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Thursday, Apr 21, 2016
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After 15 years in downtown San Diego, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday for the NBC7/39 studio in Kearny Mesa. “We are proud that NBC 7 has returned to Kearny Mesa, the neighborhood where the station aired its first newscast 50 years ago,” said Richard Kelley, the station’s president and…

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The FCC has recently requested comments on its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) titled, “Expanding Consumers’ Video Navigation Choices; Commercial Availability of Navigation Devices,” which is focused on changing the current set-top-box (STB) regimen in the U.S. This NPRM has the potential to introduce additional regulatory burden on a sector…

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The team behind a series of short term radio broadcasts to support and promote Haddenham’s summer beer festivals have been awarded a full time licence by government regulator Ofcom. Red Kite Radio, based at the Haddenham Garden Centre, has been awarded a five-year licence following three successful broadcasts during Summerfest.…

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
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“Video Killed the Radio Star” is a song by British band The Buggles. Originally performed in 1980, the song was the first music video ever played on MTV. The song has since become symbolic of new forms of media doing away with the old. While this is true, The Buggles…

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The streaming service will build up its LA-based Netflix Studios division – a move that could reduce opportunities for high-end drama producers. Netflix Studios recently produced The Ranch [pictured], a multi-camera sitcom starring The 70s Show’s Ashton Kutcher as a former high school football legend who moves back in with…

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One of the BBC’s most popular radio programmes will be broadcast live from a school in Tunbridge Wells this Friday and members of the public are invited to attend. Radio 4’s Any Questions visits a different part of the country each week with a panel of four leading figures who…

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Using media ecosystem, Tata Communications is helping traditional broadcasters and new age content platforms deliver content seamlessly and without any lag. The firm announced it was working with ATN Canada, Canada's largest South Asian Broadcaster, and Irish TV, Ireland's first international TV channel, to deliver content simultaneously across the globe…

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Cox Media’s Videa programmatic TV unit said it has made a series of deals that will increase the scale and scope of the business it does. Videa said its supply-side platform reached agreements to get ad inventory from the Raycom and E.W. Scripps station groups. It will work with the…

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“Drone racing gives anyone the ability to fly like a superhero,” says Dr. Scot Refsland, Chairman of the IDRA. “Because everyone can experience the thrill of racing as if they were sitting in the drone cockpit, the sport is skyrocketing.  To go from a first ever, US national drone race…

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In August 1999, when I was editor of Broadcasting & Cable, we ran a cover story — "Back to the Future" — about how the new DTV broadcast standard was off to a rough start. Early adopters complained that it was more difficult to receive than the old analog NTSC…