Daily Archive: June 1, 2011

Jun 01

ACA Seeks End to Broadcaster ‘Price-Fixing’

Tweet In an effort to inject free-market competition into retransmission consent, the American Cable Association is urging the Federal Communications Commission to adopt rules that would ban separately owned broadcasters from bargaining as a collusive unit within the same market and outlaw broadcast networks and TV stations from interfering with cable operators’ rights to carry …

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Jun 01

Four chosen for first NBTC candidate list

Tweet Three applicants who were nominated by universities to contend for seats requiring broadcasting background convened on Friday to select one of them as candidate. Associate Professor Jiraporn Suwanvajakakasikit of Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University was selected in this process. On the same day, four applicants nominated by universities to contend for seats requiring television background …

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Jun 01

NTD-AP angry at lack of progress in Chunghwa dispute

Tweet New Tang Dynasty Television Asia-Pacific (NTD-AP) on Monday lamented what it called a lack of progress in an ongoing dispute with Chunghwa Telecom, which on April 11 announced that it would not renew the station’s broadcasting license after it expires in August. During an interdepartmental meeting on Tuesday last week attended by officials from …

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Jun 01

Smart phones, not PVRs threaten commercial breaks

Tweet People access their smart phone when a commercial break interrupts a programme, according to research from IPG Media Lab and YuMe. Ad skipping when watching TV programmes on a PVR do not seem to be the problem. There are many threats to the classic television commercial and ad skipping on the PVR has been …

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Jun 01

YouTube hits 3 billion views per day

Tweet YouTube now has 3 billion views a day, , a 50% increase over last year, the company said at its offcial blog. Also, more than 48 hours (two days worth) of video are uploaded to the site every minute, a 37% increase over the last six months and 100% over last year. YouTube is …

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