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BBG Audience Climbs Again to Record High; Rises By 50 Million In Just Four Years

BBG Audience Climbs Again to Record High; Rises By 50 Million In Just Four Years

[ 0 ] November 17, 2014

The Broadcasting Board of Governors has released its Global Audience Estimate for 2014, and at 215 million people each week, the audience is at an all-time high…

BBG Hires Andy Lack as First CEO

BBG Hires Andy Lack as First CEO

[ 0 ] September 23, 2014

Veteran CBS/NBC/Sony/Bloomberg journalist and media executive Andy Lack to join the BBG in the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer…

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Bill to Overhaul BBG

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Bill to Overhaul BBG

[ 0 ] July 29, 2014

Legislation would eliminate the BBG, position VOA as a public diplomacy tool, and consolidate Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia, and Middle East Broadcasting Networks into a single entity…

Think Pieces

With African Population Set to Double in 35 Years, BBG Working to Meet Challenges

With African Population Set to Double in 35 Years, BBG Working to Meet Challenges

[ 0 ] September 19, 2014

By mid-century, one in four people will be African. By 2100, 40% of the world’s population will be African. The BBG is laying the groundwork to better meet the needs for Africa’s exploding population…

Nearly Half of Global Households Will Watch OTT by 2020

Nearly Half of Global Households Will Watch OTT by 2020

[ 0 ] September 15, 2014

Changes in how people consume television and video continue to accelerate, with nearly half of all households projected to be watching at least some video Over-The-Top by 2020…

Video Will Make Up Majority of Mobile Data Traffic Within Five Years

Video Will Make Up Majority of Mobile Data Traffic Within Five Years

[ 0 ] August 26, 2014

Ericsson has released projections for mobile data usage, and global projections suggest that mobile video consumption will skyrocket — and that has implications for content creators…

International Broadcasting News

BBG Audience Climbs Again to Record High; Rises By 50 Million In Just Four Years

BBG Audience Climbs Again to Record High; Rises By 50 Million In Just Four Years

[ 0 ] November 17, 2014

The Broadcasting Board of Governors has released its Global Audience Estimate for 2014, and at 215 million people each week, the audience is at an all-time high…

RFE/RL and VOA Team With Regional Broadcasters For Russian News Program

RFE/RL and VOA Team With Regional Broadcasters For Russian News Program

[ 0 ] October 16, 2014

BBG broadcasters combine efforts and partner with regional state broadcasters to provide the Russian periphery with a balanced nightly newscast in the Russian language…

BBG and VOA Enter Into New Agreements in Haiti

BBG and VOA Enter Into New Agreements in Haiti

[ 0 ] October 9, 2014

Voice of America’s Creole network received a boost this week as news/talk station Radio Télé Caraibes signs on as an affiliate as elections approach…

Ideas and Innovation

Nearly Half of Global Households Will Watch OTT by 2020

Nearly Half of Global Households Will Watch OTT by 2020

[ 0 ] September 15, 2014

Changes in how people consume television and video continue to accelerate, with nearly half of all households projected to be watching at least some video Over-The-Top by 2020…

Download Stats Show Radio Sawa Mobile App is Expanding Reach Beyond Transmitters

Download Stats Show Radio Sawa Mobile App is Expanding Reach Beyond Transmitters

[ 0 ] July 25, 2014

Radio Sawa’s new mobile app allows users to access breaking news, music, and other Radio Sawa programming instantly — while expanding into regions beyond the reach of its transmitters…

iPad-based Switcher Puts You in the Web TV Game For About $2000

iPad-based Switcher Puts You in the Web TV Game For About $2000

[ 0 ] June 12, 2014

Japanese company Cerevo helps drive down the cost of streaming video with a four-camera video production switcher — controlled by a simple-to-use iPad app…