Television technology

  1. Netflix, Hulu Plus, Dozens of Other Streaming Apps Available on Amazon's Fire TV

    April 02, 2014 8:20 PM EDT Online video providers are fired up about Amazon's new streaming video box, the Fire TV.  The device, which Amazon announced at a media event in New York on Wednesday morning, comes pre-loaded with dozens of apps including Netflix, Hulu Plus, ...

  2. Vevo Launches Lean-Back TV Experience

    March 12, 2013 12:48 PM EDT The company that brought back music videos to a new generation of on-demand viewers on Tuesday is launching Vevo TV, a traditionally programmed, linear broadcast that harkens back to the era of appointment television. Like broadcast TV, Vevo’s n ...

  3. Business Matters: What Zynga's Troubles Mean for the Music Business

    July 26, 2012 6:35 PM EDT What Zynga's Troubles Mean for the Music Business -- Games have always provided an outlet for music, but opportunities can be short-lived. A year ago Zynga was going to be the future of entertainment and provide an avenue for music to be used ...

  4. CES 2012: Here's What The Music Biz Will Be Watching For

    January 09, 2012 9:00 AM EST The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, long the go-to event for the tech and mobile industries, is increasingly becoming a magnet for music-based services and media companies. With many of this year's announcements expected ...

  5. Business Matters: Rebecca Black Continues To Rake In Cash

    March 30, 2011 6:10 PM EDT Rebecca Black Rakes It In (Modestly) -- In case you hadn't read about sudden teen sensation Rebecca Black lately, here's an update on her numbers. "Friday" sold 50,000 units last week, bringing its two-week total to 87,000, acc ...

  6. Business Matters: Who Will Soon Join Eminem in YouTube Billion-Airs Club?

    February 23, 2011 2:58 PM EST The YouTube Billion-Airs Club: Eminem, Bieber, Gaga and...Rhi Rhi? -- Who will follow Eminem to become the fourth artist to surpass one billion YouTube views? Rihanna, who currently has nearly 986 million YouTube views. Based on her daily average ...

  7. Business Matters: Senate Approves Local Community Radio Act

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Senate Approves Local Community Radio Act, Low Power FM Stations To Increase -- The U.S. Senate passed the Local Community Radio Act on Friday. The House of Representatives had already passed the bill. It now awaits the president's approval. ...

  8. Online Viewers Still Loving Regular TV, Poll Shows

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Pay TV industry has heatedly debated this fall whether consumers are dropping their cable or other TV subscriptions to watch more TV content online. A new study by Nielsen, commissioned by the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Mar ...

  9. MOG Music Service Links With Roku

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The MOG music service is coming to a living room near you, thanks to a just-announced deal with Roku. The deal makes the MOG subscription service available to owners of Roku’s streaming media devices. See the overview here . The Roku device is des ...

  10. EchoStar Acquires Placeshifting Firm

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EchoStar, which owns the DISH Network satellite TV Service, bought placeshifting technology firm Sling Media for about $380 million. Sling Media manufacturers a the Slingbox, a TV appliance that along with the SlingPlayer software allows users to ...

  11. mSpot Reveals 'The Remix'

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mobile entertainment service provider mSpot has introduced a music player for mobile phones that allows users to access and play music stored on their home computer via their mobile devices. The Remix product essentially streams music stored in a ...

  12. Legislation Ending Analog Approved

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Awaits the signature of President Bush. The U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval today (Feb. 1) to bring television into the digital age. The legislation was crafted by the Energy and Commerce Committee under the chairmanship of U.S. ...

  13. MusicGremlin To Debut At CES

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wireless player been in dev for over a year. MusicGremlin, a wireless digital audio player that's been under development for more than a year, will debut at the coming 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show Jan. 5. The MusicGremlin devi ...

  14. Finland To Issue Mobile TV License

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Finnish government said it has launched a tender process for Europe's first mobile digital television broadcasting license in a bid to boost such innovative services as mobile TV broadcasting via sannaLONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Th ...

  15. Senate OKs Analog Death In '09

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Senate on Nov. 3 narrowly approved a massive budget reduction measure that will end the nation's venerable analog broadcasting service on April 7, 2009. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Senate on Nov. 3 narrowly approved a ...

