‘Beyond The Handset’: What Tech Advances May Mean For Broadcast Media

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By James Manning Smith
Consumer Electronics
Futuresource Consulting


Over recent years, smartphone innovation has slowed. Developments from major vendors have trickled in, with refinement of functionality being brought to handsets, rather than leaps of innovation. Smartphones have no sign of disappearing; they remain one of the most widely used devices. However, there is certainly a lull in terms of market growth and buzz surrounding the products.

What does this mean for broadcast media, given the voluntary rollout of the Next Gen broadcast TV standard (ATSC 3.0) and the push for FM chips in all smartphones, including those running on iOS systems? 

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