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Tata Elxsi's Connected Home CoE Helps Global Operators Redefine In-home Entertainment Experiences

BANGALORE and MUMBAI June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tata Elxsi's Connected Home Center of Excellence (CoE) leverages deep domain expertise for video, IoT and smart home services, experience of open source middleware such as RDK and Android TV, and solution accelerators to support rapid development....

Tata Elxsi's Connected Home CoE Helps Global Operators Redefine In-home Entertainment Experiences

Press Release Tata Elxsi's Connected Home CoE Helps Global Operators Redefine In-home Entertainment Experiences. Latest project supports Android TV implementation for Airtel. BANGALORE and MUMBAI, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- BANGALORE and MUMBAI, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tata....

ESPN announces executive reorganization

By Jessica Toonkel. (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's ESPN has reorganized its top executives, promoting Connor Schell to oversee all of its content creation across digital, TV and print, ESPN President John Skipper said on Friday. The changes in executive ranks at ESPN come as the sports channel is....

ESPN announces executive reorganization

Walt Disney Co's ( DIS.N Jessica Toonkel ) ESPN has reorganized its top executives, promoting Connor Schell to oversee all of its content creation across digital, TV and print, ESPN President John Skipper said on Friday. The changes in executive ranks at ESPN come as the sports channel is struggling....

India-born Arun Netravali wins Marconi Prize for digital video technology

India-born and US-based Arun Netravali, former Bell Labs President, is the winner of the 2017 Marconi Prize for his pioneering work in digital video technology, used in mobile phones and television sets, announced the Marconi Society on Friday. "Netravali's pioneering work on video compression....

Arun Netravali, Former Bell Labs President and Digital Video Pioneer, Awarded the 2017 Marconi Prize

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jun 15, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Marconi Society, dedicated to furthering scientific achievements in communications and related technologies, announced today that it will present the 2017 Marconi Prize to Dr. Arun Netravali. Dr.

Malaysia's Astro 'doesn't know' about talks with Reliance Digital TV

NEW DELHI: Malaysian and ASEAN content and consumer company Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd has scotched rumours about due diligence being done to buy financially-beleaguered Indian DTH operator Reliance Digital TV saying it "does not know anything" about the talks.

Infrastructure improvements and reforms continue

Update: 6:10PM FIJI continues its strategic investment in infrastructure development and upgrades, including major reconstruction of the airports, expansion of our seaports, and introduction of cutting edge ICT technology, such as the recently launched digital television to capitalise on our location as the hub of the Pacific.

Nigeria Misses Digital Switch Over Deadline Third Time

- Advertisement - 100% Natural Solution To Premature Ejaculation, Weak Erection, Watery Sperm, Other Sexual Dysfunctions And Last More Than 30 Minutes During Sex. The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), which is responsible for activities relating to broadcasting in the country, has blamed the....

Nigeria to Assist Republic of Niger towards Digital Switch Over

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has assured the Republic of Niger of Nigeria’s support in ensuring that it successfully migrates from Analogue mode of Transmission to Digital transmission. Alhaji Mohammed gave the assurance when the Republic of Niger’s Minister of....

US$18k stolen property recovered in Chegutu

Police in Chegutu have recovered loot worth about US$18 000 and arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the recovered stolen property. The recovered property includes 15 plasma television sets, lap tops and desk top computers, digital television decoders, public address systems and radio sets.

StarTimes launches subscription promo 17 mins ago Media

As part of efforts to reward its numerous and loyal subscribers in Nigeria, Pay TV company, StarTimes, has launched a reward programme that would allow a customer pay two months subscription and have two weeks free. While speaking on the promotion, Acting Brands and Marketing Director, StarTimes, Mr.

MediaTek Announces Ultra HD TV SoC Supporting Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)

HSINCHU, Taiwan June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MediaTek Inc. today announced the availability of its new MediaTek MT5597 System-on-Chip (SoC), an Ultra HD TV SoC supporting Dolby Vision™ and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) . MT5597 transforms TV viewing experiences with breakthrough brightness, contrast and color.

