Radio & Television

OpenBroadcaster helps Indigenous radio stations with free emergency alert solution

TAGISH, Yukon — OpenBroadcaster Inc., a Yukon-based provider of Internet radio and IPTV technology for community broadcasters, announced yesterday the release of Pyrate 3.0, free and open-source software which enables stations operating under lockdown guidelines to remotely access their studios and distribute emergency alert messages during Covid-19. Pyrate 3.0 is open-source broadcast automation software configured to run on the inexpensive Raspberry Pi computer and provides an emergency response radio and TV broadcast toolkit, assisting stations in unattended operation, studio access and distribution of Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) emergency messages in regional Indigenous dialects. Due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, many small-...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.