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  • Ornelas Leaves NAB for Beasley
    by Paul McLane on 16 January 2020 at 20:37

    WASHINGTON—The National Association of Broadcasters will have a new chief operating officer come Feb. 1. Chris Ornelas, who has been with NAB for a decade, will depart to join Beasley Media Group, where he’ll oversee legal matters for the media company as its general counsel. He will be […]

  • AFCCE, IEEE-BTS & NTA Dole Out Spring 2020 Scholarships
    by Michael Balderston on 16 January 2020 at 18:41

    WASHINGTON—In an effort to support students that are seeking careers in telecommunications and broadcast engineering, the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers, the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and the National Translator Association have selected nine students […]

  • FCC Accepting Applicants for Honors Engineer Program
    by Michael Balderston on 16 January 2020 at 16:50

    WASHINGTON—The FCC is seeking recent or upcoming college graduates with an engineering degree to take part in its Honors Engineer Program, which is accepting applications from now until Feb. 20. The Honors Engineer Program, which the FCC launched in 2018, is a one-year career development […]

  • Vislink Taps Carleton Miller as New CEO
    by Michael Balderston on 16 January 2020 at 15:46

    HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. —There will be a new leader at the head of Vislink Technologies, as the company’s Board of Directors has named Carleton M. Miller as the new chief executive officer, effective Jan. 15. Miller, who was previously the co-founder, CEO, president and board member of Blinq […]

  • News Gear Vendors Stress Speed to Air
    by Craig Johnston on 16 January 2020 at 15:27

    SEATTLE—News crews are always in a hurry, trying to be the first with a liveshot from the latest breaking story. Two critical pieces of gear that facilitate speed of deployment are tripods and battery packs and manufacturers are making pods and power supplies that offer new, innovative tools […]

  • 2020 NAB Best of Show Awards Open for Nominations
    by Michael Balderston on 16 January 2020 at 14:22

    WASHINGTON—The time has come for 2020 NAB Show exhibitors to put forward their latest products for consideration for the seventh annual Future Best of Show Awards, honoring excellence in technology and innovation. From now until April 3, exhibitors can nominate new products for awards […]

  • NATAS Announces Recipients of 71st Tech & Engineering Emmys
    by Phil Kurz on 15 January 2020 at 20:47

    NEW YORK—The winners of the 71st annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards were announced Wednesday, Jan. 15, recognizing innovation and achievement in areas ranging from imaging sensor development to pioneering work on a public cloud-based media supply chain. The National Academy of […]

  • SMPTE Seeks Papers for November Technical Conference
    by Phil Kurz on 15 January 2020 at 15:56

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers have issued a call for technical papers for the 2020 SMPTE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Nov. 9-12, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles. The organization will use a new two-step […]

  • Cronkite School Launches PBS NewsHour West
    by Cindy David on 15 January 2020 at 15:26

    PHOENIX—Students seeking a degree in journalism will likely apply to one of the top schools in the discipline, and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is one such school. The Cronkite School is the largest media outlet operated by a […]

  • Piracy, Account Sharing Resulted in $9B Lost Revenue in 2019 for U.S.
    by Michael Balderston on 15 January 2020 at 14:49

    DALLAS—Pay-TV and OTT operators in the U.S. took a hit of $9.1 billion in 2019 due to consumers sharing accounts and pirating content, according to a report from Parks Associates. Looking forward, Parks says that it expects the value of pirate video services to exceed $67 billion worldwide by […]

  • NAB EVP Newberry Plans Exit
    by TVT Staff on 14 January 2020 at 20:58

    WASHINGTON—Steve Newberry will step down from his role as executive vice president for industry affairs and strategic planning at the National Association of Broadcasters this spring. Newberry is leaving the broadcast advocacy association to serve as CEO for ad sync technology company Quu […]

  • A New Year, A Clearer Vision for Broadcast?
    by Susan Ashworth on 14 January 2020 at 17:58

    SAN FRANCISCO—Here in 2020, we find ourselves part of a media ecosystem that’s being shaped by a few key factors—among them consolidation, re-adaptation and fiercer competition—that might have been hard to imagine at the start of the decade. Yet despite the bumps ahead (and […]

  • Comcast NBCUniversal Opens SportsTech Startup Program
    by Michael Balderston on 14 January 2020 at 15:53

    ATLANTA—The competitive sports market has a new resource aimed specifically at sports technology startups, as Comcast NBCUniversal has announced the launch of its SportsTech global accelerator program open to startups from around the world. SportsTech will partner with NBCU’s NBC […]

  • Timmins Joins TVU as SVP of Solutions
    by Michael Balderston on 14 January 2020 at 14:50

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—TVU Networks has hired Jared Timmins as senior vice president of solutions and will be tasked with leading the company’s Global Solutions Team, which has the goal of helping TVU customers adapt to changes in consumer media consumption. Timmins comes to TVU having […]

  • FCC to Host Webinar Covering KidVid Report Changes
    by Tom Butts on 14 January 2020 at 14:41

    WASHINGTON—On Thursday, Jan. 23, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm ET, the FCC’s Media Bureau will host a webinar reviewing the functionality of, and changes to, the Commission’s revised Children’s Television Programming Report. The Report has been amended to implement changes adopted by […]

  • Vidgo Streaming Service Powered by Harmonic VOS360
    by Michael Balderston on 14 January 2020 at 14:29

    SAN JOSE, Calif.—A new live TV streaming service from Vidgo that offers more than 100 channels, including ABC, Comedy Central, ESPN, Fox and the NFL Network, is brought to consumers with the support of Harmonic’s VOS360 Live Streaming Platform, the company announced. The Harmonic VOS360 […]

  • China Leads ESports Viewing Habits, Per Ampere
    by Michael Balderston on 13 January 2020 at 21:18

    LONDON—If watching eSports was an Olympic event, China would be racking up gold medals. A new report from Ampere Analysis found that among China’s internet users, 26% are watching eSports at least once a month, which is significantly more than Western countries. The leader in eSports […]

  • Antennas Direct Acquires Indoor Antenna Maker Mohu
    by Phil Kurz on 13 January 2020 at 20:11

    ST. LOUIS—Antennas Direct has acquired Mohu, maker of the Mohu Leaf and other television antennas, the St. Louis-based antenna technology developer has announced. Financial details of the acquisition were not immediately available. “Mohu was launched with one central goal: to spread […]

  • FCC Fines Scripps $1.13M for TV Tower Lighting Violations
    by Michael Balderston on 13 January 2020 at 19:49

    WASHINGTON—The FCC and Scripps Broadcasting Holdings have come to an agreement that would result in a fine of $1.13 million to Scripps for violations of monitoring practices of lights on TV towers it owns. Scripps is also required to abide by a compliance plan to prevent further violations. […]

  • Video On-Demand Market to Hit Nearly $90B by 2026, Says MMR
    by Michael Balderston on 13 January 2020 at 19:08

    PUNE, India—As of 2017, the global Video on-Demand market was valued at $28.9 billion. Based on recent studies from Maximize Market Research, that number is set to climb to $89.3 billion by 2026, a compound annual growth rate of 15.14%. Among MMR’s cited reasons for the expected growth […]