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Fox to face voting defamation claim

A Delaware judge has rejected a motion by Fox Corp to dismiss Dominion Voting System’s $1.6 billion (€1.52bn) defamation lawsuit over the Fox News 2020 presidential election coverage. Superior Court Judge Eric Davis, who last December said Dominion could sue Fox News Network, said the voting machine company can also sue Fox Corp because it […]

June 22, 2022

Report: US political ads missing voters on linear TV

As the US 2022 political races begin to heat up and the 2024 presidential election looms overhead, MiQ – a global programmatic media partner – has released the findings of a report titled, The Political Media Remix: How Digital Can Make Political TV Buys Smarter. The findings show that both Republican and Democratic advertisers missed […]

June 8, 2022

Scripps heads Political CTV Consortium

A group of local US broadcasters led by The E.W. Scripps Company have come together to serve political advertisers with broad audience reach on connected TV platforms during what’s expected to be a record election-spending year. Cox Media Group, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Graham Media Group and other broadcasters are participating in the initiative. “Collectively, we […]

April 6, 2022

Report: Magna reduces US ad outlook

Magna, the media-centric market research conpany, has reduced its 2022 advertising spending growth expectation in the US due to economic and geopolitical uncertainty, but it forecasts that media owners’ ad revenues will still grow by +11 per cent this year to pass the $300 billion (€268.6bn) milestone. In its final 2021 estimates, US advertising revenues […]

March 31, 2022

Huawei’s revenues fall as sanctions kick in

Chinese technology company Huawei saw revenues for 2021 of 636.8 billion Chinese yen (€89.6bn), but this is dramatically down on the 891.4 billion yen revenue for 2020 – a fall of 28.5 per cent. The biggest hit was to the company’s consumer business, no longer being allowed access to Google’s Playstore for example, which saw […]

March 30, 2022By Chris Forrester

US to boost satellite communications budget

US President Joe Biden, in his plans for next year, shows a potential increase in the US space budget for defence and satellite communications. While the overall budget grows by 2 per cent, the amount suggested for the US Space Force is upped by 26 per cent. A report from investment bank Exane/BNPP says that […]

March 30, 2022

CNN+ debuts March 29 in US

News organisation CNN has confirmed that streaming subscription service CNN+ will debut on March 29th in the US priced at $5.99 (€5.48) per month or $59.99 per year. Early subscribers that sign up within the first four weeks after March 29th directly with CNN+ will have access to what the broadcaster calls the ‘Deal of […]

March 14, 2022

ByteDance doubles profits; 1.9bn users

Chinese company ByteDance, owner of TikTok, more than doubled its revenues last year as usage of the short-form video app rocketed. The company, which spent a large part of last year battling pressure from then US President Donald Trump to sell its US TikTok operations, reported a 111 per cent increase in revenues to $34.3 […]

June 18, 2021

FCC confirms $7bn connectivity scheme

The FCC has unanimously adopted final rules to implement the Emergency Connectivity Fund Programme. This $7.17 billion programme, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, will enable US schools and libraries to purchase laptop and tablet computers, Wi-Fi hotspots, and broadband connectivity for students, school staff, and library patrons in need during the […]

May 12, 2021By Chris Forrester

Data: Left-wing news more popular in swing states

Swing state smartphone users in the US consistently spent more time on left-leaning news outlets than on right-leaning news outlets in the lead up to the 2020 election, according to data released by Global Wireless Solutions (GWS). In fact, nearly two thirds (63 per cent) of all mobile news consumed in swing states ahead of […]

February 10, 2021