Broadpeak Integrates Multicast Technology With OTT Gateway

Fresh off its presence in Amsterdam at IBC2017, content delivery network provider Broadpeak has successfully integrated its nanoCDN multicast ABR technology with the SmarDTV Hotspot, a OTT gateway tailored to streamline the delivery of live TV and VOD on mobile devices in low-connectivity areas.

PBS Makes a ‘CLEAR’ Choice For Its Network Ops Center

The flagship product from Prime Focus Technologies has been selected by PBS to enhance its Network Operations Center ecosystem efficiencies and sustainability. The decision was based on one clear objective — reducing operational costs for content providers by migrating content delivery, initial QC and transcoding operations to the cloud.

ERI Bumps Up Benco To Bigger Sales Role

There is a new VP of U.S. Sales at Electronics Research Inc., and the company's choice to fill the position has two decades of experience in terrestrial broadcasting, mobile television, distributed transmission systems, and FM radio. He was previously the company's Director of Television Sales.

AJA Recorders, Storage Cards Added To Bexel’s Offerings

The broadcast services company has added AJA Ki Pro Ultra Plus multichannel recorders and AJA Pak Media PAK1000 1 terabyte solid-state drives (SSDs) to its rental inventory. The products are designed to offer redundant high-quality recording and storage capabilities for all sizes of production and any type of workflow.

Dish Delivers ‘Whole-Home’ 4K Netflix Experience

DISH Network is giving its subscribers a whole new way to experience some Stranger Things or take a trip to Ozark. The DBS provider on Friday began offering a whole-home 4K Netflix experience to its customers.

Apple Bites: No FM Chips In Latest iPhone Models

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Thursday issued a plea to Apple to activate the FM chips it has in its iPhones. There's just one small problem, Apple noted on Friday: All iPhones newer than the iPhone 6 don't have FM radio chips in them, nor do they have antennas designed to pull in FM radio signals. We've got an RBR+TVBR Observation on the subject, which is sure to fire up all radio broadcasting company owners and managers.
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Veritone Gives Back, In A Big Way

Is AI tech company Veritone, which is increasingly working with broadcast media companies, overheated on Wall Street? One investment house says yes, resulting in a huge plunge in share value after an exceptional month of growth. Veritone stock continued to fall back to Earth on Thursday, and shares have lost half their value since Wednesday's Opening Bell.

Local TV Has A Billion-Dollar Social Opportunity, Study Shows

Can social media bring new revenue streams for broadcast media, in particular TV stations with digitally active news departments? You bet, says broadcast media social media ratings firm Share Rocket. There's billions of dollars to be had, they say.

Visual IQ Scooped Up By Nielsen

The nation's dominant ratings and consumer data provider has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire an independently owned provider of multi-touch attribution (MTA) modeling of advertising on digital platforms designed to improve ROI for brand marketers. The deal is expected to close in October, and the price was not disclosed.

Sirius XM Formally Grabs A Piece Of Pandora

On Friday, as the Hart-Scott-Rodino antitrust waiting period expired, the additional closing of a big investment in Pandora by Sirius XM took place. This involved the $1 per share sale to Sirius XM of hundreds of thousands of Pandora shares. Pandora revealed the stock sale in an SEC filing made late Tuesday, which also confirmed the addition to Pandora's board three key Sirius XM executives.

For TV’s Ad Future, All Eyes Are On Attention Metrics

The very definition of "watching" a TV program, regardless of the delivery device, is taking on new meaning thanks to tech firm TVision, which has mastered the concept of attention metrics. What does this mean for CMOs, and for the TV industry's C-Suites? TVision Insights Chief Revenue Officer Dan Schiffman shares the details in this exclusive RBR+TVBR INFOCUS report.

Monroe, DAS Ready For Wednesday EAS Test

Monroe Electronics and its Digital Alert Systems subsidiary have released "guidance" for Monroe One-Net and Digital Alert Systems' DASDEC users for Wednesday's national periodic test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS).

HEVC Video Quality Delivered From VITEC

VITEC, an encoding and streaming solutions company based in Paris, has unveiled what it calls "the next generation of the industry's first entirely portable hardware-based HEVC encoder." Powered by the new HEVC GEN2 codec, the MGW Ace Encoder provides HEVC video quality of up to 4:2:2 10-bits HEVC encoding.

Artel Solidifies Its NAB Show NY Showcase

The top players and leaders in the technology, advertising agency and digital platform space will in mid-October once again join together for the benefit of the broadcast media industry at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York. The 2017 NAB Show New York will be held Oct. 18-19 at the Manhattan venue, and Artel Video Systems has already finalized its plans for what it plans to share with attendees.

Draco’s Curtain Removal Gets A Gotham Unveiling

IHSE USA, the provider of keyboard, video, and mouse products supporting long-distance signal extenders and switching for DVI, HDMI, VGA, SDI, USB, audio, and RS-232 serial data, is using the upcoming 2017 NAB Show New York to introduce its new Draco ultra 492 Series of Cat-X and fiber extenders for DVI-D, USB, audio, and RS-232.

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