Indonesia's Digital Switchover Marked by Controversy, Conflicting Interests

The existing law is considered too outdated to accommodate the latest technological advancements that would allow digital TV services to be available nationwide. The latest revisions of the law were submitted to the House of Representatives' legislative council in February and are scheduled to be discussed in plenary session in August.

HUB TV goes into local taxis with ‘real content’

Local production house, HUB TV, recently launched its LCD screens targeted at kombi commuters. Installed in 25 combis so far, the screens will be displaying real time content produced by the station on a daily basis. “HUB TV is a free to air digital TV channel on public transport in Gaborone,....

Unified technology: Africa can provide affordable digital TV to every home—StarTimes President

Pang Xinxing, in a speech titled: Advance Hand-in-Hand to Jointly Create the Future,’ at the seventh African Digital TV Development Seminar held in Beijing, China, said Africa could realize the target of providing affordable digital TV to every household through the adoption of unified technology and business models.

StarTimes delights customers with new promo

Pay TV company, StarTimes, says it has initiated a new promo that will see customers enjoying two weeks of free service whenever they pay for two months subscription. The acting Brands and Marketing Director, StarTimes, Mr. Qasim Elegbede, while speaking on the offer, said the promo was the company’s own way of rewarding viewers’ loyalty.

Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts to 2022

report to their offering. "Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts" The Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts report estimates that three groups will continue to account for 90% of Sub-Saharan Africa's pay TV subscribers. Multichoice had 11.61 million subscribers across satellite TV platform DStv and DTT platform GOtv by end-2016, which will grow to 17.

Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts to 2022

report to their offering. "Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts" The Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts report estimates that three groups will continue to account for 90% of Sub-Saharan Africa's pay TV subscribers. Multichoice had 11.61 million subscribers across satellite TV platform DStv and DTT platform GOtv by end-2016, which will grow to 17.

Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts to 2022

DUBLIN June 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the report to their offering. "Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts" The Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts report estimates that three groups will continue to account for 90% of Sub-Saharan Africa's pay TV subscribers.

Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts to 2022

The Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts report estimates that three groups will continue to account for 90% of Sub-Saharan Africa's pay TV subscribers. Multichoice had 11.61 million subscribers across satellite TV platform DStv and DTT platform GOtv by end-2016, which will grow to 17.66 million by 2022.

Netflix Inc.

Internet video services are more popular than cable, according to a May study from Fluent LLC. that was reported by eMarketer. Fluent, a data and marketing company, found that 67% of U.S. internet users watch TV via a streaming service, a la Netflix Inc. , Hulu and Amazon.com Inc. , while 61% have cable subscriptions at home.

Astro in talks to buy India’s Reliance Digital TV

NEW DELHI: Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd is in talks to acquire Reliance Digital TV, a unit of Indian billionaire Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications (RCom). The Malaysian group is conducting due diligence to determine the Indian DTH company’s value, the Times of India reported. A Reliance spokesman declined comment when contacted by Bernama.

Astro in talks to buy India’s Reliance Digital TV

Astro is conducting due diligence to determine DTH’s value, — Picture by KE Ooi NEW DELHI, June 9 ― Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd is in talks to acquire Reliance Digital TV, a unit of Indian billionaire Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications (RCom). The Malaysian group is conducting due diligence to....

Nigeria misses yet another digital migration deadline 59 mins ago Technology

Nigeria is expected to conclude its migration from analogue to digital broadcasting by June 17, 2017. A process popularly referred to as Digital Switch-Over (DSO), the country had, hitherto, missed two attempts: June 17, 2012 and, principally, June 17, 2015, the date set by the International....

Videocon d2h & Reliance Digital finding ways to wriggle out of tough situations

MUMBAI: ccompanies in India are facing a tough time. While Videocon is making several significant moves to reduce its heavy debt, Reliance Digital TV is reportedly in talks with a Malaysian company to sell the business. Videocon is trying to repay its debt by selling some of its businesses such as....

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Barrett Communications-HF & VHF Tactical Communications

Barrett Communications designs and manufactures a complete range of secure high-frequency (HF) and very high-frequency (VHF) tactical communication solutions th...

