This Media Industry Software Provider Is Salem’s Choice

A Salt Lake City-based software provider to the media industry has inked a deal with a broadcast company known for its Christian-themed and conservative News/Talk stations as its newest client.

Conquering The Smartphone: Broadcast Media’s Big Test

Stream this, radio and TV C-Suiters: With an estimated 270 million Americans viewing their smartphones about 14 billion times per day, the smartphone continues to reign supreme as consumers' preferred device for online actions, as well as for controlling and monitoring many daily activities—including consumption of your stations.
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DISH Elects Ericsson for NB-IoT Radio Access, Core Network

Interested in the rollout of 5G? This is something you'll want to read. DISH Network has selected Ericsson to deliver a radio access and core network for DISH's Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network slated for completion in March 2020.

Three From 64: All-New Custom In-Ear Monitors

A Vancouver, Wash.-based maker of custom and universal fit in-ear monitors has started shipping a trio of new custom model in-ear monitors for musicians, audiophiles and radio and TV industry professionals.

With IP Intercom Need, Chicago Legend’s Choice Is Infinity

A legendary News/Talk station serving Chicago by day and multiple states after dark is now producing and coordinating its programming with the Telos Infinity networked IP intercom system.

Sonos Sounds Now Include iHeart Streams

Users of the iHeartRadio App can now connect to and stream their favorite live stations and music onto their Sonos speakers from within the iHeartRadio app, without having to open the Sonos companion app.

MVPD Makes Harmonic Choice On New Broadband Services

A multichannel video distribution provider (MVPD) headquartered in Kentucky has just deployed the CableOS virtualized cable access solution for new DOCSIS 3.1 broadband services, courtesy of Harmonic.

And Now, Complete Data Visualization, From Canada

Here's a combination that might be worth noting: Data management software, custom development solution and implementation expertise is being combined with the graphic design capabilities of a Montréal-based broadcast design firm in an effort to provide "complete data visualization solutions" for broadcast media across North America.

Now Here: Software-Only Uncompressed Playout Deployment

Here's a noteworthy bit of tech news of interest to U.S.-based broadcasters from a London-based operation: It has created what it claims is the world's first software exclusive uncompressed playout deployment -- something of keen interest for those relying on IP delivery of video and audio.

GoTranscript iOS App Gets Key Updates

GoTranscript has made the second update of the year to its freelancer-driven transcription service. How so? It's unveiled a set of major updates to its iOS app for iPhone and iPad. These updates include improved recording quality that can the company claims can rival Apple’s traditional Voice Memos app.

AIMS Gains A Strategic Tech Consulting Player

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), a nonprofit industry group working to foster the adoption of open standards for moving from SDI- to IP-based media networks, has another member. The newest entity joining AIMS is a company founded in 1981 that provides strategic technology consulting, engineering design, software development, and systems integration services to the global media and entertainment industry.

TAP Applications Now Being Accepted For 2019

The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) is accepting applications for the 2019 Technology Apprenticeship Program (TAP). TAP provides graduating college seniors with the connections and experience to start successful careers in media technology.

Hand-Held Video: A New Feat In Q2

Smartphone video starts topped 50% globally for the first time, a 13.2% year-over-year change and the largest in five quarters. That's according to the just-released Q2 2018 Global Video Index Report from Ooyala, which shows that a temporary leveling-off in Q1 did little to chill the surge in video plays on tablets and smartphones.

Pai’s Up-close Peek At Dielectric’s Repack Action

TV and FM broadcast antenna systems manufacturer Dielectric has attracted attention for its post-FCC spectrum auction repack-focused operation in Lewiston, Maine. Among those that have gravitated toward what Dielectric is doing is none other than FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who recently took a guided tour of the facility with key company executives.

How Did Comcast Help A Family-Run Radio Broadcaster?

Mega Rock Radio owns two FM stations in the Keystone State. On-air hosts and sales staff rely heavily on internet and voice services for many reasons, including giving "quality broadcast entertainment" to listeners across its listening area. Who knew that Comcast would play an integral role? 

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