iHEARTMEDIA News-Talk KOGO-A/SAN DIEGO is welcoming crosstown ABC affiliate KGTV (TV) (10 NEWS) Sports Director and former KOGO host and news and sports anchor BEN HIGGINS back as 7-9p (PT) … more
Archive for April 3rd, 2017
KOGO/San Diego Changes: Ben Higgins Returns For Evenings, Jack Cronin Joins Marilyn Hyder For Evening News
Dreamcar is a strange beast of a supergroup. The new band features all the non-Gwen Stefani members of No Doubt — so Tony Kanal and those other two…
JVC Mobile Entertainment’ s highly anticipated pair of flagship multimedia receivers — the DVD-equipped KW-V830BT and mech-less KW-M730BT — will begin shipping this week after receiving third-party software approval. The receivers represent the company’s first units equipped with the combination of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto , designed to accommodate owners of an iPhone or Android-based smartphone who use their devices for everything from streaming and stored media to turn-by-turn navigation. The KW-M730BT is also JVC’s first dedicated digital media receiver.
In a move designed to “address the growing appetite for on-demand audio,” Emmis Communications has signed on for integrated services from cloud-based audio management platform Omny Studio and Triton Digital , a technology provider for the audio industry. The relationship allows audio publishers to capture, edit, distribute, analyze and monetize on-demand content in a streamlined manner. Emmis has already started using this integrated technology to automatically create meta-data rich digital audio archives for each of its shows, reducing the effort required to publish on-demand content. Emmis will use Omny Studio’s integration with Triton’s Advertising Platform, Tap Podcast , to monetize its podcasts using dynamically inserted ads. In addition to dynamically inserting ads into both current and library content in real time, Tap Podcast has the ability to deliver targeted, contextually relevant ads to audiences.
In a move to expand its Talon line of stand-alone hardware encoders, launched at last year’s NAB Show with the Talon G1 three-channel streaming contribution encoder, Osprey Video has released three new Talon models. The devices, two encoders and one decoder, combine ease of use with broadcast-quality video delivery in a small form factor. Addressing an infinite number of applications in environments, the new Talon products are controlled through a simple web interface, requiring minimal network resources. Once configured, they can run dependably 24/7 without user intervention
ATSC 3.0 Transition Over Fiber and ATSC 3.0 Transition Over IP solutions have been introduced to Artel Video System ‘s InfinityLink broadcast media transport platform. The transition solutions enable next-generation, over-the-air broadcast and content delivery for the new IP-based ATSC 3.0 standard while retaining legacy signal transport capabilities for ATSC 1.0. The InfinityLink ATSC 3.0 Transition Over Fiber and ATSC 3.0 Transition Over IP solutions include all necessary platform components and optical and/or electrical transceivers, ready for interconnection with either customer-furnished, single-mode fiber or a local, carrier-supplied IP GigE service. Rafael Fonseca, Artel’s VP/Product Management, said, “Artel understands the complexity of ATSC 3.0 adoption and the impact this will have on broadcasters.
Audio processing brand Orban is a found in many a radio studio. Now, it hopes its iMix 5.1 Headphone Monitor is embraced by AM and FM station owners across North America. Designed for accurate rendering of a discrete 5.1 soundstage in the users’ headphones, the iMix 5.1 Monitor does not require artificial ambience or special encoding to accurately reproduce multichannel audio.
Viaccess-Orca , which specializes in the protection and enhancement of content services, and Encoding.com , a cloud-based video processing service for the media and entertainment market, have partnered to streamline the preparation of Video-on-Demand content for OTT multi-screen applications. Viaccess-Orca’s cloud-based “TV Everywhere as a Service” (TVaaS) is now integrated with Encoding.com’s cloud media processing platform, enabling pay-TV operators to prepare and manage video content for multiscreen viewing from a single pane. The joint solution can be fully managed in the cloud, with monitoring and control enabled by the operator. “Speed to market and video quality are critical requirements in today’s OTT world,” said Jeff Malkin, President at Encoding.com.
Steve Watt is returning to his Midwest roots to take on a Kansas City duopoly for The E.W. Scripps Company. Effective later in April, Watt will serve as VP/GM for KMCI-38 and KSHB-41. Watt, 52, has three decades of TV industry experience
James Thomason is bringing his extensive TV and FM transmission equipment sales experience to Dielectric as the company’s new southeast sales manager. He will serve as a key liaison between Dielectric and TV/radio broadcasters across the southeastern U.S., providing sales and customer service support. Dielectric specializes in purpose-engineered antennas and RF systems for TV and radio broadcasters.
Q1 2017 saw $2.76 billion in deals, with $2.5 billion coming just from a single deal
iHEARTMEDIA Country WKKT/CHARLOTTE APD/MD/afternoon host CASEY CARTER has been named PD for Country sister WTQR (Q104.1)/GREENSBORO-WINSTON SALEM, NC effective MONDAY, APRIL 17th. She fills … more