Radio

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

Today at NAB Show: A New Partnership, Darth Vader and the Blue Banana

Frankly and Shareablee Announce Partnership There was some exciting news today from PILOT charter members Shareablee and Frankly Media, who announced that they have formed a new partnership. Steve Chung, Frankly CEO, said that this partnership would enable them to integrate Shareablee's "industry leading data" into Frankly's CMS and give broadcast clients a "one-stop, turnkey [...]

By |April 19, 2016|Blog, Radio, Television|Comments Off on Today at NAB Show: A New Partnership, Darth Vader and the Blue Banana

Today at NAB Show

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. "When you shoot, you're just doing grocery shopping. It's in the editing room you do the real cooking." The award winning director of Life of Pi, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Broke Back Mountain also [...]

By |April 16, 2016|Blog, Radio, Television|Comments Off on Today at NAB Show

Multiple station STLs hacked; Prepare your station now

On April 5th, listeners to KIFT Breckenridge, Colorado did not hear the normal Top 40 radio that they are accustomed too. Instead, they were exposed to an unauthorized broadcast of the FurCast podcast for approximately 90 minutes. KIFT was not the only station that was hit during this cyberattack. KXAX Livingston, Texas was hacked as [...]

By |April 12, 2016|Blog, Cybersecurity, Radio, Television|Comments Off on Multiple station STLs hacked; Prepare your station now

Futures Park 2016

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. Futures Park is a project of NAB’s PILOT initiative, and it only accepts R&D projects that have not yet made their [...]

By |April 8, 2016|Blog, Digital, Radio, Television|Comments Off on Futures Park 2016