ERI Wins Wozniak For East Coast TV Accounts

The former president of Maple Leaf RF Systems & Service has been appointed Eastern Region Account Manager/Television Products for Electronics Research Inc. -- known across the industry as ERI.

Here’s A New Broadcast Graphics Platform

ChyronHego has released the latest version of its PRIME Graphics platform. Version 2.6 of PRIME Graphics, a 64-bit, all-software rendering engine, includes such enhancements as 16-bit color and full, 10-bit I/O, a new Scene Camera effect, additional codecs for recording inputs, and advanced touch-screen features.

ATSC Board Members Elected

Members of the Advanced Television Systems Committee Inc. (ATSC) have elected three industry executives to serve on the ATSC Board of Directors for three-year terms that begin in January 2018.

Android Gains On iOS Again

For radio industry executives looking for a further push of NextRadio or TV executives looking for new ways to push video to consumers via smartphones, availability in the Google Play store may be a tad more valuable than that in the iTunes Store -- based on the latest smartphone OS data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

‘Deal IQ’ Ad Technology Rolls Out At Nexstar Digital Subsidiary

A wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Digital that serves as a provider of multiscreen digital advertising has launched a new technology that leverages proprietary audience and inventory data from all 171 Nexstar broadcast TV stations and 2,000 direct publisher integrations. 

Calkins Sells Its OTT App Technology

Calkins Media’s over-the-top (OTT) business and mobile app technology, which enables media organizations to grow their audiences with branded channels on all of the major streaming platforms, has a new owner.

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 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.

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