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The Wrap - 8/3/18 - USTN and Entercom go to battle and the latest on the MMA

Friday, August 03, 2018 9:01 AM | Anonymous

The ABA's mission is to serve, educate and advocate, and here's the part where we educate.

Check out these articles on industry topics, curated by Art Brooks, to share and discuss in the newsroom and around the proverbial water cooler. And remember - we share stories all week long on our social media channels.

USTN Sues Entercom Over Aborted Deal 

The strained relationship between United States Traffic Network and Entercom has begun a new – and litigious – chapter. The traffic services provider has filed a suit in U.S. District Court against the broadcaster, alleging that Entercom was in talks to buy USTN, then bailed on the deal, severed its relationship with the company and used the trade secrets it gained from USTN to develop a competing service to launch in the fourth quarter.

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Entercom Responds To USTN’s $5M Lawsuit

The charges led Entercom President/CEO David Field to scrap his midday appointment schedule and issue a statement explaining how his radio broadcasting company’s contract with USTN has ended — and how “relieved” Entercom is to be out of contract it inherited from its merger with CBS Radio.

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Cordillera Looking To Exit The TV Station Business

The St. Paul, Minn.-based broadcasting arm of the Charleston, S.C.-based Evening Post Industries has hired Methuselah Advisors of New York City to sell its portfolio of 11 stations in 11 small markets, the sources say.

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50 State Associations Support MMA

A letter has gone out to Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer urging the Senate to pass the Music Modernization Act. The MMA has passed both the entire House of Representatives and Senate Judiciary Committee. The letter is from broadcasters associations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Here are the details.

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ComScore to Debut First Ad Product Under New CEO

With the new Campaign Ratings tool, comScore aims to provide advertisers with a more realistic report of who is watching their ads by measuring viewers who see an ad on any device. The product aims to strip out duplication, meaning that it will count a viewer who might watch a video on their TV and phone only once.

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