data, with FOX leading in male 25-54 CPMs
  9. Multichannel News Hub study finds consumers prefer platforms that allow ad-skipping; 86% of DVR users say they fast-forward through ads
  10. MediaPost Increasingly common hurricane-spurred home-relocation could accelerate cord-cutting, opines AT&T media chief Stankey

Social Media

  1. Digiday Turner’s Howard Shimmel: Facebook’s not competing with TV
  2. Advanced TV Over 50% of consumers under 35 say they get most of their “news” via social media, per Adobe study
  3. Ad Age “No Longer a Digital Native's Game: TV Fuels Social Branded Content”
  4. B&C Facebook’s dive into video may not serve traditional networks but should be good for measurement firms, opines analyst Brian Wieser

Virtual Reality

  1. Advanced TV Virtual Reality Industry Forum (VRIF) announces plans to present draft of its guidelines at IBC 2017
  2. TheNextWeb “VR’s biggest question — How real is too real?”