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Nielsen: SVOD Usage Now Rivals DVRs

Thu, Jul. 14, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

NielsenTV still leads when it comes to overall media consumption, with subscription-based video on demand programming now available in 50 percent of all U.S. households, according to a report by Nielsen.

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CNNís Bohrman to BitTorrent

Fri, Jul. 8, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Harrison Bohrman Peer-to-peer file-sharing company BitTorrent has hired former CNN News producer Harrison Bohrman to help launch a forthcoming streaming news network titled BitTorrent News.

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Cumulus Calls Abbot CFO

Wed, Jun. 22, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

CumulusCumulus Media CFO J.P. Hannan has vacated his role with the Atlanta-based radio giant after six years. John Abbot steps in to replace him on July 1.

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Ebony, Jet Sold

Wed, Jun. 15, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

ebonyJohnson Publishing Company has sold iconic African-American monthly magazine Ebony, as well as digital sister publication Jet, to private equity firm Clear View Group.

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Gawker Files for Bankruptcy

Fri, Jun. 10, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Gawker LogoGawker Media Group today filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Manhattan court, and publisher Ziff Davis has entered into an asset purchase agreement to buy the entirety of its media properties.

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U.S. Reaching Media Saturation Point

Mon, Jun. 6, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

Average Time Spent per Day with Major Media by US AdultsA new report indicates that increases in Americans’ daily average time spent with media is slowing down, suggesting that the country may be nearing a media consumption saturation point. (1 reader comment)

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Newsstand Losses Level Off

Mon, Jun. 6, 2016

By Jon Gingerich

NewsstandThe years-long decline in newsstand magazine sales appears to have hit a period of relative stasis, according to a June report released by magazine industry group MagNet.

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