DTG daily news roundup April 8th: RTS seeks young technologists, Roku updates search, and more

RTS OPENS ENTRIES FOR YOUNG TECHNOLOGIST AWARD 2015

Young engineers in the broadcasting field can now enter the RTS Young Technologist Award 2015 who can demonstrate a strong knowledge of the industry and show how the award would enhance their understanding of technology’s role in television.

It's open to anyone with less than three years’ experience working within the technical side of broadcasting or its related industries. Entries should be submitted by Monday, May 11th, 2015.

ROKU TO UPDATE SEARCH AND DISCOVERY IN MAY

Mini media-streamer Roku will be upgraded with a multi-channel search tool covering actor, director and title in May, along with Roku Feed, a film recommendations service.

The updates come ahead of the launch of a more powerful Roku 2 which can be controlled from iOS and Android smartphone apps as a well as a traditional remote.

EBU PREPARES TO DEFEND BROADCAST SPECTRUM AT WRC-15

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has repeated its defence of spectrum below 700MHz in the final preparatory meeting for this year's World Radiocommunications Conference.

The EBU will oppose proposals at this November's conference for broadcasters and event/TV production users to share the remaining UHF band (470-694MHz) with mobile operators.

AMAZON PRIME COMES TO ANDROID TABLETS

Non-Kindle Android tablet owners can now watch Amazon Prime Instant Video through a native app which includes the Amazon X-Ray service, providing supplemental information from IMDb on-screen during playback.

DTG Staff  |  08.04.2015

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