DANIEL HOLLOWAY, BROADCASTING & CABLEJuly 24, 2014 3:59 pm
PBS Digital Studios announced Wednesday, the final day of the TCA summer press tour, the premiere date for its first scripted series. Frankenstein M.D. will launch Aug. 19 on the PBS Digital Studios YouTube channel. The series is a coproduction with Pemberley Digital—producer of the Pride and Prejudice-inspired and millennial-targeted webseries The Lizzie Bennet Diaries—and was first announced at PBS Digital Studios’ first NewFront presentation in May.
Ben Popper of the Verge writes: Colin Nederkoorn, a startup CEO living in New York City, was unhappy with his Netflix service. He pays Verizon for FiOS service that promises 75Mbps down. But when he tried to stream video, it was a miserable experience, with buffering and low-definition pictures. So Nederkoorn decided to measure the speed of his connection. What he found was that when he was streaming Netflix he was getting speeds of just 375kbps, or 0.5 percent of what he was paying Verizon for.
Audio/video streaming is the heart and soul of the media facility—think Serial Digital Interface, AES3 for audio, HDMI and other transports that move audio and video from point to point in a timed, continuous fashion.
JOHN EGGERTON, MULTICHANNEL NEWSJuly 23, 2014 11:14 am
The House’s bipartisan passage of the STELAR Act satellite bill Tuesday (July 22) got plenty of stakeholder praise Tuesday after it passed on voice vote in a fast track move that signaled it was a non-controversial item.