A Bustos Media FM Boosts With ‘MaxxCasting’ Plan

There's a Class C 64kw FM facility serving the Seattle-Tacoma region's Hispanic audience by providing regional Mexican programming. It's a big stick, hence its moniker: "La Gran D." But, this station is licensed to Elma, Washington and uses a tower well to the southwest of downtown Seattle. The result: Signal holes in the metropolitan area. This issue has just been resolved in a big way, as the station is now the latest licensee of Maxxcasting technology.

A New Chapter In Augusta For Gray TV

Gray Television last week broke ground on its new 30,000 square foot facility in Augusta, Georgia for its two TV stations in the market. Upon completion in 2019, the new facility will use broadcasting technology that "has never been seen in the industry," allowing the stations to enter its next chapter following 65 years of service in the region.

Tribune Uses Technology For ‘Always Open’ Ad Sales

Regardless of what transpires between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media -- if anything, given the revelation by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai that he has deep concerns over a merger of the two companies -- Tribune hopes it will remain highly attractive to advertisers thanks to a new programmatic advance.

Behind The Redwood Curtain, To Fill A Source Switch Need

A CBS affiliate serving Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, in the far northwest corner of California, was looking for a streamlined, non-hardware solution for switching between live and recorded content. It found just what it needed: a software solution that doesn't require an external router to change playout sources.

Telestream Integrates Live Video Production With Microsoft

Telestream has developed a new version of its Wirecast live streaming and production software, designed to enable studio-grade production for live events in Microsoft Stream. Called Wirecast S, the new software will be available as a free 30-day trial download when Microsoft enables live event streaming and scheduling for its Stream customers, and as a monthly subscription thereafter.

AI-Powered Predictive Programming and Personalization

Content owners and such video distributors as MVPDs, traditional networks and new over-the-top (OTT) networks are now empowered with the ability to create self-branded linear TV channels that can be personalized and customized by and for each viewer in the household.

CPB Funds PRX Podcasting Development Project

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has awarded PRX $1.5 million to fund a second round of Project Catapult, the podcasting development project that identifies and develops new talent while building public media’s capacity to create content across platforms. Project Catapult focuses on rural, Southern and Western public media stations.

Sonos Sets Its Wall Street Aspirations

The wireless speaker maker on Friday (7/6) filed for an initial public offering. Details are scant, but rising trade tensions between China and the U.S. could put a damper on its business. The company is backed by KKR Stream Holdings.

Low-Band VHF Systems Arrive For Repack Initiatives

A leading manufacturer of purpose-engineered antennas and RF systems for TV and radio broadcasters is now offering low-band VHF systems specific to Channels 4 and 5 to the television industry.

Pro and Consumer Audio Unity In The U.K.

It's no secret that the worlds of pro and consumer audio are converging. As such, some of the world biggest technology companies have committed to participating at an annual event that brings together representatives from the music industry, streaming audio companies and the two dominant smartphone makers. Perhaps a U.S. radio industry executive should be present, too.

An Automated Way For TV To Capture Digital Dollars

FreeWheel and Operative on Monday announced a partnership that makes NBCUniversal the first media company to participate in a platform designed to empower TV media businesses to sell advanced TV along with digital at scale in an automated way— to compete against Facebook and Google.

New Standards: Ad-IDs, EIDR Codes Get Kantar Nod

The organization whose standards work has supported a century of advances in entertainment technology has rolled out published standards for binding Ad-IDs to commercials and Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) codes to programming content. The new SMPTE standards specify use of Kantar Media's audio watermarking technology, an open solution available for licensing.
Dish Network

Hands-Free TV Googled By DISH

Attention germophobes and all individuals who still have not mastered the multi-device remote control: If you are a DISH subscriber, you can now let your voice do all of the work, thanks to Google.

Here’s Who Is Tapped For NABEF’s TAP

The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) on Tuesday announced the individuals selected to participate in the 2018 Technology Apprenticeship Program (TAP). This year’s participants and their apprenticeship placements include eight media properties, including Jack FM in Los Angeles.

Moses Parts Ways With AES

After 6 1/2 years of service, the Audio Engineering Society’s Executive Director has stepped down from his role. His final day was Sunday, July 1. The society’s Financial Planning Officer will serve as the interim Executive Director until a permanent successor is determined.

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