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March 26, 2013News for broadcast and electronic media leaders

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  • NBC, Fox stations enter crowded digital multicast space
    NBC's owned station group and Fox Television Stations are among the latest to develop their own digital multicast networks. NBC's Cozi TV, which launched Jan. 1, features a mix of "easy to watch" programming, such as "The Six Million Dollar Man" and original reality series. Fox's Movies! is aiming for a spring launch and will show films in widescreen format. Broadcasting & Cable (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Tablets still play second fiddle to TV, study finds
    More than 4 in 10 tablet owners are watching more TV now than in 2008, with more than 8 in 10 using their tablets as TV companions, according to a global study for the BBC by InSites Consulting. The research also shows TV is still the "primary and first device" for breaking news, with most viewers using the Web to find additional details. Professionals ages 25-34 are the most devoted "news enthusiasts," who check TV first and tablets a distant second, according to the study. TechCrunch (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hulu's owners are said to be shopping the video site
    Financial services firm Guggenheim Partners is reportedly one of the companies that has had preliminary talks with Hulu about acquiring the video site. However, News Corp. and Walt Disney Co., which each control one-third of Hulu, haven't decided whether they will sell the company outright or whether one will purchase the other's interest. The Wall Street Journal (3/25), Reuters (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • NAB Technology Luncheon will feature keynote from NASA chief
    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will give the keynote address at the annual NAB Technology Luncheon, which takes place April 10 during the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Bolden, a Marine Corps veteran who took four missions into space, will appear live via satellite from Washington, D.C. Radio magazine (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Opinion: UltraHD is ready for its close-up at NAB Show
    Don't believe what you hear about UltraHD being too expensive or technologically incompatible with current systems, Leslie Ellis writes. "If the upcoming [NAB Show] is any indicator, the vendor marketplace for UltraHD cameras, production gear and editing suite paraphernalia [will] catch up. ... It's a huge business," Ellis writes. "So, don't dismiss UltraHD just yet. Its barriers are not unique, and will very likely resolve themselves." Multichannel News/Leslie Ellis's blog (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  People & Personalities 
  • John Tesh: Knowing "how to do everybody's job" is key to success
    Entertainer John Tesh traces much of his success to knowing a lot more about the broadcasting business, particularly radio, than just the performing end of it. It's one of the key ways to make yourself indispensable, Tesh said -- learn every aspect of the field. "I know how to do everybody's job, at least technically, at the office. ... It's an important lesson for radio now," Tesh said. Radio World (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Radio managers at NAB Show: Attend Digital Strategies Exchange for Radio
    Digital Strategies Exchange for Radio (DSX4r), held Wednesday, April 10, within NAB Show's Broadcast Management Conference, will follow its successful debut last year with information on the latest alternative delivery systems, radio's place within in-vehicle and handheld platforms, "hybrid" radio and strategies for maximizing on-air and online content. DSX4r will include an interactive lunchtime discussion of social media for radio hosted by Holland Cooke. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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