News tagged with television broadcasts

Under fire, US eyes Internet to reach Chinese

The US broadcasting agency said it saw the Internet as the future for reaching China despite its firewall, as it came under fire from lawmakers for slashing short-wave radio service.

Apr 07, 2011
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Court bars streaming of TV programming online

(AP) -- In a key victory for television broadcasters, a federal court has ordered a Seattle start-up called ivi Inc. to stop distributing broadcast signals over the Internet without their consent.

Feb 22, 2011
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FCC chairman seeks conditions on Comcast, NBC deal

(AP) -- The head of the Federal Communications Commission proposed regulatory conditions Thursday to ensure that cable giant Comcast Corp. cannot stifle video competition once it takes control of NBC Universal.

Dec 23, 2010
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Qualcomm pulls plug on Flo TV device sales

US technology company Qualcomm said Tuesday that it was suspending sales of its Flo TV "personal television" sets as it examines the future of the mobile TV service.

Oct 06, 2010
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FCC opens up unused TV signals for broadband

(AP) -- The Federal Communications Commission is opening up unused airwaves between television channels for wireless broadband networks that will be more powerful and can reach farther than today's Wi-Fi hotspots.

Sep 23, 2010
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Melding Wi-Fi with digital TV 'white space'

Rice University researchers have won a $1.8 million federal grant for one of the nation's first, real-world tests of wireless communications technology that uses a broad spectral range -- including dormant broadcast television ...

Sep 02, 2010
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Government appeals ruling on FCC indecency rule

(AP) -- Federal regulators are appealing a recent court decision that struck down a 2004 government policy that says broadcasters can be fined for allowing even a single curse word on live television.

Aug 26, 2010
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Multimedia search without detours

Finding a particular song or video is often no easy matter. Manually assigned metadata may be incorrect, and the unpacking of compressed data can slow up the search. DIVAS, a multimedia search engine, uses digital fingerprints ...

Apr 02, 2010
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Regulators propose grant program for public safety

(AP) -- Federal regulators will recommend that Congress devote up to $16 billion over 10 years to pay for a nationwide wireless broadband network that would allow police officers, firefighters and other emergency workers ...

Feb 25, 2010
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