For many Americans, connectivity is everything, and that trend has greatly influenced TV viewing over the past few years. During the height of countrywide shelter-in-place orders across the U.S. amid the COVID-19 pandemic, weekly time spent watching connected TVs grew along with overall media use, rising by more than 1 billion hours as the weeks passed. Now, as states ease shelter-in-place orders and allow businesses to re-open, traditional TV usage is normalizing while CTV usage remains well above pre-COVID-19 levels.

Entravision Communications Corporation announced the appointment of Chris Munoz to the executive leadership team as the Executive Vice President of National Sales.

There’s no short-selling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global media industry, and the wide-reaching ramifications will exist for the foreseeable future. Despite the epic fragmentation, certain indicators offer guidance about what the future will look like. Advertising, particularly local advertising, is one of them, given that local businesses are the lifeblood that fuels the thousands of communities across the U.S. And importantly, a new Nielsen analysis indicates that spot advertising in local markets appears to be starting to turn the corner after declining in some areas by as much as 35% at the end of March

TV consumption is higher than ever before. Streaming video and OTT are dominating the TV narrative with the launch and expansion of viewer options and COVID-19 pushing new theatrical releases to stay-at-home viewers. With linear TV and OTT viewing increasing an average of more than 10 million homes per minute, advertisers and agencies are focusing on the relevant questions of "how" and "where" to deliver their messages to the most relevant target audiences.

Univision, in partnership with Televisa, presents the special "Se Agradece" (In Gratitude) to pay tribute to the everyday heroes leading the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The two-hour broadcast will feature musical performances, special messages from celebrities, as well as stories from essential workers on the frontline.

The ANA Media Advisory Board has been meeting with CMOs, agency partners, media sellers, and independent consultants. Our focus has been broadly on media transformation and reform. More specifically, we have gathered to discuss the television upfront.

VAB's Keep Calm and Advertise On: How to Successfully Navigate Your Brand Through An Economic Downturn, is a new, comprehensive analysis of data spanning the 1920s through present day, identifying the correlation between advertising investment and business outcomes during periods of economic upheaval due to global health crises and recession.

SBS Entertainment will celebrate Father's Day throughout the month of June with a special edition of its 'Mi Casa Es Tu Casa Live Music Series.' Alejandro Fernandez, Banda MS, Gerardo Ortiz and Christian Nodal will headline the exclusive live audio stream performance series across some of SBS's leading radio stations and the LaMusica app.

Brand USA's entertainment network, GoUSA TV, launches its new show, "Americanos," developed and produced by LA REYNA.

These are strange times for national TV advertisers. Huge operational challenges are presenting themselves just as business as usual is impossible, and as parts of the U.S. begin to reopen, national advertisers may feel stuck, locked into creative that may or may not resonate with every market that sees it. Or worse yet, they may feel that the only option for them is to go dark and not advertise at all.

TV couldn’t be better. It’s our television industry that needs to adapt.

Univision Communications Inc. announced that it is joining Nielsen’s Addressable TV platform beta program. Univision will leverage Nielsen’s solution to evaluate the performance of test addressable ad campaigns enabling the company to assess how the solution performs with current procedures and systems.

This article is about the relationship between Context and the Upfront, two threads that wind tightly about each other like the helixes in DNA.

The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), along with 21 other “Civil Rights Advocates,” on Friday just gave GeoBroadcast Solutions a huge boost for a business plan that could greatly enhance the radio industry’s ability to bring advertisers the one thing they desire the most in 2020 but haven’t been able to get from an FM signal — addressable advertising.  By Adam Jacobson

Estrella Media, Inc. announced that its EstrellaTV network will air a two-hour Mother’s Day special on May 10th.