Television

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

2016 ATSC Broadcast Television Conference: Countdown to Launch

The Advanced Television Systems Committee celebrates 33 years at our 2016 Broadcast Television Conference, May 10th and 11th at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. “ATSC 3.0: Planning Your Rollout” sessions on Tuesday May 10 will provide an overview of the ATSC 3.0 standard architecture, highlighting various layers of the standard (including [...]

By |May 5, 2016|Blog, Television|Comments Off on 2016 ATSC Broadcast Television Conference: Countdown to Launch

Numerous Firsts for Next Generation TV at the 2016 NAB Show

At the 2016 NAB Show, the development of Next Generation Television (also known as the ATSC 3.0 Standard) hit some historic milestones, thanks to the efforts of ATSC, NAB and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). One focal point of activity was NAB PILOT’s Futures Park, which included the “ATSC 3.0 Broadcast Pavilion,” a set of [...]

By |May 5, 2016|Blog, Television|Comments Off on Numerous Firsts for Next Generation TV at the 2016 NAB Show

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

Desire to Get Free Content Opens up New Opportunity for ATSC 3.0

Nielsen recently published a report entitled Video on Demand: How Worldwide Video Viewing Habits are Evolving Amid an Evolving Media Landscape. The report reveals that 68% of North Americans don't mind viewing advertisements as long as doing so allows them to stream quality programming for free. This probably isn't surprising, as YouTube and other OTT [...]

By |April 26, 2016|Blog, Television|Comments Off on Desire to Get Free Content Opens up New Opportunity for ATSC 3.0