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. 

Gray, Hearst Stations Recovering From Transmitter Fire

A recently acquired Gray Television CBS affiliate seen across much of New York's Adirondacks, Vermont, and key cities in Quebec is swiftly recovering from a transmitter fire that last week silenced its over-the-air signal. A similar situation is taking place at its Hearst Television-owned rivals.

The Rising Adoption of Content Delivery Through Multi-screens

In terms of revenue, the global broadcast switchers market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of ~5% during the forecast period just examined by Transparency Market Research. Numerous factors are to thank for creating a global broadcast switchers market now projected to reach a value of nearly $2.5 billion.

Meruelo Media Mourns Its Senior Engineering Director

A veteran engineer who worked at a host of top radio broadcasting companies across a long career mostly spent in Los Angeles died Nov. 18. His most recent employer was Meruelo Media, owner of KDAY-FM, KLOS, KXOS and KPWR "Power 106," in addition to two TV stations in L.A.

Telestream Unveils Post-Origin Content Monitoring Capabilities

File-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies firm Telestream has unveiled new post-origin content monitoring capabilities for ABR streaming media within its iQ ABR monitoring solutions.

MobiTV and Telia Carrier Team Up

Telia Carrier on November 20 announced that app-based TV video delivery specialist MobiTV will use the company's global IP backbone to provide scalable capacity and connectivity for MobiTV’s Pay TV operator customers across the U.S.

Vibenomics Closes $5 Million in Additional Seed Funding

The Seed Plus round included current investor High Alpha, with participation from new partners Elevate Ventures and The Ricker Family, previous owners of Ricker’s convenience store chain (acquired by Giant Eagle), an inaugural customer of Vibenomics’ Audio Experience Solution.

Another Repack Milestone For GatesAir

With the television industry's post-spectrum auction repack process humming along, GatesAir in October earned a notable achievement: The company shipped its 400th repack transmitter. And, it expects to surpass 500 transmitter shipments by the end of 2019.

A Reborn TV Station’s Master Control Move

Six months ago, a Columbia, S.C., television station was notified that it would lose its affiliation with The CW Network after 5 1/2 years. The change came on Sept. 30, and to help WKTC on its next chapter in its 22-year history, the locally owned station contracted NVerzion to help in the transition.

A Sixth-Generation AoIP Console Arrives From Telos

Broadcast audio consortium The Telos Alliance has formally debuted the latest edition of the Axia Quasar AoIP console for U.S. consumers. The unveiling came at the recent Midwest Broadcast & Multimedia Technology Conference (formerly known as Ohio Broadcast & Multimedia Technology Conference) at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Sign-Up Sheet Now Available for Nautel’s [email protected] Event

Want to attend an annual radio technology forum staged by one of the world’s largest manufacturers of AM and FM radio broadcast transmitters? Registration is now open for [email protected] Radio, set for April 19 at the Flamingo Las Vegas on the first day of the 2020 NAB Show.

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