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January 2, 2013News for broadcast and electronic media leaders

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  • Ariz. station off of Cox after deadline passes
    Failure to reach a retrans deal by the Dec. 31 deadline led to a blackout of Raycom station KOLD in the Tucson, Ariz., area for Cox Communications cable customers. Raycom chief Paul McTear said talks could resume today and added, "I hope this is going to be a very short interruption." Arizona Daily Star (Tucson) (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Local TV expected to respond as challenges arise in new year
    Local TV stations are likely to sharply boost their spending on mobile in 2013 as they try to meet the challenge of the rapidly rising platform, Cory Bergman writes. Stations are also expected to step up their online efforts as competing newspapers put up paywalls, and Bergman suggests that more original local programming can help meet the challenge posed by services such as Netflix and Hulu. (12/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Ultra HD TV: Are consumers ready to pay up?
    Ultra HD television sets will be widely featured at next week's 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show, Daisuke Wakabayashi writes in this analysis. Prices for these higher-resolution TVs are expected to range from $8,700 to $25,000. "If you're a consumer, you'll pay more for a technology that you understand," said Paul Gagnon of NPD DisplaySearch. "And in the case of higher resolution, that's a very easy thing to understand." The Wall Street Journal (1/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Intel over-the-top TV may outshine Apple as well as cable
    Intel may be in position to offer an over-the-top TV service that puts Apple, Microsoft and cable companies in the shade. Its set-top box, due for beta debut in March, will allow consumers to select which individual channels they want and will offer "Cloud DVR," enabling them to watch any past show as they wish. Forbes (12/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Start today: Nominate your station for a Crystal Radio Award
    Make sure your station receives national recognition for its year-round commitment to community service by entering to win a prestigious NAB Crystal Radio Award. Open to all radio stations, the Crystals will honor 50 finalists and recognize 10 winners at the 2013 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The nomination window is Jan. 1 to 31. Read the entry rules, guidelines and tips on putting together a solid entry. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 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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  • Tech giants will likely face more fights to preserve 2012 wins
    A new push for better online consumer privacy protection is expected in Congress this year, and the tech industry is likely to step up efforts to preserve its 2012 victories against such efforts. Key to the struggle will be who ends up as head of the Federal Trade Commission. "A priority for tech companies will be to discern the new chair's own priorities," said Peter Swire, a former privacy official in the Clinton administration. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (1/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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