Dominion Suit’s Revelations Damage The Entire Fox Brand
It’s not just Fox News that has been battered by the self-inflicted injuries exposed in its $787.5 million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems. By putting pandering before honest journalism, it has sullied the Fox brand and harmed other journalists far removed from its demagoguery and slanted reporting.
Advanced Emergency Information Is Key To Winning Federal Support For ATSC 3.0
As they look to bolster support from the FCC, broadcasters would do well to get behind its Advanced Emergency Information component.
The Top 3 Trends That Will Define Broadcasting In ’23
Cloud archiving, an uptick in regionalized viewing and the continued growth of remote production will have a profound impact on the industry this year.
Mining News Audiences On WhatsApp
The wildly popular app reaches 2 billion people globally, but newsrooms have been slow to embrace it. Two news startups in South Africa and New Hampshire are showing that WhatsApp can be fertile ground for engaged audiences.
Non-Real-Time Content Bolsters Broadcasters Against Streamers
Non-real-time (NRT) content, which is greatly enhanced by ATSC 3.0, opens up a hybrid business option that lets a broadcaster act like an OTA Netflix and offers yet another path to the industry’s longevity.
How To Leverage Data, Automation And Creativity To Boost TV Ad Sales
Broadcasters can learn from the best practices of digital advertising, which has been agile, responsive and innovative in the face of disruption since the pandemic. Here are some practices to adopt.
What Happens Next For Tegna?
NextGen TV’s Moment Is Upon Us
ATSC 3.0 represents a natural evolution of giving consumers choices in how and when they receive and enjoy content.
In IP-Based Operations World, Talent Remains As Critical As Tech
Broadcast operations isn’t all about heroes — proven technology foundations and skilled expertise will be key in 2023.
Broadcast Could Gain From Enhancing Tech
This week’s CES event in Las Vegas will highlight solutions coupling interactive with measurement technologies for broadcasters, who have much to gain by upgrading their game to a more digital-like experience.
Video Journalist Scores Social Wins By Playing It Smart
A former CNBC journalist hits viral home runs with his globetrotting, selfie stick-wielding reportage. He shares how he’s built a following of two million across social platforms by hitting some key beats with every post. Above, journalist Uptin Saiidi brings his audience on a search for answers in the world of tech, travel and luxury.
Where Will UHD/HDR Take Us?
Expectations for pristine quality live streaming experiences are at an all-time high. The technology behind 4K UHD/HDR can help meet them.
On Retrans’ Anniversary, Remembering The Key Roles Of Larry Tisch And Jay Kriegel
The long-serving CBS executive says that while many in the business played a role 30 years ago in creating retransmission consent — long an invaluable revenue stream for TV stations — the contributions of those two CBS executives are often overlooked.
The True Value Of Sports Rights Deals
The 10-year, $2.5 billion deal recently inked between Apple and Major League Soccer illustrates how tech giants recognize the opportunity that major sports rights bring to their streaming platforms, and their investments are disrupting the market.
Live, Local Content Is Crucial Element For OTT
Live and local content are front and center of many strategic OTT decisions being made by media companies today, and new technologies are enabling their delivery at scale.
Broadcasters Must Up Their Live Highlights Game
Live events viewers have shown they want fast access to highlights and clips on multiple platforms. Broadcasters need to be able to meet that demand.
Montclair State University Builds A Streaming Service
The school used a white-label streaming technology company to launch its own streaming channel serving up a wide array of previously disaggregated student programming. The work-in-progress is readying students for an OTT-leaning media ecosystem.
Making Digital Subchannels New Again
Diginets are proliferating, and new technology is bringing the costs of launching them down while integrating them more easily into existing workflows.
Poor pay, stress overload and constant uncertainties are squeezing reporters and MMJs — not to mention badly needed producers — out of TV news. Here’s what station and group leaders need to hear if they want us to stay.
Cloud-First Approach Can Reduce CapEx, Secure Data
A cloud transition enables numerous cost-saving areas and benefits around data security, making a compelling case for the move.
Addressable Advertising And The Competitive Separation Problem
TV networks delivering single advertiser spot optimization campaigns are often missing out on the benefits of addressable advertising over concerns they’ll breach competitive separation agreements. The right tech stacks can ensure they won’t break a deal.
