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  • Preview: NAB Show New York
    by Tauren Dyson on 20 September 2018 at 20:26

    NEW YORK--What started more than a decade ago as HD World/SATCON, NAB Show New York, Oct. 17-18 at the Javits Convention Center, has now shifted to a platform for the business of entertainment and media, focusing on the most robust parts of the industry that more closely reflect the city’s […]

  • FOX8/WGHP Raises Over $122K for Hurricane Florence Victims
    by Tauren Dyson on 20 September 2018 at 19:18

    HIGH POINT, NC -– FOX8/WGHP, Tribune Broadcasting’s High Point, North Carolina station raised $122,563 after a 13-hour, in-studio telethon, Wednesday, Sept. 19 to aid victims impacted by Hurricane Florence. Salvation Army volunteers, FOX8 staff members and numerous community leaders […]

  • ABC Stations Launch 'Localish' for Mobile Millennials
    by Jon Lafayette on 20 September 2018 at 18:10

    Facing a generation that’s cutting the cable cord but is glued to its iPhones, the ABC Owned Stations Group is creating a new brand designed to appeal to mobile millennials. The new brand, dubbed 'Localish,' focuses on hyper-local stories produced by the stations with a national appeal, […]

  • Phenix Debuts Low-Latency Bitrate Technology at IBC2018
    by Tauren Dyson on 20 September 2018 at 13:27

    AMSTERDAM-- Phenix, a global end-to-end real-time video solutions provider, recently showcased its new solution that offers half-second latency for live video streaming at IBC2018 in Amsterdam. The new adaptive bitrate technology features a real-time transcoding engine that creates multiple bitrate […]

  • Television Talk Show Host Wendy Williams to Receive 2018 NAB Show New York Impact Award
    by TV Technology Staff on 20 September 2018 at 13:00

    WASHINGTON, D.C.--Wendy Williams, host of “The Wendy Williams Show,” will receive the NAB Show New York Impact Award on Thursday, October 18, during the 2018 NAB Show New York. Williams will also participate in a featured main stage keynote session with Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein, […]

  • Three TV Stations Report Outages; 315,000 Without Cable TV Service in Wake of Florence, Says Report
    by Phil Kurz on 19 September 2018 at 18:48

    WASHINGTON-- The latest FCC status report on the impact of Hurricane Florence on communications infrastructure and services in the four states affected by the storm shows three TV stations being knocked off air and some 315,000 cable TV and wireline customers being without service. The Sept. 18 […]

  • VAB Study: Millennial Viewers Attached to TV Programming
    by Jon Lafayette on 19 September 2018 at 15:54

    In another attempt to counter the perception that young people are flocking away from TV, the Video Advertising Bureau released a new study showing that millennials are emotionally connected to TV programming and buy the products that are advertised there. TV advertising revenue has been largely […]

  • IBC Show Announces 2018 Figures
    by Tom Butts on 18 September 2018 at 18:10

    AMSTERDAM--IBC Show officials reported attendance at the 2018 event of 55,884, a 3 percent decline from the 2017 show that attracted 57,699. The exhibit floor grew by 667 square meters (7,180 square feet) and conference delegates were up by 14 percent from 2017. The organization, which marked its […]

  • VR Advocate Predicts $27B to be Spent on Format in 2018
    by Tauren Dyson on 18 September 2018 at 17:53

    AMSTERDAM-- The future for virtual reality will be bright, if its quality continues to improve, said Rob Koenen, president of the VR Industry Forum (VRIF), during a “Masterclass on VR Technology and Industry” at the 2018 IBC Show. Koenen looked back to the first generation of […]

  • Weigel Rolls Out Chicago 3.0 To Test Next-Gen TV
    by Phil Kurz on 18 September 2018 at 17:16

    CHICAGO—Weigel Broadcasting earlier this month launched ATSC 3.0 operation in the Windy City under an experimental license from the FCC. Transmitting on UHF Channel 23, Chicago 3.0 began on-air operations Sept. 9 from the Willis Tower in downtown Chicago. Overall, the goal Weigel has set for […]

