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NBC’s Democracy Plaza Uses Windows 8 for #Election2012

NBC's Democracy Plaza Uses Windows 8 for #Election2012

It's election time again, which also marks NBC's transformation of Rockefeller Center into Democracy Plaza. The plaza recently opened and has interactive features powered by Windows 8. According to NBC, the interactive exhibits include: replicas of the Oval Office and White House press room where [Full Story…]

NY’s #Aereo Streaming Local Broadcasts

NY's #Aereo Streaming Local Broadcasts

NY based Aereo is introducing a service that picks up local broadcasts and streams them via the Internet to mobile devices and TV sets. The service will be implemented first in NY and then eventually to the rest of the country. Subscribers can pay fees starting at eight dollars a month to record [Full Story…]

Comcast Offers Free Wi-Fi During #Olympics

Comcast Offers Free Wi-Fi During #Olympics

Comcast, which is promoting mobile access to the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games through its NBC Universal Division, is offering free access to a couple thousand of MSO-operated Wi-Fi locations along the East Coast during the games. The Wi-Fi hotspots are spread throughout outdoor public places in [Full Story…]

Every Event Available for Live Viewing During #Olympics

Every Event Available for Live Viewing During #Olympics

Every Olympic event will be available for live-viewing for the first time ever this year, according to USA Today. NBCUniversal plans to use nine TV channels, a website and a tablet-smartphone app in order to stream every event, including the less popular ones like fencing and trampoline. Viewers [Full Story…]

NBCUniversal Plans $190 Million NY Facilities Upgrade

NBCUniversal Plans $190 Million NY Facilities Upgrade

NBCUniversal announced this week that it will be investing $190 million in its 30 Rockefeller Plaza headquarters in NY.  The project, which will include tech upgrades and renovations, will create around 484,000 employable hours between now and 2Q 2014. Patricia Fili-Krushel, executive VP of [Full Story…]

WVIT’s Facebook Strategy Drives Traffic to CT News Site

WVIT's Facebook Strategy Drives Traffic to CT News Site

When WVIT, the NBC affiliate for the New Haven/Hartford Connecticut market, covered this year’s Super Bowl, they sent their web editor to Indianapolis along with reporters and videographers. Bob Connors, managing editor of NBCConnecticut.com, constantly updated the station’s Facebook page. In July, [Full Story…]

Broadcasters Sue Aereo Over New Mobile Broadcast Service

Broadcasters Sue Aereo Over New Mobile Broadcast Service

Several major broadcasters are suing Aereo to prevent the upcoming launch of its subscription service that allows users to watch broadcast TV on mobile devices. According to Multichannel News, two lawsuits, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY, allege violations of [Full Story…]

NBC Prepares Its #SuperBowl Playbook #Giants

NBC Prepares Its #SuperBowl Playbook  #Giants

NBC producer Fred Gaudelli started planning for Super Bowl XLVI in the summer of 2010. He recently took his crew to film an Indiana high school football team, the Fisher Tigers, as they ran through the offensive and defensive playbooks of the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. That way [Full Story…]

#SuperBowl to be Live-streamed, But NFL Resists it for Most Games #Giants

#SuperBowl to be Live-streamed, But NFL Resists it for Most Games  #Giants

F or the first time ever, the Super Bowl today will be live-streamed on NBC.com and on Verizon phones via the NFL mobile app. Most professional sports are broadcast via the Internet, but the NFL has been a reluctant player in this game. That’s because its TV rights are the most expensive [Full Story…]

NBC, ABC Expand NY Taxi TV Programming

NBC, ABC Expand NY Taxi TV Programming

ABC television and NBCUniversal are revealing new programming on taxicab TVs. But, as Crain's New York Business notes, the significant changes are occurring outside the city, as both media companies expand their national out-of-home presence with new technology partners. NBC announced a deal last [Full Story…]

NBC to Begin Partnership with VeriFone for NY Taxis on January 1

NBC to Begin Partnership with VeriFone for NY Taxis on January 1

Starting January 1, all NY taxis that operate through the electronic payments company VeriFone will switch from showing ABC programming to NBC programming on the TV sets found in the backseats of most NY cabs. According to the AP,  the cabs that do not run on VeriFone's system (and instead use [Full Story…]

WNBC NY and Instagr.am Partner to Share Photos

WNBC NY and Instagr.am Partner to Share Photos

WNBC has partnered up with Instagr.am to invite users to snap photos and "send" them in to use on-air and online and will be implemented on NY affiliate WNBC  Channel 4.  This latest venture asks users to take pictures of holiday lights and upload them with a special localized hashtag so NBC staff [Full Story…]

Where to Watch the New York City Marathon Tomorrow #NYCMarathon

Where to Watch the New York City Marathon Tomorrow  #NYCMarathon

Universal Sports Network and NBC Sports will provide more than a combined 10 hours of television and online coverage of the 2011 New York City Marathon tomorrow, November 6 beginning at 9:00am ET, according to Competitor. The 42nd running of the race will air live on Universal Sports Network, [Full Story…]

New Digital HQ Facility for NBC Sports to Come to Stamford

New Digital HQ Facility for NBC Sports to Come to Stamford

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy has announced a $100 million deal with NBC Sports Group. According to CTpost, the deal will create 450 permanent jobs in the city of Stamford as part of the state's "First Five" economic development program. Having signed a lease for a studio at the [Full Story…]

GetGlue Talks Social TV and Network Intergration

GetGlue Talks Social TV and Network Intergration

GetGlue is a NY-developed social media network for entertainment, allowing users to chec- in to what they are watching, reading or listening and to share with friends. Currently the site has 1.5 million users, while hoping to reach 10 million check ins next month. GetGlue earns revenue from its ad [Full Story…]