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NAB Show called off amid coronavirus

The National Association of broadcasters (NAB) has cancelled its annual conference scheduled to take place next month in Las Vegas amid the outbreak of coronavirus.  In an open letter, NAB president and CEO Gordon Smith said that NAB Show would not move forward with the show “in the interest of addressing the health and safety […]

Intelsat sees opportunity in OTT TV with hybrid delivery

Continued growth from emerging markets, including from platforms targeting the diaspora market, and the emergence of linear OTT services can provide opportunities for satellite operators to continue to stay relevant in the video business despite an overall trend towards IP delivery and away from broadcast, according to Rob Cerbone, VP and general manager of media […]

Imagine Communications splits business in two, aims to capture growing ad tech market

Imagine Communications is splitting its business into two organisations encompassing playout and networking and advertising technology respectively. The ownership of the company will remain as before and recently appointed Tom Cotney will continue to serve CEO of both businesses. Steve Reynolds, president, playout and networking solutions and previously CTO, will take charge of the playout […]

Ericsson Media Solutions will ‘continue to grow’ following One Equity Partners acquisition

Ericsson Media Solutions’ three constituent product areas – compression, delivery and platforms – can all continue to deliver growth following completion of the acquisition of a majority stake in the business by One Equity Partners, according to company executives. Following completion of the current ‘carve out’ process, One Equity Partners will be the 51% owner […]

US broadcaster Sinclair could develop skinny bundle and SVOD offerings

US broadcaster Sinclair Television Group could look to develop its own virtual MVPD platform and ultimately develop a subscription video-on-demand offering to counter emerging challenges to over-the-air broadcasting, according to Steve Pruett, EVP and chief TV development officer at the group. Taking part in a panel debate on broadcasting in the online video age at […]

Pai: FCC will ‘unshackle’ broadcasters

The FCC has embarked on a deregulation drive to “unshackle broadcasters” from “regulations that no longer make sense” and open the way to further free market competition, according to chairman Ajit Pai, who addressed the NAB Show’s We Are Broadcasters Celebration awards event in Las Vegas on Tuesday. Pai said that “broadcast journalism drives meaningful […]

NAB: AWS Elemental enables first live 4K transmission from space

Attendees at the NAB Show yesterday witnessed the first 4K UHD transmission from space when NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson was interviewed from the International Space Station. The transmission was enabled by TV technology provider AWS Elemental, whose CEO, Sam Blackman, conducted the live interview during a panel session called ‘Reaching for the Stars: Connecting to […]

NAB: social media ‘crucial to future of network TV’

Extending flagship show brands to have a strong presence on social media is central to ensuring the future of broadcast TV, according to NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. Speaking at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Greenblatt said that social media is key to bringing audiences back to network television in the US, adding that […]

Google launches dynamic ad insertion for video, searchable TV listings

Google is launching dynamic ad insertion for video and is adding TV listings to its search in a bid to effectively target video providers by adding more TV-like functionality to its platform. “Viewers now demand content personalised for them,” including ads, the internet giant’s president of global partnerships, Daniel Alegre, told attendees at the NAB […]

OTT video subscribed to by 57% of US broadband homes

Some 57% of consumers in US broadband households subscribe to an over-the-top video service like Netflix or Hulu Plus, according to Parks Associates.  The research, released ahead of the NAB show in Las Vegas next week, claims that the average US broadband household now spends US$9 (€8.40) per month on Internet video, up from US$7 […]