Voice Dialogue Technology: An Instreamatic Ad To Yield More Ads

Did you know that there is a tool that allows both media companies and advertisers to measure, manage and monetize audio content through the use of new interactive voice technology, powered by artificial intelligence? Instreamatic has been offering such a voice dialogue marketing platform to radio, and an operator of radio stations in the Hoosier State believes it can benefit from the technology.

Dielectric Expands Powerlite Series to Address NextGen TV

Dielectric is giving its Powerlite brand for broadcasters a boost with new systems built specifically for NextGen TV, based on the ATSC 3.0 standard. It's doing so via the just-released Powerlite TFU-WB-LP Series, which addresses the unique requirements of ATSC 3.0 single-frequency networks (SFNs).

‘Listen Live’ Capability Comes to the ARC Platform

While mainly used for researching station data, Nielsen ratings, coverage maps and a full-service CRM, users of the ARC platform from Reatro Ventures can now live stream audio from any Triton Digital-powered station directly within the ARC platform.

Cablecast Community Media’s New Software Gets NAB Showcase

The Cablecast Community Media broadcast automation, playout and content publishing platform from Minneapolis-based Tightrope Media Systems is bringing its newest software version to market -- and the 2020 NAB Show will serve as its coming out party.

HD Radio Parent Shrugs Off Unsolicited Bid

An "unsolicited, non-binding proposal" from a Dallas-based LLC led by Tom Lacey and Amir Ansari to acquire all of the outstanding equity of Xperi is being soundly rejected by the company, which includes HD Radio among its assets. This keeps the wheels in motion on Xperi's previously announced agreement to merge with TiVo Corporation.

Media Services Snatched By Cast & Crew

Cast & Crew, which provides payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software and services to the entertainment industry, has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Media Services, a payroll and production management solutions company servicing film, television, digital streaming and commercials.

Cocola To Join BE CEO For NAB Show’s BEITC ATSC 3.0 Academy Session

The Chairman/CEO of Cocola Broadcasting Companies, Gary Cocola, will be participating in a NAB Show BEITC ATSC 3.0 Academy session alongside the CEO and CSO of Broadcast Electronics and DigiCAP VP Joonyoung Park.

The NAB Show Push From R&S? ATSC 3.0, and 5G

In late 2018, Germany's Rohde & Schwarz purchased Pixel Power. Now, R&S is using the convention floor of the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas as a major global platform for touting its benefits to broadcasters.

NAB Tech Innovation Initiative Reveals Challenge Winners

PILOT, NAB's technology innovation initiative, has revealed the winners for the fourth annual PILOT Innovation Challenge. Individuals, teams, companies, academic institutions and nonprofit organizations submitted concepts to address the challenge prompt, which is to “build an AI character that can have conversations with individual viewers, listeners or consumers.”

Comscore’s Deputy GC Takes A Top Privacy, GC Spot At Lotame

There's no need to whisper about this announcement. "Unstacked data solutions" company Lotame has appointed a new General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer. It's the Deputy General Counsel who led Comscore's efforts to bring the company back to the public markets after it was delisted

‘Cybersecurity for Today’s Media Business’ On Tap In SoFla

What are the pressing issues facing media businesses as they navigate the ever-changing issue of cybersecurity? Two managing directors at Protiviti will outline recommendations for addressing cybersecurity issues and, in the event of an attack, the prescribed steps to remediation at a session planned for the upcoming MFM 2020 CFO Summit.
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Sell Facebook Stock? Yes, Says One Esteemed Analyst

Media executives may be fixated on ways to siphon as many ad dollars as possible from the social media behemoth that is Facebook. Maybe that's an endeavor that doesn't require a fierce attach from radio or TV after all. One key Wall Street has cut his rating on Facebook stock, and significantly lowered his price target. Blame Google.

An ‘All-in-One Compliance Monitoring System’ Arrives At NAB Show

Those seeking to amplify their broadcast compliance monitoring systems will soon have access to a new platform that is designed to address the myriad regulatory requirements for over-the-air TV stations. The Vision Compliance Monitoring system from Qligent is getting its official unveiling at the 2020 NAB Show in Las Vegas, which begins April 18.

Pluto Finds A Multi-Nation Home On Hisense Sets

ViacomCBS's Pluto TV free streaming television service has partnered with Hisense's Vidaa International on a multi-year global pact that brings Pluto TV’s platform onto the new Vidaa platform across the U.S., Europe and Latin America. This means all Hisense TVs sold in the U.S. and Mexico will feature a dedicated, branded PLUTO TV button.

Telestream Selects A New Chief Sales Officer

Massachusetts-based digital media, monitoring and workflow tech company Telestream has bolstered its senior leadership team by adding a SVP/Chief Sales Officer to its ranks. He's a Dalet vet who most recently led the Americas sales organization for Avid Technology.

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