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March 27, 2013News for broadcast and electronic media leaders

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  • Group: FCC auction-pricing plan is "driving broadcasters away"
    The Federal Communications Commission's proposal to set prices for broadcast spectrum by "scoring" stations is "driving broadcasters away," according to the Expanding Opportunities for Broadcasters Coalition. The group also criticized the plan for being "inconsistent with the Spectrum Act, which provides for the prices to be received by broadcasters to be determined by the market forces of the auction." TVNewsCheck (free registration) (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business & Industry Report 
  • FCC chief is proud of work on broadband, spectrum auctions
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski, who announced his departure this past week, said "unleashing the benefits of broadband" has been the "highest priority" of his tenure. Genachowski also said he was pleased with the progress in setting up the framework for incentive spectrum auctions. "Things have moved much faster than anyone would have thought, and much more has gotten done than anyone would have predicted," he said. "Having said that, there are challenges ahead, and they will be with us for a very long time." Broadcasting & Cable (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Indie band uses Times Square sign to stir debate over music piracy
    An LED billboard campaign in New York City's Times Square is looking to stir debate over the impact of online piracy. The billboard, sponsored by indie band Ghost Beach, calls piracy "criminal," "progress" and "the future," and directs viewers to "pick a side" via Twitter. The band gained the right to use the billboard from retailer American Eagle, which included it as part of a licensing fee for one of the band's songs. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology 
  • ATSC seeks core ideas for next-generation TV
    A core transmission system that would open the way for a range of new services from broadcasters is the objective as the Advanced Television Systems Committee solicits proposals to serve as the basis for ATSC 3.0. "As we look forward to next-generation television standards, we want to take advantage of advances in compression and transmission technologies that will keep millions of people informed and entertained through broadcasting's inherently efficient one-to-many architecture," said ATSC President Mark Richer. Broadcasting & Cable (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • WideOrbit to offer mobile app for order entries
    WideOrbit is going mobile for order entries and approvals with a new application for tablets scheduled for introduction at this year's NAB Show. "The WO Traffic order entry and approvals app will help salespeople go from the customer's desk to submitting orders on their tablet device without being tethered to the office. Sales managers will also benefit from the ability to approve new orders and order changes while on the go," said product manager Arden Ten Broeck. AllAccess.com (3/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Broadcast Programming 
  • CBS TV stations chief slams Pew's critique of local news
    The Pew Research Center's recent finding that local TV stations are placing less emphasis on reporting on government and politics in favor of sports, weather and traffic is based on too narrow a sample to be accurate, according to an open letter by Peter Dunn, president of CBS Television Stations. However, Pew defends its research methods, saying it supplemented the sampling of six local newscasts with additional data. Broadcasting & Cable (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  People & Personalities 
  • Paul Finebaum to reflect on Ala. radio show in memoir
    Alabama talk-radio personality Paul Finebaum will be relating thoughts on his call-in program and SEC football in a memoir he has been contracted to write for HarperCollins. "No one speaks to SEC Nation -- and Alabama fans in particular -- with more passion, knowledge and humor than Paul Finebaum," said HarperCollins Executive Editor David Hirshey. AL.com (Alabama) (3/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Rush Limbaugh says he's still committed to radio
    Pioneering conservative talker Rush Limbaugh, who is marking his 25th year in syndication, has no plans to do anything else but radio. "I cannot imagine not doing this, not having this to come to each day," Limbaugh says in a forthcoming interview. Radio Ink (3/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  NAB News 
  • See the future of TV at NAB Show's Mobile TV Pavilion
    Consumers want their favorite local channels on the go, and broadcasters are delivering through mobile TV. Visit the Mobile TV Pavilion at NAB Show in the North Hall (booths N2536-N2638) to see the latest in technology for broadcasters and the new devices and services for viewers who want their favorite programs anywhere and anytime. Research has consistently shown that viewers want access to local, live channels, keeping them up-to-date with local news and providing them with a valuable lifeline during bad weather or other emergencies. Learn more about mobile TV. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Fill open positions at the NAB Show Career Fair
    The NAB Education Foundation, in partnership with the Broadcast Education Association, will once again host the annual NAB Show Career Day. Located in the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino Pavilion on Wednesday, April 10, Career Day provides media companies with an excellent opportunity to network with more than 1,500 experienced professionals, college students and entry-level job seekers interested in a broadcast career. Booth reservation fee is $250, and participating companies receive Equal Employment Opportunity credit. Registration is available online. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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