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UnivisionDeportes.com, juanfutbol Team Up for Facebook Soccer Channel

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:19:44 -0400

It always works: When the older powerhouse teams up with the flashy young upstart, it always seems to create something memorable. The latest example is UnivisionDeportes.com partnering with juanfutbol. Joining together, they’ve created a must-see channel for soccer lovers.
 
As fans of the beautiful game know, UnivisionDeportes.com is the leading Hispanic sports site for soccer and much more. Less well known in the U.S., juanfutbol was created in 2014 as a sports site for young and connected fans who grew up online. It’s attracted millions with unique storytelling and constant innovation.
 
Realizing how well they could work together, the two started talking last year, and that led to the creation of a Facebook channel that combines both their strengths. Designed for a Hispanic American audience, the juanfutbol Facebook channel appeals to young, U.S.-based soccer fans. It’s a social-first platform that includes content on Liga MX, the U.S. and Mexican national soccer teams, the MLS, and a variety of other teams and tournaments.
 
“We bring the knowledge of our audience and our distribution to our sites and our social media platforms,” explains Juan Pablo Convers, vice president of business development for Univision Digital. “They bring in their editorial and storytelling strength and tools. Together, we generate a new product which we think is a good opportunity in the market for a younger millennial soccer enthusiast audience.”
 
A few years ago, a project like this would have its own website, but today the clear choice is to launch on Facebook. Working with the biggest social network helps with sharing and visibility, and boosting social is crucial for the channel’s success. While juanfutbol only launched on Facebook earlier this month, it already has more than 3 million followers and likes.
 
Juanfutbol U.S. won’t stay confined to Facebook. The plan is to bring it to other social platforms as it grows. Convers sees Instagram as a logical extension, and believes it will integrate with messaging apps like WhatsApp and Messenger. For now, though, he’s content to grow the platform slowly. The important thing is creating a clearly defined channel with its own voice and opinion. That’s the base for building an ongoing dialog with fans. Growth will happen organically, with fans showing how they want to interact with juanfutbol.
 
“The most important thing is to develop a product that the audience loves, and I say love because that’s what juanfutbol has created in Mexico,” Convers says. “We don’t want to be a reference medium. We want to have a love relationship and for them to recognize us as one more fan—but a fan that has a lot of knowledge and likes to have fun around soccer.”

FCC Grants OneWeb US Access for Broadband Satellite Constellation

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:11:24 -0400

The Federal Communications Commission has approved a request by WorldVu Satellites Limited, which does business as OneWeb, to access the United States satellite market. Today’s action paves the way for OneWeb to provide broadband services using satellite technology that holds unique promise to expand Internet access in remote and rural areas across the country.
 
This approval is the first of its kind for a new generation of large, non-geostationary-satellite orbit (NGSO), fixed-satellite service (FSS) systems. OneWeb proposes to access the U.S. market for its global network of 720 low-Earth orbit satellites using the Ka (20/30 GHz) and Ku (11/14 GHz) frequency bands to provide global Internet connectivity. The satellite system will be authorized by the United Kingdom, but needs FCC approval to provide service in the U.S.
 
In order for large broadband network constellations to deliver services in the U.S., the FCC must approve their operations to ensure the satellite constellation does not cause interference to other users of the same spectrum and will operate in a way that manages the risk of collisions.
 
The Order and Declaratory Ruling adopted today outlines the conditions under which OneWeb will be permitted to provide service using its proposed NGSO FSS satellite constellation in the United States. As such, this FCC action provides a blueprint for the earth station licenses that OneWeb, or its partners, will need to obtain before providing OneWeb’s proposed service in the United States.
 
OneWeb was the first of several entities to file a request seeking FCC authority to deploy a large constellation of NGSO FSS satellites to provide ubiquitous broadband services. The FCC is currently examining additional applications for the operation of NGSO FSS constellations, most of which include large numbers of satellites

Shure Axient Digital Wireless Microphone Wins ABTT Theatre Award

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:04:30 -0400

The new Axient Digital Wireless Microphones won the ABTT Theatre Award for Sound Product of the Year 2017 after showcasing at the Association of Theater Techinicans’ annual show at London’s Alexandra Palace. Making their choice known, the judges, ABTT CEO Robin Townley and Chairwoman Louise Jeffreys, says that it was clear Shure had been listening to the opinions of theater professionals everywhere, and had delivered a high-quality system.
 
“Stability and flexibility are the keys to this year’s sound product of the year,” says Townley, going on to note that Axient Digital “has been developed with the end user in mind, built upon industry feedback.”
 
Axient Digital replaces Shure’s earlier analog UHF-R and Axient wireless microphone systems, building on their capabilities to create a more advanced wireless platform to date, suited for all professional productions and situations. Catering to evolving customer needs — especially in an environment of continued RF spectrum pressure — Axient Digital provides high-performance RF, command and control, and audio quality.
 
