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Sinclair Broadcasting Relaunches Circa

Sinclair Broadcasting bought Circa, a mobile-first news site in March 2015, and relaunched the site in June of 2016. Circa provides credible news to Millennials in a way that they like to consume content. Some unique features include a “follow me” feature users can customize, as well breaking news updates in real time. Why is it [...]

By |December 7, 2015|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on Sinclair Broadcasting Relaunches Circa

iHeartMedia HD Radio Data Services for Traffic and Weather

iHeartMedia enables the delivery of traffic information over a wide variety of transmission types. This includes FM-band HD Radio Supplemental Data Services implemented with Toyota/Lexus as well as the Traffic Service over the Radio Data System (RDS) FM data subcarrier with BMW, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, TomTom and many more. These traffic information services are [...]

By |January 5, 2011|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on iHeartMedia HD Radio Data Services for Traffic and Weather

Artist Experience Over HD Radio

Numerous FM-band digital radio broadcasters in the U.S. have implemented the HD Radio feature “Artist Experience,” the transmission, delivery and display of album art and other images on HD Radio receivers equipped to support this feature. These images are synchronized with the program audio and are related to the specific audio segment being heard. Why [...]

By |July 26, 2016|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on Artist Experience Over HD Radio

LiveU Enables Lightweight Reporting during Wildfires

The LiveU smartphone app allows broadcasters to capture and transmit high-quality live video over IP. When the NBC 4 news team in Los Angeles California covered the Springs wildfire, they were separated from their SNG truck and most of their live broadcasting equipment. They were able to cover the fire live with a smartphone and the [...]

By |March 2, 2015|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on LiveU Enables Lightweight Reporting during Wildfires

Insights into the Connected Car

Watch Now The dashboard today looks nothing like your father’s Oldsmobile. We’ve entered an exciting time when new features and services are being incorporated to enhance the in-car experience. What do consumers want in this environment and how will it impact the role that radio plays? Insights into the Connected Car provides a glimpse into [...]

By |July 13, 2016|Webcasts|Comments Off on Insights into the Connected Car

NAB Introduces Inaugural PILOT Innovation Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), through its PILOT program, is accepting submissions for its first-ever Innovation Challenge. The PILOT Innovation Challenge will recognize creative ideas that leverage technological advances in the production, distribution and display of engaging content. The program will also provide support to the winners for development. The submission deadline [...]

By |June 21, 2016|News|Comments Off on NAB Introduces Inaugural PILOT Innovation Challenge

LAKANA Joins NAB’s PILOT to Advance Broadcast Technology and Innovation

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced that LAKANA, an enterprise technology, content management and monetization platform, has joined its PILOT coalition as the eighth charter member. PILOT brings together leading-edge companies, organizations and educators to advance broadcast technology and innovation. NAB’s PILOT coalition consists of broadcasting and technology stakeholders, such as new [...]

By |June 20, 2016|News|Comments Off on LAKANA Joins NAB’s PILOT to Advance Broadcast Technology and Innovation

Understanding License Fees

For a content owner, getting paid a license fee used to be a very simple equation of (rate) x (subs).  But with numerous types of rates now, numerous types of subscribers, a fast evolving technology infrastructure and the human element involved in this process, the burden on our MVPD and OTT distribution partners is daunting.  [...]

By |June 20, 2016|Blog, Television|Comments Off on Understanding License Fees

NAB to Explore Next Gen TV in New Webinar

WASHINGTON, D.C. — PILOT, the technology division of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will produce and host “Authoring Our Future: Developing Applications for Next Gen TV,” a live webinar that explores the capabilities of the new broadcast transmission standard. The webinar will take place Wednesday, June 1 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Building [...]

By |May 26, 2016|News|Comments Off on NAB to Explore Next Gen TV in New Webinar

Nexstar Launches Lakana

On March 31, 2015, Nexstar Broadcasting Group combined existing digital assets into a new operation, LAKANA, that offers publishers a variety of multiplatform digital technologies to capitalize on the growing demand for digital publishing services. Nexstar’s three digital publishing firms — Internet Broadcasting, EndPlay and Inergize Digital — have been combined into LAKANA, giving [...]

By |March 31, 2015|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on Nexstar Launches Lakana