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|Categories: Blog, Radio|

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|Categories: Blog, Television|

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|Categories: Blog, InnoMinute, Radio|

The Broadcasters Are Coming (to SVOD)

New streaming video on-demand (SVOD) content platforms like Apple TV, Google Chromecast and Amazon's Fire TV Stick are taking an ever-larger slice of the television market. More consumers, particularly millennials, are moving away from high-cost pay-TV bills and investing in new devices and applications. Over-the-air TV is well positioned to deliver top-tier cord-cutting content Innovative products in [...]

By |September 26, 2016|Categories: Blog|

NABEF Technology Apprenticeship Program

When I first landed in Las Vegas for the 2016 NAB Show, I had no idea how I was going to connect with nine other people from around the country to eventually create an hour-and-a-half long webcast. Then my phone rang while I was walking through the terminal. I was hesitant to answer because it [...]

By |September 20, 2016|Categories: Blog|