Evening Headlines for 5/30/13

NAB To FCC: ACA Wrong On Retrans
The National Association of Broadcasters struck back at cable operators that have been pressing the FCC to lessen broadcasters' leverage in retransmission consent negotiations. In comments filed with the FCC yesterday, the broadcast trade group challenged the operators' contention that broadcasters representing multiple stations through ownership or contractual arrangements had undue leverage. [TVNewsCheck]

Newspaper Still Crushes Radio in Ad Dollars
Tech analyst turned VC Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins delivered her much-anticpated annual "State of the Internet" presentation on Wednesday and, while the majority of the 117 slides in Meeker's presentation focused on the explosive growth of Facebook, picture sharing, and video downloading, one slide focused on time spent with traditional media and how that's compared to ad dollars spent on that media. [Radio Ink]

Powerline Returns to the Airwaves
The Tom Kent Radio Network has announced the launch of the new "Powerline" hosted by legendary air personality Brother Jon Rivers. Rivers' Powerline was a staple at Top 40 radio in the 70s, 80s, and 90s and aired worldwide on over 2,000 stations. [Radio Online]

Nexstar Rebrands Acquired WPTY Memphis
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is relaunching WPTY, which it acquired from Newport Television last year. One June 1, WPTY will debut as WATN-TV Local 24, coinciding with Nexstar's new 27,000-square-foot HD facility in DMA No. 49. WATN, CW affiliate WLMT and Nexstar's WJKT Jackson (Tenn.) will operate under the Local 24 news brand, and at localmemphis.com. Memphis and Jackson are around 90 miles apart. [Broadcasting & Cable]

Roku CEO: $60 Million Infusion Will Build 'Operating System for Televisions'
The TV streaming platform Roku says the $60 million investment it just received will help it move past a box that streams content from the Internet, and into the development of software built into TVs with services that help attract viewership. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Dish Debuts Social App, Pushes Viewers To Hopper DVR Unit
Looking to push the focus to the "primary" screen, Dish Network has started a social media app connected to its Hopper DVR unit. [MediaPost]


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