Broadcasting & Cable
Wait For It: By 2021, You Won’t Recognize the Upfronts
Fri, 24 May 2019 13:32:39 GMT
"Although news coming out of the upfronts this year wasn’t particularly revolutionary, the same cannot be said for the broader tide of announcements that has been reshaping the TV sphere." -Anupam Gupta, Chief Product Officer, 4C The 2019 television network upfronts for ad buyers came and went this ...
HBO and BBC Renew 'Gentleman Jack' for a Second Season
Fri, 24 May 2019 00:19:27 GMT
HBO and the BBC have picked up a second season of Gentleman Jack. Produced by Lookout Point for HBO and BBC One, the drama series premiered in April. “We’re thrilled that Anne Lister’s story has resonated so powerfully with audiences in the U.S. and abroad, and we’re grateful to Sally Wainwright ...
Phil Kubel Named as Director of Hollywood Professional Association
Thu, 23 May 2019 23:22:20 GMT
The Hollywood Professional Association, the trade association serving the community of individuals and businesses who provide creative and technical expertise, support, tools and infrastructure for professional content creation, distribution and archive, announced today that industry veteran Phil ...
FCC Opens Door to Next-Gen TV
Thu, 23 May 2019 21:41:02 GMT
Looks like the next-gen era in broadcast transmissions will begin May 28. That red-letter day is when the FCC says it will start accepting TV station applications to modify their licenses to allow them to broadcast in the ATSC 3.0 transmission standard, which will allow for interactivity, targeted ...
VA Teams with Microsoft on Airband Initiative
Thu, 23 May 2019 20:49:42 GMT
Microsoft has a new government ally in its Airband Initiative effort to use TV white spaces for unlicensed broadband, an effort it says will help close the rural digital divide. The Department of Veterans Affairs will team up with Microsoft to get broadband access to more veterans. Microsoft will ...
WHO Lets Des Moines Rival Broadcast on Digital Channel
Thu, 23 May 2019 19:36:45 GMT
KDSM-TV, the Fox affiliate in Des Moines, Iowa, is back on the air thanks to rival station WHO-TV, which is letting KDSM broadcast on its digital channels. A line to KDSM’s transmitter failed on May 17 and efforts to repair the transmission line have been delayed. In order to get a high-definition ...
Fox Nation to Premiere New Programs June 10
Thu, 23 May 2019 19:07:56 GMT
Fox Nation, the subscription streaming service from Fox News, will roll out new programs the week of June 10. Fox News Channel contributors Tyrus, Kat Timpf, Tammy Bruce and Lawrence Jones will host the shows. Fox Nation launched November 27. It costs $5.99 a month and $64.99 yearly. Nuffsaid ...
Joseph Roncon joins PHABRIX as VP of Sales for North America
Thu, 23 May 2019 18:50:43 GMT
PHABRIX, a worldwide leader in test and measurement solutions, today announced it has teamed up with Joseph Roncon to manage the company’s sales operations in North America. Roncon joined the company on May 6, 2019. Roncon will assume responsibility for the management of PHABRIX’s distributor ...
Vislink Technologies HCAM-ULRX Camera System Offers Industry’s Lowest Latency Wireless Video Solution
Thu, 23 May 2019 18:37:16 GMT
HACKETTSTOWN, NJ, MAY 23, 2019 — Vislink Technologies’ new low-latency HCAM 4K UHD transmitter and UltraReceiver (ULRX-LD) wireless camera solution offers single-frame end-to-end capabilities for broadcast sports and major entertainment event coverage applications. When used collaboratively, ...
Senate Bulks Up FCC Robocall Fining Authority
Thu, 23 May 2019 18:17:10 GMT
On its way out the door for the Memorial Day holiday, the Senate overwhelmingly passed the bipartisan Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act (S. 151). The bill was introduced in January, co-sponsored by Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Communications ...
