Broadcasting & Cable
Netflix Orders Season Two of 'The Kominsky Method'
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:45:21 GMT
The Kominsky Method, fresh off its win at the Golden Globes, will return for season two on Netflix. Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas star in the comedy, about an actor, Sandy Kominsky (played by Douglas), and his agent, Norman Newlander (Arkin), navigating their senior years in Los Angeles. The show ...
Pikolo Systems and Digital Alert Systems Partner to Streamline EAS Alert Management
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:42:42 GMT
DALLAS — Jan. 17, 2019 — Pikolo Data Systems, the leading provider of broadcast operations management workflows, today announced a technology partnership with Digital Alert Systems (DAS), a leading innovator of next-generation Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) and Emergency Alert Systems (EAS) that ...
Netflix Reports Lower Earnings for 4th Quarter
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:37:44 GMT
Despite growth in subscribers, Netflix reported lower fourth quarter earnings, but forecast that profit margins would grow next year. Global subscribers rose 26% to 139.26 million from 110.64 million a year. It added a record 8.84 subscribers since third quarter, including 1.5% in the U.S. Netflix ...
Veteran TV Sales, Management Executive Bob Klingle Dies
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:44:56 GMT
Bob Klingle, 62, veteran TV sales and management executive, died of prostate cancer Jan. 14 in Scotttsdale, Ariz., according to WHAS-TV Louisville, Ky., where Klingle was general manager from 2000 to 2007, and information supplied by his family. Klingle began his career with ad agency ...
Public Knowledge Pans Privacy Bill
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:31:47 GMT
Public Knowledge, which is all for strong privacy laws, wants to make sure state attempts to do so aren't foreclosed by federal legislation. Reacting to Sen. Marco Rubio's introduction this week of the American Data Dissemination (ADD) Act, the group said Thursday (Jan. 17) that it was an ...
BITMAX MOVES GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS TO THE HEART OF HOLLYWOOD MEDIA DISTRICT
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:10:01 GMT
Los Angeles, January 17, 2018: Bitmax, the digital media content mangement and licensing company, has signed the lease on its new headquarters in Hollywood's Media District creative office campus. The new office and enhanced digital processing facility was designed with the latest technology ...
FCC Spectrum Auction Gets Pumped
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:00:56 GMT
The FCC has apparently pumped new life into the 28 GHz spectrum auction. The first round after it moved to stage three Jan. 15, with bidders required to bid on eligible licenses unless they had a waiver—produced $0 in new bidding money. But since then it has seen a dozen rounds of six-figure ...
Epix Grabs ‘Laurel Canyon’ Documentary
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:09:10 GMT
Epix has greenlit the feature-length documentary Laurel Canyon, which the network said “will pull back the curtain on a mythical world and provide an up-close look at the lives of the musicians who inhabited it.” It will premiere late in 2019. The film celebrates the music of Joni Mitchell, Jackson ...
Primetime Ratings: ‘Masked Singer’ Stays Strong, Paces Fox
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:21:23 GMT
Fox got top spot in Wednesday’s ratings, with The Masked Singer pacing the net to a 1.6 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 7 share. That beat the 1.1/5 that NBC tallied. Fox had Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back at 1.0 before The Masked Singer did a 2.2, both programs down ...
WOWOW ACQUIRES EXCLUSIVE JAPAN PAY TV AND STREAMING RIGHTS TO UEFA EURO 2020 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:31:28 GMT
WOWOW, Japan’s leading premium pay TV broadcaster, has acquired the exclusive streaming and pay TV rights to broadcast the UEFA EURO 2020 football tournament across Japan. Starting with the opening match on June 12, 2020, WOWOW will broadcast live all 51 matches, leading up to the final on July 12. ...
Pliant® Technologies Showcases Latest Updates for CrewCom® Wireless Intercom System at ISE 2019
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:21:05 GMT
AMSTERDAM, JANUARY 17, 2019 - Pliant Technologies' latest updates to its CrewCom wireless intercom system will be on display for the first time internationally at ISE 2019 (Booth 7-V228). The newest firmware incorporates general system improvements as well as new Oceania 900MHz models. Pliant will ...
BritBox Claims More Than 500,000 Streaming Subs
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:46:17 GMT
Britbox, the streaming service featuring British television, said it has surpassed 500,000 subscribers. The service, launched in March 2017 by BBC Studios and ITV, says its core audience is women age 45 and over who live in the south and midwest and are Anglophiles. AMC Networks is an investor in ...
Inscape Claims Viewing Data From 10M Connected TVs
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:55:53 GMT
Inscape said the number of connected TV sets from which it gets viewership data has passed the 10 million mark, more than any other smart-TV data provider. A subsidiary of Vizio, Inscape provides its Automated Content Recognition data to a growing number of networks, ad agencies and other companies ...
Nielsen Reaches New Ratings Deal with Cox Media Group
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:14:18 GMT
Nielsen and Cox Media Group said they signed a multi-year renewal of their TV and audio measurement agreement. The new contract covers all of Cox Media Group’s television and radio stations, plus CoxReps and Videa. The deal comes at a time when Nielsen’s local market business is under pressure from ...
Signiant Celebrates Unprecedented Growth in 2018
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:24:02 GMT
Signiant Inc, a long-time leader in intelligent file transfer, today announced record business growth in 2018 with new highs for key SaaS metrics. The growth was fuelled by expansion of the company's market-leading SaaS platform to support a broader array of use-cases for any sized media ...
ENCOMPASS PARTNERS WITH ZIXI
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 23:50:01 GMT
Encompass Digital Media, a global technology services company delivering end-to-end video playout and distribution solutions to broadcast and digital media companies, announces its partnership with Zixi, the industry leader for enabling dependable, live broadcast-quality video over the internet. ...
Bill Introduced to Ban U.S. Tech to ZTE, Huawei
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 23:07:44 GMT
A bipartisan, bicameral, quartet of senators has introduced a bill that would reimpose a ban on U.S. tech imports to ZTE and potentially extend it to Huawei. The bill, the Telecommunications Denial Order Enforcement Act, is co-sponsored by Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Rep.Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), ...
Showtime to Air Rick Rubin Docu-Series
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:09:34 GMT
Showtime will air a docu-series about music producer Rick Rubin later this year, with Morgan Neville producing the project. Shangri-La is its working title, and Rubin’s Malibu studio, also called Shangri-La, is the backdrop. What Showtime calls a “work-in-progress” will screen at SXSW in Austin in ...
beIN Launches Website Targeting Alleged Massive TV/Web Pirate
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:32:05 GMT
Qatar-based sports broadcaster beIN Media Group has launched a website laying out its case against Saudi Arabia-based network beoutQ, which it said "consistently steals content from both international leagues and networks for illegal broadcasts." BeIN said that since the network's launch in 2017, ...
Sen. Rubio Introduces Data Privacy Bill
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 20:53:27 GMT
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has introduced a bill, the American Data Dissemination Act, regulating the collection and use of personal data. It would apply the general outlines of the 1974 Privacy Act, which dealt with government record keeping, to private companies data practices. It comes as the ...

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