SoundExchange Royalties Set To Rise … For Webcasters

On Tuesday (11/27), the Copyright Royalty Board announced in the Federal Register that the sound recording royalty rates paid to SoundExchange will be increasing next year. David Oxenford, an attorney at Wilkinson Barker Knauer who represents broadcasting and digital media companies in connection with regulatory, transactional and intellectual property issues, blogged on the topic today (11/28). Here's what he has to say.

NAB Connects With GENIVI On Auto Radio Technology

The NAB has teamed up with the GENIVI Alliance, a collaborative community of automakers and their suppliers developing open software for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and the connected car, and NAB representatives are on the floor as part of the GENIVI Showcase at AutoMobility LA 2017—taking place through Nov. 30.

A MPEG Media Transport Mobile Live Streaming Solution Arrives

HECAS, a company known for its mobile live video transport solutions, has facilitated the first MPEG-MMT (MPEG Media Transport) mobile live streaming solution. It now seeks global partners for what it believes will be a key enabling technology for hybrid broadcast/broadband services.

Espial Elevates Itself With Amazon Alexa Voice Support

The Elevate cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) video platform now features a next-generation user interface with voice control, allowing consumers to search, discover, and control live TV, on-demand content, and recordings using their voice.

FM Tower’s Hidden Power: The Industry’s Midas Moment?

The radio industry could be sitting on a profit-making goldmine. Beasley Broadcasting Group CEO Caroline Beasley sees the potential. Now, the FCC Chairman during the Reagan Administration is ready to make a big splash with a technology that can give HD Radio a boost -- and make FM radio a powerful tool in the growth of "IoT." Read more in this exclusive RBR+TVBR INFOCUS report now available to Tech readers.

Two AI-Fueled Ways To Give Your Clients A Big Boost

For radio and TV sales executives and market managers, providing the advertiser answers on how to commit to the most efficient media mix when finalizing a brand marketing strategy is an essential. But, what can these media pros share with respect to how a spot resonated? Was there any rise in sales in a particular demographic? Media attribution and data analytics can bring these answers to your clients, and two Veritone executives shared all in a webinar recently hosted by Radio + Television Business Report.

A First Look At The New NAB Engineering Handbook

The 11th Edition of the NAB Engineering Handbook is now available to radio stations across the U.S., and we received a copy. Who better than to peruse it and offer some first thoughts on the latest edition of this essential tome than Media Information Bureau featured columnist Ken Benner. We handed the keys to the RBR+TVBR Reading Room and Library to Benner, and he's filed his first report on what's inside the big, heavy book.

Here’s Hubbard’s ‘TOP Choice For A Station App Developer

One of the nation's most listened-to spoken word radio stations, both on the radio and online, desired a new robust App for both Apple and Android devices. When all was said and done, this top-rated Hubbard Radio station worked with jācapps to get the job done. 

Ung Takes Top Product Role At ChyronHego

ChyronHego has selected its new Chief Product Officer. In this role, this individual will lead the company's global product management division and "take charge of  the vision and roadmap for the company's award-winning family of solutions for live television, news, and sports production."

Forsberg Takes Top Sales Role At Danish Mic Maker

A manufacturer of high-quality microphone solutions for professional audio applications has selected its new EVP/Sales. This key position will see this individual settle in to the Denmark headquarters of DPA Microphones, where he will be responsible for overseeing global sales activity and helping to develop new prospects for DPA’s product portfolio,

ACT’s Next Move: Adding Dante To Its Wireless Products

Here's a bit of good news for individuals who use MIPRO wireless products. Dante audio networking capability has been added as a new feature on two ACT 7 Series wireless receivers, and the dual channel variant of Avlex Corporation's ACT 8 Series product line.

A Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 Encoder For The Adobe Creative Cloud

The SurCode for Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 Encoder from Minnetonka Audio, a part of the TV Solutions Group of the Telos Alliance, is now available for Adobe Creative Cloud. The tightly integrated plug-in provides Adobe Creative Cloud users with full encoding support for Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus audio formats.

Quintech Awarded Patent For RF Matrix Switch

A Indiana, Pa.-based company known for its design and manufacture of RF matrix switches has been awarded a patent for the XTREME 256 matrix switch modular. The design allows its switch chassis to be configured with either a symmetric or asymmetric number of inputs and outputs.

Joseph Electronics Selects A Business Development Manager

The broadcast industry provider of fiber termination and custom fiber solutions has hired Joe Zajac as its next Business Development Manager. In that role, Zajac will work to expand Joseph Electronics' reach in the broadcast market and create new opportunities in other vertical markets.

Integration Situation For EAS-Net and CloudNine

Monroe Electronics subsidiary Digital Alert Systems (DAS) has reached a technology partnership that integrates its EAS-Net communications software with NVerzion's CloudNine video server system. As a result, users can benefit from a direct IP link between the DAS DASDEC emergency messaging platform and NVerzion's video servers to handle Emergency Alert Systems (EAS) and Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) messages.

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