Headlines for 5/15/13

NBC, Affils Join Rush To TV Everywhere
Following an affiliates meeting in New York, NBC announces that next year its O&Os and affiliates will begin streaming their broadcast signals so they can be received by authenticated cable subscribers on their mobile devices. [TVNewsCheck]

ABC To Test Nielsen Mobile TV Ad Ratings
Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings will provide demographic data for tablet and smartphone media. ABC will be able to measure audience demographics and understand the reach and frequency of online campaigns across ABC content on the Web and in mobile apps. [TVNewsCheck]

Bungled Bundle Bill? McCain Introduces the "Television Consumer Freedom Act"
True to his reputation as a maverick, Arizona Senator John McCain has authored a bill seemingly designed to please nobody, while arguably disserving just about everybody. [CommLawBlog]

AM/FM scores high as a must-have feature
Forget smartphone integration, the must-have dashboard feature remains FM/AM for radio users.  That’s according to a RAB-Presslaff Interactive survey, which found 82% of Americans say broadcast radio is a must-have feature in any car they buy or lease.  The report shows it was especially true for seniors, but it was also a big deal for 18-24 and 55-64 year olds. [Inside Radio]


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