Friday, August 23, 2019

NAB CONVENTION ATTENDEES — LAS VEGAS LOSERS MAY BE HAPPIER

April 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Discontent was virtually palpable as the National Association of Broadcasters annual meeting got under way in Las Vegas. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski delivered a short speech to the convention repeating his call for broadcasters to relinquish spectrum in order to expand wireless broadband and for them to reveal the ad rates that they charge political […]

CAMERON BRINGING 3D TO TV

April 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Director James Cameron and 3D systems developer Vince Pace on Monday announced the creation of the Cameron Pace Group, which intends to help studios convert to 3D. “Our goal is to banish all the perceived and actual barriers to entry that are currently holding back producers, studios and networks from embracing their 3D future,” Cameron […]

AT LAST: TRUMBULL TO PRODUCE FIRST SHOWSCAN FEATURE

April 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Relegated to the novelty of “ride films” synchronized with motion simulator seats, Showscan, Douglas Trumbull’s crystal-clear 60-frame-per-second process that studios long ago rejected as too expensive, may finally be employed for a feature film production. Trumbull, who created the special effects for such features as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, […]

ALL NETWORKS JOIN SUIT TO SHUT DOWN NEW TV WEBSITE

September 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

All four broadcast networks, PBS, and Major League Baseball have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against a video website, Ivi.tv, claiming that it is violating their copyrights by putting their shows online. “This is a company that’s simply stealing our broadcast signals and copyrighted programming and streaming them on the Internet without permission,” the complaint […]

CBS AND FOX RETURN TO NAB

May 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS and Fox, which quit the National Association of Broadcasters a decade ago when the organization voted to support a limit on the number of stations a network could own, have decided to return to the fold of the broadcasters’ lobbying group. While the ownership cap may have been a major issue for broadcasters back […]