With VHS And Video Stores, ‘Tapeheads’ Are Fueling An Analog Revival

Quietly, over the past two decades, as Blockbuster rental stores closed by the thousands, DVD replaced VHS, streaming replaced DVD and digital began to dominate analog media in the war for consumer attention, a few resisters clung tight to their tapes. Now this growing group of enthusiasts — who sometimes self-identify as “tapeheads” — are rewinding time to an age before on-demand, and they are bringing the VHS and the video store back to life. (Russell Falcon/Nexstar)

Union Leaders Unite During CES To Tackle Technology’s Impact On Future Of Work

The Labor Innovation and Technology Summit will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 9-10, alongside CES 2024, focusing on how the tech innovation revolution affects the American workforce. The unions will […]

ADTH Offering NextGen TV Receiver Through Walmart.com

The ADTH NextGen TV set-top receiver, a certified and security verified device for reception of NextGen TV signals, is now available from Walmart.com, expanding distribution of the small receiver that’s […]


Fox News Media Ups Scott Wilder To Production & Operations EVP

The 27-year FNC veteran will oversee all technical, field and production operations of Fox News Media’s special events and breaking news coverage, including the 2024 presidential election.

Eurotape Media Upgrades R&S Clipster For High Productivity Mastering

Rohde & Schwarz, a global provider of broadcast distribution and media solutions, has worked with long-standing customer Eurotape Media to upgrade its technology and enhance performance. This included implementing the […]

GridSearch Launches Video Search Tool

GridSearch has introduced a video search tool that it says “quickly and efficiently narrows down to a precise frame in the video. The tool uniquely doesn’t mimic spooling through magnetic tape […]

Samba TV Extends Samba AI To Holistically Measure ROI From Paid Media, Product Placement, Sports Sponsorship

Samba TV, a provider of TV technology for audience data and omniscreen measurement, today unveiled a new capability from its artificial intelligence portfolio “to enable brands to accurately and quickly […]

Microsoft Gives AI A Place On The Windows Keyboard

Microsoft is so confident AI is the future of computing that it’s adding a new button to the keyboards of Windows PCs dedicated to its Copilot AI assistant, starting with new machines to be announced at CES next week. It’s the first change to the Windows keyboard in 30 years, and the latest example of hardware makers betting on AI to both create new product categories and breathe life into older ones.

Best Buy Is Reportedly Removing DVDs & Blu-Rays From Its Shelves

If you want to buy a DVD or Blu-ray at Best Buy, you’ll soon be out of luck. The box store chain has reportedly begun to remove physical media and displays from its store shelves, according to reports on X, formerly Twitter. The social media posts come after Best Buy’s October confirmation that it would stop selling physical media in the first quarter of 2024. The decision was made in response to the mass audience migration to streaming services and digital downloads.


For Broadcasters And Their Vendors, AI And IP Delivery Are Top Of Mind At CES

Organizers expect a larger turnout of attendees and exhibitors to CES in Las Vegas next week, where generative AI, IP delivery and new developments in NextGen TV are likely to draw broadcasters’ focus.

Levan Center of Innovation Unveils State-of-the-Art Volumetric Capture Studio In Collaboration With Sony Electronics And GeniusXR

The Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation (Levan Center of Innovation) has opened a Volumetric Capture Studio (VCS), which it calls “a game-changer in 3D content creation. In a groundbreaking collaboration between […]

ShowSeeker Appoints Rose Schneider VP Of Technical Operations

ShowSeeker, provider of a cloud-based order management system, has added Rose Schneider to its senior leadership team as vice president of technical operations. She has more than two decades in technical operations […]

Directv Quietly Tests Transmitting National NBC Feed To Offset Loss Of Tegna Affiliates

Some DirecTV customers were able to watch a national programming feed of NBC in areas where the local affiliate has been unavailable for weeks due to a prolonged dispute with Tegna, StreamTV Insider confirms. The test appears to be a first step toward replacing local broadcast affiliates with national network feeds in order to offset the loss of programming during programming disputes, like the one DirecTV currently faces with Tegna.

Looking Ahead At Ad Tech As New Year For CTV, Data And Programmatic Begins

After a difficult year for traditional advertising, top ad-tech executives see some changes coming in 2024. Growing in importance are connected TV as a channel for advertisers, the need for accountable data and a continuing shift to automation. Here are some predictions as 2024 gets underway.


Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

Jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for video technical support coordinator, investigative reporter, integrated digital specialist, local sales manager, creative services director, a news anchor/reporter and nightside news reporter.


Advertisers Will Tune In To Streaming In 2024 As More Services Court Brand Dollars

Las Vegas trade show CES always kicks off the new year in gadget-happy style, showcasing the innovations that will (sometimes) define the future. Alongside all of the autonomous vehicles and 8K drone cameras at this year’s January confab, something less tangible but just as significant will take up space: streaming advertising. Disney, which launched an ad-supported tier of Disney+ a year ago and now fully owns veteran ad purveyor Hulu, will have a sizable presence, as will players like Roku, Paramount Global, NBCUniversal and Amazon. Netflix, which entered the ad game just before Disney, will have its first-ever booth on the CES show floor.

2024: The Year AI Gets Real

2024 will be the year the AI industry gets serious about trying to deliver results across a wide slice of business and life, moving beyond the hype surrounding the successes of ChatGPT and chipmaker Nvidia. Everyone using AI will be looking for proof that it’s making their life or work better following 2023’s surges of enthusiasm and fear. AI providers are hunting for profitable business models that can support expensive-to-run generative AI systems. Business leaders want to move beyond AI brainstorming and pilot phases and begin offering leaps in efficiency, productivity and creativity.

Cable Lobby, Other Groups Push Back On FCC Bid To Change Definition Of ‘Broadband’

Cable lobbying group NCTA–The Internet & Television Association is asking the FCC to reject a proposal made by Google Fiber, ALLO and Ting to increase the government’s definition of “broadband’ to a symmetrical 100 megabits-per-second speed.


Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

Jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for investigative reporter, integrated digital specialist, local sales manager. key accounts manager, director of sales, creative services director, a news anchor/reporter, nightside news reporter and video technical support coordinator.

WVUE New Orleans To Move To New Building

Download Speeds Are Primary Factor In Users’ Broadband Decisions

A recent Ookla report finds download speeds are a primary factor influencing users’ decisions to switch between cable, fiber and fixed wireless providers. The analysis of customers from major internet service providers in the U.S. who switched to T-Mobile’s fixed wireless access service reveals that their median download performance prior to switching was lower than the overall median performance of all customers across major ISPs.

Best Of Talking TV: When Is NextGen TV Revenue Coming?

In this repeat of the Talking TV episode from March 17, John Hane, president and CEO of BitPath, shares an update on how far along the ATSC 3.0 consortium is toward building a national network that will support leasing data services and get cash registers finally ringing for broadcasters. A full transcript of the conversation is included.

Adthos Uses AI To Create Fully Produced Audio Ads From A Picture

AI audio platform Adthos has released a new feature that uses AI technology to turn a picture into a fully produced audio ad. With this latest innovation, the company says, “users can now […]

RTI Hires Mike Jordan As Chief Product Officer

Control and automation manufacturer RTI has appointe Mike Jordan chief product officer, reporting to CEO Joe Roberts. In this new role, Jordan will oversee product development activities. “We welcome Mike to the […]

TAG Video Systems Partners With AD Digital To Bring Solutions To Latin America

TAG Video Systems, a provider of software-based IP end-to-end monitoring, deep probing and real-time visualization solutions, has announced its partnership with AD Digital, a technology solutions provider serving customers throughout Latin […]

Nevion Rolls Out New Release Of VideoIPath Media Orchestration Platform

Sony Group’s Nevion, a provider of virtualized media production solutions, debuted the 2023 LTS release of its flagship media orchestration platform, VideoIPath. Continuing with Nevion’s aim for VideoIPath to put users […]


Metadata Is Key To Archive Monetization

Executives from Fox News, Sinclair and Hearst Television discussed efforts underway to organize and capitalize on their massive archives at last week’s NewsTECHForum, where efficient — and more potentially inexpensive — methodologies are beginning to emerge.

SMPTE Announces New Student Chapter At Barnard College

Synacor Fast Tracks Complex Streaming Integrations With Cloud ID Media Connect

Synacor today announced the Cloud ID Media Connect managed consumer identity access management (CIAM) service to fast track streaming ecosystem deployments amid a heavily fragmented viewing market. Cloud ID Media […]

Bluestone Equity Partners Invests In VideoVerse

Bluestone Equity Partners, a global private equity firm focused on the Sports, Media and Entertainment industry, today announced a growth investment in VideoVerse, the company behind Magnifi, an AI-powered video […]