About Skip Pizzi

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

Examining Ratings Watermarks: Voltair and the PPM

By |May 4, 2015|Blog, Radio|

One of the most notable technology issues in the radio industry recently regards the consistency in performance of Nielsen Audio’s (formerly Arbitron’s) Personal People Meter (PPM) TM audience ratings system across various radio formats and/or different listening environments. Broadcasters have [...]

Apple Watch Includes an FM Chip

By |May 4, 2015|Blog, Radio|

Teardown analysis of the Apple Watch by ABI Research shows that—like most smartphones—the device includes a connectivity chip that incorporates WiFi, Bluetooth and FM radio capabilities. As in the iPhone, however, the FM capabilities of the connectivity chip are not implemented on the device.