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February 7, 2013News for broadcast and electronic media leaders

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  • Congress will try again to adjust "sunshine" rules for FCC
    Lawmakers in the House and Senate are trying for a second time to enact measures to permit three or more members of the Federal Communications Commission to meet privately, provided no official actions are taken. The FCC Collaboration Act has been introduced for a second time in the House by Reps. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., John Shimkus, R-Ill., and Mike Doyle, D-Pa. A Senate version sponsored by Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Dean Heller, R-Nev., is expected to be introduced today. A similar piece of legislation to modify the "sunshine" rules failed last year. Adweek (2/6), Multichannel News (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Addressing Security Challenges with LTE
With more IP connectivity, more traffic, more bandwidth, more apps and new protocols like SIP and diameter, LTE provides new security challenges for mobile operators. Among the tools to deal with it are better leveraging of security policy and service chaining. Download F5's infographic for a snapshot of new LTE security challenges and how to address them.

  Business & Industry Report 
  • Granite deals Fresno, Calif., NBC affiliate to Nexstar
    Granite Broadcasting is selling its NBC affiliate KSEE-TV in Fresno, Calif., for $26.5 million to Nexstar. The deal requires federal approval, but Nexstar has already begun operating the outlet under a time brokerage agreement. In other Nexstar news, the company has regained the Fox affiliation for WFFT-TV in Fort Wayne, Ind. Two years ago, the affiliation transferred to a digital subchannel under Granite's WISE-TV. Broadcasting & Cable (2/6), TVNewsCheck (free registration) (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NAB Show will offer slate of 6 panels from RAB
    The Radio Advertising Bureau is planning a series of six panels on sales and marketing during April's NAB Show in Las Vegas. The sessions will feature such topics as how to meet revenue goals during difficult economic times, how to use technology to boost sales and how to monetize the digital side. Radio Ink (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
Is Pricing Low Your Strategy to Success? Think again.
Pricing is the heart of a business. It affects everything you do and is affected by everything you do. Economists talk of supply and demand as key factors behind pricing—successful entrepreneurs manipulate demand by making their products more desirable. These six steps will help you determine the right price for your product or service, read the article and learn how to get pricing right.

  • Abacast technology allows live-radio song skipping online
    Online radio listeners who would like to move on to the next song would be able to do so with new technology from Abacast. The company says the technology keeps the rest of the live stream intact, including DJs and commercials. The technology replaces the skipped song with another from the station's list. Radio Online (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How Aereo's technology works
    This photo essay shows the technology behind Aereo, the unlicensed TV service that uses a system of small antennas to intercept broadcast TV signals and retransmit them to its subscribers. The major broadcast networks have sued to stop the startup from using their content without permission. GigaOm (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Combating Identity Theft in a Mobile, Social World
Mobile connectivity threats extend from consumers to the business environment. But who is really responsible for securing sensitive information? Smart business leaders are becoming proactive on the matter. Learn how to get protected in this white paper. Download the white paper now.

  Broadcast Programming 
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

  Related Industry News 
  • Fox News' moves seem to coincide with larger GOP rebranding
    Fox News' decision to let the contributor contracts of Sarah Palin and Dick Morris expire seems to correspond with a larger push in the Republican Party to marginalize "controversial political creatures," write Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen. They quote an unnamed strategist who says GOP leaders are attempting to "marginalize the cranks, haters and bigots." VandeHei and Allen write that Fox's motive is "about credibility," as many viewers "felt duped by the coverage" leading up to President Barack Obama's re-election victory. Politico (Washington, D.C.) (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
NAB Show — April 6-11 — Register Today!
Transform your content at NAB Show®, the world's largest media and entertainment marketplace. Driven by consumer demand for increased mobility, customization and interactivity, today's multiplatform experience is all about morphing technologies, workflows and business models. Register now to continue your evolution.
  People & Personalities 
  • Ohio radio host returns to airwaves after suspension
    The afternoon host at WDJQ in Canton, Ohio, who was suspend after mocking a disabled woman on air returned to his regular role Monday. "I regret hurting the girl's feelings but again want to reiterate that I did not know beforehand that she was [developmentally disabled]. I did not knowingly bully a disabled girl," said the host, named Mo. (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  NAB News 
  • 2013 NAB Show: Opportunities for businesses
    Does your company want creative and interactive ways to target buyers among the world's largest gathering of media and entertainment professionals? Consider advertising and sponsorship opportunities at NAB Show. If NAB Show offerings do not provide a perfect match for your company marketing needs, NAB can customize a program. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Legislative & Regulatory 
  • STELA renewal hearing is set; NAB to testify
    Reauthorization of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act is scheduled to be discussed at a House communications subcommittee hearing on Wednesday. The NAB is among those asked to testify on the act, which allows satellite operators to deliver distant signals to customers unable to receive a viewable signal from local TV affiliates. Broadcasting & Cable (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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