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Netflix First-Quarter 2018 Financial Results, Streaming’s Continued Growth

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Netflix First Quarter 2018 Results

Netflix First Quarter 2018 Results

Netflix First Quarter 2018 Results - In May of 2013, Netflix stock was worth $34.16. Today, five years later, it's worth $329.00. The great thing about the record side of the industry is that they were taught about stocks and had on the job investment options like 401k's. In radio we were not taught and we never stayed at a station long enough to have any kind of investment benefits. I'm a HUGE fan of Netflix, digital media, and original programming and I came across this information today that I thought you might find interesting. This is true evidence that commercial TV and cable companies are being slaughtered by digital media and they may have missed the boat already, nevertheless, investing is KEY. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) has released its first-quarter 2018 financial results by posting them to its website. Please visit the Netflix investor relations website at https://ir.netflix.com to view the Q1’18 financial results and letter to shareholders. A video interview with Netflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings, Chief Financial Officer David Wells, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, Chief Product Officer Greg Peters and VP, IR & Corporate Development Spencer Wang is available below. The interview was conducted by Ben Swinburne, Morgan Stanley. About Netflix, Inc. Netflix is the world’s leading internet entertainment service with over 117 million members. Nexflix First Quarter 2018 Results See our small business blog blogwallet.com radiofacts.com

NuVoodoo’s Ratings Prospects Study Reveals Smart Speaker Ownership Nearly Doubled in Less Than Six...

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Likely PPM Respondents Get Smart: NuVoodoo's Ratings Prospects Study Reveals Smart Speaker Ownership Nearly Doubled in Less Than Six Months

- Massive Holiday Sales Spike Smart Speaker Penetration; - Latest NuVoodoo Research Shows That Penetration Has Climbed to a Third of 14-54’s Across PPM Markets and to Nearly Half of Those Likely to Participate in the Radio Ratings Since September

CINCINNATI, OH, March 6, 2018– NuVoodoo Media Services, a data-driven media marketing, programming and content intelligence provider, announces that the latest NuVoodoo Ratings Prospects Study of 3,041 respondents, ages 14-54, across all PPM markets reveals a sharp rise in smart speaker ownership since the previous NuVoodoo Ratings Prospects Study in August 2017 and this new study fielded in late January 2018. Smart speaker ownership kicked into overdrive across this past holiday season. In this latest study, one-third of respondents now report they have a smart speaker at home – up from less than a quarter in the previous study. NuVoodoo further found that 48% of likely PPM participants now own a smart speaker. The NuVoodoo Ratings Prospects Study is conducted twice a year to learn more about those who are most likely to say “yes” to the opportunity to wear a meter in order to provide NuVoodoo clients with competitive insights and advantages that they can exploit to capture higher ratings. This is the 11th Ratings Prospects Study that NuVoodoo has completed since 2011. The company shares the top-level findings of its studies with its radio broadcasting clients to develop winning next-generation marketing and programming strategies for stations of all formats in PPM markets. Looked at through the lens of likely ratings participants, whether it’s the type of people who would accept a meter or those who would accept a diary, the news is even more enticing: among these important subsamples, nearly half report having a smart speaker today. The people who are most important to radio ratings are getting on board with smart speakers – and doing it quickly. Carolyn Gilbert, President and Chief Executive Officer, NuVoodoo Media Services, said: “When we model through the research respondents most likely to say “yes” to a meter offer from Nielsen, we routinely see respondents who are more interested and more engaged with radio and other media. In this case, we see significantly higher smart speaker ownership among those likely to accept a meter or a diary – nearly half. As we see it, the numbers are too big to ignore. If radio stations don’t have a strategy for smart speakers, they risk being left out as people become habituated to what they ask their smart speakers to do for them.” Leigh Jacobs, Executive Vice President, Research Analysis, NuVoodoo Media Services, noted: “These new speakers can connect people with all sorts of content, but it’s easiest when those publishing the content have an easy way to tell people exactly what to say to their smart speaker. If that sounds like an ideal situation for broadcast radio outlets, you’re right on the money.” Jacobs added: “The kitchen radios our parents and grandparents had have been replaced by TV’s. It’s a rare person who still has a clock radio – and even more rare when you find a person who wakes up to a station playing on a clock radio. This is largely brand new TSL, brought about by a combination of the novelty of these new devices and being able to listen in rooms that may not have had a radio for a long time. This presents a significant opportunity for stations to bring radio back to bedrooms and kitchens every morning.” Mike O’Connor, Executive Vice President, Marketing, NuVoodoo Media Services, commented: “It’s a good time to review what your station’s stream sounds like. With these new devices, if you’re not making the listener happy, she can ask Alexa to switch to Spotify, Pandora or . The fact that your commercial break will be longer than theirs isn’t good, but there’s no need to make it worse with commercial fill material ranging from useless PSA’s to announcements saying, “Your station is playing commercials.” NuVoodoo Media Services will be presenting a deeper dive into these numbers, especially as they apply to talk shows, on Thursday, March 8th at Talk Show Boot Camp at the Joule Hotel in Dallas. Leigh Jacobs will share the stage with colleagues Steve Goldstein and Fred Jacobs to talk about how new technology is impacting spoken word radio listening – and what radio should be doing about it. FOR MORE INFORMATION, Contact Carolyn Gilbert, President, NuVoodoo Media Services, at: [email protected] or at 888.9VooDoo (888.986.6366). About NuVoodoo Media Services NuVoodoo Media Services provides data-driven digital, social and direct marketing and programming and content intelligence to the radio, television, newspaper, music and retail industries through innovative new research and marketing products and services that give clients a winning edge. NuVoodoo also provides customized and proprietary web-based research designed to connect music lovers with the music they love most. NuVoodoo Founder and President, Carolyn Gilbert, has been the radio industry’s foremost research strategist for more than 30 years. NuVoodoo brings fresh thinking and lower costs to media research, including a budget-friendly barter for services model. A “virtual” company, attracting the best people from all over, NuVoodoo has offices in Cincinnati, Austin, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Middletown, OH. More information may be found by visiting www.nuvoodoo.com. MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Dollinger, Dollinger Strategic Communication for NuVoodoo Media Services, 512.633.4084, [email protected].

