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NBC Sticks To ‘Sunday Night Football’ Playbook For The Super Bowl

Teed up by riveting playoffs, NBC will rely on the same core technical setup it employs for its regular-season NFL games when it broadcasts Super Bowl 56 on Sunday. “The more you can stick with what got you to where you are, the better off you are,” says Drew Esocoff, the big game’s director. Above, the Infinity Screen by Samsung in SoFi Stadium (Photo: Will Navarro).

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Inside Newsday’s Live Production Facility

The Long Island newspaper has remade itself as a multimedia news producer with a two-studio, multimillion-dollar production operation and a team of MMJs ramping up extensive video coverage. (Newsday photo)

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TV Takes Backseat At Auto-Dominated CES ’22

Major set manufacturers Samsung, LG and Sony glanced over NextGen TV in their presentations, although Hisense and Tablo unveiled new NextGen-enabled products in this year’s heavily slimmed-down event.

Samsung Replaces CEOs, Merges Units In Shake-Up

In a surprise move, Samsung Electronics replaced the heads of its three major business units and merged the company’s mobile and consumer electronics businesses into a single unit.

TV Makers And Providers Take A Shine To Solar-Powered Remotes

Samsung Hedges Advanced TV Measurement Bets, Licenses Nielsen Data

Samsung — one of the largest purveyors of ACR (automatic content recognition) data derived from smart TVs used by that ad industry, if not the largest — is hedging its audience measurement bets by going with the industry’s tried-and-true measurement brand: Nielsen.

Samsung Leads As Global Connected TV Device Total Hits 1.28B

Vizio Accelerates Its Streaming Ads Business

While late to the ad game compared to the likes of Roku and Amazon, original equipment manufacturers like Vizio, Samsung and LG are hurriedly building out their advertising businesses as ad dollars flow into connected TV.

Samsung’s Peacock Standoff With NBCU Shows Power Of TV Makers

As streaming TV becomes the default viewing option for Americans, the makers of streaming devices are taking the place of cable operators as gatekeepers, deciding what streaming services will be available to viewers. Increasingly the gatekeepers include not only Roku and Amazon but smart TV makers such as Samsung. NBCUniversal is learning that the hard way as it battles to get its Peacock service onto Samsung TVs.

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TVN Tech One-On-One | Assessing A Pivotal Year For NextGen TV

ATSC President Madeleine Noland weighs in on the technology’s COVID-hampered rollout, the importance of peripheral receiver devices for viewers’ embrace and prospective nontraditional uses cases for the spectrum as a broadcast revenue driver.

Samsung Service Measures Combined Impact Of Linear TV And Streaming Campaigns

Samsung has launched a new service intended to help advertisers better engage target audiences, regardless of how they watch TV, by measuring the combined impact of linear and streaming campaigns. General Motors was a partner in the pilot project for Samsung Measurement.

Lee Kun-hee, Who Built Samsung, Dies At 78

Lee Kun-hee, who built Samsung into a global giant of smartphones, televisions and computer chips but was twice convicted — and, in a pattern that has become typical in South Korea, twice pardoned — for white-collar crimes committed along the way, died on Sunday in Seoul, the South Korean capital.

Fox Sports, Samsung Enable NLCS Custom Broadcasts Via 5G

Samsung Launches Demand-Side Platform

Samsung Ads, the advanced TV advertising unit of the TV set manufacturer, is launching Samsung DSP, a self-serve demand-side platform. The platform will give programmatic buyers access to exclusive CTV inventory, as well as offering targeted audiences and data from across 45 million households.

Samsung Maintains U.S. Market Share Lead In Smart TV At 32%

Samsung OLED TVs With Quantum Dots Could Be Coming Soon

Samsung Offers Free Fitness Apps In Its Smart TVs

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TVN’s New Facilities Insider | NBCU Takes The IP Plunge In Boston

The massive NBCUniversal Boston Media Center in Needham, Mass., houses the company’s NBC and Telemundo stations plus regional cable news and sports networks in a new $125 million, 160,000-square foot headquarters. “It’s a complete game-changer,” says one GM of the greenfield build.

