By Invitation Only: Viacom SVP Chats With Wazee At NAB

Here's an exclusive chance for 2018 NAB Show attendees to learn more about one of Wazee Digital's newest partnerships. On Monday, April 9, Wazee Digital CEO Harris Morris will host a Q&A session Viacom Media Networks SVP/Ad Sales Operations Phil Lalonde. The conversation will be conducted in a private, and casual, cocktail reception.

Utah Scientific, NVerzion Partner Up

The tech companies on Wednesday announced that they have forged a partnership that gives broadcast media "a complete solution" incorporating routers, automated playout and master control systems.

Futuri Media Adds A Product Manager, New Account Managers

Futuri Media has bulked up its sales and development ranks by bringing in a Cox Media Group/Tampa veteran as its new Product Manager for #engage and its Futuri Mobile product, and welcoming a pair of National Account Managers. At the same time, the company now seeks a new Director of TopicPulse Strategic Initiatives.

‘Cloud-Based Audio Contribution Services’ Get A Boost

Streaming solutions provider StreamGuys has partnered up with audio tech company Digigram on an agreement that brings Digigram’s blu live audio contribution service to the U.S. and Canada. To accomplish this, blu is now available as a joint offering running on StreamGuys’ cloud infrastructure.

Vipology Brings Radio Smart Speaker Skills, Inks With Adams

Tech company Vipology has introduced its first smart speaker skills product, Vipology Smart Speaker System (VS3), to the radio industry. The launch comes as the company has signed a group deal with Adams Radio Group, providing the company's 24 radio stations with the technology.

LRN Gets SMARTS With Compatability Plan

Local Radio Networks (LRN) and SMARTS Broadcast Systems have entered into an arrangement that makes delivery of LRN’s 24/7 music formats compatible with the SMARTS Skylla System and available to all SMARTS Skylla affiliates.

A Zero U, IP-based Transmitter Readies For Its Debut

A company known for its array of keyboard/video/mouse (KVM)  switches and transmitters has chosen the upcoming 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas as the venue at which it will unveil what it claims to be a technological first.

PSA Sides With A New VP/Global Partnerships

Point Source Audio (PSA), known for its miniature microphones and headsets, has named a pro audio industry veteran as its Vice President of Global Partnerships. The appointment comes as Point Source Audio celebrates its 10th anniversary.

The Continued Rise Of Online America

How important is your station's digital and/or social presence? Nearly 280 million people, or 85% of the U.S. population, will go online at least once a month in 2018. That stunning takeaway comes from the latest look at U.S. digital media users by eMarketer. In just four years, the number of users will climb to nearly 300 million.

Is ‘Fake Video’ A Bigger Headline Than ‘Fake News’?

In this guest Media Information Bureau column, Tribe Pictures CEO and Creative Director Vern Oakley discusses how "fake news" is old news and why "fake video" is the new threat — thanks to emerging technology that will allow the manufacturing of authentic-looking video your staff may not be able to flag as phony. Reading this could very well keep your stations' integrity in check.

Veritone Pacts With Four New Radio Groups, Sticks With Hubbard

A big provider of AI and cognitive solutions to broadcast media has just finalized new multi-market license agreements with four radio broadcasting companies. The news comes as the company, Veritone Inc., inks a renewal of its existing license agreement with Hubbard Radio.

A New Tech Product Arrives For Radio Programming Playout Management

Now available from Gen Media Partners and—a new hardware + distributed computing platform that manages all aspects of a radio station's programming playout. Introducing Sync Harmony, which features technology that is completely integrated with Syncronicity's SyncHD media management platform. The tool is designed to simplify a radio station's audio playout, while delivering a new level of HD sound quality.

Telos Infinity IP Intercom Launches For Radio

The first in a new series of Telos Infinity products is specifically designed for AM and FM radio stations, and it is getting its grand debut at the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Can A Big Smart Speaker Buyer Boost Help Radio?

Data-driven media marketing, programming and content intelligence provider NuVoodoo Media Services certainly thinks so. Its latest NuVoodoo Ratings Prospects Study reveals a sharp rise in smart speaker ownership since August 2017. What does this mean for AM and FM stations with streaming audio? NuVoodoo found that 48% of likely PPM participants now own a smart speaker.

Now From Nielsen: Audience-Based Forecasting For Linear Television

Nielsen has unveiled its latest tool designed to help marketers best determine where their target audience will be when marketing and advertising messages are meant to reach them. Now available is Advanced Audience Forecasting, designed to give clients forecasts of TV audiences defined by "advanced audience segments," which have been gaining traction in the marketplace.

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