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About Skip Pizzi

Skip Pizzi is the Senior Director of New Media Technologies at the National Association of Broadcasters.

Applications for Next Generation TV

By |July 17, 2017|Blog|

On Monday, July 24, 2017, 2-3 p.m. EDT, NAB will present a webcast on the topic of “Applications for ATSC 3.0 – The Next Generation Television Standard.” The webcast will feature a non-technical overview of [...]

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2017 Futures Park

By |April 13, 2017|NAB Show, Blog|

Futures Park, powered by PILOT, is a section of the NAB Show exhibit floor reserved for presentation of media-related research and development projects from around the world. Exhibits there represent the current edge-of-the-art technologies, and [...]

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FM Activation in Smartphones Reaches a Milestone

By |January 30, 2017|Blog, Radio|

PILOT has observed the activation of FM reception capabilities in popular smartphones since 2012, and has reported its findings throughout the period. When our analysis began, the percentage of smartphones with FM reception capability was [...]

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FM Activation in Smartphones: A Three-year Review

By |June 2, 2016|Blog, Radio|

PILOT has been tracking the status of FM radio receiver capabilities in U.S. smartphones since 2013, observing sales and pursuing teardown analysis on the top-selling models (i.e., approximately the top 70% of sales, analyzed each [...]

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Futures Park 2016

By |April 8, 2016|Blog, Digital, Radio, Television|

Futures Park is a special section of the NAB Show exhibition that is reserved for presentation of media-related research and development projects from around the world. NAB supplies complimentary exhibit space to all organizations accepted for participation. [...]

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Momentum Grows for FM in Smartphones

By |August 19, 2015|Blog, Radio|

Momentum Grows for FM in Smartphones There’s been good news recently for advocates of activating FM radio receivers in smartphones. First came the announcement by AT&T Wireless—the #2 wireless carrier in the U.S.—that it [...]