April 23, 2021
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Nielsen Creates Streaming-Specific Ratings Report
Nielsen continues to put a greater emphasis on streaming, announcing the launch of Nielsen Streaming Video Ratings, a new syndicated service meant to provide visibility into total viewership and advanced audience demographics insights by streaming platforms.
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The FCC has officially updated its rules regarding sponsorship identification requirements that call for broadcasters to disclose when foreign governments or their representatives lease time on their airwaves.
Full Story: TV Tech (4/22),  Radio World (4/22),  Reuters (4/22) 
The FCC did not agree with Gray TV that Frontier Communications failed to negotiate in good faith, as well as meet other notification requirements, in the two sides’ recent retransmission dispute.
Full Story: TV Tech (4/22),  Next TV/Multichannel News (4/21),  Radio and Television Business Report (4/21) 
Comscore has finalized a deal with Dish Media that will extend its data license to Sling TV. The deal covers cross-platform measurement of advanced advertising and content via Comscore TV products.
Full Story: TV Tech (4/22),  Advanced Television (free registration) (4/23) 
The FCC is diving into Wireless Multi-Channel Audio Systems (WMAS), an emerging wireless microphone technology designed to enable more microphones per megahertz of spectrum.
Full Story: TV Tech (4/22),  Radio and Television Business Report (4/22) 
Sling TV Teams With DraftKings for Basketball Betting Channel
Sling TV launched a basketball betting info channel in partnership with DraftKings. Ones for baseball and hockey expected soon.
Full Story: TV Tech (4/22),  MediaPost Communications (free registration) (4/22),  SportTechie (tiered subscription model) (4/23) 
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Content protection provider Friend MTS has expanded its partnership with content delivery network Akamai to offer content owners, broadcasters and operators a new smart server-side A/B variant watermarking solution.
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Tascam is set to launch the TM-200SG shotgun microphone, a new addition to its line of microphones. This compact mic is designed for video shoots and other applications when fixed audio isn’t an option.
Full Story: TV Tech (4/22) 
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Ebooks
2021 Tech Leadership Product Awards Program Guide Now Available
The 2021 Tech Leadership Product Awards program guide highlights all nominated and winning products from the 2021 awards, which were officially announced at the Tech Leadership Series.
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