From AMC to Viacom: Tracking media earnings in Q2 2017

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The second-quarter earnings season is almost complete, and FierceBroadcasting tracked the results from media companies, programmers and broadcasters throughout the period. Check out our updates on companies in this segment.

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Netflix had a stronger quarter than expected in terms of net subscriber additions, and at the same time the SVOD saw its revenues rise 32.3% annually.
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July 27

NBCUniversal’s broadcast television revenue rose 5.3% to $2.2 billion during the second quarter as the segment was able to beat back declines in ad revenues with higher distribution and content licensing revenue.
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Meredith Corporation
Meredith’s local media group reported operating profit growth of 9%, up to $46 million, during the company’s fiscal fourth quarter.
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July 31

Discovery Communications
In a busy day for Discovery, the company also announced its second-quarter results, marked by an 8% decline in net income.
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August 1

Tegna has its sights set on consolidation following a second quarter during which the company’s revenues from continuing operations grew 2.6%.
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August 2

Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group’s latest quarter was buoyed by the company’s media group, which saw its revenues jump 4.2% to $631.8 million.
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Time Warner Inc.
Time Warner saw its second-quarter revenues climb 5% to $7.3 billion thanks in part to increases at HBO and Turner.
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August 3

AMC Networks
AMC Networks’ second-quarter net revenues rose 3.8% to $711 million but operating income fell slightly.
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E.W. Scripps
E.W. Scripps saw its second-quarter revenues rise slightly to $232 million, up from $228 million one year ago.
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Univision Communications
Univision Communications’ total revenue for the second quarter fell 4.4% to $764.9 million down from $800.3 million during the year-ago quarter. But that didn’t stop net income from rising considerably.
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Viacom’s fiscal third-quarter revenues rose 8% to $3.36 billion thanks in part to growth in affiliate and ad revenues within its media networks segment.
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August 7

CBS Corporation
CBS’s second-quarter earnings were marked by an overall 9% increase in revenues to $3.26 billion, a boost the broadcaster credited in part to subscription and affiliate fees rising 16%.
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August 8

Nexstar Media
In its first full quarter after acquiring Media General, Nexstar Media saw its revenues rise a whopping 139% to $626 million, a record for the company.
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The Walt Disney Company/ABC
The Walt Disney Company’s fiscal third-quarter revenues fell slightly to $5.9 billion, but operating income plummeted 22% to $1.8 billion due to programming cost pressure at ESPN.
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August 9

21st Century Fox
21st Century Fox’s fiscal fourth-quarter earnings rose 2% to $6.75 billion thanks in part to higher affiliate and advertising revenue at the company’s cable networks.
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Tribune Media
Tribune Media’s second-quarter consolidated operating profits took a hit due to additional expenses at WGN America and fell to $18.3 million, down from $56.2 million during the year-ago quarter.
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