It seems strange that suddenly there is an effort to stop mass-media consolidation -- which comes after many big media/communications/TV network deals. Don't count on consistency when it comes to media mergers. The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to stop the AT&T/Time Warner deal in an effort to halt industry consolidation. It wants AT&T to sell off businesses or the deal will be stopped. For many, vertical consolidation is the issue. But should it be?
Potential “blackouts” resulting from TV networks and pay TV providers not coming to financial terms seem to crop up this time of year. Here is a rerun. CBS Corp. and Dish Network are at odds about a future deal to carry CBS networks on Dish services. If this scenario sounds similar, you wouldn’t be wrong. CBS and Dish went through this just three years ago. One particular point to consider in all this: a virtual/digital pay TV deal with Dish.
HDTV sets? 4KTV TV sets? Maybe it’s time for a change. How about new ATSC 3.0 TV sets? New technology for local TV stations could mean another TV set purchase for consumers — which is good and bad news. This comes as local TV stations modernize, looking to compete with new digital media players, which have plenty of valuable targeting and ROI metrics, but not the scale that TV stations have. The FCC has now approved “Next Gen” technology — the ATSC 3.0 standard.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".