NAB Webcast To Address Cybersecurity

The March 23 webcast is called “Broadcast Cybersecurity: The Essentials,” and it will focus on the growing threat of cyberattacks and how stations can best implement cybersecurity precautions. The panel will be moderated by NAB’s Associate General Counsel, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Larry Walke. Chief of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, FCC, Admiral David Simpson will give opening remarks.

New Pandora Product Connects Artists And Fans

It's called AMPcast and Pandora founder Tim Westergren says, “AMPcast has the potential to change the odds for musicians. This powerful tool, combined with the scale and reach of Pandora, gives every talented and hard-working artist a real shot to build a career in music. Marketing and promotion for artists will never be the same.”

One In Five Now Listen To Podcasts

That's according to research from the soon-to-be-released Infinite Dial 2016 study from Edison Research and Triton Digital. Edison reports that the percentage of Americans 12+ who say they have listened to a podcast in the last month is now 21%, up from 17% last year. That number represents about 57 million Americans. Edison and Triton will be hosting a webinar on the study this Thursday at 2 p.m. Eastern.

TuneIn Partners With NBA

TuneIn and the NBA have inked a multiyear partnership that will allow the streamer to carry all NBA games in the United States beginning with the 2016-17 season on TuneIn Premium. A TuneIn Premium subscription is $7.99 per month.

WTOP Launches Podcast With PodcastOne

The name of the new podcast from WTOP is Target USA and it focuses on the threats facing America. The podcast is reported and produced by WTOP National Security Correspondent JJ Green.

Chong Podcast Premieres On

Seems fitting. Tommy Chong, best known as one-half of the pot-smoking comedy duo “Cheech and Chong,” is now hosting a podcast called The Tommy Chong Podcast on New episodes of podcast air every Wednesday at 9 p.m. Eastern Time.

Triton Signs Tuned Global

Tuned Global is a digital music provider in Australia and South East Asia. The company has signed an audio advertising partnership with Triton Digital so they will now be able to deliver targeted ads on their mobile apps. Tuned Global will join a2x, Triton’s programmatic audio exchange, to enable the programmatic purchase of its digital audio inventory across its music streaming apps.

NextRadio Targets College Kids

NextRadio VP of Marketing Maura Kautsky says, “We are looking to get college students involved and informed about FM chips in smartphones and to introduce or re-introduce them to live, local radio. College students are perfect ambassadors to develop a NextRadio app message that shares how radio and digital come together."

AdLarge To Rep Breuer Podcasts

AdLarge Media will now be the exclusive sales rep company for several of comedian Jim Breuer's podcasts, including The Metal In Me and Mets And More.

BTC Launches HD Radio Data Services In Canada

The Broadcaster Traffic Consortium, a mapping and location technology company, HERE, will be providing the first in-vehicle HD radio traffic service in Canada. HD radio traffic technology allows drivers and passengers to view detailed information on local traffic conditions in real time on their vehicle’s audio display screen.

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