Pai’s People: An Integral Tie To American Empowerment

In addition to the nominations of Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr to serve as Commissioners on the FCC, Chairman Ajit Pai awaits a confirmation by the U.S. Senate. That's because President Trump has nominated Pai to serve another term at the Commission, which supersedes his ascension to the chairmanship. While noting that over the past several years "you have come to know me and where I stand," he shared several perspectives from outside the Beltway, and noted that the stories of many "stay with me." In short, " they fuel my passion to help deliver digital opportunity to all Americans and advance the public interest."

House Commerce Committee Leaders Pushed By Dems For FCC Hearing

A March 8 House Communications and Technology Subcommittee oversight hearing of the FCC was scrubbed, as it was scheduled just hours after a similar hearing conducted by the Senate Commerce Committee. It has yet to be rescheduled, despite assurances it would be held by the end of July. Now, Democratic leaders are pressing hard for a date.

Bloomberg Expands Business In Beantown

Over the holiday weekend, Bloomberg Radio was broadcasting from Boston Beasley stations 106.1FM, WRCA 1330 AM, and 92.9/WBOS-FM HD2. The company plans to continue to broadcast on WXKS 1200AM/94.5FM-HD2 for the next few months. Beasley Media Boston Vice President and Market Manager Mary Menna said, “We’re excited to partner with a global news and business leader of Bloomberg’s magnitude. This unique programming underscores the company’s commitment to providing our listeners with the very best content and complements our five existing music brands in Boston.”

RBR+TVBR Celebrates Independence Through Tuesday

As we celebrate Canada Day this weekend, RBR+TVBR heads to Buffalo, N.Y. for a festive Independence Day celebration Canalside on July 4. So our Streamline Publishing family can celebrate these two great nations, the editorial and business offices of RBR+TVBR are closed until 9am on Wednesday, July 5.

Your Next Weekly Tech Roundup Arrives July 11

In observance of the Canada Day and Independence Day holidays in Canada and the U.S., respectively, RBR+TVBR's Weekly Tech Roundup will not publish on Tuesday, July 4. Our next edition will be distributed on Tuesday, July 11, at 11am Eastern.
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Is Pandora Set To Soar … Or Collapse?

That's a question The Street is asking following a report from internet news organization Recode that Pandora's founder and CEO, Tim Westergren, is planning to step aside now that Sirius XM is a $480 million investor in the struggling streaming audio entity.

VariZoom USA Pacts With Cineo

VariZoom will now sell the Cineo Matchbox lighting solution, a portable remote phosphor on-camera light used for motion picture and television production, and its accessories throughout the U.S.

RBR+TVBR’s Afternoon Headlines Returns On Tuesday

On behalf of everyone at Streamline Publishing and the Radio + Television Business Report, we thank you for your readership and your support of the new We are now closed for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Your next scheduled Afternoon Headlines e-mail returns on Tuesday, June 30.

Mega TV Gets FCC Market Modification Nod

The television market of WSBS-22 in Key West, Fla., the station used by Spanish Broadcasting System as the flagship for its Mega TV mini-network, will now include 41 cable communities in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale DMA, thanks to an FCC Media Bureau Order released today.

AccuWeather Unveils Android TV App

Android TV users have a new way to get the latest weather forecast. That's because AccuWeather has officially launched a new app for the OTT device.

iHeart Sets Another Digital PD, For Virginia/Carolina Region

The role of Digital Program Director has grown in importance for many broadcast radio companies, including iHeartMedia. The nation's top owner of AMs and FMs by station count just appointed another individual to its growing roster of employees bearing this title, as Rob Whiteside will now serve in the role for its Virginia/Carolina Region, effective immediately.

Linking Online and Offline Media Consumers: Radio’s Revenue Win

How can AI "supercharge" a radio station advertisers' return on investment? That question, among others, was answered by two top executives at Veritone today during the first in a series of exclusive webinars hosted by Streamline Publishing's Radio INK and RBR+TVBR.

Kimmel Slides To Wedel For Top Sales Role

Jeff Kimmel has shifted from an Israeli company's executive sales team to head up North American sales efforts for a Dutch entity providing integrated business and revenue management solutions for media companies.

LG, SES Go To Europe To Demonstrate 4K HFR Tech

Fresh from the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, a French satellite operator that's the first to deliver a differentiated and scalable GEO-MEO offering worldwide has teamed with a TV manufacturer in the driver's seat on the ATSC 3.0 next-gen broadcast standard to demonstrate OLED TV’s cutting-edge 4K High Frame Rate (HFR) broadcast here through Wednesday at the 10th SES Industry Days conference.

Verance, Triveni Team For ATSC 3.0 Integration Effort

Triveni Digital has partnered with Verance Corporation to integrate Verance Aspect, a key component of the ATSC 3.0 television standard that broadcasters are able to use in today's ATSC 1.0 environment, into Triveni's StreamScope MT-50 video, audio, and metadata monitoring and analysis system.

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