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OTT Video Center Stage For TV Nets At CES

Posted 01-12-18


After spending years treating over-the-top video streaming as something to address in the far-off future, TV networks are actively shopping their streaming apps to marketers and technology companies at CES.

CBS, for one, gave a 20-minute presentation to marketers touting its OTT products, which include the ad-supported subscription service CBS All Access, ad-supported news network CBSN and forthcoming services for CBS Sports and “Entertainment Tonight.” Turner, which has two ad-free subscription services and plans to launch a still-unnamed sports streaming service in the spring, has been meeting with distribution partners to discuss its growing OTT ambitions. Hulu, meanwhile, used CES to announce that it has 17 million subscribers across its subscription and live TV products, up 40 percent since May 2016.


Study: Connecting Consumers To Their Connected Cars.

Posted 01-12-18

Inside Radio

A new study from Kantar TNS explores the query: “Auto brands have invested and continue to spend billions developing connected car features in an attempt to gain competitive advantage. But is this money well spent?”


DTS: Broadcast Has a Place in the Car of the Future

Posted 04-24-17

Paul Kaminski, Radio World

As part of the Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference’s “The Evolution of the In-Vehicle Broadcast Radio Experience” session, attendees heard DTS Senior Vice President of Broadcast Technology Joe D’Angelo share his vision of how the car of the future will evolve, and how radio can maintain its place as an integral part of that vehicle.

D’Angelo says broadcasters need to take advantage of the technology for that to happen because of the changes in the way listeners discover content. Metadata is a key to that process.

The “buzz” around the connected car may be daunting, but D’Angelo says broadcasters shouldn’t “freakout” about those changes, because they won’t happen as fast as people say. Yet they will happen. “Nothing that happens in the car business happens quickly; it takes two to three years to design and prove something into the vehicle and once it gets into the vehicle, it’s going to run for five to seven years.”