Arizona Broadcasters Association

The Wrap - 10/5/18 - FM on iPhones, Understanding C-band and more

Thursday, October 04, 2018 11:08 AM | Anonymous

The ABA's mission is to serve, educate and advocate, and here's the part where we educate.

Check out these articles on industry topics, curated by Art Brooks, to share and discuss in the newsroom and around the proverbial water cooler. And remember - we share stories all week long on our social media channels.

Data-Free FM Radio Arrives On The iPhone 

For months, TagStation LLC and the team behind its NextRadio app worked hard with Apple to get its smartphones to include an enabled FM chip, which would allow users to access local radio stations.

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At Radio Show, A New Urgency About Harnessing Data

A new sense of urgency about harnessing data to drive more ad dollars to radio prevailed at last week’s Radio Show as broadcasters, advertisers and vendors coalesced around technologies and strategies that could help lift the industry out of its sales doldrums. Radio’s data dance moved from a slow waltz to spirited quickstep as attendees shared how they are using attribution platforms and sophisticated analytics to help level the playing field with digital.

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TV Station Deal Volume Jumps to $297M in 3Q

The value of TV stations sold in the third quarter nearly tripled to $297.4 million, according to data gathered by Kagan. Kagan, a media research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence, found 32 deals involving TV stations, with 23 full power and 23 lower stations changing hands.

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Understanding the C-band Proceeding

The C-band is a swath of satellite spectrum that radio and TV broadcasters use every day to receive critical content for their broadcasts. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently considering transferring some or all of that spectrum to wireless companies for next-generation wireless services. NAB is providing the following resources to help better understand how this issue impacts station operations.

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