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Yesterday, 07:16 AM
26
Aug 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: AT&T’s DirecTV bid nearing approval
 
(nypost.com) - AT&T has reached a tentative deal with antitrust officials to help pave the way for its proposed $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV, The Post has learned.
 
The telecom giant has agreed to unspecified conditions in order to win approval from the Justice Department for the bid, sources said....
 

Yesterday, 07:15 AM
26
Aug 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: NFL nearing DirecTV 'Sunday Ticket' deal worth $1.4B annually
 
(sportsbusinessdaily.com) - The NFL is on the verge of a deal with DirecTV for its Sunday Ticket package that will see its average annual rights fee increase to between $1.3 billion and $1.4 billion over the next decade.
 
Though several issues still need to be ironed out, a broad agreement has been reached on the price and length of a deal, according to multiple sources....
 

Aug 25 2014 09:04 AM
25
Aug 2014
Posted By: David Bott


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WiSA Membership Grows by 50% 

 

Demand For Wireless High Resolution Home Theater Audio Sparks Growth in Wireless Speaker and Audio Association  

San Francisco, Calif., August 25, 2014, The Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA®) Association, an industry group dedicated to bringing, high resolution, wireless, multi-channel audio products to the home theater market, continues its fast growth with the addition of six new members. Joining the Association to advance its mission is: Claridy Audio, a full-service OEM and ODM for digital audio electronics, wireless, amplification, and complete acoustical system design,  Elytone Electronic Co., Ltd., a leading OEM and ODM for audio products, Enclave Wireless Audio builds wireless audio products, Fostex, a manufacturer of consumer and professional audio products is a division of Foster, a large OEM speaker maker, Innovo Concepts, Inc., an innovative product design company, and Monitor Audio, a global specialist in speaker design.  The Association has grown more than 50 percent since January of 2014 and now has 30 member companies..  Additional member announcements are expected in the coming days.
 
According to Raiyska Iyer, Market Research Analyst for Futuresource Consulting, home audio represents an enormous opportunity for manufacturers and retailers with wireless speakers and soundbars growing at 181% and 81% annually. To date, wireless audio solutions have been limited to only a stereo experience, the key advantage of WiSA-compliant components is that it is the first solution to offer high-resolution audio from  2.0 to 7.4 channels. And, WiSA-compliant systems are fully interoperable, allowing the consumer the convenience and freedom-of-choice to mix and match components from different manufacturers.

“The surge in membership and the adoption of WiSA-compliant products is a reflection of the Association’s category leading wireless audio solution,” said Tom Lee, president of the WiSA Association. “WiSA members are able to deliver what consumers want, a full multi-channel, wireless home theater experience. The interference-free, wireless high-resolution audio products are easy to set up and interoperate with other compliant CE devices like HDTVs, set-top-boxes, gaming devices and more.”
 

About the WiSA Association:

Established in 2011 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, the Wireless Speaker & Audio (WiSA) Association is an industry group dedicated to bringing the industry’s only fully interoperable, high resolution, multi-channel wireless audio capability to consumer and professional products. The Association is responsible for developing technical specifications, performing interoperability compliance testing of WiSA-certified products, supporting members with marketing campaigns and promoting the broad adoption of WiSA product interoperability. For more information about the WiSA Association, visit www.wisaassociation.org.


Aug 12 2014 11:32 AM
12
Aug 2014
Posted By: David Bott


CEDIA EXPO Hosts Industry Thought Leaders


Keynote Presentations and New Panels Feature Industry’s Top Experts

INDIANAPOLIS (August 12, 2014)— Industry thought leaders from Comcast, DISH, GigaOm Research, iControl, Dolby, Auro, Pioneer, and Sony Pictures Entertainment will participate in three CEDIA Training panels at CEDIA EXPO 2014. In addition Geoff Mulligan, Chairman, IPSO Alliance and former Presidential Innovation Fellow will present a course on the Internet of Things.

 “The topics these training courses and panels are covering don’t just represent ‘cool’ emerging trends, they’re vital topics. 4K, object based audio, commoditized home automation, and the internet of things will change how home technology professionals do business,” said Dave Pedigo, Senior Director of Learning & Emerging Trends. “These new courses, combined with the Opening Keynote presented by Sony and the Training Keynote by CompTIA, really will provide attendees a full picture of all that is going on in the industry."

