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1/14/2022

Radio executives looking to meet their sales targets in 2022 must be proactive but ready to adapt to changes and challenges as the year progresses, industry experts say. One-on-one meetings, whether face to face or virtual, are also critical as salespeople work to connect with potential clients.

1/14/2022

Former Illinois sports broadcaster and radio station manager Jim Wyman passed away Jan. 9 at the age of 73. Wyman, who began his radio career in the 1970s, also worked as a high school teacher and English professor.

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1/13/2022

HBO and digital spinoff HBO Max have earned the most Screen Actors Guild Award nominations thanks to "Succession," "Mare of Easttown" and "Hacks." Disney+ and Hulu, another Disney-owned service, also got multiple nominations.

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1/13/2022

RCN, Grande Communications, Wave Broadband, enTouch and Digital West are consolidating their brands under Astound Broadband. The combined companies have more than 1 million customers, making the new entity the sixth-largest American cable operator.

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1/13/2022

Former NBCUniversal executive Todd Whiting has passed away suddenly, at only 45 years old, due to COVID-19 complications. Whiting oversaw almost $600 million in content acquisitions during his 18 months as a Peacock TV senior vice president and spent more than 13 years as a senior vice president in film and digital distribution with NBCUniversal Television.

1/13/2022

Hemisphere Media Group is launching Cinelatino, WAPA America, Pasiones, Television Dominicana and Centroamerica TV with fuboTV as part of a new multi-year carriage agreement. The outlets will become available during this quarter in Puerto Rico as well as US states.

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1/13/2022

NBCUniversal is partnering with RTL, a European broadcaster, for reciprocal access to TV and digital ad space. The agreement extends to Asian properties as well as those in the US and continental Europe.

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1/13/2022

NBCUniversal will use iSpot.tv data for cross-platform audience measurement at the Super Bowl and Olympic games. Nielsen is also measuring the events' viewership, but NBCU reportedly plans to rely on iSpot for spring upfront rates.

1/13/2022

Research shows that employees lose learning four to six months after a session, suggesting cybersecurity training should be continuous. Comprehensive training should include password protection, data privacy and mobile security.

1/13/2022

Windstream is planning to reach 400,000 additional locations with fiber this year as it continues towards its five-year goal of offering gigabit access to two million sites. The company plans to continue using XGS-PON technology until it has a more appealing option.

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