Radio

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|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on FM Chip Activation in Smartphones Continues to Climb

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|Videos, Blog, InnoMinute, Radio|Comments Off on FM Radio in Smartphones

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

NAB Launches Cybersecurity Portal

On September 13, NAB launched a Cybersecurity Resources portal, in response to the growing cybersecurity threat facing broadcasters. On this portal, we have gathered information and resources that are vital to address the ever changing nature of cyberattacks. The resource page is broken down into three core areas: Broadcaster Resources, Education and Examples of cyberattacks that have [...]

By |September 15, 2016|Blog, Cybersecurity, Radio, Television|Comments Off on NAB Launches Cybersecurity Portal

The Connected Car and Its Impact on Radio Listening

On Aug. 3, NAB will host a webcast on the connected car and what it means for broadcasting. The discussion will be led by David Layer, senior director, Advanced Engineering, NAB. In this week's Broadcast Blog, David gives us a preview of what we can expect in the upcoming webcast. A lot of radio listening is [...]

By |July 20, 2016|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on The Connected Car and Its Impact on Radio Listening

The Next Nationwide EAS Test: September 28, 2016

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the FCC will hold a Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test (EAS) on the afternoon of September 28, 2016 (primary date, the FCC and FEMA have reserved October 5, 2016 as a secondary date).  The previous Nationwide EAS test was in November of 2011. Here are some of the [...]

By |July 11, 2016|Blog, Radio, Television|Comments Off on The Next Nationwide EAS Test: September 28, 2016

What’s all this noise about?

“Every room, every house, every shade of noise All the floors, all the walls, they all shake with noise We can't sleep, we can't think, can't escape the noise We can't take the noise, so we just make Noise” Those whose musical tastes run toward the Country end of the spectrum may identify with [...]

By |July 1, 2016|Blog, Radio, Television|Comments Off on What’s all this noise about?

FM Activation in Smartphones: A Three-year Review

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 calendar quarter). This turns out to be about 20 to 25 different phone models each quarter, which represent the major [...]

By |June 2, 2016|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on FM Activation in Smartphones: A Three-year Review

Best in Show: Highlights from NAB Show 2016

It's been another great year at NAB Show. Each day we've provided highlights from the show, and today we're capping off our week with some of our favorites. Ang Lee Ang Lee discussed his vision for cinema and the creative opportunities for the future of film making as a part of The Future of Cinema Conference Saturday. "When you shoot, you're just [...]

By |April 21, 2016|Blog, Radio, Television|Comments Off on Best in Show: Highlights from NAB Show 2016