It’s also scalable; its receiver works with two different transmitter types, the AD and ADX series. The latter product range includes the ADX1M, a unique micro-bodypack with an internal, self-tuning antenna, which addresses many of the key performance compromises of traditional bodypack designs in the theater market, and was the subject of particular attention from the ABTT judges as they announced the award. Townley and Jeffreys also reserved specific praise for the system’s Dante Cue mode, which allows monitoring via the Dante protocol of every Axient Digital channel on the network through a single headphone output.
 
“Shure is honored to receive this ABTT award,” says Shure UK Pro Audio Group Manager Tuomo Tolonen. “ABTT is a well-respected and well-attended event amongst UK theater professionals: an excellent place to connect with the industry’s most important people. Attending this year with Axient Digital has been a priority for us since the earliest plans for the system’s launch.

Nielsen Study Finds Hispanics Consume 64% More Sports

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:24:46 -0400

Univision Communications gathered some findings from its newly commissioned research study conducted by Nielsen, titled, “Los Fanáticos: The Passion and Power of the Hispanic Sports Fan.” The study confirms that while sports fans in general are valuable consumers, Hispanic sports fans are the gold standard.
 
Among the many findings, Nielsen found that:
Hispanics consume more sports, spending 20 hours weekly across TV, video and radio (compared to 12 hours for non-Hispanics).
 
83% of bilingual sports fanáticos prefer to view soccer in Spanish versus English.
Hispanic sports fans are 33 percent more likely to say they buy products they see advertised during sports programming.
 
“As the leading media company serving Hispanic America, UCI commissioned this study to help marketers understand the attributes that make the Hispanic sports fan such an integral part of any winning marketing strategy,” says Jed Meyer, executive vice president, Corporate Research, Univision. “Hispanics’ unparalleled passion for sports, particularly soccer, proves how much of a major influencer this audience is, making them powerful consumers and brand loyalists.”
 
The custom research by Nielsen commissioned by UCI looked at more than 1,500 Hispanic and non-Hispanic individuals who consider themselves avid sports fans. Research found Hispanic sports fan viewership has grown over the last five years by more than 25%, while in the same period, non-Hispanic viewership has declined.
 
For a complete first-hand look at the study, join Univision’s webinar “Los Fanáticos: The Passion and Power of the Hispanic Sports Fan” on June 21, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. ET, hosted by Jed Meyer. The webinar will delve further into questions of gender and language differences, purchasing trends, and more.

SMPTE Webcast: SMPTE ST 2010 for Professional Media Over IP Networks

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:11:18 -0400

SSMPTE has announced that it will host a free webcast — open to the public — explaining the basics of the new SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards for professional media over IP networks. Scheduled for June 22 at 1 p.m. EDT, the ‘SMPTE ST 2110 — Professional Media over IP Networks’ webcast will be hosted by John Mailhot, SMPTE Fellow and systems architect for IP convergence at Imagine Communications.
 
“With its potential to enable a better, more flexible, more efficient, and more creative broadcasting industry, SMPTE ST 2110 represents a seismic shift in how media can be handled, processed, and transmitted,” says SMPTE President Matthew Goldman. “The topic has attracted a lot of attention; visitors to the 2017 NAB Show were blocking the aisles to see the IP Showcase, where more than 40 manufacturers utilized the final draft suite of standards to connect their systems. During this webcast, John will offer a closer — and more convenient — look at the new SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards and how they will affect our industry.”
 
The SMPTE Standards Community has been working to complete and publish the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards, which allow for separate routing of video, audio, and ANC data flows over professional IP networks in real-time to support broadcast production and playout applications. The June 22 free webcast will cover the basics of the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards; describe how video, audio, and data signals are switched and routed; and explain how the proposed timing model allows users to keep all the parts correctly time-aligned.
 
Several of the SMPTE ST 2110 standards documents are nearing completion, and publication via the IEEE Xplore Digital Library is tentatively slated for later this year.
 
This free SMPTE webcast is part of the Society’s Standards Webcast series, offering live, interactive, educational webcasts. Registration for this free SMPTE Standards Webcast, along with other upcoming webcasts, is available online at www.smpte.org/webcasts.

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An equalizer, or EQ, is a filter that allows you to adjust the volume level of a frequency, or range of frequencies, within an audio signal. In its simplest form, an EQ will let you turn the treble and bass up or down, allowing you to adjust the coloration of, let’s say, your car stereo or an iPod. In recording, equalization is a highly sophisticated art. Good equalization is critical to a good mix.
 
When used correctly, an equalizer can provide the impression of nearness or distance, “fatten” or “thin” a sound, and help blend or provide separation between similar sounds in a mix, allowing both to be heard as intended. It can also be used to adjust a sound system to account for the acoustical response of a room or an outdoor venue.
 
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