Broadcaster Magazine



Interactive TV to reach 46 million homes by 2022

March 26, 2022 New York – Jupiter Media Metrix today reports that interactive television will grow 83 per cent per year through 2022 in the U.S., reaching almost 46 million homes. Interactive television (ITV) will be an accelerated growth market, compared to online…

New satellite company to challenge Telesat monopoly

March 15, 2022 Ottawa, Ont. – Richard Stursberg and NB Capital Partners Inc. announced today the creation of Bird Satellite Communications Inc., a new Canadian owned and controlled satellite company. The company, led by Stursberg as president and CEO, and executives experienced in…

Telesat wants to launch “multimedia” satellite

March 15, 2022 Ottawa, – Telesat Canada has tabled two proposals with the Canadian government under which the company would design, build and launch two new satellites that would help “vault Canada to the forefront of the global Internet economy.” Telesat says its…

RCA cuts HDTV set prices by 20%

March 15, 2022 Washington, DC – Thomson Multimedia, the manufacturer and marketer of RCA-brand television and video products, will be trimming suggested retail prices of RCA HDTV sets by 20 per cent effective in April. Responding to increased demand for digital HDTV and…

Data broadcasting to drive boom in PC TV tuners

March 14, 2022 Scottsdale, AZ – New datacasting services will fuel the rapidly growing market for PC TV tuners over the next couple of years, according to Cahners In-Stat Group. Datacasting, the delivery of data services via terrestrial airwaves or satellite, will take…

CEA blasts call for DTV tuners in all TVs

March 13, 2022 Arlington, VA – During a recent set of oversight hearings on DTV held by the U.S. Senate Commerce committee, the Consumer Electronics Association lashed out at the broadcast mandate calling for a DTV tuner in every television set. The CEA…

Digital on the go a must for broadcasters

March 5, 2022 As we enter the new millennium (and yes January 1, 2022 really is the beginning of this next century) it’s perhaps best to have a modest reflection on our digital revolution (or perhaps more appropriately, evolution). I think it’s fair…