Xact Seeks $48M from Sirius 

The Associated Press reports that U.S. Electronics, manufacturer of several Sirius receivers, is suing Sirius for $48 million in damages.

DTV Hits Next Sunset in Transition 

TV broadcasters are currently under mandate to commence all-digital broadcast transmissions in February 2009.

DRE, TCL Ally to Manufacture FM Extra Receivers 

Chinese consumer electronic products manufacturer TCL and Digital Radio Express (DRE) have formed a strategic alliance.

Ibiquity Unveils New Licensing Incentive Program 

Ibiquity Digital has announced a new incentive program for broadcast groups installing HD Radio technology that extends current discounts on license fees for groups meeting certain conversion commitments.

Fairlight Forms U.S. Distributor 

Fairlight has formed Fairlight US as the new independent distributor of Fairlight in the United States and Canada.

Sirius and XM Plan to Merge 

The subject of many recent rumors, the possible merger of the two satellite radio providers has been formally announced.

Broadcast Electronics to Host HD Radio Seminar 

Lessons learned from the first 1,000 HD Radio stations will be the focus of the Broadcast Electronics engineering seminar at the NAB convention.

HD Radio Ad Campaign for BMW Begins 

The next effort in the HD Digital Radio Alliance's marketing of HD Radio launches an 85-market radio advertising campaign highlighting BMW's in-car HD Radio offering.

Media Audio Plans Market Study of Smart Cell Phone 

The Media Audit/Ipsos is developing an electronic audience measurement system that tracks listener habits by using a device called a Smart Cell Phone. This system does not require listeners to carry a device strictly

Florida Broadcasters Look to GSS for Alerting 

The Orlando Sentinel reports that Pat Roberts, president of the Florida Association of Broadcasters, recommends that the state association work with Global Security Systems (GSS) to install the company's system across Florida.

Audio Agent Becomes Symetrix Latin American Dealer 

Symetrix has appointed Audio Agent, located in Bellevue, WA, as its Latin American dealer/distributor.

R.V.R. to Manufacture HD Radio Equipment 

Ibiquity Digital has licensed R.V.R. Elettronica to develop, manufacture and market HD Radio exciters for AM and FM. R.V.R. is the first licensed HD Radio broadcast equipment manufacturer in Europe.

Harris Trims Broadcast Comms Division 

According to an article on Floriday Today's website, Harris is cutting costs in its Broadcast Communications Division because of a weak performance in its radio and TV transmitter business.

Journal Broadcast Group Realigns Management  

Journal Broadcast Group has made several adjustments in its management alignment to focus on interactive and new media opportunities. The changes are part of the company's response to its changing

Omnia Celebrates 10 Years 

Audio processing manufacturer Omnia is celebrating its 10th year of manufacturing the Omnia line of audio processors. Frank Foti, founder and president of Omnia began his career as

BE to Host HD Radio Seminar at NAB2007 

Lessons learned from the first 1,000 HD Radio stations will be the focus of the Broadcast Electronics (BE) engineering seminar at NAB2007

First Electronic Diary Arrives at Arbitron 

Arbitron acknowledged that the first electronic diary has been submitted for the Winter 2007 survey. The first electronic diary keeper was

RFS Restructures Cable Pricing 

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) has modified its transmission line pricing structure in an effort to reduce its customers' administrative burden.

RCS and Prophet Systems to Merge 

Clear Channel announced that it will merge two of its technology units: RCS and Prophet Systems to create a combined software company with 5,000 U.S. clients and more than 4,000 international customers. Philippe Generali, president/CEO of RCS will lead the combined company. Chip Jellison, former co-president of Prophet Systems will head technology and development.

SAS Moves a Few Blocks 

Sierra Automated Systems (SAS) has moved to a new facility just blocks from its old one. The new building, with almost

APT Opens U.S. Offices, Makes Appointments 

APT has opened two new sales offices in the United States and made two sales appointments for the company's North American operations. Kevin Campbell, formerly European sales manager with APT has taken

Fraunhofer Introduces Surround Sound for Internet 

At Midem, a music and gaming convention held in Cannes, France, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits introduced a new MP3 surround streaming module that allows manufacturers to build Web radios featuring 5.1 surround sound.

Sennheiser Celebrates 50 Years of Wireless Microphones 

The first Sennheiser wireless mic transmitter manufactured in 1957 had a short life span because it required a tube and far too many batteries. The follow-up Sennheiser SK 1002 pocket transmitter, introduced in 1958, was considerably smaller...

Harris Holds RF Training at Technology Facility 

Harris hosted nine engineers from the Arkansas Broadcasters Association at its Broadcast Technology Training Center...

Nero Digital Audio+ Codec Wins Blind Listening Test 

In a blind listening test at 48kb/s, the Nero Digital Audio codec beat Windows Media Audio Pro 10. The test, coordinated by Sebastian Mares...

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