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SV Staff  |  Mar 23, 2018  |  0 comments
Sonos has announced that audiobooks and other spoken-word programming from Audible is now available on its platform.
SV Staff  |  Mar 22, 2018  |  1 comments

New Group Combines AVTech Media’s Specialist Hi-Fi/Home Theater Titles with TEN’s Home Tech Network to Create World’s Largest Consumer Electronics Audio/Visual Publishing Enterprise

NEW YORK, NY — AVTech Media Ltd (UK) (www.avtechmedia.co.uk) has purchased the Home Tech Network from TEN: The Enthusiast Network (www.hometechnetwork.com), it was announced today.

SV Staff  |  Mar 22, 2018  |  1 comments
In a rare display of functionality, the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Ray Baum Act. Named after the former staff director of the Energy and Commerce Committee who died recently, the bill reauthorizes the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), among other things.
SV Staff  |  Mar 22, 2018  |  1 comments
If those blaring SUV ads are challenging your attention span or DVR trigger finger, here’s some good news: NBC recently announced plans to trim advertising time by 10 percent and reduce the number of breaks by 20 percent, starting with the coming fall season.
SV Staff  |  Mar 22, 2018  |  0 comments
Pioneer has expanded its 2018 Elite receiver lineup with a 7.2-channel base model that lists for $499.
SV Staff  |  Mar 21, 2018  |  0 comments
Audeze has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to introduce a new set of planar-magnetic headphones built around 3D audio technology developed by Israel’s Waves Audio.
SV Staff  |  Mar 21, 2018  |  2 comments
3D is dead as a doornail in major-brand TV lines but Samsung appears to think it has a future in theaters. It has created a 3D version of its 34-foot Cinema LED theater screen.
SV Staff  |  Mar 20, 2018  |  0 comments
New research from Dallas-based Parks Associates finds that as live TV viewing continues to decline among U.S. broadband households, nearly 60 percent of the video viewed on a household’s main TV is on-demand content as opposed to traditional “linear” programming scheduled by broadcasters.
SV Staff  |  Mar 20, 2018  |  0 comments
London-based MQA Ltd. launched a live streaming version of its MQA audio encoding technology at simultaneous events held yesterday in London and Austin, Texas.
SV Staff  |  Mar 19, 2018  |  0 comments
If you missed Star Wars: The last Jedi in theaters you can now stream it in Dolby Vision 4K on Vudu or on Movies Anywhere — or you can wait until the 4K/Ultra HD Blu-ray hits next Tuesday (March 27).
Mark Fleischmann  |  Mar 19, 2018  |  0 comments
2017 was not a banner year for TV sales, despite growth for 4K (Ultra HD) TV and even 8K TV.
Mark Fleischmann  |  Mar 19, 2018  |  0 comments
The First 8K channel will be launched by NHK, the Japanese broadcast authority, later this year. How much programming will support it remains to be seen...

Samsung may return to OLED manufacturing, say anonymous sources quoted by a Korean-language news site. But this time it would combine the brightness of Samsung’s quantum dot with the black levels of OLED...

SV Staff  |  Mar 16, 2018  |  0 comments
Bose is getting into augmented reality (AR) — with a twist: Its new AR platform will specialize in delivering audio.
SV Staff  |  Mar 16, 2018  |  0 comments
Onkyo has expanded its 2018 AV receiver lineup with a 7.2-channel model that costs only $400.
SV Staff  |  Mar 16, 2018  |  1 comments
Chart courtesy of Parks Associates.

New research from Dallas-based Parks Associates shows that a growing number of American are using good old-fashioned TV antennas to pull in pristine digital broadcasts over the air.

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