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Setting the Record Straight on FM Radio in iPhones

In recent months, the Southeast U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have been pummeled by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.  The wildfires in California have been equally devastating.  These storms and fires have wreaked havoc on communications networks and challenged public safety officials’ ability to get lifeline information to affected residents. At a [...]

By |October 18, 2017|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on Setting the Record Straight on FM Radio in iPhones

Broadcasting in the Age of Alexa

With Amazon expected to ship 10 million Alexa enabled units by year end, the voice user experience is quickly becoming part of our lives. WATCH NOW In this webcast, we find out where the opportunities lie for broadcasters in this space, and explore ways to capitalize on the recent surge in at-home listening. We [...]

By |September 21, 2017|Webcasts|Comments Off on Broadcasting in the Age of Alexa

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

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

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

HD Radio Diversity Delay Field Observations:

Audible blending artifacts, caused by timing and level misalignment between the analog and digital versions of the main channel audio signal, are the top complaint from auto manufacturers and consumers regarding the HD Radio listening experience. The majority of the problems can be traced back to individual broadcast stations. The Radio Technology Forum session at this [...]

By |March 27, 2016|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on HD Radio Diversity Delay Field Observations:

FM Broadcasters Need to Make sure that RDS PI Codes Are Properly Set

As broadcasters increase the use of FM translators for re-broadcast of AM stations as well as HD2 and HD3 multicast channels, many have opted to include Radio Data System (RDS) data subcarriers on these transmissions to cater to the ever-increasing pool of receivers that have text displays and support RDS technology to display song title, [...]

By |April 4, 2016|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on FM Broadcasters Need to Make sure that RDS PI Codes Are Properly Set