The OTT Market: ‘Far From Oversaturated’

While there’s a limit to how many SVOD services users are ready to pay for, it is far from being reached. This is one key finding from Ooyala’s just-released State of the Broadcast Industry 2019 report, which maps out the challenges for content creators and distributors as they strive to maintain and grow audiences.

Three Things That Will Shape the Future of Housing

The future of real estate will be "significantly influenced" by three of the most important consumer groups to radio and television broadcasters, according to a new analysis of first names on 2018 home sales deeds.

Voice Assistants: Reshaping How America Shops

Interested in the rise of voice shopping, online marketplace OnBuy.com analyzed findings from ‘VoiceBot.AI’, who surveyed 1,203 U.S. consumers to better understand the products and services they buy the most using a voice-assistant. Here's what they found.

Media Trends To Watch In 2019: Where’s Radio?

With CES 2019 seeing announcements from both iHeartMedia and Entercom within its first hours of welcoming thousands of guests to the Las Vegas Convention Center, Globalwebindex writer Duncan Kavanaugh offered in a "four-minute read" some of what his organization believes are the biggest media and entertainment trends to watch in 2019. Where's radio ... or audio?

Will Minimum Wage Hikes Impact Your Business?

Increases in the minimum wage constitute the greatest number of new requirements for employers in 2019, representing approximately 50% of all requirements that became effective on Jan. 1. XpertHR has some must-read intelligence on how mandatory wage increases may impact your business.

Engage Millennials, And Integrate Fresh Ideas For Company Growth

In 2018, Kelly Orchard proposed a diagnosis about radio people suffering from “adjustment disorder,” a treatable condition that in most cases is a short-term concern. Now, Orchard writes that in order to grow successfully, one must introduce methods in company culture and properly adjust or adopt them to engage and encourage teams.

Benner On Washington: ‘The Epitome Of Complexification’

It’s 2019, and to mark the new year featured columnist Ken Benner has pledged to de-clutter his 60+ years of collected broadcast industry documents. He's in his second month of shredding, and just uncovered an item he challenges anyone "to find anything so pathetically and disgustingly over-complicated in the massive historical files of FCC regulations."

Are ‘Traditional’ Media Companies Scaring Away Good Talent?

Seven years ago radio industry veteran Lee Abrams, co-founder and CEO of V-Satcast (described as “a hybrid broadcast/broadband OTT multicast streaming platform with original highly differentiated branded programming channel”) penned a highly received RBR + TVBR Intelligence Brief. In this Classic installment, Abrams discusses how “traditional” media companies may wish to better attract talent.

How Radio Can Capitalize On Listener’s New Year Resolutions

Do you have a New Year resolution? If not, think about your listeners. Many do, and even if they don't hold to their promises, radio is still empowered to profit from them. How? Here's some food for thought ... unless, of course, dieting and exercise are your New Year resolution.

A Welcome ‘Breeze,’ Or A Stiff Wind For Radio?

The "Breeze" is swaying Radio. Soft AC is exploding. But, is it a smart move, or just another reactionary wave from companies looking for a quick fix to long-term problems? RBR+TVBR reached out to a veteran consultant known for bringing "Softrock" to Boston more than 40 years ago for his view on this newly hot FM programming choice.

Connected TV and the Fight for Television’s Future

Consumer attention has increasingly shifted to connected TVs and the streaming content and advertising that goes along with this new living room. What does this mean for broadcast TV's future?
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Facebook’s Ad Revenue: A Stall For National Dollars

Is the ad foundation at Facebook a bit shaky? New data from Standard Media Index, released in response to news that another security leak is plaguing the social media giant, has arrived that looks specifically at Facebook's ad revenue. Guess what? There's some slowing growth in an area that's been healthy of late for radio.

Fact-Checking The ‘Cord Cutting’ Phenomenon

We all see the headlines. "Cord cutting" is accelerating. Viewers may soon do away with TV as we know it. As Netflix, Amazon Prime and other streaming services gain traction, it may seem that traditional pay TV services -- cable and satellite -- are heading for the exits. But, headlines can be misleading -- in a big way. 

An Ode To Two Important Engineers’ Organizations

As one of the 17 surviving SBE Charter members, featured columnist Ken Benner played "a small but significant and proud role" in the development of The Society of Broadcast Engineers and, later, The National Radio and Telecommunications Engineers. With the recent passing of SBE Past President Barry Thomas, Benner reflects on the importance of these two groups.

The Year Ahead For TV, As OTT Players See It

With 2019 quickly approaching, executives are beginning to think about what the new year will hold for the TV industry. Among these industry voices are leaders engaged in programmatic, digital engagement measurement, a global ad-tech company, AI-driven advertising and a "second screen" DSP.

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