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ATSC 3.0 NPRM Keeps Intact Call for Comments on Tuner, HDMI Port Mandates

The ATSC 3.0 NPRM released Friday (see 1702240069) keeps intact the FCC’s call for comments on whether it should consider a tuner mandate or require HDMI ports on future TVs to upgrade ATSC 1.0 TVs for 3.0 … Subscribe to Read >>

Gracenote Standardizes ID Structure of Music, Sports, Video Databases

Gracenote’s announcement last week it standardized the ID structure of its music, sports and video databases is a big step toward the company’s ultimate goal of physically linking the trio to create a single database, Simon Adams, general manager-video … Subscribe to Read >>

Mobile World Congress Opens With Excitement About 5G, IoT

The next element” is the theme of this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which started Monday, said Mats Granryd, GSMA director general, in opening remarks. GSMA reported Monday that the IoT will result in more than 1 billion … Subscribe to Read >>

Public TV Shouldn't Fear Funding Battle, Butler Says

America's Public Television Stations President Patrick Butler conceded Washington is "rife with rumor" that President Donald Trump will recommend a budget that doesn't include funding for the CPB (see 1702230060), and noncommercial educational stations shouldn't "fear the battle … Subscribe to Read >>

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Despite Reassurances, Trump Immigration Order Stirring Concerns in Europe

President Donald Trump's executive order excluding foreigners from the 1974 Privacy Act apparently isn't meant to affect Privacy Shield, the trans-Atlantic data flow agreement, but that hasn't stopped Europe's data protection community from worrying, said representatives from industry and regulatory authorities. The possibility of changes to -- or an overturning of -- standard contractual clauses (SCCs) is also creating headaches. Meanwhile, the European Parliament Civil Liberties Committee (known as LIBE) will consider a motion urging the European Commission to do a "thorough and in-depth examination of all the shortcomings and weaknesses" in the agreement. … Read More >>

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