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The Wrap - 10/26/18 - repack numbers, streaming growth and more

Friday, October 26, 2018 9:06 AM | Anonymous

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

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FCC Puts Political Ad Focus On Resolution, Not Punishment 

The floodgates of political ad spending are now wide open with two weeks until Election Day. As a federal election year, it creates all sorts of added complications and pressures for local stations, but the political ad guru at the Federal Communications Commission says the agency is less focused on punishing broadcasters than in the past.

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Reporting on Religion Toolkit

On Monday morning, the National Association of Broadcasters and the NAB Education Foundation unveiled an online toolkit to help journalists cover sensitive stories involving religion as part of the “Awareness in Reporting” initiative. The toolkit’s launch was followed by a panel discussion featuring journalists and leaders in the faith community moderated by TEGNA’s WUSA anchor-reporter Bruce Johnson.

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Streaming TV services will nab 25% of video market by 2022, analyst says

Sling TV, DirecTV Now and other streaming TV services will continue their current growth trend over the next few years and expand their share of the pay TV market. That’s according to UBS analyst John Hodulik, who said that despite recent price increases, virtual MVPDs will account for about 25% of the video market by 2022.

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How Much Will TV Repack Cost Radio? FCC Puts Some Numbers On It

An FM transmitter can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $354,800 and FM antennas run from $1,200 to $47,200. The cost of having a transmitter installed can cost from $11,000 to $130,000. Those are just some of the ranges the Federal Communications Commission has created as a preliminary outline for how much FM broadcasters would be reimbursed as part of the ongoing television repack process.

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Suspect shot by security guard after breaking into FOX 5 building

A suspected intruder who was shot after kicking down the glass doors at WTTG FOX 5’s building in D.C. on Monday was known to both Fox executives and police, according to sources, and had leveled threats against both previously.

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