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NYC TV Week Announces Speakers from Google, Disney, More

NEW YORK—NYC Television Week has announced its expanded series of speakers and panels as it preps for three days of insight, knowledge and thought leadership covering every aspect of the TV industry, with a special focus on Hispanic TV and video media. Among the speakers added to the panels and ...

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YouTube Officially Back on Amazon Fire TV

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Google announced today that YouTube has returned to Amazon Fire TV devices and that Amazon Prime is now available on Google’s Chromecast and Android TV devices. Google had removed the YouTube app from Fire TV in late December 2017 over competitive disputes. Although YouTube ...

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NAB Says Google and Qualcomm Should Pay FCC Fees Too

WASHINGTON—This fee system is unfair. Now’s the time to fix it. The National Association of Broadcasters didn’t use those exact words, but its latest comments to the FCC carry that clear message. Most immediately, NAB is upset about a planned hike in regulatory fees that broadcasters must pay to ...

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YouTube TV Streaming Service Available in Top 100 Markets

Two year old YouTube TV said it will be available in the top 100 television markets in time for the Super Bowl. YouTube TV said it is launching in 95 markets on Wednesday, with more to come shortly. The virtual MVP has been stressing that subscribers can watch their favorite sports events and has ...

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Speaker Lineup Announced for NYC Television Week

NEW YORK- NYC Television Week, presented by Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel Newsmagazines, announced today its 2018 preliminary speaker lineup, featuring top names and influencers to headline the industry's premier events covering the latest trends, technologies and insights impacting the ...

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Grass Valley Announces R&D Initiative To Enhance Quality, Capability

MONTREAL—Grass Valley this week announced an R&D initiative aimed at leveraging its research and development resources with what the company describes as a more agile, collective approach to enhance quality and capability across its entire product portfolio. The initiative, called "Core ...

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Researchers use AI to turn YouTube videos into fully interactive holograms

Four researchers at the University of Washington have collaborated with Google and Facebook to turn video into fully interactive holograms. The team of researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm capable of transforming 2D football clips into 3D reconstructions. They use video of ...

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Google Joins Streaming Video Alliance

NEW YORK—Google has joined the Streaming Video Alliance, which this week held a face-to-face meeting with other alliance members in Manhattan. "A lot has happened in the four years since the alliance was founded. New industry technologies have been introduced and adopted, new alliance members have ...

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Google, NBC Team Up on VR

NEW YORK –NBCUniversal has teamed up with Google to produce virtual reality (VR) versions of select NBCUniversal shows. The VR projects include original content from “Saturday Night Live,” Bravo Media’s “Vanderpump Rules” and SYFY WIRE, with more NBCUniversal networks, channels and shows to follow ...

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NAB Show Conference Showcases Machine Learning and AI for Filmmaking

LAS VEGAS--“Get Ready for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence” is a new half-day program that will be part of The Next-Generation Media Technologies Conference at this year’s NAB Show. Taking place Tuesday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to noon, the program will present six panels examining the ...

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