  • FEMA, FCC Delay EAS Test Due To Hurricane Florence
    by Phil Kurz on 18 September 2018 at 13:51

    WASHINGTON—The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the FCC have postponed the nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system until Oct. 3 because of current efforts to respond to Hurricane Florence. The WEA test is now scheduled to […]

  • FOX8/WGHP to Host Telethon for Hurricane Florence Victims
    by Posted by Tom Butts on 18 September 2018 at 13:24

    HIGH POINT, NC--As the southeast region, and in particular the coastal communities of North Carolina and South Carolina begin the long road to recovery from the devastating effects of hurricane Florence, Tribune Broadcasting’s FOX8/WGHP, will hold an in-studio telethon Wednesday, Sept. 19, […]

  • MediaKind Launches Personalization Suite for Ad, Content Rights at IBC2018
    by Posted by Tom Butts on 17 September 2018 at 10:42

    AMSTERDAM--At IBC2018, MediaKind, formerly Ericsson Media Solutions, has launched the MediaKind Personalization Suite, with a new workflow designed to allow service providers and broadcasters to deliver more relevant and personalized advertising. The MediaFirst Personalization Suite is a member of […]

  • Comcast Says Live TV Grabs High Ratings On College Campuses
    by Tauren Dyson on 14 September 2018 at 18:33

    Students on college campuses really enjoy watching live TV, mainly on their laptops, according to Comcast statistics. The company released a summary of aggregated from its Xfinity On Campus service show that college students prefer watching live television, then video on demand, followed by DVR […]

  • Studio Center in Virginia Beach Offers Free Production For Hurricane Florence Messaging
    by TV Technology Staff on 14 September 2018 at 18:05

    VIRGINIA BEACH-- Studio Center in Virginia Beach has offered free audio and video production to any government agency, education institution, organization or company on the Southeastern seaboard of the U.S. looking to relay a message about Hurricane Florence related aftermath and cleanup measures. […]

  • Netflix Announces Post Technology Alliance Logo Program
    by Tom Butts on 14 September 2018 at 17:45

    In an effort to streamline production workflows for its original programming, Netflix this week announced the launch of the “Netflix Post Technology Alliance” and introduced a logo program that will help creators identify that their original programming meets Netflix technical and […]

  • Hurricane or No, the IBC Show Must Go On
    by Emily Reigart on 14 September 2018 at 17:07

    AMSTERDAM — TV Technology Editor Tom Butts interviewed Wheatstone Director of Sales Jay Tyler on the floor at IBC2018 to find out how the manufacturer was preparing for Hurricane Florence back home in New Bern, N.C. Tyler was on his way to Amsterdam when the storm began to head toward the […]

  • Dish Adds DVR Feature to AirTV
    by Daniel Frankel on 13 September 2018 at 16:42

    Looking build a full, robust pay TV feature set into its Sling TV streaming ecosystem, Dish Network today announced that it’s adding DVR functionality to its AirTV device. The upgrade is free to AirTV users but it will require them to purchase an external USB hard drive up to 2 terabytes in […]

  • Vizrt Unveils New MAM at IBC2018
    by Tauren Dyson on 13 September 2018 at 16:27

    Vizrt recently introduced a new version of its MAN transfer system at IBC2018 at the RAI in Amsterdam. The Viz One 6.1 has new cloud infrastructure zones can manage compute, storage and transcode resources across multiple cloud and on-premise zones. It also allows media companies to access […]

  • Local Stations Brace For Hurricane Florence
    by Phil Kurz on 13 September 2018 at 15:33

    WILMINGTON, N.C.—It was more than a week ago when forecasters first predicted the Carolinas could take the brunt of Hurricane Florence. That’s when WWAY-TV's general manager opened the station’s hurricane preparedness plan — a strategy established in 1964 — to begin […]