Meet The FCC’s New CTO

The FCC’s chief technology officer serves as the senior technology expert in the agency. The individual selected for the role will formally succeed Dr. Eric Burger, who has been serving at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy since October. The new CTO's first day at the FCC is set for Jan. 13, 2019.

StreamGuys Re-envisions The User Media Experience

SaaS-based streaming and podcast solutions provider StreamGuys has launched a "significant new version" of its SGplayer HTML5-based multimedia player. Enhancements in SGplayer 3.0 include a fully redesigned user interface; greater continuity between desktop and mobile experiences; and additional CCPA compliance tools for media enterprises leveraging targeted advertising.

Production Switchers Rise in Value

As more broadcasters transition to IP, the production switchers market is rising in value. According to this latest report from Futuresource Consulting, it is on track to exceed $250 million in 2019.

Precision Of Conversion Funnels, Courtesy Of An ‘iQ’ Tool

TownNews has released a new audience acquisition and retention platform that enables publishers, broadcasters, and digital-native media organizations to precisely tailor their conversion funnels using machine learning and proven industry best practices.

Introducing ACCESS MultiRack, A new Multi-codec Tool

Comrex is now shipping ACCESS MultiRack, its new rackmount multi-channel IP audio codec. ACCESS MultiRack occupies 1RU, and it can handle up to five full-duplex IP audio connections simultaneously.

Sports Audio Tools From Telos Get SVG Spotlight

Attending the SVG Summit in New York, which concludes Tuesday? Be sure to swing by tabletop 2, where The Telos Alliance is showing off its line of audio solutions to the sports broadcast market.

New Look For NewsNet As First Of New Studios Debuts

The fast-growing digital multicast news network focused on non-stop newscasts has a new look. It's thanks to the debut of the first of a group of new studios constructed for NewsNet, concluding a seven-month project giving the network "a flexible new set."

Applicaster: The Newest Tech Partner For WIREWAX

WIREWAX is welcoming custom app development and management platform Applicaster as a new technology partner, a pact "further expanding the accessibility and application of on-brand interactive experiences for a continually diversifying range of audiences."

Sinclair’s One Choice For Advanced Technology Role

He joined ONE Media 3.0 in August 2016 as its Sr. Director for Advanced Projects. Now, the wholly owned subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group is promoting this NEXT GEN TV leader to the role of VP for Advanced Technology.

D.C.’s First On-The-Ground Production Studio Opens

Now available to TV journalists in the heart of the Nation's Capital, one block from the White House: a full-service multimedia center with editing services designed to enable digital, television, radio, and podcast production for associations, businesses and organizations of all sizes.   

Connectivity and Mobile Trends for 2020

Americans’ connectivity cravings are driving consumer appetites for 5G, home automation and more control of their personal data as we head into 2020. That's a key takeaway from a new Deloitte survey that TV broadcasters spending millions on NEXT GEN TV upgrades may want to read.

Who’s Getting A ‘Next Gen’ Newsroom From Dalet?

Broadcast tech company Dalet has signed what it is calling "a landmark deal with a prominent North American broadcaster" to build its next-generation, borderless multi-platform newsroom. Dalet's client wasn't revealed, but signs point to an all-News operation.

‘Statmux’ for Better Broadcast Quality Arrives From AWS

Statistical Multiplexing (Statmux) is now available with AWS Elemental MediaLive. It's important for live broadcast workflows, as it allocates bits in real time among multiple live video channels. Learn more by clicking here for details!

Louisville Radio Combo Recovering From Tower Snap

"Oh, Snap." Unfortunately, it's no joking matter for WAKY-FM in Elizabethtown, Ky., serving the Louisville market. The Golden Oldies station focused on the 1950s through 1970s saw its broadcast tower, visible from I-65, snap in half on November 27. 
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How TV Can Survive in a Streaming-dominated World

As the industry evolves, the line between content and device is vanishing. With multiple viewing options, today’s consumers consume content on their terms. This forces marketers to transition from a world that was channel-focused to one that’s now people-focused. 

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