Thursday, December 12, 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 […]

LAWSUIT SEEKS TO BLOCK AEREO STREAMING TV SERVICE

March 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As was widely predicted, several television broadcasters in New York have filed suit in federal court in New York in an effort to block the Aereo streaming TV service from launching on March 14. The service, headed by Barry Diller, uses tiny antennas to send live broadcast content to subscribers’ mobile devices. However, in their […]

BLACK NETWORK BOUNCE NOW REACHES HALF THE COUNTRY

November 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

By adding a digital subchannel of Gannett Broadcasting’s WUSA in Washington DC to its lineup, African-American network Bounce TV has cleared 50 percent of the country (and an even greater percentage of the country’s black population). Washington DC boasts the fourth-largest African-American population in the U.S.after New York, Chicago and Atlanta. It had previously announced […]

HIGH COURT TO CONSIDER FCC OBSCENITY RULES

June 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a federal appellate court’s decision that appeared to nullify FCC’s rules on indecent broadcasts. It indicated that its consideration will be limited to whether the commission’s “indecency-enforcement regime violates the First or Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.” Last year a lower court appeared to toss […]

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 […]

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 […]