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PILOT Innovation Challenge Announces 10 Finalists

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- PILOT, an innovation initiative of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), announced the 10 finalists of its first-ever PILOT Innovation Challenge. The PILOT Innovation Challenge recognizes creative ideas that leverage technological advances in the production, distribution and display of engaging content. Winners will be selected and announced October 31 at the NAB Futures [...]

By |October 12, 2016|News|Comments Off on PILOT Innovation Challenge Announces 10 Finalists

FM Chips in Smartphones: An Evolving Landscape

Watch Now Americans are consuming more audio and video on the go than ever before. Smartphones and tablets have become walking entertainment centers. But the convenience of on-the-go entertainment can carry a hefty price tag for consumers, given that most service providers charge for wireless data by the bit. With FM radio capability, a mobile [...]

By |September 15, 2016|Radio, Webcasts|Comments Off on FM Chips in Smartphones: An Evolving Landscape

iHeartMedia and NBC News Partner to Launch NBC News Radio

iHeartMedia’s 24/7 News Network partnered with NBC News to launch NBC News Radio. Why is it important? Through this collaboration, 24/7 News Network, the world’s largest radio-only news source, will provide its 1,000 affiliated radio stations and iHeartMedia’s 850 radio stations with access to NBC News broadcast coverage. Additionally, iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s all-in-one digital music and [...]

By |July 11, 2016|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on iHeartMedia and NBC News Partner to Launch NBC News Radio

New Audio Measurement Solution

iHeartMedia joined forces with Cumulus, Entercom, Cox and Sun Broadcast Group to announce a strategic alliance with Shazam for a groundbreaking audio audience measurement solution. Why is it important? The new measurement solution for broadcast and digital audio will integrate these companies’ proprietary data and measurement capabilities to produce the accurate, stable cross-platform audience metrics [...]

By |July 21, 2016|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on New Audio Measurement Solution

NewsON Expands with Local News Browser

NewsON, the app that delivers local news, has launched a video browser that brings viewers new ways to watch and search for local news content. Why is it important? NewsON's expansion to the web provides another way to make access to local broadcast news easier. Just like the app, it highlights top trending and high profile clips for instant access, as [...]

By |July 13, 2016|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on NewsON Expands with Local News Browser

Haystack TV Partners with Meredith Corporation

Haystack TV, a personalized video news platform, has partnered with the Meredith Corporation to offer local news on OTT and mobile to 12 million U.S. homes. Why is it important? The way we consume media is changing, with millennials in particular choosing to get their news via OTT services. By partnering with Haystack, Meredith will distribute its local [...]

By |July 28, 2016|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on Haystack TV Partners with Meredith Corporation

E.W. Scripps Buys Podcast Company Stitcher

In June of 2016, E.W Scripps continued its push into podcasting by acquiring Stitcher, the free app that streams more than 65,000 podcasts. Stitcher has 8 million registered users and is installed in about 50 car models. Why is it important? New digital services compete in the space that was once dominated by the AM and FM [...]

By |June 6, 2016|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on E.W. Scripps Buys Podcast Company Stitcher

NBC Olympics in 4K

NBC’s coverage of the 2016 Olympics in Rio included distribution of designated events in stunning 4K ultra HDTV. Men's and Women's Olympic Swimming. National Aquatics Center Why is it important? This technology provided viewers with sharper, more realistic images and allowed event producers to manipulate the moving images in iconic and evocative ways [...]

By |July 26, 2016|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on NBC Olympics in 4K

WRAL Broadcasts ATSC 3.0

On June 29, 2016, WRAL-TV became the first commercially-licensed television station to broadcast its news under next-generation standards, ATSC 3.0. WRAL launched the new station with a 4K/UHD documentary followed by the WRAL live news. Why is it important? ASTC 3.0 is the next-generation broadcast platform. The standard will provide higher quality broadcasting pictures, better indoor [...]

By |June 29, 2016|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on WRAL Broadcasts ATSC 3.0

Scripps Expands Mobile Weather Offering

Scripps acquired WeatherSphere in October 2014  to build out the commitment it made to mobile consumer applications and weather when it started its own award-winning app, StormShield. Photo: Fir0002/Flagstaffotos GFDL License Why is it important? Broadcasters have been the number one source for weather for 50 years, and WeatherSphere provides a way for broadcasters to reach [...]

By |October 7, 2014|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on Scripps Expands Mobile Weather Offering