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The Washington Post Goes OTT

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 [...]

By |February 22, 2017|Blog, InnoMinute|Comments Off on The Washington Post Goes OTT

The FCC Chairman’s Committed Enthusiasm for Radio Broadcasting

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 [...]

By |February 21, 2017|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on The FCC Chairman’s Committed Enthusiasm for Radio Broadcasting

Radio Stations Get Priority Access to .radio Domain Names

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 [...]

By |February 16, 2017|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on Radio Stations Get Priority Access to .radio Domain Names

Launching Your OTT Service

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 [...]

By |February 8, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Launching Your OTT Service

FM Activation in Smartphones Reaches a Milestone

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 [...]

By |January 30, 2017|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on FM Activation in Smartphones Reaches a Milestone

Examining Radio displays at the Auto Show

Radio has long been the king of in-car entertainment. In recent years, new audio services have been introduced in automobiles to enhance the driver and passenger experience. The addition of these services means that the once prominent radio dial can be buried behind menu screens in a new user interface. While "radio remains the preferred from of [...]

By |January 19, 2017|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on Examining Radio displays at the Auto Show

Social Media and the News

Over the past few years, we have a seen a shift in the way people access and consume news. After our Social Media and the News panel at NAB Show New York, we caught up with the panelists to discuss the challenges news outlets face, and talk about the ways that broadcasters and [...]

By |December 20, 2016|Blog, InnoMinute|Comments Off on Social Media and the News

A Broadcaster’s Guide to CES

CES has a well-deserved reputation as the place to see new technology and engage with those creating that technology. Broadcasters’ content is reaching our audience on an increasing number and variety of devices. Therefore, it is ever more important to witness for ourselves the changes occurring in the consumer technology marketplace. The digital dashboard [...]

By |December 13, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on A Broadcaster’s Guide to CES

Expanding the PILOT Innovation Challenge in 2017

Local broadcasters play a vital role in our communities. They work to deliver the news, weather, emergency information and entertainment people rely on each day. According to a 2016 Pew Research Center report, broadcast remains a dominant source of news for U.S. adults. However, younger adults – those under age 30 – are relying on [...]

By |December 14, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Expanding the PILOT Innovation Challenge in 2017

FCC Grants 18 Month Extension To Audible Emergency Alerting Rule

On November 16, the FCC granted an 18-month extension of the waiver of its rule requiring television broadcasters to provide an aural representation of visual, non-textual emergency information (such as radar maps or other graphics) on a secondary audio stream during emergency crawls. The original waiver was set to expire on November 26, 2016. Stations [...]

By |November 28, 2016|Blog, Television|Comments Off on FCC Grants 18 Month Extension To Audible Emergency Alerting Rule