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Jon Lafayette

Nielsen Sees 0.8% Drop In Pay-TV Homes in Oct.

Nielsen’s estimate of the number of pay-TV homes is down another 0.8% in October, continuing a trend that is troubling for TV networks. ...

Olympics Push August TV Spending Up 40%

Powered by NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Olympics, TV ad spending jumped 40% to $3.5 billion in August, according to new figures from research company Standard Media Index. ...

Rupert Murdoch’s Pay Tops Sons’ at Fox

Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, saw his total compensation rise to $34.6 million in fiscal 2016 from $27.8 million the prior year, according to documents files with the SEC. ...

Moody’s Downgrades Viacom Debt Rating

Moody’s Investors Service downgraded its ratings on Viacom’s debt because the cash flow from the company’s operations continue to be weak relative how much the company has borrowed. ...

Clark Named Global CEO At Media Buyer GroupM

Kelly Clark has been named global CEO of GroupM, one of the world’s largest media buyers. ...

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