Screens Are Getting Larger, Smaller And Better
Look for smart glasses to join the arsenal of screens that are moving in both size directions fueled by innovations like LCD, LED and more processing power.
Gauging The True Potential Of SRT Technology
Secure Reliable Transport has already had several inflection points from a technology standpoint, so what’s next for the open-source video transport protocol?
It’s Time To Diversify Your D2C Monetization Strategy
Financially sustainable distribution and monetization strategies cannot be based on one approach alone.
To Reach Streaming Audiences, Marketers Must Diversify Channels
Smart TVs may be growing their own ad-supported channels, but streaming viewers are flocking to better-entrenched AVOD and SVOD apps. Smart marketers must assemble a diverse media plan incorporating not only CTV, but third-party streaming platforms to capture enough eyeballs.
As Streaming Grows, So Does Its Vulnerability To Cyberattacks
Many streaming services have struggled to keep up with the increase of their user base in terms of protection, leaving them open to attacks like credential stuffing and underscoring the need for investing in content protection.
Move To Impressions-Based Measurement, Sports Betting Brighten ’22 Outlook
From increased adoption of impressions-based measurement to the rapid rise of sports betting, 2021 was a winning year for local broadcast TV advertising.
Post Pandemic, Linear TV’s Slow Decline Will Continue
Although linear TV enjoyed an initial pandemic boost, the effects weren’t long-lasting and didn’t reverse longstanding trends with which the industry must reckon.
Cyberattack On CMG Isn’t An Anomaly
Yesterday’s cyberattack on Cox Media Group is part of an alarming trend of such assaults on American institutions. Media companies need to be braced and ready for more to follow.
How To Improve Remotely-Produced Interviews
With in-studio interviews still indefinitely sidelined during the pandemic, making a few adjustments to at-home setups — including external camera and mics and optimizing lighting and internet connections — can make all the difference in production quality.
A Tampa GM Weighs Priorities In A Historic Year
At WTVT, Fox’s Tampa, Fla., O&O, SVP and GM Jeff Maloney has been navigating through an unprecedented time. His market — showered in attention by the presidential campaigns, roiled by the pandemic and buoyed by major news in local sports — has been an epicenter of news while facing dramatic challenges.
Sports Must Move From Satellite To IP
U.S. sports broadcasters are primed and ready to migrate from satellite to IP signal delivery to reach their audiences with some like Fox already going there. Vendors and content providers need to closely collaborate as the transition happens with renewed focus on reliable transmission and content protection.
Real-Time Interactive Streaming Key For Sports
Streaming services need to offer a synchronous, interactive livestream of sports options if they want to hold on to the cord cutters they’ve gained since the pandemic.
Remote Production Successes Validate Cloud
Mario Diaz Becar: Broadcasters have seen firsthand the agility, stability and reliability of the cloud since the pandemic accelerated its adoption. Functions like cloud ingest, edit while ingest and secure reliable transport are also promisingly on the horizon.
Dubious Grounds For The FCC’s Restriction Of Section 230
FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly saw his nomination withdrawn by President Trump for having the temerity to question whether the FCC has the authority to adopt rules to limit the scope of Section 230 of the Communications Act. All clear legal signs point to the fact that it doesn’t.
Making Automated Convergence A Reality
Convergence among technology companies and broadcasters can help broadcasters attain a system of automation that will ease the process of buying and selling linear TV comparable to a digital buy.
Five Questions About Cloud Migration
As broadcasters consider a long-term shift to remote workflows, here are five key questions to tackle to guide decisionmaking.
IP Is Multi-User Connectivity’s Only Path Forward
The pandemic is hastening the departure of SDI-based infrastructures, leaving IP as the only viable way to ensure global, multi-user connectivity.
Esports Can Fill COVID-19’s Live Sports TV Void
A long lockdown without live sports has pushed esports toward record audiences on the streaming platforms where they’re usually watched, with broadcasters now testing the waters. With professional leagues’ reemergence still hazy, esports may be having their breakthrough moment sooner than expected.
How To Train A Meteorologist (Virtually)
WMDT Salisbury, Md., hired a new meteorologist during the pandemic, prompting a novel approach to on-the-job training.
Top 10 Effects Of Coronavirus On TV Trade Shows
The pandemic will affect the shows, attendees and exhibitors for years to come. Each of us now has a chance to think about where we as an industry go from here.