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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.