Tag Archives: OTA

Bojack Horseman rides into free-to-air

Adult animation phenomenon BoJack Horseman will be available for the first time to viewers in free-to-air on DMAX, Discovery’s new male entertainment channel in the UK. – Gabriel Miramar-Garcia, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2twck0k

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The new AirTV wirelessly beams broadcast channels to your streaming device

While the AirTV Player was an all-in-one unit that functioned as a streaming box — ostensibly your main streaming box — the AirTV is more of an accessory. Plug an OTA antenna into the device, hook it up to your Wi-Fi, and it wirelessly streams OTA channels to various streaming boxes throughout your house. Not only does this let you use the streaming box you’re used to, but it also lets you put the antenna where it gets the best reception, not wherever your TV happens to be. – Kris Wouk, Digital Trends https://ift.tt/2LobvOL

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

If you peek into your TV’s settings, you’ll see a lot of features with catchy names — like “Ultra Black” or “Live Color.” Many of these features, however, are marketing gimmicks designed to sound impressive, one-up the competition’s spec sheets, and make the picture pop next to other TVs in brightly lit showrooms. In fact, many of them actually remove detail from the picture or cause distortions and artifacts that degrade picture quality… – Whitson Gordon, Engadget http://engt.co/2D0vxcG

BTV brings local TV to your phone and desktop for free

[LocalBTV] already live in the San Francisco Bay Area and Phoenix, with Los Angeles planned next. The company hopes to be in the 40 biggest metropolitan areas of the U.S. by the end of 2019. […] The TV stations are received at Didja’s data centers, run through TV tuners, bundled with a TV guide, and streamed out over Apple’s HLS live streaming protocol to the app. – Martyn Williams, TechHive http://ift.tt/2zQpF60

FCC: Local TV and radio stations don’t need local studios

The Federal Communications Commission is scrapping the decades-old rule requiring local TV and radio stations to maintain a studio in or near the communities they serve. Critics claim the move will benefit media conglomerates seeking consolidation, and diminish the quality of local reporting. “Technology allows broadcast stations to produce local news even without a nearby studio,” said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. – Saqib Shah, Engadget http://ift.tt/2idQKYo

Where’s the antenna support on streaming-TV boxes?

Antenna use is on the rise. According to Parks Associates Research, 15 percent of U.S. homes with broadband service used an antenna instead of traditional pay TV service in Q3 2016, up from around 10 percent a couple years earlier. Over-the-air has become so prevalent that Nielsen is now tracking antenna channel viewership in many markets, as it does with cable. – Jared Newman, TechHive http://ift.tt/2hQjfi4
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