Broadcast Tech & Engineering News – Stingray selects Targetspot to monetize digital audio advertising

Stingray has selected Targetspot to monetize digital audio advertising across its Stingray Music services including its free, ad-supported TV audio channels (FAST) and the Stingray Music app. The exclusive worldwide agreement gives Targetspot the mandate to monetize Stingray’s audio advertising space (70 million monthly active users) for two years. Targetspot launched its business in 2007 and operates its own tech stack, serving more than a billion audio impressions monthly. 

Dejero has introduced new short-depth versions of its 1U rack-mounted WayPoint receiver and CuePoint return video and teleprompter server to its portfolio. The smaller chassis of WayPoint 50 and CuePoint 50 make them a good fit for remote production vehicles where space is at a premium, and for portable flyaway kits that simplify transport and enable rapid response in case of a disaster recovery scenario or for contingency preparedness. Recently, Dejero deployed advanced release versions of the new WayPoint 50 and CuePoint 50 as part of a portable flyaway kit to support a facility under complete evacuation in response to social distancing regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new WayPoint 50 single-output compact receiver reconstructs broadcast-quality video transported over multiple IP connections from a Dejero transmitter, decodes HEVC or AVC, and outputs to SDI or MPEG-TS workflows.

Ross has launched softGear, a new signal processing platform that draws its design from the company’s Emmy award-winning openGear ecosystem. softGear complements existing hardware-based workflows with software-based processing for both on-premise workflows and cloud environments, offering video, audio and metadata processing on COTS hardware. The three initial product offerings built upon the softGear platform are: the Nielsen Watermarking Encoder for IP (NWE-IP), which allows watermarking for audience measurement in AES67 and ST 2110 environments; the Radio and Streaming Audio Processor (RSAP), which integrates the latest generation of Orban radio processing for AM, FM, DAB and streaming; and the Broadcast Audio Processor (BAP), which integrates Dolby Realtime Loudness Levelling (RTLL), Nielsen Watermarking and Dolby Digital encoding in a flexible multi-channel solution for television playout and distribution chains.