Hearst Goes With GatesAir For TV Repack Plan

The owner and operator of TV stations in 26 DMAs across 39 states has inked an agreement with GatesAir to support multiple stations it owns that are affected by the TV spectrum repack.

Nexstar’s Next Step In The Digital Ad Tech Realm

In May 2017, Nexstar Media Group officially christened a newly created position at the broadcast TV company by announcing the hiring of a "proven ad technology and business strategy" executive. Today, Anthony Katsur is riding high as Nexstar's SVP/Platforms. He spoke with RBR+TVBR's Weekly Tech Update on his efforts to bring small and mid-sized media publishers and businesses ways to maximize revenue across every available channel.

Tieline Releases SIP Option in Report-IT Enterprise

Audio codec manufacturer Tieline Technology has released a new version of Report-IT Enterprise v3.5.xx, which supports streaming live, studio quality audio to all N/ACIP 3326 compliant codecs in SIP mode.

A Ribbon-Cutting Readied For The Repack

This week, the state of Maine will get another economic boost from the official ribbon-cutting and grand opening of a 33,000-square foot manufacturing facility in the city of Lewiston. The launch of the new Dielectric facility will also be good news for TV broadcasting companies in the midst of a post-FCC spectrum auction repack process. In an exclusive RBR+TVBR Weekly Tech Roundup interview, Dielectric VP/GM Keith Pelletier shares why there's a need for the new facility, and how Sinclair Broadcast Group ownership has helped Dielectric achieve considerable market share in its space.

A Shout-Out To Engineers and Localism

The recent removal of the FCC requirement for stations to have a physical presence in the community assigned to each station license prompted featured Media Information Bureau columnist Ken Benner to pen a column illustrating his thoughts on the rule change. Here's what he has to say on the subject, now available to Weekly Tech Roundup readers.
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Radio On The TV, Thanks To Xfinity

Want to hear that song from TV On The Radio on your television? There's now an easier way to get the task done, thanks to a newly forged partnership between Comcast and iHeartMedia.

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."

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