Agencies including MullenLowe's Mediahub, Dentsu Aegis Network, RPA and Horizon Media have impression guarantees with Hulu and Roku that include connected TV co-viewing metrics in the latest upfront deals, writes Tim Peterson. He explores how counting co-viewing metrics is affecting the connected TV industry, such as by increasing supply, lowering ad prices and raising concerns about how co-views are measured.
Fox News is apologizing for a graphic that ran during "Fox & Friends" suggesting that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had passed away. Co-hosts Ainsley Earhardt and Steve Doocy issued the on-air apology and said the blunder was a technical error.
Sunday's NFL AFC Championship Game was the most-watched conference title game since 2014, with an average of 53.9 million people tuning in. NFL ad revenues are still lagging, though, as iSpot tv reports a 10% to 15% dip from last year's returns.
Former NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt will be honored with the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award next week at the National Association of Television Program Executives Conference. Greenblatt sat for a candid Q&A with The Hollywood Reporter and addressed his reasons for leaving the network -- he likes to tackle different situations every eight years -- and his upcoming live staging of "Hair."
The Foo Fighters and Run the Jewels will perform in "Super Saturday Night," DIRECTV's annual pre-game concert. Subscribers can watch it for free, though tickets to the live event have all been sold.
TVEyes has settled its case with Fox News and will cease use of the network's copyrighted content, ending the five-year battle between the two. The move comes after the Supreme Court passed on reviewing a lower court's decision that TVEyes' service, used mostly by media and politicians to monitor current issues, did not fall under fair use.
Michael Cohen allegedly threatened to sue CNBC when Donald Trump didn't appear on the network's list of significant business leaders. The list was compiled by a panel of experts after an online poll chose 25 finalists, and Cohen alleged that the network ignored "the will of the people"; the suit never moved forward.
Windstream Wholesale will use Telefonica's Telxius to link its network to a pair of Virginia Beach, Va., landing stations, a move that will strengthen connectivity with points across Europe, South America, the Caribbean and the US.
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