BINGE WATCH ALERT: Highest-Rated BBC and ITV Series of the Year Exclusively in the U.S. on Acorn TV - LINE OF DUTY and MANHUNT -
Thu, 23 May 2019 18:00:00 GMT
Silver Spring, MD; May 23, 2019 - Featuring the highest rated UK programs of 2019 with BBC One’s smash hit cop thriller LINE OF DUTY, Season 5 and ITV’s gripping true crime drama MANHUNT, Acorn TV is off to an incredible start to the year. Available via Acorn.TV and via apps on most streaming ...
Primetime Ratings: ABC Thrives on Norman Lear Live Special
Thu, 23 May 2019 17:52:32 GMT
ABC got the top score in Wednesday prime ratings, with live airings of All in the Family and The Jeffersons leading the net to a 1.3 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 7 share. In second was NBC at 1.0/5. Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The ...
Point Source Audio Demos Dual Element Microphones for AV Pros at InfoComm 2019
Thu, 23 May 2019 16:31:36 GMT
Petaluma, CA ­– Point Source Audio (PSA), will be displaying their patent-pending CO2 Confidence Collection, a new class of built-in redundant microphones, at this year’s Infocomm trade show being held June 12-14 in Orlando, FL. The CO2 Confidence Collection all have dual elements, each measuring ...
Bunny Ears Redux?
Thu, 23 May 2019 16:18:51 GMT
When cable TV came onto the scene, the question of the day was, “Who will pay for TV when TV is free?” The answer, as we all know by now, was most people. And most people were willing to pay because the promise of the day was that cable TV would provide a better, more reliable picture without ...
FreeWheel Names Kalita CTO for Blockgraph Initiative
Thu, 23 May 2019 16:01:00 GMT
Comcast’s FreeWheel said it named Utpal Kalita as VP, engineering and chief technology officer for Blockgraph, which Comcast is trying to get the industry to adopt as a secure way to use data and share information for advanced TV advertising.  Kalita most recently had been chief technology ...
POTUS Fight Threatens Rural Broadband Bucks
Thu, 23 May 2019 14:56:23 GMT
The $40 billion in funding in the Democrats' LIFT America Act infrastructure bill could be at risk in the showdown with President Donald Trump over the Mueller report and ongoing Democratic led investigations into whether the President obstructed justice, an impeachable offense. The President ...
TSL’s New SAM-Q Audio Monitoring Platform Makes Asia-Pacific Debut at BroadcastAsia 2019
Thu, 23 May 2019 13:40:29 GMT
SINGAPORE, May 23, 2019 – TSL Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of broadcast workflow solutions, presents its new SAM-Q audio monitoring platform to the Asia-Pacific region at this year’s BroadcastAsia Show (Level 6, Stand 6J3-01). In addition, TSL will be presenting its full-suite of ...
Former Turner CEO Martin Joins Board of Comscore
Thu, 23 May 2019 13:00:01 GMT
Troubled measurement company Comscore said former Turner CEO John Martin has joined its board of directors. Comscore, once seen as a potential competitor to industry leader Nielsen, has been struggling since accounting issues were discovered in its financial statements three years ago. That led to ...
Rebuffering Video Once Costs Streamers $85K: Akamai
Thu, 23 May 2019 13:00:00 GMT
As video shifts from broadcast to streaming, maintaining a TV-like experience in terms of picture and audio quality has a big impact on revenue and shouldn’t be overlooked, according to a new whitepaper from Akamai. Viewers increasingly expect video delivered over IP to be as reliable as ...
HGTV Gives ‘Christina on the Coast’ TV’s Biggest Promo Push
Thu, 23 May 2019 00:01:40 GMT
B&C has partnered with TV ad measurement and attribution company iSpot.tv to bring you a weekly chart we call Promo Mojo: exclusive data showing the top five TV promos ranked by ad impressions. These are the shows networks have been promoting most heavily to drive tune-in (our data covers the ...

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