New Cloud Deposition Platform Offers Real-Time Transcription, HD Video, and Tagging

Media Law

High-quality HD video that the company says offers crisp resolution for a more powerful presentation of evidence and better witness control.

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New Media, Mass Animation, HD Shorts

Thompson On Hollywood

Among the many new movie ventures going up online, this spiffy site displays HD shorts. Tags: Shorts mass animation Shorts HD wiki This fascinating cooperative animation venture could yield many imitators.

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13TH | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

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1967-1975 Black Panther / Black Power Swedish Documentary- 1080i HD

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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FCC Seeks More Comments on Possible HD Radio Power Increase - Should LPFM Be Protected?

Broadcast Law Blog

Last month, the FCC released a Public Notice requesting further comments on the proposal to increase the power of HD radio operations. The increased power for the digital radio signals has been sought by many broadcasters who believe that current HD radio power levels do not produce strong enough digital signals to penetrate buildings and fully serve radio markets.

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In ‘Okja,’ a Girl and Her Pig Take on the Food Industrial Complex. | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Okja is a most remarkable pig. As big as a medium-sized elephant, with a snout that looks more canine than porcine, she is slobbery and sometimes flatulent, but also loyal, gentle and brave. Okja is devoted, above all, to a girl named Mija. They have grown up together on a remote mountain farm that belongs to Mija’s grandfather, inseparable companions in a classic literary and cinematic tradition.

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Public Enemies: Can Depp Save Mann's HD Biopic?

Thompson On Hollywood

HD is clear, harsh, honest. Universal is counting on one thing to open Michael Mann's Public Enemies : Johnny Depp. According to The Ulmer Scale , he's the second most popular movie star in the world, after Will Smith.

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NPR to Conduct Study of Interference Issues from Increased HD Radio Power

Broadcast Law Blog

NPR Labs has announced that it is going to conduct a further study, financed by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, of the potential of interference from a proposed increase in the power of HD Radio operations. At the end of last year, the FCC asked for comments on the proposal for increased HD radio power, and on NPR's concerns about the power increase. Thus, this study may have important ramifcations for the future of HD Radio.

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Given the craziness in America since November of 2016 and especially during the last couple of weeks I decided it was time to rewatch Dr. Strangelove to lighten my mood. Dr Strangelove - Trailer [1964] HD

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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FCC Seeks Comments on Proposal to Allow All-Digital AM Radio Transmission

Broadcast Law Blog

Comments on this Petition for Rulemaking, specifically seeking comments on allowing operation in the MA3 All-Digital Mode of HD Radio , are due on May 13. AM Radio all digital AM HD Radio MA3 all-digital modeThe FCC yesterday released a Public Notice announcing the receipt of the Petition for Rulemaking asking that the FCC allow AM stations the option to operate an all-digital facility. We wrote about that Petition here.

Hollywood Docket: Justin Bieber Copyright Lawsuit Revived

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A roundup of entertainment law news including resolution to lawsuits against Sharon Stone and the Tea Party HD founder. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

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AM Station Proposes to Test Silencing AM to Operate 100% From a Translator – What Does It Say About the AM Band?

Broadcast Law Blog

It could even lead, potentially, to more experimentation on the AM band – particularly with all-digital technologies that may improve the AM signal but will require much deeper penetration of HD AM radios before a large number would be willing to go that route for fear of not being able to be heard by their audience.

AM Station Proposes to Test Silencing AM to Operate 100% From a Translator – What Does It Say About the AM Band?

Broadcast Law Blog

It could even lead, potentially, to more experimentation on the AM band – particularly with all-digital technologies that may improve the AM signal but will require much deeper penetration of HD AM radios before a large number would be willing to go that route for fear of not being able to be heard by their audience.

