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Biography for Paul Gluckman

Paul Gluckman, Executive Senior Editor, is a 30-year Warren Communications News veteran having joined the company in May 1989 to launch its Audio Week publication. In his long career, Paul has chronicled the rise and fall of physical entertainment media like the CD, DVD and Blu-ray and the advent of ATSC 3.0 broadcast technology from its rudimentary standardization roots to its anticipated 2020 commercial launch.

Recent Articles by Paul Gluckman

Q2 TV Imports to US Fell 16.2% From 2021 Quarter, Says DataWeb

U.S. importers sourced 9.07 million TVs from all countries in all screen sizes in the second quarter, 7.2% fewer sets than in Q1 and 16.2% fewer than in the 2021 quarter, according to Census data accessed through the International Trade Commission’s DataWeb tool.Read More >>

Redbox DVD Kiosks Poised for ‘Renewed Growth’: Chicken Soup CEO

Other ad-supported VOD services “have already learned that building an ad sales engine isn’t easy,” said Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment CEO William Rouhana on a Q2 earnings call Thursday. Disney+ and Netflix “will learn that soon,” he said.Read More >>

Chapek Defends 38% Hike on Ad-Free Disney+; Ad Tier Bows Dec. 8

The Disney+ ad-supported VOD tier, branded Disney+ Basic, goes live Dec. 8 at $7.99 a month with a “thoughtful approach by launching with a lower ad load and frequency,” said CEO Bob Chapek on an earnings call Wednesday for fiscal Q3 ended July 2 . The ad-free tier, Disney+ Premium, will increase to $10.99 from $7.99 when Disney+ Basic debuts.Read More >>

Lenovo Sees 10%-12% Industry PC Shipments Decline for 2022

PC demand within Lenovo’s Intelligent Devices Group (IDG) “is experiencing a short-term challenge, but people recognize the necessity of the PC as a key productivity tool,” said CEO Yang Yuanqing on an earnings call Wednesday for fiscal Q1 ended June 30. The total addressable market for PCs still “is expected to be much higher than pre-pandemic levels in the long term,” he said.Read More >>

ATSC 3.0 Comments Support Keeping A/322 Mandate in Place for Now

Opinions varied among the comments received in the FCC’s June 22 NPRM on ATSC 3.0, five years into its voluntary deployment (see 2207060019), about whether the technology scored a hit with consumers. There appeared to be consensus in the comments posted Tuesday in docket 16-142 about keeping in place for now the requirement that TV broadcasters transmit their primary 3.0 video streams in compliance with ATSC's A/322 physical layer protocol standard. The A/322 requirement is due to expire March 6 unless the FCC reinstates it.Read More >>