Virtually every U.S. smartphone has an FM radio, but less than half are activated. Here are the 5 things you need to know.
Connected cars, like smartphones, use apps to provide access to a variety of features and capabilities. Also like smartphones, connected cars support a variety of different platforms for supporting apps. For example, Ford vehicles use the Sync platform and GM vehicles use MyLink. Automakers are making platforms available to encourage independent developers to create apps. In [...]
Connected cars mean big changes for media companies. Here's the 5 things to know.
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Over the next few weeks, we're giving you a preview of some of the best papers from this year's Proceedings of the Broadcast Engineering and IT Conference (BEITC). This week, Lynn Claudy takes a look at a great paper on the new broadcast transmission facility at One World Trade Center. Preorder the Proceedings now to get the full paper, [...]
The Washington Post recently launched a major expansion of their video team. We caught up with Micah Gelman, the Post's senior editor and director of video, at our recent OTT Summit. Micah spoke to us about the Post's latest video efforts, and shared some key insights that he and his team have learned along [...]
It was a pleasure on Thursday of last week to have NAB headquarters serve as the host location for Ajit Pai’s first public face-to-face encounter with radio broadcasters after officially taking the reins as the new Chairman of the FCC. And it was all the more fitting that it was in the context of the [...]
The EBU (European Broadcasting Union), will launch a new Top Level Domain name “.radio” in 2017, and radio stations will get priority access. The EBU is launching a new .radio Top Level Domain name The .radio domain will be available to a number of companies in the radio industry, but the EBU believes that "radio [...]
On Monday January 23, PILOT and the Local Media Association hosted the OTT Summit. Industry thought leaders including Newsy, Calkins Media and BIA/Kelsey discussed the logistics of incorporating over-the-top (OTT) into existing business models and presented case studies that demonstrated how to successfully leverage the technology. We’ve gathered the key takeaways and insights that can [...]
PILOT has observed the activation of FM reception capabilities in popular smartphones since 2012, and has reported its findings throughout the period. When our analysis began, the percentage of smartphones with FM reception capability was in the single digits. In its most recent report, however, PILOT announces that an important milestone has been reached. In [...]