FCC Asks for Comments on FM Digital Operations With Differing Power Levels on Each Sideband - To Allow Stations to Increase Power and Protect Adjacent Channel Stations From Interference

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC adopted rules for the digital operation of FM radio stations (known as HD Radio or the Ibiquity In Band On Channel system - IBOC for short) in 2007 and allowed the Media Bureau to amend those rules as technical developments warranted. Digital Radio HD radio power increase IBOC power increase digital radio power increase ibiquity" interference from HD radio

FM Analog Translator Can Rebroadcast FM Digital Multicast Programming - Opportunities for New Signals in Local Markets

Broadcast Law Blog

In a recent decision , the FCC made clear that analog FM translators can rebroadcast the signal of a HD digital multicast channel from a commonly owned FM station. For months, broadcasters have been introducing "new" FM stations to their communities via translators rebroadcasting HD-2 signals which are broadcast digitally on a primary FM station, and available only to those who have purchased HD radio receivers.

Power Boost for Digital FM Radio Stations Effective May 10th

Broadcast Law Blog

Tags: Digital Radio FM Radio HD Radio HD radio rules IBOC power increase digital FM ibiquity in band on channel radio law

FM Translators Still Contentious – New Filing Window, Suggestions for Resolving Interference Complaints and a Request for Reconsideration of Relaxation of Rules on the Location of FM Translators for AM Stations

Broadcast Law Blog

The petitioner seeks to prevent FM stations from pursuing interference complaints about translator operations beyond the FM station’s protected contour, where the translator is a “fill-in” translator rebroadcasting an AM or FM station (including an HD subchannel) within the primary station’s service area. AM Radio FM Radio FM Translators and LPFM AM on FM translators FM translator interference FM translators for AM stations FM translators for HD signals

California and the New TV Technology

Media Law Prof Blog

Here's reporting from the NY Times on manufacturers' attempts to comply with California's energy guidelines for HD televisions

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More Details from the FCC on the Processing of 2003 FM Translator Applications

Broadcast Law Blog

2003 FM translator applications FM Translators and LPFM translators for AM radio translators for HD radioLast week, we wrote about the first step in the FCC's processing of the remaining applications for FM translators filed way back in 2003.

Saving AM Radio - What is the FCC Considering?

Broadcast Law Blog

While IBOC receivers that are already in the marketplace for AM operations (the so-called HD radios using the Ibiquity system) would work for an all-digital AM station. But there simply are not that many AM/FM HD radios in the hands of the general public. AM Radio AM on FM translators AM power increase FM Translators and LPFM HD Radio Ibiquity radio Tell City waiver digital AM skywave interference use of TV channel 5 and 6 for AM radio

FCC Gives Digital FM Radio a Power Boost

Broadcast Law Blog

This power increase is a welcome boost to HD radio operations and was eagerly awaited by many FM stations broadcasting in digital. In any event, the Commission's Order states that stations can seek to commence operations with increased HD power of up to -14 dBc before the effective date of the new rules by filing a request for Special Temporary Authority (STA ). Tags: Band Digital Digital Radio FM FM Radio HD IBOC In channel ibiquity law on radio rules

The Bumpy Road of Using FM Translators to Rebroadcast AM Stations or HD-2 Channels

Broadcast Law Blog

FM Translators and LPFM interference from translators translators for AM radio translators for HD radioIn recent years, FM translators have become more and more important to broadcasters, as they are being used to rebroadcast AM stations and HD-2 channels , giving the programming broadcast on these over-the-air signals new outlets in many markets. However, there have been some bumps in the road to the introduction of these new outlets.

Hollywood Docket: White House wants spectrum; Video game industry wants tax breaks; Licensed YouTube music

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The White House is endorsing an FCC proposal to reclaim the wireless spectrum, displeasing broadcasters concerned about whether the plan will hinder their ability to broadcast in HD or provide mobile digital TV. Mediaweek] The overthrow of the Labour party.

FM Translator Processing Continues as FCC identifies Over 700 Applications that Can Be Granted - What's Next for Translator Applicants? What Should Broadcasters Be Considering?

Broadcast Law Blog

2003 FM translator window Appendix A translators FM Translators and LPFM translator settlement window translators for AM radio translators for HD radioMany of the thousands of FM translators that have been pending since 2003 may be approaching the finish line to be granted very soon. The FCC has issued a Public Notice announcing that over 700 applications are now ready to be granted.

