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Aug 12 2014 11:32 AM
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.  



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
Aug 2014
Posted By: David Bott

Robin Williams Dies at age 63




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
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
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
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
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
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....

Aug 06 2014 11:23 PM
Aug 2014
Posted By: James Long

DISH Network Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) today reported revenue totaling $3.69 billion for the quarter ending June 30, 2014, compared to $3.49 billion for the corresponding period in 2013. Subscriber-related revenue increased 5.6 percent to $3.65 billion from $3.45 billion in the year-ago period.

Net income attributable to DISH Network totaled $213 million for the second quarter 2014, compared to a loss of $11 million from the year-ago quarter.

Further results and discussion here.

Aug 06 2014 04:04 AM
Aug 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464

Dish Signs Deal To Bring More TV to the Internet
The deal brings Dish a step closer to making its streaming TV service a reality.
In the race to deliver traditional television via the Internet, Dish Network has just reeled in another major entertainment company for its upcoming streaming service. The satellite TV provider announced Tuesday that it has secured the rights to deliver content from A&E Networks “over-the-top,” or via the Internet, rather than through cable or satellite service.

Aug 06 2014 04:03 AM
Aug 2014
Posted By: Athlon646464

Update: After Pushback, Murdoch Abandons Fox’s Pursuit of Time Warner
At 4:07 p.m. Tuesday, the chief executive of Time Warner Inc., Jeffrey L. Bewkes, received an unexpected email.
“On behalf of our board and senior management team, I am writing to inform you that we are withdrawing our offer to acquire Time Warner, effective immediately.
Sincerely, Rupert Murdoch.”
A hand-delivered letter bearing the same message arrived soon after.

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