Evening Headlines — 7/31/13

Comcast Reports 2nd Quarter 2013 Results
Comcast Corporation today reported results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Corporation, said, "We are pleased with our results this quarter. Cable had outstanding growth, particularly in high-speed Internet, and NBCUniversal had strong performance across all of its businesses ... We have a fantastic combination of cable and content businesses with many opportunities ahead." [PRESS RELEASE]

Facebook Said to Plan to Sell TV-Style Ads for $2.5M Each
Facebook Inc. (FB), seeking to break the long-held dominance of television over advertising budgets, plans to sell TV-style commercials on its site for as much as $2.5 million a day, two people familiar with the matter said. [BLOOMBERG]

Report: Auto advertising in ‘deep transition’
Radio, TV and newspapers will all see their share of automotive ad spending drop this year in what Borrell Associates calls “a true sea change” in the way auto marketers use media to sell cars.   A positive note: radio’s forecast to capture second-largest share of dealer association dollars. [INSIDE RADIO]

Twentieth's 'Raising Hope' Sold In 55% Of US
Twentieth Television announced Tuesday that 20th Century Fox Television’s sitcom Raising Hope has been sold in more than 140 markets, increasing its clearances to 55% of the United States. Set to debut in syndication in 2014, Raising Hope is sold in top 10 markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Boston, San Francisco and Atlanta. [TVNEWSCHECK]


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