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AMC Networks Buys 49.9% Of BBC America For $200M

October 24, 2014 9:27 am
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AMC Networks, about a year after spending $1 billion to crack the European market with its acquisition of Chellomedia, said it will shell out $200 million for a 49.9% interest in BBC America and enter into a partnership with the network’s parent, BBC Worldwide.


Most-Watched New Broadcast Series Have Oldest-Skewing Audiences

October 24, 2014 9:13 am
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Through the first four weeks of the new broadcast television season, a handful of the most-watched new primetime series are also among the shows that have the oldest-skewing audiences on television, according to Nielsen Media data. And in a case of respecting one’s elders, for the most part, those series can thank their older-skewing lead-ins.


Political Ads Flood Pandora Before Mid-Terms

October 24, 2014 8:10 am
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Ari Levy of CNBC writes: If you live in Florida and spend much time on Pandora’s streaming service, chances are you’re hearing a lot of “Rick Scott for Governor” commercials. How often depends on how much you like country music.


iHeartRadio Goes Live in Apple CarPlay

October 23, 2014 2:39 pm
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IHeartRadio is now live in Apple CarPlay and available in some vehicle models and headend units.


DIY Projects Fill The Gap In Specialized Applications

October 23, 2014 2:18 pm
Fig. 1: It’s not quite a “cocktail napkin” drawing, but the schematic of the breadboard circuit was scratched out in pencil on a notepad.
One of the things that attracted me to the broadcast engineering field is that when solutions are not commercially available — and sometimes even when they are — broadcast engineers often design, build and install their own.