Discovery Communications Receives U.S. Department of Justice Clearance to Acquire Scripps Networks Interactive

rfocus.orgDiscovery Communications Receives U.S. Department of Justice Clearance to Acquire Scripps Networks Interactive Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) ("Discovery") announced today that the Department of Justice has closed its investigation into Discovery's proposed acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive. "We are pleased to have passed this significant regulatory milestone on our path to acquire Scripps Networks Interactive," said David Zaslav, President and Chief Executive Officer, Discovery. "The conclusion of the Department of Justice's investigation is an integral step toward closing our transaction. We look forward to combining these two great companies to the benefit of our enthusiast audiences around the world." Discovery announced in July 2017 that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Scripps Networks in a cash-and-stock transaction. The combination of the companies is expected to extend Scripps Networks' content to international audiences, increase opportunities for advertisers and digital distribution partners, and unlock significant cost synergies. The closing of the proposed transaction remains subject to completion of review in Ireland and other customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the first quarter 2018. Until legal close, the companies will continue to operate as separate and independent entities. About Discovery Communications: Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) satisfies curiosity and captivates Discovery Communications Receives U.S. Department of Justice Clearance to Acquire Scripps Networks Interactive SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) ("Discovery") announced today that the Department of Justice has closed its investigation into Discovery's proposed acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive. "We are pleased to have passed this significant regulatory milestone on our path to acquire Scripps Networks Interactive," said David Zaslav, President and Chief Executive Officer, Discovery. "The conclusion of the Department of Justice's investigation is an integral step toward closing our transaction. We look forward to combining these two great companies to the benefit of our enthusiast audiences around the world." Discovery announced in July 2017 that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Scripps Networks in a cash-and-stock transaction. The combination of the companies is expected to extend Scripps Networks' content to international audiences, increase opportunities for advertisers and digital distribution partners, and unlock significant cost synergies. The closing of the proposed transaction remains subject to completion of review in Ireland and other customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the first quarter 2018. Until legal close, the companies will continue to operate as separate and independent entities. About Discovery Communications: Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) satisfies curiosity and captivates superfans around the globe with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids content brands including Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. Available in more than 220 countries and territories, Discovery's programming reaches 3 billion cumulative viewers, who together consume 54 billion hours of Discovery content each year. Discovery's offering extends beyond traditional TV to all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio and Discovery Kids Play; over-the-top streaming services such as Eurosport Player; digital-first and social video from Group Nine Media; and virtual reality storytelling through Discovery VR. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com. superfans around the globe with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids content brands including Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. Available in more than 220 countries and territories, Discovery's programming reaches 3 billion cumulative viewers, who together consume 54 billion hours of Discovery content each year. Discovery's offering extends beyond traditional TV to all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio and Discovery Kids Play; over-the-top streaming services such as Eurosport Player; digital-first and social video from Group Nine Media; and virtual reality storytelling through Discovery VR. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

