The TV industry had an eventful 2013 with the expansion of TVE, social TV deals and MSO consolidation chatter. The new year might be even busier as 4K starts its initial rollout. Look no further than the FIFA World Cup Final in the summer being broadcast in 4K, as several vendors suggested. Sub-$3,000 TVs and other factors could give 4K a boost.
In the Courts: The DC Circuit Court of Appeals denied the petition by NAB and several local broadcasters over the FCC’s decision to allow the viewability rule to sunset in Dec ’12. The rules required cable ops not offering all digital service to provide must-carry stations’ analog and digital signals.