FCC Letter Questions Multi-Hop Move of FM Translator - Limits on Availability of Translators for AM Stations?

Broadcast Law Blog

An FCC letter to the licensee of an FM translator owner asking very specific information about a series of applications to move that translator to a larger market raises question as to whether the FCC is shutting the door on moves of translators from one market to another - where they have often been used to rebroadcast the signal of an AM or an FM HD signal, adding new competition.

SoundExchange Fees Don't Cover SESAC Obligations

Broadcast Law Blog

SESAC, on the other hand, has determined that streaming (and HD radio channels ) are potentially independent revenue sources, so they charge a separate royalty for the music used by broadcasters providing these services. Tags: HD radio music royalties Internet Radio Internet radio royalties SESAC SESAC streaming royalties SoundExchange music royalties public performance radio payments for music sound recording streaming music fees streaming royalties

August 29 Deadline for Comments on LPFM and FM Translator Processing - Looking to Unfreeze 2003 FM Translator Applications and to Open a New LPFM Window

Broadcast Law Blog

2003 FM translator window FM Translators and LPFM FM translators for AM stations FM translators for HD signals LPFM filing window priority between FM translators and LPFM stationsAugust 29 will be the deadline for initial comments on the FCC's proceeding to set the relationship between applications for new LPFM stations and those for FM translators, a date set forth in a Federal Register publication of the FCC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on this topic.

FM Translator for HD-2 Signal Shut Down By FCC After Interference Complaints - Can't Remedy Complaint By Giving Phones With Internet App to Complaining Listeners

Broadcast Law Blog

The overriding lesson from this case is one that all broadcasters contemplating the use of FM translators - whether they be for rebroadcast of an AM, HD or FM signal - need to contemplate before investing too heavily in such a facility. FM Translators and LPFM FM translator interference Section 74.1203 interference from translators translators for HD radio

New Policy on FM Translator Moves - Bigger Moves Permitted In One Hop, But Multiple Hops are an Abuse of FCC Processes

Broadcast Law Blog

FM Translators and LPFM FM translator minor change FM translator moves FM translators for AM stations FM translators for HD signals moving FM translatorThe FCC today made it easier to move an FM translator from one location to another , but at the same time adopted new policies that seemingly restrict how far a translator can be moved.

FEC Seeks Comment on Proposal for Change in TV Political Disclosures

Broadcast Law Blog

According to the Petition, current industry guidelines for a normal disclaimer size is 22 pixels (approximately 2% of the vertical picture height) using HD resolution. We usually think of the FCC as the agency that sets the details of the broadcast disclosure obligations for political candidate’s TV ads. But the Federal Election Commission has its own rules for political advertising that are binding on the candidates, rather than on the stations.

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FEC Seeks Comment on Proposal for Change in TV Political Disclosures

Broadcast Law Blog

According to the Petition, current industry guidelines for a normal disclaimer size is 22 pixels (approximately 2% of the vertical picture height) using HD resolution. We usually think of the FCC as the agency that sets the details of the broadcast disclosure obligations for political candidate’s TV ads. But the Federal Election Commission has its own rules for political advertising that are binding on the candidates, rather than on the stations.

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A Full-Functioned Platform For Remote Depositions and Mediations

Media Law

The platform can accommodate five HD-video participants plus five audio-only participants per recording. It seems that Zoom has become the go-to video conferencing platform for all sorts of uses, and that extends to conducting online depositions and mediations. But why use generic video conferencing software for depositions when there is a product specifically designed for that purpose?

3-D Conquers NAB

Thompson On Hollywood

They wanted that on air the next day, said Jose Dias Vasconcellos de Assis, who points out there are 3-D-ready sets from Mitsubishi, Samsung and Hyundai, which has a set that can turn 2-D HD into 3-D.

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Where are the Google Emails in the Sony Hack Database?