TVN Tech | NexGen TV Turns Heads (And Sets) At CES

The annual consumer electronics bazaar offered an important stage for fledgling NextGen TV this week, while also allowing varied glimpses at 5G, anticipatory technology and acres of beautiful new screens including the Samsung Sero that shifts from a horizontal to vertical perspective.

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‘Filmmaker Mode’ On 2020 TVs Endorsed

Set makers including Samsung and LG will support the mode, developed to disable motion smoothing and display movies in the way the filmmakers intended.

Fox Launching Fox Nation, Other Streaming Apps On Samsung Smart TVs

Netflix Will Stop Working On Older Samsung Smart TVs Next Month

ESPN, Samsung Team On 4K College Football

The Secret Behind 8K Upscaling

Samsung’s 2020 business strategy for TV sales is simple: 8K or bust. With its QLED 4K TV sales being undercut by budget 4K TVs, Samsung plans to shift the market again, to a format that has (so far) very few competitors, but also very little native content.

Samsung Thinks Millennials Want Vertical TVs

PBS Unveils Streaming Apps For Samsung TVs

PBS and Samsung are putting finishing touches on a pair of apps that will make it easy for owners of Samsung smart TVs to stream national and local PBS shows. Samsung apps for PBS Video and PBS Kids, both co-branded with local stations and enabling viewer donations, will be released in Samsung’s Smart Hub app store within the next two months.

Apple Inks Deal With Samsung To Distribute iTunes Shows On TVs

Samsung’s 2019 TVs Will Support Input Devices, Like Keyboards And Mice For Your PC

Samsung Tops P&G As World’s No. 1 Advertiser

The South Korean consumer electronics and appliance marketer pumped $11.2 billion into advertising and sales promotion in 2017, a 13% increase. That moved it ahead of packaged-goods powerhouse P&G, which spent an estimated $10.5 billion on advertising and other marketing costs in the year ended June 2018, little changed from the previous year.

Samsung 85-Inch 8K TV Coming To U.S.

MicroLED Could Be The Future Of Televisions

Is MicroLED ready to compete with LCD and OLED for the Best TV crown? If Samsung and Apple get their way, an array of millions of tiny LEDs could oust OLED as the next big display technology. But it won’t be easy. Above, Samsung’s The Wall microLED TV is 146 inches.

Roku Channel Lauching On Some Samsung TVs

Samsung, Roku TVs Said Vulnerable To Hacking

New Samsung Phones Will Have Active FM Chip

Samsung Adds CBS All Access To Smart TVs

Sling TV Now Available On Samsung Smart TVs

SCOTUS Rejects Samsung Appeal In Apple Case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected Samsung’s appeal of court rulings that it impermissibly copied features of Apple’s iPhone. The justices on Monday left in place rulings in favor of Apple involving its patents for smartphone features that include auto-correct and a slide that unlocks the device. In 2014, a jury awarded Apple […]

Samsung Unveils Three New Co-CEOs

Three presidents at the technology giant have been elevated to co-CEOs in the wake of a bribery scandal: Kim Ki-nam, Kim Hyun-sukand Koh Dong-jin. They will serve as heads of the company’s device solutions, consumer electronics and IT and mobile divisions, respectively.

Fox, Samsung, Panasonic Team On UHD

Fox says today that it’s teaming with Panasonic and Samsung Electronics to create what they call “an open, royalty-free dynamic metadata platform,” tentatively called HDR10+. Translation: They want the industry to have a common communications standard that would enable ultra-HD TVs, Blu-ray disc players, and set top boxes to dynamically adjust he brightness, color and contrast of a movie or show scene-by-scene — not just once for the entire production. The process is known as tone-mapping.

Samsung’s New OLED Display Stretches