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4/12/2021

National Association of Broadcasters CEO Gordon Smith has had a significant impact on the industry during his tenure, including helping to mitigate the pandemic-related economic slowdown, broadcasting insiders say. Smith recently announced his intention to retire at the end of this year.

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4/12/2021

National Association of Broadcasters CEO Gordon Smith will appear before the Senate Communications Subcommittee on April 15 to provide his perspective on effectively communicating the benefits and availability of COVID-19 vaccines. Smith will speak on the media's role in keeping the public informed as vaccines are distributed.

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4/12/2021

The National Cable Television Cooperative has formed a member task force dedicated to ensuring that MobiTV survives the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process. A letter from NCTC says one option could be a partnership with investors or a buyer, an arrangement in which members would invest at least $1 million as a consortium.

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4/12/2021

CommScope will proceed with plans to spin off its Home Networks division, which makes set-top devices for televisions as well as routers and modems, CEO Jeff Treadway told analysts. Treadway expects Home Networks to be operating independently by March 2022, with CommScope Senior Vice President Joe Chow as the leader.

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4/12/2021

The White House has allocated $39 million in its 2022 budget to developing technology that would let the Department of Defense share spectrum with wireless carriers. Incumbent informing capability is likely to be the focus of experimentation, but statements from T-Mobile and some tech research companies expressed doubt regarding its effectiveness.

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4/12/2021

Dejero has received ISO 9001:2005 certification in recognition of its quality management system as relates to design, development, realization, information assurance and support of its products and services.

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4/12/2021

Broadcast Solutions Produkte und Service will work with the Signiant EMEA team to build Signiant’s presence in the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland).

4/12/2021

An LPTV station group has asked the FCC to consider the benefits of datacasting via over-the-air broadcasting when doling out funds for the Emergency Connectivity Fund for educational devices and connections.

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4/12/2021

The acquisition adds to Streamland’s post-production holdings, bolsters its presence in Los Angeles and Vancouver and gives Streamland a substantial footprint in New York City.

4/12/2021

CamSTREAM SRT provides content creators with a turnkey solution, which includes a PTZ camera and tripod, video encoder and return monitor, for remote shooting, recording and streaming of live content.

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