Music Technology Policy

You know, stuff like this email to Spencer Stephens at SPE from Steve Maher at Google : Sony – Google TV Devices Spec sheet.xlsx.pdf Hi Spencer, We are starting to roll out the latest version of the Google Play app on more devices next week, so would appreciate a quick response on your approval of the attached devices for HD playback. Here’s a very interesting thing about the Wikileaks post of the documents hacked from Sony Pictures. You know, the North Korea hack.

Weekend Read: More Public Enemies, Embattled Auteurs, New Moon Spoof

Thompson On Hollywood

And Michael Phillips shares my concerns with the film's HD approach. As I head off for an unplugged holiday weekend--to a pal's Idyllwild hideaway with no wifi (thanks Lili)--here are some weekend links.

SESAC Royalties for Commercial Radio Slashed By More Than Half – Both SESAC and RMLC Claim Victory in Arbitration

Broadcast Law Blog

The new SESAC royalties will also cover the use of SESAC music on broadcaster’s streaming platforms and HD broadcasts, uses for which broadcasters had previously had to pay SESAC separately. It was announced this week that SESAC’s royalties for radio for the period starting at the beginning of 2016 through the end of 2018 have been slashed – being reduced to less than half what they were in 2015.

Countdown to Comments on Next Quadrennial Review of Media Ownership Begins – Part I, Local Radio Ownership

Broadcast Law Blog

Does In-Band-On-Channel Radio (more commonly known as HD radio, allowing one station to broadcast multiple digital program streams) already provide an effective way for broadcasters to get more voices in a market? The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the next Quadrennial Review of the FCC’s ownership rules was adopted in December and was published today in the Federal Register , starting the 60 day period for public comments.

FCC Releases Multiple Items Implementing Rules for Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA)

Broadcast Law Blog

The item further clarifies that STELA no longer requires that equivalent bandwidth be dedicated to in-market and significantly viewed stations, so much as there is an HD format requirement. Accordingly, subscribers can only receive a significantly viewed HD signal, the satellite carrier must carry the HD signal of the local station affiliated with the same network.

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Blawg Review #295

Cyberlaw Central

For those of you lawyers with iPads (not me yet), Greg Lambert of “3 Geeks and a Law Blog&# has a great review of a new way to stay up to date with your blog reading – the Curator HD app. Welcome to a special “Cyberlaw&# edition of the weekly carnival of legal blogging, Blawg Review ! I am honored to host, especially since today, January 24, 2011, is a special day.

The Future of the Broadcast Media - As the FCC Meeting Next Week Considers What to Do With the TV Spectrum

Broadcast Law Blog

We have noted that how a personal bias can affect the reaction to regulatory events, for instance in reaction to changes in rules regarding HD radio , with some detractors being the first to comment on any post we write about that technology, convinced that it will do nothing but degrade the FM band, while others see it as a way to bring new life to radio. After Thanksgiving - everyone's thoughts turn to technology policy.

Caution on Multicast Streams - Remember It's Still Over-the-Air Broadcasting

Broadcast Law Blog

And one occurred to me in the middle of the panel when a representative of Ibiquity , the HD Radio people, about one of the opportunities available for the multicast channels available in that system, where an FM radio operator can, on one FM station, send out two or three different digital signals. Broadcasters need to remember that that same responsibility applies to multicast streams, whether they are on HD radio or on a multicast stream broadcast by a digital television station.

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Details of the ASCAP Settlement with the Radio Industry - What Will Your Station Pay?

Broadcast Law Blog

All revenues from HD programming (including any amounts received for brokered programming) is also included (at least for the time being – subject to reevaluation should HD revenues account for 25% of radio revenues by 2015). ASCAP and the Radio Music Licensing Committee have reached a settlement on the amount that radio stations will pay to ASCAP for the use of music for the period through the end of 2016.

Selectable Output Control: Yes, it's still good for consumers

Copyrights & Campaigns

The studios want SOC in place before they implement plans to introduce a new feature: HD movies piped into the home, before DVD release, and possibly even when films are still in the theater. are physically unable to) implement the new early home HD window without SOC, because there's something "stopping" them from doing so. The studios' position in a nutshell is: Sure, as a purely technical matter, we could give everyone early-window HD VOD now.

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