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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|Videos, 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

TV2020 at NAB Show New York

Next Gen TV was the topic of the day for PILOT at NAB Show New York. The TV2020 Conference kicked off this morning with a presentation by Accenture Strategy's Managing Director, Mike Chapman. During his presentation, Mike outlined 4 key imperatives that broadcasters should focus on for next gen TV: Think Beyond 'Towers & TV' Develop [...]

By |November 10, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on TV2020 at NAB Show New York

Today at NAB Show New York:

On Nov. 9 at NAB Show New York our panel discussed how social media predicted the election better than the pollsters and our Innovation Challenge winners spoke at the NAB Education Foundation Innovation Celebration. Innovation Challenge Panel Our Innovation Challenge Winners Robinne Burrell and Trina DasGupta (In Your Shoes), Jordan Sales (History Go) and Chandra Clark (The News Call) took [...]

By |November 9, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Today at NAB Show New York:

ATSC 3.0 Makes the Big Leagues in Cleveland

The idea to broadcast a game of the World Series in ATSC 3.0 was proposed by Richard Friedel literally just a few days before the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians began Major League Baseball’s 112th edition of the championship series. Friedel is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Advanced Television Systems [...]

By |October 28, 2016|Blog, Television|Comments Off on ATSC 3.0 Makes the Big Leagues in Cleveland

FM Chip Activation in Smartphones Continues to Climb

New data from the second quarter of this year shows that a record number of smartphones with their FM reception capability enabled were sold in the U.S. during the period. Since 2012, PILOT has tracked the sales and FM capabilities of top-selling smartphones in the U.S., which we define as the top 70% of the [...]

By |October 28, 2016|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on FM Chip Activation in Smartphones Continues to Climb

FM Radio in Smartphones

We spoke to Paul Brenner of NextRadio about his app that allows users to access radio broadcasts over the air in FM enabled smartphones. Using the FM radio, users are able to cut down on both battery life and data costs when compared to streaming.

By |October 5, 2016|Videos, Blog, InnoMinute, Radio|Comments Off on FM Radio in Smartphones