NAB SHOW PANEL TO EXPLORE THE RISE OF DIGITAL LEADERS IN BROADCAST

rfocus.org NAB SHOW PANEL TO EXPLORE THE RISE OF DIGITAL LEADERS IN BROADCAST -- Panel features executives from Raycom Media, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, The E.W. Scripps Company and Capitol Broadcasting Company -- WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Digital managers-turned-senior corporate leaders from top broadcast companies will discuss the shift in corporate executive progression from digital professional to CEO in a panel at the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas on Monday, April 9. In the session titled “DFXtra: Digital Leaders Take Charge – President and CEO Panel,” each panelist will discuss his or her path from digital leader to top executive and how this shift may signal a new focus for the industry. The panel is part of the Digital Futures Exchange (DFX) powered by PILOT - an innovation initiative of the National Association of Broadcasters. Moderated by NAB Executive Vice President of Technology and Chief Technology Officer Sam Matheny, the panel will feature Capitol Broadcasting Company President and COO Jimmy Goodmon; Raycom Media CEO Pat LaPlatney; ABC Owned Television Stations Group President Wendy McMahon; and The E.W. Scripps Company CEO Adam Symson. “Experience in digital media and program development is in growing demand as broadcasters seize opportunities on platforms that transcend traditional boundaries,” said Executive Director of PILOT John Clark. “As the industry continues to advance, the journey to broadcasting’s C-level positions increasingly passes through the digital department.” Life-long broadcaster Jimmy Goodmon has spent his career working in various roles at multiple Capitol Broadcasting Company entities and was named president and COO of Capitol Broadcasting in September 2017. Previously, Goodmon served as vice president and general manager of Capitol Broadcasting’s CBC New Media Group where he led several digital initiatives and oversaw strategic acquisitions. Pat LaPlatney is president and chief executive officer of Raycom Media and previously served as EVP at Raycom Sports. During his tenure he oversaw distribution, programming, events and business development. LaPlatney built his digital background with Metro Networks as senior vice president of television and digital media where he assembled Metro's news services division and developed the first commercial traffic website. Wendy McMahon serves as president of the ABC Owned Television Stations Group. In her previous role as senior VP, McMahon was responsible for the group's digital content, products, technology and audience development strategies. She oversaw the adoption of data-driven, mobile first video strategies, which led to high video metrics, social reach and engagement. McMahon also has experience as VP of creative services and programming for KABC-TV, Los Angeles, and director of creative services for CBS stations in Boston and Minneapolis. As chief executive officer of The E.W. Scripps Company, Adam Symson is responsible for Scripps’ digital businesses in more than 25 Scripps local markets and nationally at Newsy, Midroll and Cracked. Symson has overseen the operation, content and revenue for Scripps’ TV division's interactive businesses since 2011 and previously served as the company’s chief digital officer. Click here to view the full DFX schedule. NAB Show news media registration is available here. About NAB Show NAB Show, held April 7-12, 2018 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest convention encompassing The M.E.T. Effect, the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With 103,000 attendees from 161 countries and 1,800+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. For complete details, visit www.nabshow.com. About NAB The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

DJ Khaled Becomes Spokesman for Weight Watchers

Music Mogul Inspires His Followers and Family with a New Commitment to Healthy Living with New WW Freestyle™

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As a Weight Watchers member and social media ambassador, DJ Khaled will document his experience and progress on the new WW Freestyle program on his social channels – including Snapchat (@djkhaled305), TwitterInstagram, and Facebook— speaking candidly about how the program has given him the freedom and flexibility to make healthier choices while keeping up with his busy lifestyle. "Weight Watchers is all about being great and being your best self. My son is my love, my life, and I need to be great for him," said DJ Khaled. "To be great is to be healthy; to be healthy means a shift in my lifestyle, and the new WW Freestyle program is all about healthier habits for my life. The WW program and community is my partner in this process to greatness, and I'm grateful for what's to come and to share my journey with you all." "DJ Khaled has an incredibly authentic drive and passion to inspire others through his wellness journey and experiences on WW Freestyle," said Mindy Grossman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Weight Watchers International, Inc. "Being healthier is not just about weight anymore. It's about overall health and wellness—being your best self. By capturing and sharing his process, he will enliven and inspire his community, showing that it's possible to integrate healthy habits into your life." DJ Khaled is working with a Weight Watchers coach and using the Weight Watchers mobile app to follow WW Freestyle. The new program launched in December 2017with a campaign featuring Oprah Winfrey, who is also board member, owner and strategic advisor to the company. WW Freestyle guides members toward a healthier pattern of eating and living, resulting in improvements both on and off the scale.1 The new program builds on the highly successful and effective SmartPoints® system by expanding zero Points®foods from only fruits and vegetables to a list of more than 200 delicious, satisfying foods, such as eggs, beans, chicken, corn, seafood and tofu. DJ Khaled is a world-renowned record producer, radio personality, and DJ who has worked with countless A-list artists and has produced ten studio albums of his own since 2006. To follow DJ Khaled's journey on Weight Watchers, follow him on Snapchat (@djkhaled305), InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

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