A New Dante Networking Chip Arrives

A Dante networking chip designed for mid-channel count audio products has hit the streets. It's available in 8x8 and 16x16 channel options.

Two New Products Come From Comrex At NAB 2017

Massachusetts-based media technology company Comrex used the Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the recent 2017 NAB Show two officially unveil a pair of new products.
Tim Westergren

Revenue Up For Pandora, But Its Net Loss Widens

As Pandora Media weighs its options as an ongoing concern, the Oakland, Calif.-based company released its Q1 2017 earnings report on Monday afternoon. Here's the good news: Total revenue grew to $316 million, from $297.3 million, in the quarter. That's thanks to a $3 million year-over-year boost in ad revenue, to $223.3 million. That's where the good news ends for the streaming audio company's Q1 financial report.

Pandora’s Box: A Cash-For-Stock Deal, Or A Buyer Appeal?

On a day when it released Q1 2017 results reflecting a loss of $132.3 million, streaming audio favorite Pandora revealed that it has received a $150 million strategic investment from KKR. However, there's chatter that Pandora won't ever take a penny from KKR, and that it will find a buyer before it engages in a deal relinquishing preferred stock in the company.

Why Pandora Thinks ‘Premium’ Can Grow 70% In Four Years

Now that Pandora has its long-awaited subscription-based on-demand platform, can it help the streaming audio company grow? What about iHeartRadio, or Spotify, or Tidal, or ... You get it, the market is crowded. Yet, Glenn Peoples, Pandora Media's Music Insights and Analytics chief, is convinced big growth is set to happen between now and 2021. Is he crazy, or is he right on the money?

How Is Radio’s Traditional Listening Location Evolving?

From the content that's being consumed to the emergence of new distribution outlets and emerging gadgetry, the traditional pattern of media usage and radio listening are changing— in some cases, rapidly. That's the key takeaway from Jacobs Media's Techsurvey13 — "Navigating The Digital Landscape."

TEGNA Board Gives Green Light To Cars.com Spin

Cars.com is driving off from the company formerly known as Gannett before spinning off its newspaper division in 2015. But, prior to the separation into two separate publicly traded entities, Cars.com will make a one-time cash distribution of $650 million to what's now known as TEGNA. Once the spin is done, TEGNA President/CEO Gracia Martore will head into retirement.
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Hulu Enters The ‘Skinny Bundle’ Fray

With its adaptation of the Margaret Atwood dystopian classic "The Handmaid's Tale" earning accolades -- and new consumers -- Hulu has leaped into the live TV streaming business with the launch of a new beta service and user experience now available to the public.

New Entries For Streaming, Broadcast Workflows Bow

In an expansion of its lineup of end-to-end live-streaming workflow products that complement its flagship capture cards and hardware encoders, Osprey Video has added 10 new range extender, multiviewer, converter, and video-capture products.

Artel, Wheatstone Team On Live Remote Production

Artel Video Systems, the provider of real-time multimedia delivery solutions, has teamed up with broadcast audio IP networking provider Wheatstone on the end-to-end connectivity of live remote production. The two companies came together at the 2017 NAB Show to demonstrate their joint efforts.

SiriusXM Canada Gets Regulatory OK For Go-Private Plan

In late August 2016, Sirius XM Canada Holdings expressed its intent to go private. The one thing stopping the privatization effort? The Canadian Radiotelevision and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Now, eight months, later, the regulatory body has given its consent to the move, which comes despite mid-summer 2016 opposition from dissident investors amid overwhelming support for its move to go private.

Sirius XM Puts More Dollars Into The Connected Car

With AM and FM radio under a perceived threat of losing their dominant visual placement in the next-gen in-vehicle digital dashboard, Sirius XM is doing its part to keep its in-car and in-truck and on-motorcycle listening growth. For an undisclosed price, the satellite radio operator is acquiring San Francisco-based Automatic Labs, a provider of connected vehicle services for consumers and enterprises.

Top House Democrat Pans Pai On Tanking Title II

House Energy & Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), along with other House E&C committee members and Democratic Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, gathered Thursday afternoon at the House Triangle to voice their disapproval of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to take away Title II, thus ending net neutrality. To Pallone, Pai's efforts "undercut" net neutrality protections.

NAB Show Tech Update: AccuWeather Debuts Digital Content Program

AccuWeather has pulled back the curtain on its "AccuWeather Digital Content Partner Program," providing exclusive, interactive digital content to participating partners. We've got the details straight from the Las Vegas Convention Center.

NAB Show Update: New Transmitter Seeks Efficiency Boost

The R&S THR9 high-power transmitter from German technology firm Rohde & Schwarz, currently on display here in the International exhibitors wing (South Lower Hall, booth SL1205), has a proposition for U.S. C-Suite execs: Equipment that has new exporter and importer functions designed to simplify the architecture of HD Radio transmitters.

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