Barrett Communications Launches Advanced 4075 High-Power HF transmitter

Barrett Communications have announced the release of their latest product, the advanced Barrett 4075 High-Power High-Frequency (HF) transmitter. E-mail and mess...

Australian senate rejects bill to restore ABC shortwave

The bill would have required the ABC to restore its shortwave transmission services which the broadcaster ended in January this year. This move was described in...

EDXC Radio 2017, to air today

1 hr ago Read more: MT Shortwave Central EDXC Radio 2017 on air today Wednesday 9th August 2017 with few short 15 minute tests on 9290 and/or 9270 kHz starting ...

A Naval officer and a Goan boat wants to sail around the world with nothing but a sextant

Divar: One would think that 151 days at sea was sufficient solitude for a lifetime, but maritime reconnaissance pilot Abhilash Tomy has different ideas. Not con...

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By Paul Goble Russia’s leading human rights groups say that ethnic Russians are now actively discriminating against ethnic Ukrainians even though Vladimir Putin...

North Korea Says Army Is "On Standby Waiting For An Order Of Attack"

Global markets are closed for the weekend, so we will need to wait until tomorrow evening to see how investors react to the latest back-and-forth between the No...

FSB Demands Detailed Personal Information On Russians Using Social Networks – OpEd

The draft order ( http://regulation.gov.ru/projects#npa=18013 ) which has been issued by the communications ministry and is slated to take effect next July will...

North Korea Issues "Emergency Standby Orders" To Civil Defense Units: Report

With markets about to close for the next 2 days, the question on every trader's mind is: " should i carry risk over the weekend, or should I dump it all in case...

Maria talks suspension

Back in 2016, ESPN reported the 30-year-old Russian professional tennis player was suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation. She was teste...

Hudgens levies fines for deadly explosion at Augusta sperm bank

Fines have been levied against gas supplier Airgas USA after an investigation into a deadly explosion at an Augusta, Ga., sperm bank. In an official report, Ins...

Quebec minister condemns rise of far-right movement in province

Quebec’s far-right movement is harming the province and its image on the international stage, Christine St-Pierre, Quebec’s minister of International Relations,...

Fiji follows convention

FIJI is one of 12 countries of the Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC) that has complied with the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS...

INDEPENDENT consultants have valued Fiji's 2016 domestic kava market at $330 million, far outstripping international sugar exports that generated $103m and mineral water exports that accounted for $214m in the same year. more...

INDEPENDENT consultants have valued Fiji's 2016 domestic kava market at $330 million, far outstripping international sugar exports that generated $103m and mine...

FIJIANS in the most remote areas of Fiji will now be able to have better access to disaster-related information during a disaster. more...

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama switches on the medium wave radio transmission while JICA resident rep Hiroyuki Sawada (left) and FBC CEO Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum ...

AM radio now Fiji-wide

Fiji's prime minister says all Fijians can now tune in to the 'national dialogue' following the rehabilitation of the country's medium wave radio infrastructure...

Update: 12:25PM A NEWLY-rehabilitated medium wave AM infrastructure and transmission was launched by Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama this morning. more...

Update: 12:25PM A NEWLY-rehabilitated medium wave AM infrastructure and transmission was launched by Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama this morning. With...

AIR to revitalise Punjabi service to augment reach in India,

Public service broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) is planning to "revitalise" its Punjabi service to augment its reach to the Punjabi-speaking listeners "on both...

Why are Christian pastors endorsing Trump's North Korea war threat?

As we stand on the brink of fire and fury, we're also hearing a lot of fire and brimstone. This week, a Central Indiana pastor, Marc Monte, took to Twitter to p...

Pat Robertson hospitalized after falling from horse

Pat Robertson, the founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network and a familiar face on its flagship program The 700 Club, has been hospitalized, CBN announced ...

CBN's Pat Robertson injured while

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Doctors say Pat Robertson from CBN is expected to make a full recovery after he was injured while horseback riding Friday. Accordi...

J.K Rowling Has Fiery Literary Response To Pastor Supporting Donald Trump’s ‘Fire And Fury’

The Bible has been used to promote peace, understanding and compassion in the world. But the very same scriptures have also been used in the past to , author ...