  16. Legislation Sets Digital TV Transition Deadline

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bill does not include a 'broadcast flag.' The House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved bipartisan legislation Oct. 26 that would set the deadline for the digital TV transition at Dec. 31, 2008. Efforts by the Hollywood and music i ...

  17. FMC Discusses Payola, Online Licensing And LPFMs

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Federal involvement in payola, online music licensing and low power FM (LPFM) stations were the hot topics at this year's Future of Music Coalition Summit held Sept. 11-13 in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal involvement in payola, ...

  18. Payola, Online Licensing and LPFMs

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Report from the Future of Music Coalition Summit. Federal involvement in payola, online music licensing and low power FM (LPFM) stations were the hot topics at this year's Future of Music Coalition Summit held Sept. 11-13 in Washington, D.C. ...

  19. Cablers Claim Multicast Too Costly

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cable operators are claiming that forcing them to carry all of the digital TV streams a broadcaster can program could cost the industry in excess of $100 billion, according to a new study. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Cable operato ...

  20. Broadcasters OK With '09 Digital Date

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In an attempt to get the transition to digital TV out of low gear, broadcasters told a Senate panel July 12 that they are not fighting congressional attempts to set a "hard date" for the switch. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  21. FCC Moves Up Deadline For Digital TV Tuners

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission on June 9 moved up its deadline requiring TV set manufacturers to produce sets capable of receiving digital signals. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) - The Federal Communications Commission on June 9 ...

  22. Indigos, Lawmakers Link For LPFM Legislation

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Attempts to expand Low Power FM's reach. The Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, performed to a packed room of about 150 congressional lawmakers, staffers and interest-group representatives, gathered to hear the artists and to learn more ...

  23. Barton Pushes For Analog Shut Off

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The chairman of the House Commerce Committee is renewing his push for legislation that would set a "hard date" that would force broadcasters to shut off their current analog channels. LAS VEGAS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The chairman of ...

  24. Foes Put Sights On DTV Date

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Opposition appears to be building to a Republican plan to set a "hard date" for the nation's broadcasters to turn off their analog TV signals as members of a key House panel expressed concern over the WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood ...

  25. 'Primary Video Channel' Rule Gets FCC Blessing

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission voted 4-1 on Feb. 10 to reject broadcasters' attempts to require cable operators to carry their entire digital TV offering, whether it is a single HDTV program or WASHINGTON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Th ...

  26. Must-Carry Broadcast Foes Rally

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST In an effort to avert defeat at the Federal Communications Commission in its bid to require cable operators to carry all of the digital channels broadcasters transmit, the traditionally Republican-lea WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- I ...

  27. Broadcasters Rejoin Must-carry Fray

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Broadcasters are waging a last-minute campaign to persuade the Federal Communications Commission to require cable operators to carry all of their digital TV offerings whether they consist of several c WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- B ...

  28. FCC's Powell Makes DTV Pitch

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission is injecting itself into another NFL halftime show, only this time it's not cracking down on a "wardrobe malfunction," but is attempting to sell the nation on dig WASHINGTON ( The Hollywood Repo ...

  29. Groups Ask Court To Overturn "Broadcast Flag"

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A coalition of nine public-interest groups ranging from the American Library Assn. to the Consumers Union are telling the federal court here that it needs to overturn the Federal Communication Commiss WASHINGTON, D.C. ( The Hollywood Reporter ) -- ...

  30. Broadcasters Win Approval of DTV Proposal

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Broadcasters have beat back a proposal that would have required them to give up their analog channels and switch entirely to digital transmissions by 2009. Their allies on the Senate Commerce Committe WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- B ...

  31. Portable TV, DVD Recorder Debut At N.Y. Conference

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Home Entertainment systems in the near future will be driven by themes of convergence and portability, illustrated by a handful of new products on display at the Home Entertainment Show, held May 20-2 Home Entertainment systems in the near future ...

  32. Broadcasters Rip Analog Shutoff Plan

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The broadcast industry is attacking a plan that would bring digital TV to America by 2009. That's when the government proposes to shut off the analog frequencies that TV stations now use. WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter)--The broadcast industr ...

  33. Senator McCain Proposes Low-Power FM Stations

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST A top Senate lawmaker says he will introduce legislation soon to authorize the creation of hundreds of low power FM (LPFM) stations across the country that proponents say could revolutionize the diver A top Senate lawmaker says he will introduce l ...