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4/14/2021

ESPN is introducing a separate feed focused on sports betting on its National Basketball Association telecast tonight. Both ESPN+ and ESPN2 will broadcast the "Daily Wager Special," providing graphics tailored to bettors as well as analyst commentary.

4/14/2021

The global chip shortage will linger for "a couple of years" until manufacturing capacity can catch up to demand, warned Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger. Both he and GlobalFoundries leader Tom Caulfield want the US to at least double its share of the semiconductor market, a sector for which President Joe Biden has proposed $50 billion in subsidies.

4/14/2021

The same day that Sinclair flipped on the switch of a 100w transmitter broadcasting ATSC 3.0, Sinclair and Fraunhofer announced they are working together to bring audio services using the DRM standard to ATSC 3.0.

4/14/2021

Roku is welcoming spring with a slate of new goodies for consumers, announcing a new version of its OS, a new Express 4K+ dongle, Voice Remote Pro and Streambar Pro.

4/14/2021

Kanemura joins For-A America from Sony Electronics, where he was vice president of professional products and solutions. Ken Truong, former For-A America president, is now the company’s chief technology officer.

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4/14/2021

With media companies pivoting to streaming, analyst Michael Nathanson of MoffettNathanson is asking if streaming is really a better business than traditional pay TV.

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4/14/2021

Cisco Systems was selected by the NFL to provide networking gear for services that fuel services for "behind-the-scenes gameday operations" in all 30 of the league's stadiums. The networking infrastructure will be connected to the NFL's Art McNally Gameday Central in New York City.

4/14/2021

Mike Tirico will occupy an set overlooking Tokyo to cover the delayed 2020 Olympic games for NBC in the network's first outdoor primetime Olympic broadcasts. NBC's "Today" show will also make use of the set when Tirico is not on the air.

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4/14/2021

National Association of Broadcasters leader Gordon Smith presented 10 Crystal Radio Awards, during the virtual NAB Show Premiere on April 13, to stations that have gone to special lengths to serve their communities. The NAB also honored D.C.'s WHUR-FM with a Crystal Heritage Award and Mario Lopez with the Television Chairman's Award.

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4/14/2021

NCTA-the Internet & Television Association opposes allocating federal remote learning funds to mobile services or equipment under the new American Rescue Plan. The group told the Federal Communications Commission that cellphones don't give students the "robust broadband capability they need to fully participate in remote learning activities."

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