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Media Finance Focus 2016 Recap
"An Avalanche of Knowledge, Networking & New Ideas"

Held May 23-25, 2016 in Denver



Details Coming Soon:


MFM Regional Seminar: Media Outlook 

New York City

September 14, 2016


BCCA Media Credit Seminar
Lowenstein Sandler LLP Offices

New York City
October 20, 2016


Media Finance Focus 2017
Hyatt Grand Cypress
Orlando, FL
May 22-24, 2017





People to Watch 2017

Nominations due July 15

Do you know someone (or perhaps a couple people) working to implement change in his/her company or in the media industry as a whole? The best way to show your admiration and/or respect for the person and the mission is to nominate him/her as a "Person to Watch in 2017." Our focus is on the catalysts for growth at every level.


Nominees should:

  • Be a member of the media financial community (MFM membership not required)
  • Have a goal/responsibility that is likely to lead to growth at their company or in the industry.

Nomination form is available under TFM.




Omniplatform Media Buys Are Complicated
Station sales staffs today face the challenge of delivering the traditional type of buyer connection with viewers even when those viewers are consuming video across multiple platforms. Here are suggestions offered at MFM’s Media Finance Forum 2016.


By Mary Collins
Front Office  
June 17


TV stations, other traditional audience delivery platforms, and the advertising community are all in the same place in their relationship with digital media advertising; it’s complicated. One of their greatest challenges is finding a simple solution for marrying television programming’s ability to attract the audience the advertiser wants with ensuring that viewers become paying customers. [full article]



Stations Should Plan ATSC 3.0 Strategy Now
The proposed next-gen television standard promises to offer broadcasters a host of advantages, including adding $12 billion to $20 billion of annual revenue to the industry. Attorney Paul Cicelski spells out what stations should be doing now to prepare for new business models and create transition plans for migrating to the new standard.


By Mary Collins
Front Office 

June 3, 2016


Financial executives and other television company personnel are intensely focused on addressing technical issues related to the repacking of broadcast television spectrum after the spectrum auction. From what I’m hearing, their planning bandwidth is just about tapped out. But it could be well worth the added effort to incorporate an upgrade to the new ATSC 3.0 standard into those plans. [full article]



TVN Offering Free Political Ad Handbook

The new publication, Political Advertising: A Guide for the TV Sales Executive, is available free from TVNewsCheck and the law firm of Garvey Shubert Barer. "The booklet is designed to help sales execs to deal with political buyers and stay out of hot water with the regulators," says Harry A. Jessell, editor of TVNewsCheck.


With political TV advertising expected to break records this year, TVNewsCheck, in association with the law firm of Garvey Shubert Barer, is publishing Political Advertising: A Guide for the TV Sales Executive.


TVNewsCheck is offering the 66-page handbook free of charge. It can be downloaded as a PDF here.







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