Swarens: The 'fire and fury' of today's Christian pastors

As we stand on the brink of fire and fury, we're also hearing a lot of fire and brimstone. This week, a Central Indiana pastor took to Twitter to proclaim: "N K...

Clay Crosse Releases New Single ‘I Will Trust in You,’ Inspired by John 16:33

Clay CrosseCover for Clay Crosse's 2017 single "I Will Trust In You." Veteran Contemporary Christian recording artist Clay Crosse is releasing a new single to C...

Unbelievable?: Meet the man who puts atheists on Christian radio

Justin Brierley knows a thing or two about miracles: each week, he manages to get atheists to listen to Christian radio. But, as you probably guessed, it's not ...

Police re-enactment with Hoddle St killer Julian Knight

. Posted August 09, 2017 11:21:25. A police re-enactment with Hoddle Street murderer Julian Knight the day after he killed seven people and injured 19 others in...

Unbelievable?: Meet the man who puts atheists on Christian radio

Justin Brierley knows a thing or two about miracles: each week, he manages to get atheists to listen to Christian radio. But, as you probably guessed, it's not ...

Meet the man who puts atheists on Christian radio

Justin Brierley knows a thing or two about miracles: eacj=g week, he manages to get atheists to listen to Christian radio. But, as you probably guessed, it's no...

Christian TV to Sean Spicer: People are wondering how to pray for you

Spicer appeared via a video feed standing under the hot morning sun in the White House courtyard, where he fielded friendly questions about health care, the Rus...

Controversial Moroccan Christian Preacher Challenges Salafi Scholar to Debate

Rabat – The controversial Moroccan Christian preacher Brother Rachid has challenged Moroccan Salafi scholar Mohamed El Fizazi to debate Islam and Christianity. ...

This apocalyptic Korean Christian group goes by different names. Critics say it's just a cult.

A visit with Chairman Lee. The members of Shinchonji call him “Chairman Lee,” or just “the chairman.” In church literature, he is also variously identified as “...

Christian Television Network host to bring talents to stage at Dulcet

Derrick Williams, host of the Christian Television Network's The Gospel Voice , brings something new to New Port Richey this month. Beginning July 23, the vocal...

Christian TV In Russia Bribes LGBT To Leave The Country

Christian TV In Russia Offers To Pay LGBT To Leave The Country For Good. Russia’s religious TV channel is offering to send LGBT Russians abroad for good, so th...

SIRIUS XM HOLDINGS INC. : Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K)

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement. On August 16, 2017 , our subsidiary, Sirius XM Radio Inc. ("SiriusXM"), issued $250 million aggregate prin...

MIB: Set up cable TV regulatory panels, Century, Chinar & Pan India among 6 FM licences revoked

NEW DELHI: The information and broadcasting ministry has issued directions to states to set up district-level and state-level monitoring committees to regulate ...

China aiding Africa’s digital migration

The latest report of Digital Television Forecast in Sub-Sahara Africa released by Digital Television Study in England shows that digital television household pe...

Digital radio in Hong Kong dies with bow out of RTHK channels

. Hong Kong’s last remaining digital radio channels will go off the air next month, public broadcaster RTHK announced on Friday, putting the final nail in the ...

Rep. Ruben Gallego: Trump Is An ‘Absolute Racist’

Representative Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) waves after addressing the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Scott A...

GOTv adds three new free-to-air channels

Speaking on the launch of the channels, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, said: “We are very excited about our new channel offerings and the ro...

Pay TV Revolution: Nigerians To Save N9.34tr From Subscriptions

It has been estimated that about 29 million households may be free from the yoke of pay television monthly subscriptions when the Nigeria Broadcasting Corporati...

Pay TV subs in Kenya soar in wake of digital migration

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya’s migration to digital TV has maintained an upward trajectory, registering tremendous growth as subscription to pay TV soars. More Ken...

Czech Republic

LONDON Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Czech government proposes laws to reduce mobile voice and data charges The Czech Republic has a sophisticated telecom marke...

Czech Republic

Press Release Czech Republic - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses. LONDON, Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Czech government ...

Sprint giving low-income kids free devices

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Sprint wants to help 1 million low-income high school students by giving them free tech to do their homework. The company says 180,000 studen...

