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  • Densitron appoints Simon Jones as Managing Director
    by Page Melia PR on June 18, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Kent, UK, 18 June 2019 – Densitron, global market leader in Human Machine Interface and display technologies is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Jones as Managing Director. Jones’ appointment is a critical part of parent company Quixant plc’s ongoing strategic development of the ... […]

  • Comcast Tries to Unite Cable Industry On Addressable Ads
    by Jon Lafayette on June 18, 2019 at 6:00 am

    With advertisers clamoring for more targeted TV commercials, Comcast Advertising has launched a new cable industry addressability initiative and has gotten Charter Communications and Cox Communications to join. Satellite providers and upstart over-the-top streaming services have pushed their ... […]

  • Justice Settles With More Broadcasters Over Spot Ad Info Exchanges
    by John Eggerton on June 17, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    The Justice Department has reached settlements with CBS, Cox, Scripps, Fox and Tegna in its ongoing investigation of the broadcast TV ad market and the exchange of competitively sensitive information.  That agreement settles a suit by Justice, which had alleged the broadcasters, and in the ... […]

  • FX Orders More ‘Pose’
    by Michael Malone on June 17, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    FX has ordered a third season of Pose. Season two began June 11, and the premiere delivered 1.2 million total viewers and 572,000 viewers 18-49, according to FX, citing Nielsen. FX called it the series’ most watched episode. Pose is a drama spotlighting the legends, icons and ferocious house ... […]

  • FCC Soft Launches Telecom Subsidy Eligibility Verifier in More States
    by John Eggerton on June 17, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    In a further move in the FCC's effort to better target telecom and broadband funds and prevent waste, fraud and abuse, the Wireline Competition Bureau is "soft" launching its national Lifeline eligibility verifier in another 11 states on June 25: Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, ... […]

  • AI: Hollywood’s Rising Star
    by Siva Natajaran and Jeff Bauer, Fjord on June 17, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Why are media and technology companies like Netflix able to compete with the Hollywood studio establishment? One of their core competitive advantages is artificial intelligence (AI) — and it’s only going to get bigger. This is one of the questions that is core to what Accenture Interactive is ... […]

  • ‘On Becoming a God in Central Florida’ Premieres on Showtime Aug. 25
    by Michael Malone on June 17, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Showtime has picked up comedy On Becoming a God in Central Florida, which will debut Sunday, Aug. 25. Kirsten Dunst stars and George Clooney produces. Episodes run for 60 minutes. Showtime is on board for nine episodes. Rubert Funke and Matt Lutsky created the show, which Showtime says is about ... […]

  • FOR-A Corporation of Americas Names Mike Buchanan to Lead Sales Effort in Western U.S.
    by Wire Contributor on June 17, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Cypress, CA, June 17, 2019 – FOR-A Corporation of America announces the appointment of Mike Buchanan as Western Regional Sales Manager. Buchanan was most recently an executive with the Burbank-based systems integration firm, SIT Group, and was previously with Kramer Electronics. He will be based ... […]

  • Season Four of 'This Is Us' Begins on NBC Sept. 24
    by Michael Malone on June 17, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    NBC's fall season begins Monday, Sept. 23, as the network unveils a pair of comedies on Thursdays and a Monday legal family drama this season. That Monday, The Voice leads into Bluff City Law, the legal drama starring Jimmy Smits. Tuesays, it’s The Voice into season four of This Is Us, then New ... […]

  • Coming Up for SMPTE — June Updates
    by Wall Street Communications on June 17, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    SMPTE June Webcasts Credentialed press are welcome to join any SMPTE® webcast. Members of the media must contact Sunny Branson at to register. Essential Technology Concepts Webcast — Open to All TITLE: How Speakers and Sound Systems Work: Fundamentals, Plus Broadcast and Cinema ... […]