TV Sales Could Suffer Under President’s Mexican Tariffs
President Trump’s threatened 5% tariff on all imported goods from Mexico beginning June 10th could have a significant impact on the U.S. television business if carried out. The president announced the tariffs in a Twitter statement Thursday, saying the measure will be left in place…
Escalation Of Tariff Hikes Threatens Consumer Tech
President Donald Trump said Sunday that he has grown impatient with China’s delaying tactics in tariff negotiations and will hike the List 3 Section 301 tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10% to 25% Friday. Further Trump, in a spate of tweets…
CTA Objects To Possible ATSC 3.0 TV Tuner Mandate
The Consumer Technology Association Friday called out what it called “troubling language about a TV tuner mandate” included in new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on voluntary adoption of the next generation ATSC 3.0 television broadcast system….
FCC Chairman Leaves New Cable Box Rules In Doubt
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler’s announced resignation from the commission Thursday likely ends his attempts at new cable-box rulemaking that would have opened cable services to third party equipment manufacturers and threatened current equipment leasing models by cable multi-system operators. Wheeler, who said…
2016 CES Will Mark Changes In Electronics Industry
Gary Shapiro, president of the newly renamed Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which was just changed from the Consumer Electronics Association Monday night, said the 2016 CES is changing this year as well, and admission is getting both broader and more selective at the same time….