Chevy Launches Two-Row Tahoe Custom, Lowers Price to $45K

CHEVROLET INTRODUCES THE TAHOE CUSTOM. New model offers Tahoe’s legendary capability starting at $44,995. DETROIT — Today Chevrolet announced the new Tahoe Cust...

SLT Group operating profits up, increasing depreciation slows down net profits

August 16, 2017, 8:20 pm Sri Lanka Telecom group released its group and holding company financial performance results for the 6 months ending on June 30, 2017. ...

PCTEL launches multi-band LTE/Wi-Fi/GNSS antenna with sub-inch profile

is offering a new multi-band LTE/Wi-Fi/GNSS antenna with a sub-inch profile. The antenna combines PCTEL’s high rejection multi-GNSS technology for precision tim...

Verizon offers priority communications access to Iowa public safety agencies

Verizon said Wednesday it will provide Iowa police, firefighters and other emergency workers with priority access to its nationwide communications network at no...

Largest city in NH to vote on allowing keno

Voters will consider allowing a newly-legalized lottery game to be played in New Hampshire's largest city to help fund full day kindergarten. New Hampshire Publ...

12:01 Controversy in Japan After Release of Documentary Exposing War Crimes

16 de agosto de 2017, 12:01 Tokyo, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) A documentary recently published by the NHK, national public broadcasting organization, has today spar...

Seeds on Ice

A few weeks ago I heard a wonderful interview on Fresh Air with Terry Gross of National Public Radio. She interviewed Dr. Cary Fowler, who is known as the "fath...

Reflections on medical care in the boondocks and beyond

The local public radio station is my alarm clock. I was awakened recently by a reporter interviewing a young California rancher. The rancher and his wife were e...

After Charlottesville, Southern Cities Consider What To Do With Confederate Monuments

Accelerating the pace of engineering and science. After Charlottesville, Southern Cities Consider What To Do With Confederate Monuments 05:23 Josh James, WUKY...

Giveaway: Atmosphere

In 1997, hip-hop duo Atmosphere dropped Overcast , its first official album. The record included the song “Scapegoat,” which would become a college radio hit, a...

Echo & The Bunnymen, Violent Femmes: Iconic 1980s bands to play at Woodland Park Zoo

With 1980s nostalgia in full bloom, it’s fitting the Violent Femmes and Echo & The Bunnymen are co-headlining a show at Woodland Park Zoo next week. Even though...

Thor’s Tessa Thompson on Why Her Action Hero Icon is Terminator’s Sarah Connor

never expected to be at San Diego Comic-Con . The actor, who is known for her roles as a college radio DJ challenging her classmates on issues of race in Dear W...

The Psychedelic Furs are back by popular demand

Updated 10 minutes ago. Their songs were college radio staples in the early '80s — “The Ghost in You,” “Heartbreak Beats,” “All That Money Wants,” “House,” “Lov...

Jeff Moehlis: Break On Through with Robby Krieger from The Doors

There was a guy, Bob Brinkmeyer or something like that, and he ran the radio show out at the college. So we did a lot of shows with him, you know, just on the c...

Armed raids, a shotgun killing, drugs and sex abuse

Millions tuned in as they provided the soundtrack to the Swinging Sixties when no one else would. DJs became major stars and bands they supported – including Th...

Pirate radio DJ Dave Cash's ashes scattered off Harwich coast

THE ashes of former pirate radio DJ Dave Cash were scattered into the sea from a lifeboat off Harwich quay as part of the last BBC pirate radio show in the town...

Pirate radio DJ Dave Cash's ashes scattered off Harwich coast

THE ashes of former pirate radio DJ Dave Cash were scattered into the sea from a lifeboat off Harwich quay as part of the last BBC pirate radio show in the town...

Radio rebels go straight: Pirate station Caroline gets a licence

On this day in 1967, the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act was introduced to stop pirate radio and Radio Caroline was its main target. But now, 50 years later, r...

How pirate radio changed the face of broadcasting 50 years on

And this weekend, listeners and DJs are making an emotional journey to the east coast to mark the 50th anniversary of the closure of pirate radio and the lastin...