Univision Now … Now On Roku

The Univision NOW service is now available to consumers on the Roku platform. It joins iOs, Apple TV, Android and the UnivisionNow.com website as ways Hispanic consumers can view content from the Spanish-language media company.
CBS

CBS Affiliate Board OKs ‘Skinny Bundle’ Access

In a major plus to consumers and companies offering so-called "over-the-top" TV service package, the CBS Affiliate Board today reached a wide-ranging agreement with CBS Corp. that will extend non-CBS O&Os beyond its CBS All Access platform. This means affiliates can now have their channels available on OTT platforms from Hulu, Google's YouTube TV and "future new entrants," with additional revenue possibilities for all.

Here’s Something Designed To Fix IP STL Glitches

Barix, considered a pioneer in the IP audio and control technology field, has introduced Redundix, a new tool for radio broadcasters that automatically corrects glitches over IP STL connections that affect on-air signal quality.

George, Brett Royal Choice For Utah Scientific

Two individuals have been selected to head up all direct sales activities and partner relationships for an eight-state region of the U.S. for Utah Scientific, a media tech specialist in routing switchers, master control switchers, and related control software.

Orban Opens A Legacy Service Center In Arizona

A bustling city within the Phoenix DMA has just landed another tech-focused business. Orban, the audio processing company, is housing its Legacy Service Center here. It will be dedicated to providing service to the Optimod 8500 and all products that predate it.

Integrated Video Solutions: A Growth Opportunity For TV and OTT

Content providers will need to seek integrated video solutions to minimize costs, streamline processes and provide growth opportunities at every step in the video life cycle. That's the key take away from a new report from video monetization technology and services provider Ooyala, produced in collaboration with U.K.-based Futuresource Consulting.

A Fully Automated Visual Radio Solution Gets Enhanced

A French technology company has enhanced its fully automated "visual radio" solution, which was displayed at no less than three exhibit booths at the recent 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

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.
Hulu

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.

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