The top 15 U.S. pay TV platforms lost more than 1.568 million users in the Q2, marking the sixth straight quarter in which the industry shed a million or more customers, according to figures released by Leichtman Research Group.
YouTube standout Sarah Cooper will star in a Netflix special that premieres this fall. Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine is “a variety special full of vignettes dealing with issues of politics, race, gender, class and other light subjects,” according to Netflix. Guests will participate in interviews and sketches.
CenturyLink has begun introducing edge compute options for businesses in large urban areas. Andrew Dugan, the company's chief technology officer, said that the infrastructure will first be available on its active nodes.
The Avnu Alliance and the Ethernet Alliance have both released plans to speed up and simplify the communications network. Operational technology is the target of the IEEE 802.3cg specification from the Ethernet Alliance, while the Avnu Alliance is focusing on time-sensitive networking.
The major broadcast networks have all unveiled their coverage plans for the largely virtual Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Networks are planning to air a single hour of coverage each day of the four-day conventions and provide supplemental coverage and analysis on their websites and streaming services.
The National Association of Broadcasters' annual NAB Show New York will feature programming from New York State Broadcasters' Association Digital Leadership Academy, Media and Entertainment Day and Post|Production World Online, among others. Registration for the show, which will take place entirely online this year, will begin in early September.
Diversity and inclusion efforts must be ongoing, have buy-in from all levels and include regular communication with employees, participants in a panel discussion organized by the National Association of Broadcasters said. Some view the media as perpetuating racial stereotypes, but broadcasters have the opportunity to transform that narrative, participants said.
The National Association of Broadcasters, together with other wireless carrier organizations, is urging federal lawmakers to fund training for tower crews working on infrastructure that will support 5G and NextGen TV deployment. The current shortage of qualified tower workers could contribute to the widening digital divide, the organizations argued in a letter to Congress.
Radio stations across the US will forgo regular programming this afternoon at 2:00PM to air a special broadcast memorializing Breonna Taylor, who police killed while she was in her home and unarmed earlier this year. The special will include contributions from Taylor's family as well as audio clips from the peaceful protests over her death that have taken place in Louisville, Ky., for the last 75 days.