Broadcasting & Cable
Densitron Announces Acquisition of IDS Platform
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 10:30:53 GMT
Kent, UK, 17 July 2019 – Densitron, the global leader in innovative Human Machine Interaction (HMI) and display technology, has announced the acquisition of the Intelligent Display Systems (IDS) platform from Cambridge-based broadcast business IPE. IDS combines proprietary hardware and software ...
FreeWheel Integrates Centro’s Basis into Strata Platform
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 09:59:54 GMT
Comcast’s FreeWheel Advertisers unit said it has integrated Centro’s platform for buying digital media into Strata, which should speed the delivery of financial data to agencies. The combination should also make the agency reconciliation process smoother. “By design, FreeWheel uses an open ...
Globecast welcomes Berto Guzman as VP, Head of Content Acquisition Aggregation and Distribution for the Americas
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 07:19:57 GMT
Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, and one of the largest content distributors in the world with a portfolio of over 250 networks in 19 languages, has announced Berto Guzman as Vice President, Head of Content Acquisition Aggregation and Distribution (CAAD) for the Americas, ...
Long-time Disney Exec Marinelli Leaving Company
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:53:21 GMT
Janice Marinelli, president of global content sales & distribution for the Walt Disney Co.’s Direct-to-Consumer & International unit, is leaving the company after 34 years. Marinelli’s departure follows the acquisition and integration of 21st Century Fox. No replacement was announced. ...
Audinate Announces Commercial Availability of Dante AV Module, Patton Electronics is One of The First to Adopt
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 22:02:43 GMT
Audinate, developer of the industry-leading Dante® audio networking technology, today announced that the new Dante AV Module™ and the Dante AV Product Design Suite™ are now commercially available for order by manufacturers. Patton Electronics, a US manufacturer and OEM/ODM supplier of networking ...
Big Tech Giants Say They Are Subject to Intense Competition
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 20:08:13 GMT
Sounding a bit like Google execs in front of the Senate Commerce Committee almost a decade ago, Facebook told the House Antitrust Subcommittee that it faces "vigorous" competition for its products and services, including fierce competition for revenue and low barriers of entry for new competitors. ...
CBS Warns of AT&T Blackout On July 19
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 19:29:06 GMT
CBS is warning viewers that its stations could be blacked out on AT&T’s DirecTV and Uverse pay-TV services on July 19 and that the network could be pulled from streaming service DirecTV Now because of a dispute over programming fees. “CBS would like to avoid being dropped, but unless an ...
AJA FS-HDR Powers First-Ever Simultaneous UltraHD HDR / HD SDR Broadcast for South Korean Audiences
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 19:12:11 GMT
Exploration into the endangered habitats of bears and the global crises that threaten the species recently aired in a landmark broadcast event for South Korean audiences. In January 2019, leading domestic television network MBC broadcast “Bear,” an episodic nature documentary series exploring the ...
House Gets C-Band Earful
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:07:45 GMT
The C-Band drew a lot of attention Tuesday (July 16) at a House Communications Subcommittee hearing on spectrum policy. The FCC is currently considering how to free up some or all of the midband satellite spectrum (3.7/4.2 GHz) for 5G, spectrum that is currently used for satellite delivery of ...
Senators: Reported Facebook Settlement 'Egregiously Inadequate'
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:21:18 GMT
A bipartisan trio of senators is seeking answers from the Federal Trade Commission about its reported $5 billion fine against Facebook over its sharing of user data with Cambridge Analytica. “It is clear that a $5 billion fine alone is a far cry from the type of monetary figure that would ...
Primetime Ratings: ABC Wins With Booming ‘Bachelorette’
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:01:27 GMT
ABC won the Monday ratings derby, The Bachelorette leading the net to a 1.3 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 7 share. In second was NBC at 0.8/4. The Bachelorette did a 1.6 from 8 to 10 p.m. and Grand Hotel a 0.6. Both ticked up a tenth of a point from last week. NBC had ...
‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Ozark,’ ‘Killing Eve’ in Running For Best Drama Emmy
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:39:22 GMT
Emmy nominations were announced in Los Angeles July 16. Top drama is between Game of Thrones and Succession on HBO, Better Call Saul on AMC, Bodyguard and Ozark on Netflix, This Is Us on NBC, Pose on FX and Killing Eve on AMC/BBC America. Outstanding comedy is between HBO’s Barry and Veep, Amazon ...
Free Press Optimistic About FCC Broadband Data Update
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:28:05 GMT
Media advocacy group Free Press says it is cautiously optimistic about the FCC's proposal to improve collection of broadband availability data. FCC chairman Ajit Pai has released a draft Report and Order to improve the accuracy of the data and increase the access of the public to that data. ...
House Leaders Slam Trump Admin Spectrum Infighting
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 15:41:54 GMT
The bipartisan leadership of the House Energy & Commerce Committee is not pleased with the infighting between the FCC and National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) over spectrum policy. That came at a House Communications Subcommittee hearing on spectrum management ...
Picture Block’s COLORSPACE 4K HDR Vehicle Uses DaVinci Resolve and Blackmagic Design 12G Products
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:35:03 GMT
Fremont, CA - July 16, 2019 - Blackmagic Design announced today that Picture Block used DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel to provide HDR color correction and editing as part of the new COLORSPACE 4K HDR screening room vehicle. COLORSPACE also includes a 12G and 4K workflow using ...
NTIA: Spectrum Policy Must Move Beyond Piecemeal, Band-by-Band Actions
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:34:42 GMT
The Trump Administration's chief telecom policy arm says job one in coming up with the President's new national spectrum policy plan is to "move beyond the narrow piecemeal,band-by-band actions that have defined U.S. spectrum policy to make spectrum management decisions more holistically and ...
Block Stations Sign Ratings Agreement With Comscore
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:51:35 GMT
Comscore said it signed a new long-term agreement with Block Communications for its stations to get local television ratings from Comscore. Stations in two of Block’s three markets--Decatur, Ill., and LIma, Ohio, will be using Comscore data exclusively, the companies said. Comscore and Nielsen have ...
Acorn TV’s August Slate Features Exclusive U.S Premieres of Lucy Lawless in new mystery series MY LIFE IS MURDER and Eve Myles in the return of Record-Setting BBC drama KEEPING FAITH Plus Matthew Rhys, Sandra Oh and Andrew Scott
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:42:37 GMT
July 16, 2019 - Following July’s binge-worthy summer viewing with this week’s return of gripping British crime drama LONDON KILLS, Series 2 (S1 Trailer), Acorn TV is thrilled to announce its August 2019 slate, featuring the return of the record-breaking BBC and Acorn TV Welsh drama KEEPING FAITH, ...
Connekt Launches Online Store For Entertainment Merchandise
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:00:00 GMT
For TV shows looking to generate e-commerce revenue from fans, Connekt Technologies has launched a PopFTW, a website featuring licensed merchandise. The good featured on PopFTW already features properties from companies including ABC, Freeform and Lionsgate More than 30 TV shows and movies are ...
Media Financial Management Association announces 2019-2020 Officers and Board Members
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:00:00 GMT
Media Financial Management Association (MFM) today announced the 2019-2020 officers and newly elected board members for the association and its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association. The new slate was announced during the MFM/BCCA annual conference in New Orleans. Incoming ...

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