Obama's broadband plan leans on TV broadcasters

A big chunk of the new wireless broadband spectrum that President Obama wants to make available in the next five years would come from television broadcasters, who will be asked to give up radio spectrum slots for which they have fought and paid so that wireless data carriers can use them mostly for mobile Internet access instead.

Mobile media startup Azuki pulls in $6M to help broadcasters sell ads

At the National Association of Broadcaster’s conference several weeks ago, all the talk was about how broadcasters can make money selling ads on mobile phones. Mobile media company Azuki Systems is one of several players that offers a software service to help media companies do this and announced this week that it’s received $6 million in additional funding from company executives and venture capital backers Sigma Partners and Kepha Partners.