How Mobile Data Is Helping to Transform the Television Industry

When the major television networks come to Madison Avenue for the annual Upfronts in May, expect to hear a word seldom spoken among the TV community: data. That could spell good things for the business of location…

How Google Could Transform the $20 Billion Local Television Market

The search giant this week announced that local TV ads shown to Google Fiber subscribers in Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, will see ads that are delivered in real-time and can be served up based on geography, the type of program being shown or viewing history, though viewers can opt out of the latter.

Can Mobile Help TV Networks Track In-Store Visits? PlaceIQ Thinks So

Among the various media, television has remained relatively unaffected by the Internet. Marketers still spend billions on television advertising, and brands expect little measurement or performance in return. But that’s changing, and the big advertisers — often, the large retailers who sell mostly offline — now increasingly want proof of value…

What Comes After Local TV?

Let’s assume that local TV, like local radio did before it, will have to morph into something different. What would that look like? How would it make money? What content would it or could it produce that would accumulate an audience that it could sell? Is one-to-many still an advantage of any sort? Will the new model in any way resemble the old?

Two (Big) Things Preventing Local TV’s Collapse

The concept of network content distribution through local affiliates is being challenged by the Web. Local broadcasters are middlemen in the delivery of network content to the masses, and that was fine in a world absent horizontal connectivity. So it would be easy to assume downstream trouble for local broadcasters. But while there’s quite likely much of that ahead, it won’t totally kill the industry. There are two enormous roadblocks standing in the way.

Why Broadcasters Need to Embrace Digital Hyperlocal

There are lots of hyperlocal marketing opportunities are being missed daily by traditional broadcast media. This isn’t because stations don’t want the revenue — it’s because they are so understaffed and under-funded, it’s simply difficult to devote resources to learning new technologies. But this may be exactly the right time to start investing their (very small) resources to upgrade mobile apps and improve online capabilities to tap hyperlocal dollars…