New Additions & Panel Announcements:

  • Atmos, Auro3D & More: Bringing Object Based Audio from the Cinema to the Home Theater (ESD0035-1) – Moderated by CEDIA Fellow Michael Heiss. Representatives from Dolby, Auro, Pioneer, and sound expert Dr. Floyd Toole
  • Commoditized Home Automation: It's (Not) a Threat (ESB0029) – Moderated by Gordon VanZuiden. Representatives from iControl and GigaOm Research
  • Ultra HD/4K: It's Way More than Just Pixels (EST0870) – Moderated by CEDIA Fellow Michael Heiss. Representatives from DISH, Comcast, Sony Pictures Entertainment

The recently added course on the Internet of Things (EST090-1) is a course that applies not only to home technology professionals but also to manufacturers.

“2014 has been named the year of the Internet of Things, so getting to glean information from the inventor of 6LoWPAN couldn’t be more relevant,” said Pedigo. “Attendees have the opportunity learn more about what will become the de-facto standard for IP in the industry.”

CEDIA EXPO attendees may add any of these courses to their schedule through the online registration system. CEDIA EXPO will be held at the Colorado Convention Center September 10 – 14 (show floor open September 11 – 14).  Follow @CEDIA and #CEDIA14 for the latest CEDIA EXPO 2014 updates.  

 

About CEDIA

CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,500 member companies worldwide. CEDIA members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association’s Web site at www.cedia.net.

Follow @CEDIA on Twitter, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CEDIA.Region2, or join the CEDIA group on LinkedIn.

 

 


Aug 11 2014 08:12 PM
11
Aug 2014
Posted By: David Bott


Robin Williams Dies at age 63

 

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We here at DBSTalk are saddened by the death of Robin Williams.  He will be greatly missed as part of our entertainment. 

 

It is a sad day for the entertainment world.   

 

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Aug 10 2014 05:41 AM
10
Aug 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


CBS is making shows that you won't see on conventional TV
 
(Engadget.com) - The company is creating shows that most likely won't air on its own TV channels -- a big step when many rivals are still reluctant to give online services their latest conventional programming, let alone an incentive for people to drop their cable subscriptions. Mind you, it's not hard to see the financial motivations involved. Netflix just recently overtook HBO in revenue, based in part on exclusive shows like House of Cards; while it still has a long way to go on profit, there's now a lot of money on the table for studios that make internet-only hits....
 

Aug 08 2014 07:13 AM
8
Aug 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Dish Anywhere app now looks much better on tablets
 
(Engadget.com) - Dish Anywhere has now been further improved on iPad, Android and Kindle Fire tablets, with a redesigned UI and fresh discovery features that let users easily find new stuff to watch. But there's more beyond the pretty, image-heavy pages  Dish made the app better in other ways, thanks to new features including a Watchlist, the ability to turn your device into a Dish remote, and more. If you haven't grabbed the update, you can do so via the App Store, Google Play or Amazon Appstore, depending on what tablet you're rocking these days....
 

Aug 08 2014 07:12 AM
8
Aug 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Why your brand-new plane doesn't have a seat-back TV
 
(Engadget.com) - The aircraft, a 737-900 with Boeing's Sky Interior (a Dreamliner-esque recessed ceiling lit with blue LEDs), had only been flying for a few weeks. It looked new, and it even had that "new plane smell" most passengers would only associate with a factory-fresh auto. But despite the plane's clean and bright appearance, the family only noticed the glaring absence of seat-back screens. To them, our 737 might as well have rolled off the assembly line in 1984....
 

Aug 07 2014 11:31 AM
7
Aug 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Dish Network drops CSNNE, Celtics’ broadcast home
 
(BostonGlobe.com) - Dish Network dropped Comcast SportsNet New England — the television home of the Celtics, as well as numerous other programs — Wednesday morning after ending negotiations on a carrier extension.
 
The contract expired June 30, but the sides agreed on a month-long extension through July and then two 24-hour extensions in August before Dish Network pulled the plug....
 

Aug 07 2014 11:30 AM
7
Aug 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464


Update: The FCC wants to hear what you think about AT&T buying DirecTV
 
(WashingtonPost.com) - The Federal Communications Commission has begun taking public comments as part of its consideration of the AT&T-DirecTV merger, a $49 billion affair that would combine the nation's biggest satellite TV provider with its second-biggest wireless carrier....
 
 



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